I know a ton of people out there are getting into the retro gaming scene more and more each day. All one has to do is look at eBay prices on a few retro classics to understand the demand has never been higher old gems. There are a few consoles that stand above the rest in terms of hardcore fans and their devotion. One of those is the Sega Master System, which Steven will start posting videos on soon enough, and the other is the Sega Saturn. Take note there are many others including Neo Geo, etc, but for our purposes we’re going to spend some time looking at the Master System and the Saturn over the next few weeks. Why, because Steven has been going crazy lately buying retro games, that’s why! I also know that a ton of North Americans bought the Genesis and the Dreamcast, but virtually no one in this part of the world touched the Master System or the Saturn. It’s about time that changes!
To begin my video montage, I start by talking a little bit about the Saturn hardware itself. Keep in mind these videos were all shot using my MacBook Pro’s webcam, so the quality isn’t going to be amazing here. The volume also suffers a little bit, but I think the idea comes across well enough. So take a quick gander at the introduction video that overviews the Saturn’s hardware and it’s incredible multimedia functions.
With that out of the way, we can now start talking about games. Videos will continue to be posted online through the night and into tomorrow, so keep checking to see if new videos have been uploaded. I start off with a very basic overview of a few games I had coupled with my Saturn. This is not my entire collection, but a nice sample of North American gems.
After this brief overview I head straight into the games. The first one up is Knights into Dreams by Sonic Team. I hope you enjoy this very brief gameplay video. Keep in mind that my commentary is classic Jarrod. That means, I have no idea what I’m saying half the time. Also take note that I was playing the game on a big screen HDTV and sitting about a foot away from the screen while keeping my eye on the video recording. In other words, it looks like I’m using the force to play the game instead of the controller.
Be sure to keep on the lookout for more videos in the coming hours.
Now before I sign off, I want all you Saturn nay-sayers to really watch this series. I’m sure I’ll be able to convince at least one of you to pick up a Saturn and give a couple of these games a try. You never know, the Saturn may prove to you that it has far more to offer than you realize. Sega may have killed the system with its launch, but those of us who stuck around and imported witnessed one of the very best Sega consoles ever.