Archive for October 2006

After Burner Climax vids and Impressions

October 28, 2006

The owner of the blog known as Noooz has got some impressions on what appears to be another Sega arcade hit (in addition to being the sequel one of Sega’s most famous arcade games), After Burner Climax!

The impressions sound good. Plus there are vids he took of the game in action.

Hands-on Impressions

While so far that game hasn’t been announced for console release, I think it has good chance of making it to home consoles. I say this because of how Outrun 2 was ported not once, but twice, to home consoles when it’s release seemed equally uncertain. Add to this the Afterburner game on the PSP, and I can see a home port being a possibility (and perhaps being ported by Sumo Games).


Coleco Back with a Handheld Filled with Sega Classics

October 27, 2006

Target will be selling online a new handheld from Coleco called Coleco Sonic Handheld, filled with classic Sega games, retailing for $49.99. The handheld also has TV-out leads for playing on a set.

You can preorder them here.

 And here’s the game list:

  • Sonic Drift 2
  • Sonic Triple Trouble
  • Alex Kidd in High Tech World
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World
  • Altered Beast
  • Assault City
  • Astro Warrior
  • Aztec Adventure
  • Bomber Raid
  • Columns
  • Ecco II: The Tides of Time
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Fantasy Zone: The Maze
  • Global Defense
  • Kung Fu Kid
  • The Ninja
  • Penguin Land
  • Quartet
  • Snail Maze
  • Super Columns

As you can see, it’s going to be from a mix of Master System / Game Gear games.


Sega’s Next Huge Hit, Love and Berry DS game?

October 22, 2006

Here are some pics of Sega’s DS version of their hugely popular card-based arcade game, Oshare Majou Love and Berry.

The interesting bit about this game is the included card reader the goes into slot-2 of the DS, allowing the same card-reading function found in the arcade game.

Source: Neogaf

New Sonic Rivals Pics, Metal Sonic Playable

October 19, 2006

New pics of Sonic Rivals for the PSP have popped up. The pictures show Metal Sonic as being playable, adding to the roster of ‘rivals’ that includes Sonic, Knuckles, Shadow and Silver. In addition, a boss is shown.

Check out the pictures here

Official Sonic the Hegdehog (PS3/Xbox360) Gamesite Opens

October 11, 2006

The official gamesite for next-gen Sonic the Hedgehog has been opened. It’s got the usual gamesite stuff, media, pics, vids etc.  They’ve also got a link where you can preoder the game, and also an on-site music player that plays three tunes from the game (which I actually think are great).

Sonic the Hedgehog Game Site

After Burner: Black Falcon Announce for PSP!

October 10, 2006

Turns out the mystery classic Sega license Planet Moon are working on is After Burner.

Now let’s see After Burner Climax on a console, Sega.

SEGA Europe, Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced After Burner: Black Falcon™ on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Developed by Planet Moon Studios, After Burner: Black Falcon™ is the first arcade-style flight combat title for the PSP®, combining intensive air combat with explosive gameplay, whilst allowing players to relive the experience of the classic After Burner arcade game. In addition to the in-depth customisation of 19 officially licensed military planes, players can fly solo in a story-rich single-player campaign or compete against friends in a whole host of multiplayer modes.

Players will be able to battle through an in-depth storyline where 13 top-secret fighter planes have been stolen by an underground mercenary organisation known only as Black Falcon. Utilising an assortment of hi-tech licensed planes and explosive weapons, players must recover the jets by engaging in high-speed aerial combat as they dogfight their way through dangerous terrain.

“After Burner: Black Falcon™ is a good example of updating one of the all time SEGA classics for the current generation of gamers”, commented Matt Woodley, Creative Director, SEGA Europe, Ltd. “Its fast paced, challenging gameplay, combined with amazing visuals and superb multiplayer options make it a great addition to the PSP®”.

“As huge fans of the original After Burner, we are delighted to re-imagine this classic arcade franchise,” said Bob Stevenson, CEO, Planet Moon Studios. “Building After Burner: Black Falcon from the ground-up enables us to craft the game with PSP® features in mind with all-new multiplayer modes, customisable jets and over-the-top gameplay. Most importantly, it’s approximately 9000% more portable than the original arcade cabinet.”

After Burner: Black Falcon™ takes flight with intense arcade-style air combat where gamers fly at maximum speeds using high-powered weapons to destroy land and air-based enemies. With a wide selection of customisation options, players can arm each military jet with an array of weapons, design aircraft and improve performance by installing a variety of engine components for faster, more manoeuvrable fighter planes. Weapons and aircraft can also be acquired in the heroic quest to help players defeat squadrons of enemies and menacing bosses.

Numerous multiplayer challenges are available in both competitive and co-op modes and players can challenge others via wifi in a variety of ways, or choose to work with another ace pilot to achieve testing co-op goals.

Head for the danger zone in Spring 2007 and keep sights locked on After Burner: Black Falcon™. For more information on all of SEGA’s games please visit

Sega Toy’s Digital Camcorder, Movie Carrier

October 10, 2006


Sega toys are releasing a digital video recorder (named Movie Carrier) aimed at kids.

It’s priced at 13,440 yen ($115/£60).

Via Plastic Bamboo