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SEGA Ages could be expanded to Saturn and Dreamcast following the initial wave

Brazil

(tofubeats Remix)
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Oct 24, 2017
6,017
São Paulo, Brazil
#51
SEGA has said this for every single anthology effort they've come up with in the past decade or so.

They said the exact same thing when they started talking to the press about Sega Forever, and that one still hasn't gone past Mega Drive, as always.

Edit: Well, I guess there was Crazy Taxi.
 
Feb 24, 2018
138
#52
That would be something. I never owned a SEGA console but there have been no shortage of Genesis collections and I would like to play some of their later games.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,226
North Jackson High
#53
The time has come for *good* Saturn ports. There were only ever the Sega PC versions (like what appeared of Sonic R in Sonic Gems Collection), or some iffy one-offs like NiGHTS on PC and the 7th-gen consoles, or the Genesis versions (Sonic 3D Blast in Sonic Mega Collection).

But the issue is demand, so it does really come down to how well the first wave sells because if they can't get Genesis/Master System off the ground, then nothing will come of it.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,050
#55
Sega’s Japanese and western arms work in mysterious ways. Just look at how they handle retro games in general: You’ve got the Genesis Collection on PS4/XBO/PC (Sega “West”) and this Sega Ages initiative (Japan) on Switch. Both by two entirely different developers with different feature sets and different release strategies.

The Sega Forever initiative on mobile (that’s what you referring to) is just another thing to add to that.
Thanks for the clarification. Doesn’t seem very efficient but maybe there's other advantages that aren't readily apparent.
 
Oct 28, 2017
7,210
#59
Jet Set Radio, House of the Dead Collection, Crazy Taxi Collection, Skies of Arcadia please!
House of the Dead makes so much sense to me on Switch. Too much sense.

I don't think we've ever had an arcade perfect home release of House of the Dead 1, either. The Saturn effort was good, but not arcade quality!
 
Oct 25, 2017
11,979
#61
People, this isn't any kind of confirmation. It's a personal wish that a videogame developer has, they have 15 MD/Arcade games to develop yet and they don't know how to emulate Saturn/DC. Don't expect this anytime soon if it's going to happen.

SEGA has said this for every single anthology effort they've come up with in the past decade or so.

They said the exact same thing when they started talking to the press about Sega Forever, and that one still hasn't gone past Mega Drive, as always.

Edit: Well, I guess there was Crazy Taxi.
This too.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,136
#64
See a lot of peeps here saying "sega should release this" or "sega should release that", but you are all just talking into a vacuum. You want Sega to know what you think? Tweet them. Post on their Facebook page. Post anywhere where Sega has an online presence. That's how they listen.

Here:
https://twitter.com/SEGA

Copy/paste the following messages:
Sega Please release a Sega Ages Nights for the Switch.
Sega Please release a Sega Ages Panzer Dragoon for the Switch.
Sega Please release a Sega Ages Shining Force 3 for the Switch.

Template to make your own message:
Sega Please release a Sega Ages _______ for the Switch.
 
Dec 13, 2017
73
#65
I really hope so, especially with regards to the Saturn. I was a teenager, and pretty much had to make a choice, and I didn't pick the Saturn, unsurprisingly. It's been woefully under represented in terms of remasters, ports, emulation, etc, there's a wealth of games I want to try. I own a Dreamcast, and have a lovely library of games for it, but I can't be bothered to dig it out of the loft, figure out how to connect it a modern TV without it looking hideous. Sega is sitting on money, and they need to figure out the logistics of taking advantage of their back-catalogue. I'd love to play some of these old games again, and some for the first time. Not even the highly regarded stuff, I'd love to give something like Blue Stinger a revised look.
 
Oct 30, 2017
61
#66
I love the Saturn but it's an odd choice for emulation. Apart from a few obvious ones like Nights, Panzer Dragoon Saga and Burning Rangers... Most of the worthwhile Sega games were arcade ports severely limited by the hardware that noone would want to play over the Model 2 versions. Can i look forward to playing the Saturn port of Daytona over the ps360 one? Tho i dont really want it at all without analog buttons. The same can be said of the Dreamcast Model 3 ports as well.

Then you have something like Sega Rally which was much better on Saturn than the arcade thanks to it's home-only additions, albeit much less impressive graphically. What you'd want is the home additions ported into the arcade game.

I think thats why there's been so few ports of actual Saturn games. Often they're just the Saturn games that got PC ports back in the day too.
 

Jawmuncher

Crisis Dino - Snake is in Smash
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Oct 25, 2017
7,438
Ibis Island
#68
When saturn and more DC get more love I’ll definitely be interested. I feel like a lot of these genesis titles I’ve been playing for ages and is always the same few with a few small variations.
 
Oct 25, 2017
683
#69
I really want a lot of Toshihiro Nagoshi’s games-

Super Monkey Ball 1, 2, Deluxe
Scud Race /Plus
Spikeout /Slashout
Planet Harriers
Daytona USA 2
F-Zero GX/AX
 

cervanky

Banned
Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,303
#71
How many times do I have to buy Sonic 1, Revenge of Shinobi and frickin' Golden Axe before they port Radiant Silvergun, Shining Force III, Panzer Dragoon Zwei and Skies of Arcadia?

I DON'T BELIEVE YOU ANYMORE, SEGA.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,430
#73
I’ve never read so much desire for Burning Rangers. Lol. It was good but not Shining Force 3 good. Or Dragon Force. Or Shining he Holy Ark. or really a lot of other Saturn games.
 
Oct 27, 2017
267
#80
Yeah, but that shouldn’t matter much when talking about emulation.

Or are the Sega Ages games supposed to be actual ports?
Without the code you're relying on "out the box" emulation, any problems you run into with regards to bugs, glitches or stuff outright not working can't be tweaked without it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
411
#83
PSO and ChuChu Rocket please. PSO would be a killer!
And Burning Rangers, Panzer Dragoon Zwei + Saga, World Wide Soccer 98 (still the best soccer game :P), Arcade classics like Sega Rally and Scud Racer. PLZ!
 
Oct 30, 2017
567
#87
Can someone pay someone to get Soul Calibur 2? .. I know they're not Nintendo but maybe Bamco will be charitable...

...for the greater good
...the greater good
 
Oct 28, 2017
32
#92
See a lot of peeps here saying "sega should release this" or "sega should release that", but you are all just talking into a vacuum. You want Sega to know what you think? Tweet them. Post on their Facebook page. Post anywhere where Sega has an online presence. That's how they listen.

Here:
https://twitter.com/SEGA

Copy/paste the following messages:
Sega Please release a Sega Ages Nights for the Switch.
Sega Please release a Sega Ages Panzer Dragoon for the Switch.
Sega Please release a Sega Ages Shining Force 3 for the Switch.

Template to make your own message:
Sega Please release a Sega Ages _______ for the Switch.

My ultimate wet dream is to see a new release of Hyper Duel and/or Blast Wind. Not to be pessimistic, but I doubt tweeting that at Sega will tip the scales much given how popular those games are (or in this case, unpopular. Especially outside japan). If Thunder Force IV is well received, it may become more likely, and would consider it then. Or if Victor Ireland was somehow working for Sega, so he could finally release them overseas as he intended to originally.
 
Oct 27, 2017
9,823
#93
So the initial wave doesn't even include Saturn games? Why am I not surprised. Watch the next Ages collection with Saturn and DC games not even come to the Switch
 
Oct 27, 2017
408
#95
Awesome! Would love more sega ages.
Admittedly I only own sega ages 2500 vol. 20 - space harrier and vol. 25 - gunstar heroes: treasure box (mainly for alien soldier), but I can think of so many games to make this enticing.

Physical edition on ps4 to sit next to my ps2 versions please!
 
Oct 27, 2017
125
#98
How many times do I have to buy Sonic 1, Revenge of Shinobi and frickin' Golden Axe before they port Radiant Silvergun, Shining Force III, Panzer Dragoon Zwei and Skies of Arcadia?

I DON'T BELIEVE YOU ANYMORE, SEGA.
Radiant Silvergun was ported to 360 by Treasure and is backwards compatible on Xbox One.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,875
#99
Clockwork Knight, Powerstone, Crazy Taxi, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Daytona, Virtua Fighter, Fighters Megamix, Shenmue....on the go? HOLY SHIT!?!?!?
Go grab a PSP or Vita to play the bolded on the go :P

OT: Would love that, plenty of Saturn games out there that deserve a second chance.

Wonder if this imitative will expand to any other consoles.