40 Sega classics available for dirt cheap right now, with even more on the way
It's a great day for those who have fond memories of both their console and arcade heritage from back in the day.
Were you a big fan of the Genesis? Been aching to relive that special time and place, in which Sega was actually the top dog (or at the very least, actually gave Nintendo a run for its money)? If so, then DotEmu has the deal for you.
As of right now, and running till October 24th, is the chance to nab 40 Genesis titles for just $10. Each is DRM free, allows for configurable keyboard mapping, has generic gamepad support, supports instant saving, and a variety of viewing options.
Pretty much any Genesis fanboy or gamer who came of age during the 16-bit era will be pleased with the selection. Which includes all the necessities, like Sonic 1-3 & Knuckles, Rister, Ecco 1 & 2, Streets of Rage 1 & 2, Shinobi 3, and Shining Force. But you also have cult favorites like Gunstar Heroes, Alien Soldier, Landstalker, and Shadow Dancer.
In related news, and according to Joystiq, Sega has teased the impending announcement of five new retro releases. "2X5" seems to indicate that five new arcade titles, which ran on the classic Model 2 board (and which contributed towards what many believe was Sega's golden age of arcade dominance), are ready to be reintroduced to today's audience.
At this point, the line-up appears to be Virtua Fighter 2, Fighter Vipers, Sonic: The Fighters, Virtual Striker, and Virtual On. Some are hardly surprising; Virtua Fighter 2, Fighter Vipers, and Sonic: The Fighters have already been rated by for XBL in European territories, but the latter two are unexpected.
It is assumed that their new homes will be on XBLA and PSN, where they'll join recent retro releases Jet Set Radio, NiGHTS, and Daytona USA. The latter is also an arcade classic, and proved that today's systems are more than up to handling Model 2 software. Fans of Daytona were elated by the port, and it would seem that the faithful are being rewarded even further.