Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sega of America Says "Great job!" to the Nomad Junkyard

Is it possible to get YouTube comments framed?

And if that wasn't enough, they even made an official blog posting about it! The video also hit SoA's Twitter and Facebook and several other gaming blogs. Whee! :D

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Game Boy Advance SP Enters the 'Yard

While out shopping today, I stopped into the local game store to see what dented up, sticker covered used games I could find. While I usually stick to the PS2 and Xbox sections, I was drawn to the Game Boy Advance shelf. I've always considered buying a Game Boy Advance, especially when Sega went third party and released a slew of Sonic games for the system. But due to college and my already rather large Sega console collection, the Game Boy Advance took a back seat.

Well lucky me! Today Segata was looking kindly upon me, for behind the glass of the Game Boy Advance case was a copy of Jet Grind Radio for the low low price of $2.99. Just above JGR was Chu Chu Rocket for $3.99 and just above that was a sign advertising used GBA SP systems for $20. Well, I'd have to be a cold hearted Sega fan to not rescue the GG's and the Chu Chu's! So $30 later I left with a Nintendo system in hand and two Dreamcast classics in portable form.

Now that I have a GBA, this opens up a whole new world of portable Sega goodness! I already have Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2, Sonic Advance 3, Sonic Pinball Party, Pinball of the Dead, Sonic Battle and Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack on my "to get" list. Of course, I guess I have to get at least one Mario game. I hear he's alright.

Any GBA recommendations? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

SASAR Mobile Phone Preview Is Silent, But Deadly

I have to say, Gameloft's mobile phone version of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing has completely flown under the radar. Hardly anything has been said or seen of the game until now. Despite lacking audio, the preview footage looks to be rather fun, albeit simple. If the Nintendo DS version can be likened to an early N64 or Playstation game, Gameloft's effort looks to be the Sega Genesis version.
Ten racers are offered up including, thankfully, Ryo Hazuki.

Here's the bullet point break down:
  • 10 famous SEGA characters including Sonic, Knuckles, Dr. Eggman, Tails, Alex Kidd and more, each with their own unique vehicle & abilities
  • 8 memorable tracks set in SEGA’s various game worlds like Sonic the Hedgehog™, Super Monkey Ball™, House of the Dead™, Jet Set Radio Future™, and many more!
  • Collect rings to trigger the Mini-Boost for extra speed.
  • Master drifts, slipstreams and stunts to be the fastest racer.
  • Grab 6 varied weapons and power ups: K.O. Glove, Rocket, Ghost, Confusing Star, and Dash.
  • 4 games modes: Race, Tournament, Time Trial, and Mission
Not too shabby! Too bad the iPhone won't be getting any SASAR love, but hopefully Sonic 4 will fill that void. Check out some gameplay footage, unfortunately without audio:

Monday, February 15, 2010

First Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing DS Footage!

While I generally don't cover DS releases (as I don't own one), I thought this warranted a post. I was on board for the XBOX 360 version of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, and wrote off the DS version as a cheap alternative. But the footage above shows that Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing will look awfully pretty on the DS. As a bonus, all the Sega tunes will be given a synthesized midi makeover! I cannot wait to hear "Can You Feel The Sunshine" in a retro blippy-bloopy format.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 on the iPhone!!!

If today's reveal of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 for the 360, PS3 and Wii wasn't enough, assets from Sega's FTP (that have since disappeared) point to Sonic 4 hitting the iPhone. This would make the iPhone the ONLY way to play Sonic 4 on a handheld device.
Obviously when there is more information, I'll post it here. :)