Sonic Forces: Gameplay Footage Teaser

Just in case you missed it, at last week’s SXSW (South by Southwest) in Austin, SEGA revealed the first gameplay footage of the upcoming Sonic Forces game. We must admit, it is great to see Sonic back in force (Ed: sorry, it was there for the taking). The blue blur is smooth and as speedy as ever!

Sonic Forces, the latest in the Sonic the Hedgehog games series is being developed by the gun Sonic Team. The game is scheduled for release later this year on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC!


source: Five Star Games

 

SEGA 3D Classics Collection

RELIVE YOUR FAVOURITE SEGA MOMENTS WITH SEGA 3D CLASSICS COLLECTION!
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Let’s start this review by saying that we prefer our games on physical media! Nothing beats holding something tangible in your hands. We already downloaded some of the games from the SEGA 3D CLASSICS COLLECTION, but having all games bundled on the one cart, some that had never been released outside of Japan, was a temptation too great to pass.

This highly anticipated COLLECTION is available now at all good gaming stores around Australia. The compilation consists of nine classic SEGA titles, all beautifully remastered in stereoscopic 3D with some extra bells and whistles (features) thrown in for good measure.

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The CLASSICS COLLECTION hosts SEGA favourites like Sonic The Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II, Altered Beast and never-before-released Nintendo 3DS games including Puyo Puyo 2, Power Drift, Maze Walker and Fantasy Zone II (W and The Tears of Opa-Opa).

The big question now is, how do these SEGA classics play on Nintendo’s 3DS? Well, let’s just say that SEGA has not disappointed. With pretty much every genre covered, from driving, platforming, shoot’em up, to side-scrolling beat’em ups, maze crawlers and head-to-head puzzle games, there is something for everyone. You may have heard or read that Altered Beast and Thunder Blade are the weakest of the 3D remastered SEGA games, but let us assure you, they are faithful arcade conversions, that play, look and sound even better than their arcade counterparts! You’ll be hard pressed to find a weak game in the lineup, with your only problem being, what to play first. With that said, the stand out game of the COLLECTION for us is Power Drift! It is as close to having the real arcade driving experience without having the bulky machine in your living room – and you can play it on the go!

With 9 classic games remastered in 3D, multiplayer (local 2-player) mode on Puyo Puyo 2 and Altered Beast, pack art design by Ken Sugimori (Pokemon Art Director), plus Power Drift (and Puyo Puyo 2) making their Western debuts, there is only one logical conclusion, the SEGA 3D CLASSICS COLLECTION is a must get for your Nintendo 3DS!


source: SEGA Europe

Review copy supplied by Five Star Games.

 

Paper Video Games

In this clever stop motion animated video by MysteryGuitarMan (a.k.a. Joe Penna), classic video games (Asteroids, Flappy Bird, Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Sonic the HedgehogMario Kart, Pac-Man and Pokemon to be precise) are recreated using printed or projected stock footage – very impressive and very cute!

Also by MysteryGuitarMan:
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Stuck in a Video Game

Source: MysteryGuitarMan via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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Mario The Hedgehog

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Oh man, poor Mario – he does not have a good time when he finds himself in Sonic’s Green Hill Zone! This video is exactly what the Doctor, Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik, ordered!

Source: Dorkly via Cheezburger

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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Sonic The Hedgehog In Real Life

sonic2Did you know that today (June 23) is the 24th anniversary of Sonic The Hedgehog? If not, consider yourself informed. To mark this momentous occasion, Elvis the Hedgehog from the San Diego Zoo shows us what Sonic might look like in real life. What he lacks in speed, he certainly makes up for with cuteness!


Video source: The Watercooler on YouTube

Source: The Watercooler via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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Pop Culture: Retrogaming Balloon Art

Retrogaming balloon art – the ultimate in POP culture! Yep, we had to work in that pun in the story. For your next birthday party, rather than just have the boring old colour balloons, get yourself a balloon sculptor to make you some cool video gaming themed characters – just like these……

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Awesome but terrifying Super Mario World balloon cosplay
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Gotta blow up the balloons fast!
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Gotta pop ’em all
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Balloon Invaders
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Master Chief by the Balloon Guy
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Mario by the Balloon Guy
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Balloon Warriors link

Fire flower tutorial by Mr Nany

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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LEGOformers: Retro Consoles And Handhelds In Disguise

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NYC-based LEGO master craftsman and graphic designer Baron Julius von Brunk (pictured above) has crammed so much awesome into these LEGO retrogaming transformers, they will blow your mind! But don’t just look at the pictures, make sure you click the links and read about how Julius designed and built each of these fantastic creations.

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Nintendo 64 Transformers‘Ultra Hexacon’ and ‘Tetragon’ the transforming Nintendo 64 and controller, and their transforming game pak minions ‘Hot-Shot’, and ‘Mecha Kong’
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Evil Segacon LEGOformers ‘Gearhead’, ‘Supersonic’ & ‘Knucklepunch’
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And be sure to check out Julius’ other amazing work including this Giant fully-operational NES controller and Nintendo world mosaic.

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Source: Julius von Brunk via Bit Rebels

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Editor and Researcher at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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