Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol.13: OutRun

This remake of the arcade sprite scaling stunner OutRun is another entry in the Sega Ages 2500 series that is probably hindered as much as it is helped by the legendary reputation of the game it's trying to recreate; OutRun's staggering popularity ensuring everyone with even the mildest interest in the game has a clear enough idea … Continue reading Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol.13: OutRun

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 8: Virtua Racing -FlatOut-

3D had already been done many times before Virtua Racing came along - just look at Atari's arcade game I, Robot or The Sentinel's tense puzzle-action on various home computers, both displaying colourful worlds made of filled polygons as far back as the 1980s - but it was Sega's 1992 Model 1 racer that marked a true turning point in … Continue reading Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 8: Virtua Racing -FlatOut-

Let’s get ready to rhumble!

Nintendo ushered in rumble-tastic gaming with the wonderful Star Fox 64 (or Lylat Wars, as we used to call it over here) in 1997 with Sony's PlayStation introducing the new all-in-one DualShock controller just a few months later, offering not only built-in battery-free vibrations but also two - two! - analogue sticks as standard, unknowingly defining the basic features and … Continue reading Let’s get ready to rhumble!

Sega Ages: Virtua Racing

Nineteen ninety-two. Kirby's Dream Land and Alone in the Dark were brand new and completely unknown games, Zool (that Chupa-Chup hawking Ninja of the Nth Dimension) was parading around like the Amiga had found an answer to Sonic the Hedgehog, Alisia Dragoon left a very positive impression on a young Kimimi, and... Virtua Racing heralded the dawn of a new … Continue reading Sega Ages: Virtua Racing