Tag Archives: 2d

New Senile Team Game Nears Half of Funding on Kickstarter

Senile Team, the creators of some of the more interesting releases for Sega Dreamcast and other platforms, are back with a new Kickstarter campaign. This crowdfunding project is for a 2D side scrolling action game that they are working on

Dynamite Headdy Proves Using Your Head Works – Today in Retro Gaming – August 4th, 1994

Sega had a lot of work ahead of them when they were able to take the lead in the 16-Bit race.  Nintendo was coming with the Super Nintendo and it was guaranteed to be a sales success and Sega knew

Sega Genesis Receives First Batman Game – Today in Retro Gaming – July 19th, 1990

Batman has always been a hot commodity in gaming.  The majority of games based on the caped crusader are good.  This is a contradiction to licensed games in general though as most are horrible, particularly those based on movies.  The

Sega Saturn Receives 2D Game Engine Called Jo Engine

The Sega Saturn, a console loved by many that owned one and just as hated by independent developers alike.  Sega had problems when they launched the Saturn, problems beyond the scope of this article.  That has not stopped some developers

Sonic Brings Speed to Sega Genesis – Today in Retro Gaming – June 23rd, 1991

Sega were in a dire situation when they were pushing their Genesis console in 1991.  The Super Nintendo (SNES) release was looming in North America after a quite successful launch in Japan.  Sega was hurting.  Nintendo had Mario and it

Kid Chameleon Masks Abilities on Sega Genesis – Today in Retro Gaming – May 28th, 1992

Sega throughout the 16-Bit era, and many would argue the 8-Bit era too, was constantly trying to find a mascot.  They did this by throwing just about every game that was well put together and had a cool hook to

ResQ is Another Unreleased Psygnosis Prototype for the Sega Genesis

2D side scrolling action games were not exactly unknown on the Genesis but come on, there has been quite a few that have been shown over the years that never got released.  One of the more interesting titles, Hardcore, is

Volgarr the Viking Ported to Sega Dreamcast, Released for Free with Permission

Volgarr the Viking is a newer 2D side scrolling action adventure for Microsoft’s Xbox and Steam, well it was released almost a year ago but that is still newer than Rygar or Ghouls n Ghosts, right?  I mention those two

Disney Done Right on Sega Genesis

Disney games are some of the most popular with publishers, nearly as valuable to a game publisher as the coveted hit movie license.  During the heyday of the 16-Bit generation there was more than just a slight competition going on

Bruce Lee Gets New Sega Master System Game

The Sega Master System was not a complete failure, it did sell more than the Pioneer LaserActive and the Nintendo Virtual Boy.  That is like bragging about coming in third from last but it is not last, right?  Anyhow, a