Archive for the Sega Category

As you may have noticed by now, I’m something of a Sega CD fanatic.  I got the Sega Genesis, CD, 32X, & Sega Nomad in one shot when I was 13 years old.  Sega CD amazed me from the very beginning.  I used to play Sewer Shark on Sega CD for hours and hours.  Eventually the disc would start skipping and the game would freeze.  I noticed that the AC adapter was really really hot so I always thought that was the cause of the problem.  I would get a whole bunch of ice cubes in a bag and put it on top of the adapter and point all the fans at it that I could.  Of course my tiny teenage mind hadn’t realized that it was the scratched up CD itself that ended my play time :(

Anyway, there is a purpose to my ranting.  Long long long after I traded my Sega CD in for a Nintendo 64 (as in a 2 years ago) I heard of a little game called Snatcher for the Sega CD.  I heard it was a crazy comic book style game produced by Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear Solid game.  Genuinely I picked up a copy (and a factory sealed Genesis and Sega Cd to play it on) and I was totally blown away.  For the first time I just got back into playing it and I gotta say, “WOW!”  this game is tons of fun, well made, well written and pretty darn cool even by today’s standards.  It would be cool to see a game like this on a next Gen system.  I can only imagine what Kojima could come up with.  I personally would LOVE a sequel to Snatcher on the PS3.  Hideo DO YOU HEAR ME?!?!  PLEASE make a sequel to SNATCHER!!!

-B

I was 13…I think.  My dad used to come home with huge wads of cash (he was a big boss in the Dairy Queen Mafia).  I was a little punk back then and when I’d see money laying around, I’d claim it for myself.  One day I claimed about $600 for myself.  “What to do with this money?” I thought.  “I know!  I’ll buy a Sega Saturn!”  I called up a friend of mine who rode over on his bike and I told him I’d pay him $50 to ride to toys ‘r’ us, buy me the Sega Saturn and bring it back.  I also ordered Panzer Dragoon, Sega Rally, and a Sega Saturn Steering wheel. 

He returned about 3 hours later with all my booty which we happily unpackaged and hooked-up.  My parents asked how I got all this stuff and I just said I found it.  They didn’t believe me of course and were convinced I was selling drugs or something.  Imagine that?!  A 13 year old selling drugs!  Of course, I was selling drugs too but not making quite enough to buy a Sega Saturn with. 

My favorite games were NiGHTS, Guardian Heroes, Panzer Dragoon, Mr. Bones, and please don’t judge me for it… Space Jam.  Don’t ask me why I liked Space Jam.  *dodges tomatos*

Later on, when I was older, I admitted to my dad that I had taken the money.  He made me pay back 7 times what I stole!  I ended up working it off all summer long.  But for Panzer Dragoon…. back then I felt, it was worth it.

-B