Sega Saturn

The Sega Saturn (セガサターン, Sega Satān) is a 32-bit fifth-generation video game console developed by Sega and released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe as the successor to the successful Sega Genesis. At the center of the Saturn is a dual-CPU architecture and a total of eight processors. Its games are in CD-ROM format, and its game library contains a number of arcade ports as well as original titles.Development of the Saturn began in the early 1990s. When Sega learned the full capabilities of the forthcoming Sony PlayStation in early 1994, the company decided to alter the Saturn's design to enhance its graphical capabilities.
Posts about Sega Saturn
    • Absolutely nostalgic: 20 year old SEGA infomercial unearthed

      I saw the siiiiggggggnn and it opened up my eyes, I saw the siiiigggggn…. Oh, hello. I didn’t see you there. For some reason I felt like crankin’ up Ace of Base today and dance like it’s 1994. Oh yeah, and I guess this video, too. My hometown boy Chris Bieniek over at Video Game Ephemera recently (a week is recent, right?) uploaded a video that he ripped from a VHS tape that ...

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    • New SEGA Nintendo 3DS themes are coming to Japan

      Konnichiwa, my Japanese gamers (and everyone else who is just flat out curious)! For those who want to pimp out their Nintendo 3DS with some SEGA love, then you’re in luck. Nintendo of Japan has just revealed two new SEGA themed, er, themes for your portable pal. The first theme gives you a sweet SEGA Saturn look, accompanied by the theme song from Sonic R.

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  • Amy Rose Was Going To Be In Sonic Xtreme

    …-Rose and Tails characters. Modeled and animated most enemies. Converted and cleaned up rendered animations to 2d 16-color sprites. COMIX ZONE: Artist (SEGA GENESIS) Joined during the development of Comic Zone. Scanned, cleaned up and polished hand drawn and animated character sprites. Scanned and colorized presentation screens. Source: LinkedIn …

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  • The 20 JRPGs You Must Play

    … IV in particular is a transcendent game with some great music and characters worthy of any JRPG. Chrono Trigger (Super Nintendo, PlayStation, Nintendo DS, iOS, Android) Look, you know all about Chrono Trigger. Time travel, talking frog swordsmen, Lavos, Lucca, mute Jesus protagonist, floating magic sky kingdom. If you've never played Chrono Trigger…

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  • Top 5 Christmas-Themed Games To Play This Holiday

    … not simply listen to midi Christmas music for ten minutes straight without going bonkers. 4. Jazz Jackrabbit in Holiday Hare Platform: PC Dev: Arjan Brussee and Cliff Bleszinski Publisher: Epic MegaGames Release: 1994 Ah the shareware days, when we would pass around illicit software via floppy disks on the playground like the incorrigible…

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  • Forgotten Racers of SEGA’s Past: Rad Mobile

    … Hello again all, and welcome to another entry in the Forgotten Racers series! It’s been a while, but I am back once again with another awesome SEGA classic! It’s time for us to take a trip back to the SEGA System 32 once more to take a look at one of my personal favorite SEGA racers Rad Mobile. Ready to hit the track? Rad Mobile was released…

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  • Happy Birthday, Sony PlayStation

    … was – my late grandfather’s breezeway – when I first faced Psycho Mantis. I remember buying magazines for demo discs and the disbelief of CCD classmates when I told them I have SEGA Saturn and Sony PlayStation. I remember Croc and Spyro and Tomb Raider, too! I demolished Final Fantasy VII and spent upwards of 50 hours getting Cloud in FF: Tactics…

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  • PlayStation Turns 20

    … to launch in North America, it hit shelf’s on September 5th 1995. The PlayStation would compete against the Super Nintendo Entertainment System early in its lifetime, while also going head-head against the under performing Sega Saturn, and the powerhouse system that was the Nintendo 64. However, despite stiff competition, mostly from the N64…

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  • Retrospective: Panzer Dragoon Saga

    … European box art Continuing the celebration of the Saturn’s 20th anniversary at the weekend, we take a look back at one of the console’s most sought-after and best-loved games (and my favourite game of all time), Panzer Dragoon Saga, and see just why this is one of the must-have games for SEGA’s under-appreciated 32-bit system. Swan song…

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  • Let’s celebrate the Saturn’s 20th anniversary

    … The SEGA Saturn doesn’t officially celebrate its 20th birthday until tomorrow, but we wanted to get the jump on everyone else filling its Facebook feed with birthday related posts, so here’s how we’re saying, “Happy birthday!” In this rather unique retrospective, SEGA Nerds’ news correspondent Belf Melfer captures an exclusive interview…

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  • KakeXun: a game about math, the world, and the self

    … or physical game played; the arc of a thrown dart or ball, the angle at which a billiard ball bounces off the wall of the table, the slowdown effect of friction. Mathematics keeps buildings and bridges from falling down, affects the shape of mountains that thrust up from the ocean floor, and is present in every ray of sunlight. It could be said…

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  • Movie News: The Upcoming, and the Cancelled

    … Ever since its initial announcement a few months back, there’s been no real word on what’s going on with the upcoming Sonic movie. All that’s known so far is that the movie will not be based on the Boom universe and that one of the screenwriters is a fan of the franchise – two pieces of news that could be well received by fans considering…

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  • Community Art of the Month: October

    …+) to be part of this section. Want to check our past editions? Here are the links for the past months so far: January | February | March | April | Dreamcast Posters | May | June (The Sonic Special!) | July | August | September and our Trading Cards set we released on our anniversary. GET READY! SEGA Saturn Hard Girl by Tama Summer of Sonic…

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  • Forgotten Racers of SEGA’s Past: SEGA Touring Car Championship

    …, but the handling was all off. The only way to play the Saturn port and actually enjoy it was to get the 3D control pad. Another racer suffered the same fate, but I’ll save that one for another day. Otherwise, it’s a somewhat good port. They also added the Celica and Delta from SEGA Rally to that version – pretty cool stuff. In closing, SEGA Touring Car…

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  • Reztron announces Saturn 20th Anniversary celebration for November

    … REZtron Ltd., announced that they will be hosting yet another games console Anniversary themed event. This time the pop-up Retrotainment bar will be focusing on the 20th anniversary of one of the most underrated consoles, the SEGA Saturn… The Saturn was released in Japan on November 22nd 1994 as the successor to the successful Mega Drive…

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  • SEGA Horror Fest review: Enemy Zero

    … at the start of the game, setting the atmosphere and basic storyline up. You take on the role of Laura (the same ‘digital actress’ WARP used in D and D2) who wakes up from cryosleep with amnesia, not knowing what’s really going on, or what to do – and brilliantly, the game gives you absolutely no hand-holding, so you really do need to work out…

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