Yes, Mega Man was on the Genesis
There’s been a Genesis-styled chiptune cover of some Mega Man music making the rounds on the Internet, which has been making people ask, “What if Mega Man was released on the Genesis?” Well, it was! Rockman: Mega World was released in late ‘94 for the Mega Drive in Japan and was released in ‘95 as Mega Man: The Wily Wars in Europe and Brazil.
The game was an upgraded compilation of the first three Mega Man games. It never received a physical release in the US, but was available on Sega Channel, the satellite service.
All versions of the game are collectible, going for at least $250. Don’t be fooled though. Any physical copy you see with Genesis branding is a reproduction and is worth about $40, not the three digit prices you’ll see on eBay.
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Yes, Mega Man was on the Genesis

There’s been a Genesis-styled chiptune cover of some Mega Man music making the rounds on the Internet, which has been making people ask, “What if Mega Man was released on the Genesis?” Well, it was! Rockman: Mega World was released in late ‘94 for the Mega Drive in Japan and was released in ‘95 as Mega Man: The Wily Wars in Europe and Brazil.

The game was an upgraded compilation of the first three Mega Man games. It never received a physical release in the US, but was available on Sega Channel, the satellite service.

All versions of the game are collectible, going for at least $250. Don’t be fooled though. Any physical copy you see with Genesis branding is a reproduction and is worth about $40, not the three digit prices you’ll see on eBay.

Check it: More Mega Man posts from Albotas
Buy: Bandai Tamashii Nations Mega Man Figure
Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The little Hawaiian company that brought us Sonic, NiGHTS, Panzer Dragoon, Virtual-On, and more are now but a notch above shovelware publishers. I clearly remember the day when Sega announced they were getting out of the hardware game. My dad told me after hearing it on the morning news. I nearly threw up into my bowl of Cheerios.
If you’re interested in the history of Service Games, check out Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA. While I’d usually roll my eyes at something like this, the author is the curator of Eidolon’s Inn, an extensive source of Sega info, so he knows his Alex Kidd from his Rent A Hero.
Get it for $16 at Amazon.

Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The little Hawaiian company that brought us Sonic, NiGHTS, Panzer Dragoon, Virtual-On, and more are now but a notch above shovelware publishers. I clearly remember the day when Sega announced they were getting out of the hardware game. My dad told me after hearing it on the morning news. I nearly threw up into my bowl of Cheerios.

If you’re interested in the history of Service Games, check out Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA. While I’d usually roll my eyes at something like this, the author is the curator of Eidolon’s Inn, an extensive source of Sega info, so he knows his Alex Kidd from his Rent A Hero.

Get it for $16 at Amazon.

MegaDrive-Themed Nintendo Handhelds Are Beautiful Blasphemy

A part of me dies every time I see Sonic on a Nintendo console. As Hank Hill might say, “That’s just not right. That’s like a pretty girl with short hair.” But I can’t deny the awesomeness of these customized Nintendo handhelds.

[Nicolas Verlet via Kotaku]

A Little Bit on the Sega Side: Check out these officially sanctioned iPhone 4 cases featuring Sega consoles. The hardshell cases come in 16, 32, and 128 bit varieties. They’re just $22 each from Amazon.

Don’t just sit there and waste your precious time. When you want to do something, do it right away. Do it when you can. It’s the only way to live without regrets.
Sonic the Hedgehog in the Japanese manual for the original game.

Custom SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Sega Megadrive by Porl” Now On Sale

We originally posted this custom painted Sega Megadrive by toy maker and customizer Porl” way back in October of last year, but the artist just sent us an email saying that this piece is on sale over on his site. This is the perfect sort of thing for that retro gaming collector who already has everything.

This one-of-a-kind piece of custom gaming art is available for £50 (about $80 U.S.). Check out Porl“‘s custom page for more info.

Man… more toy customizers need to get on the custom retro console scene because I bet they could bang out some crazy stuff.

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