Sega recently announced plans to launch super drive 2 mini It has over 50 games in its catalog, but this time brings successful games from the Mega Drive and peripherals Sega Disc. Release is scheduled for October 27th and is currently only available for the Japanese market.
Released by Sega in 1993, five years after the original console was released, Mega Drive 2 featured a new, more compact, and more cost-effective 16-bit video game design. The Sega CD was a peripheral released in 1991, coupled to the Mega Drive, allowing the playing of games made on CDs, offering some improvements over cassette games.
The Sega CD also received a new model in 1993, designed to reduce manufacturing costs and interface with the Mega Drive 2 (but also with the original older model).
Despite offering great potential, studios at the time were still taking their first steps into CD games, resulting in games not taking advantage of all the extra Sega CD hardware.
Despite the scarcity of the game library, the Sega CD has some treasures to remember, so Games start We’ve prepared a list of five games we’d like to see on the Mega Drive 2 Mini, check it out!
Final Battle CD
One of Capcom’s classic fighting games was released on Sega CD in 1993 through the now-defunct A-Wave Studios. This version retains almost all of the features of the arcade original that were removed from the two versions released for the Super Nintendo (Final Fight and Final Fight Guy), and until then was the only version for home consoles. Among the main differences, the Sega CD’s game features a two-player mode, a choice between three main characters, more detailed scenes, an industrial zone stage, an excellent digital soundtrack, and more.
Snatcher is a cyberpunk adventure game published by Konami and directed by Hideo Kojima from the now famous Metal Gear Solid series (then unknown), originally released in Japan in 1988 for the PC-88 and MSX2 platforms. The game appeared on the Sega CD in 1994, based on a version released on PC-Engine in 1992. Prior to this, the Sega CD version was the only one that was completely English, except for the previous version. Other previously released versions. As expected from Hideo Kojima’s game, the game’s main focus is its narrative, influenced by well-known movies like Blade Runner and Terminator. Set in the fictional metropolis of New Kobe in the mid-21st century, players control an amnesiac named Gillian Seed, who joins a special task force to hunt down “snatchers,” droids that kill humans and replace them in society . .
Moon Silver Star/Eternal Blue
JRPG fans will love Moon: Silver Star, which did so well in 1992 that it got a better direct sequel, Moon: Eternal Blue (1994), and several remakes over the years. Players control a young man named Alex who dreams of becoming a great hero like his idol, the Dragon King Dyne. When the lunar world is threatened by the Demon Emperor, Alex and his friends embark on an epic quest to gather the power needed to become the next Dragon King and save the world from destruction. With charismatic characters, a compelling story, and plenty of voice-over dialogue (rare at the time), and an excellent soundtrack, the game and its sequel were undoubtedly one of the best RPGs of its time.
Dark Wizard is a little-known turn-based tactical role-playing game released exclusively on the Sega CD in 1993. The game was created by Kenji Terada, best known for his work on the first three games of the Final Fantasy series. The game takes place in the kingdom of Cheshire, which has been controlled by the dark wizard Velonese, who wants to unleash a powerful evil god. Players control one of four protagonists, each with their own story and different troops, to create an army and retake the kingdom. With over 300 hours of gameplay, Dark Wizard is a true hidden gem in the Sega CD game catalog.
The Amazing Spider-Man vs Ace
And off the list of platformers from the friendly neighbor Spider-Man. Released in 1993, this CD game is based on the version released in 1991 for the Mega Drive, but with several improvements such as animated dub scenes, larger and never-before-seen stages, faster gameplay, extra action, and a killer rock soundtrack . The player controls the hero, who must face classic villains such as Doctor Octopus, Lizard, Venom, etc., to obtain the key to defuse the nuclear bomb that Kingpin plans to detonate. In addition, Mary Jane was kidnapped, complicating life online.
Game is confirmed
In its Mega Drive 2 Mini announcement, Sega has confirmed five Sega CD games released in Japan, check it out:
Since its release in 1993, Sonic CD is considered one of the best games in the series, and it is the best-selling game on Sega CD. The game maintains the speed and platforming style that sanctifies the characters on the Mega Drive, but the game stands out by allowing Sonic to travel through time to past and future versions of the same level, which results in several different stages per stage. Variety. be explored. Plus, the game features Amy Rose and Metal Sonic for the first time, and like other best games from Sega CD, it has an incredible soundtrack.
Released in 1993, Silpheed was a spaceship game that stood out on Sega CDs, with a stunning polygonal backdrop rendered in the background while the action scrolled vertically in the foreground. Even after nearly 30 years, Silpheed is still impressive for a 16-bit system, just the right amount of challenge, and a lot of fun to play.
Radiant Power CD
Released in 1994, the Shining Force CD is a turn-based tactical role-playing game, a remake of two previous games in the series, Shining Force Gaiden and Shining Force Gaiden II, originally released on Game Gear handhelds. The game also includes two new scenes unique to this version, continuing the story of the rumored. With strategic gameplay, beautiful animations and hours of content, this is one of the main highlights of this forgotten series.
Originally released on the PC-88 in 1991, Popful Mail was released on the Sega CD in 1994, mixing a 2D platformer style with RPG elements. Players control Mail, an elven bounty hunter who ventures to find criminals and must stop the return of three great world-destroying demons.
Hidden Soul Building
Released in 1993, Mansion of Hidden Souls is a mystery-inspired adventure game where you watch the action from a first-person perspective. Players control Jonathan, who must explore and solve puzzles in the mansion while searching for his missing sister Samantha.
The Mega Drive 2 Mini will arrive in Japan in October and should be released in other parts of the world in the future.