Train2Game News Genesis Does

Genesis Does.

A simple phrase that threw down the gauntlet against the competition.

More than just a catchy slogan that defined the strengths of the SEGA Genesis (Mega Drive) and its innovative library filled with arcade hits, those two words defined the confidence (and swagger) SEGA personified at a time when the competition was fierce.

30 years later, the SEGA Mega Drive remains beloved in the hearts of fans the world over.

In honor of this remarkable launch, SEGA have reimagined the classic Genesis Does commercial to bring fans back to the glory days of the 16-bit revolution.

This time, however, the focus is on the powerful line-up of the SEGA Mega Drive Mini.

Watch the new Genesis Does commercial!

What did the Mega Drive mean to you?

Let SEGA know for a chance to be featured in their video:
https://www.sega.com/mystory

Train2Game News Share Your SEGA Mega Drive Story


What was your first encounter with the SEGA Genesis?

Did your parents buy you one after you discovered it in a local toy store
ad?

Perhaps you saved up all that hard-earned money, working the paper route and mowing lawns, in order to afford one?

Or maybe your next-door neighbor was lucky enough to own one and you always found time to visit.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the SEGA Genesis and this fall’s
release of the Genesis Mini, we invite you to send us a video clip
sharing your personal story with the legendary console.

The process is easy, as you can record and submit straight from your phone!

Revisit that long summer vacation playing Phantasy Star IV, perform a cover of your favorite in-game song, share your amazing cosplay, do your best “SEGA!!” scream with your friends – we want you to show off your creativity and love for the Genesis!

Send your clip by August 13 for a chance to be included in our compilation video! But before you do, we have some tips for recording your video:
  • Camera Setup: Talk directly to the camera, just like you’re doing a video chat.
  • Video length: Please keep your video submissions no longer than 1 minute in length.
  • Using your phone: Please hold your phone on its side and record your video horizontally (landscape mode).
  • Lighting: Ideally record during the day, with indirect lighting – avoid drastic face shadows.
  • Sound: Please record in a quiet location and avoid background noise.
  • Clothing: Please avoid logos or complex patterns on your clothing.
Once you are done recording, please visit our submission page at https://www.sega.com/mystory to submit your video.
No need to be perfect – we want our fans to speak directly from the heart.
Non-English speakers are welcome. Don’t miss this chance to share your
story with the world!

Train2Game News Mega Drive Mini announced

Yesterday, SEGA announced the Mega Drive Mini was due to be released on September 19th with over 40 games.

Now the console has written a letter that will bring back many memories…

My Old Friend,

I know it’s been a while. Time moves forward, yet not a day goes by that you’re not on my mind. I, the popular, star-console, you, the shy, unassuming kid, but we found common ground when we played Ecco the Dolphin together. You were so fast, racing through the Green Hill Zone with my pal, Sonic!

You sure knew how to play. The way that CRT hue hit your glazed over face as you spent another hour playing Castlevania: Bloodlines…We both knew things would change and that we’d move on to other great things, but lately, I’ve been thinking about spending time together once more. We didn’t do what we were told, but we made a good team.

I look a bit different now. I’m much smaller. I’m packing 40 games inside my sleek, moulded shell, and more blast processing power than ever before.

We lived fast and dangerously, together, playing the games some of the adults weren’t too keen on (but you had the cool parents). We had the games your friends wanted to play, a whole stack of them. Shining Force, Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, and Earthworm Jim, to name a few.

Sure. there were other distractions (remember pogs?). I was never jealous though because we still had Altered Beast and Gunstar Heroes.

I will try to write more regularly. I hear there is this friendly meeting space called “social media” now where I can share more.

I hope to hear from you soon.

With love,

SEGA Megadrive Mini @-}-

Wow. We’ve never seen the SEGA Megadrive Mini express itself like that before.

Yes, this is all as weird as it sounds.

To recap, the Mega Drive mini will be released in September with 40 classic games.

Train2Game News 16-BIT Sky Bar

REZtron Ltd., invites you to a night at the 16-BIT Sky Bar, A 500ft high SEGA Mega Drive pop – up.

Legendary consoles require legendary settings. There is no greater setting than retro gaming high in the sky with a few drinks, music and a 360° panoramic city view skyline around you that will sure to keep your phone busy…

On ‘Mega Drive Monday’ you’ll be transporting you into the golden era of SEGA gaming with legendary titles on the King of 16-BIT gaming, all on top of UK’s highest DJ bar…(in fact, it’ll be the world’s highest 16-BIT gaming bar!)

The celebration of SEGA’s best-selling console, Mega Drive, which was released in Japan on October 29th 1988 will host 30 legendary games throughout the night on gorgeous CRT TVs and projector screen, including games such as Altered Beast, Moonwalker, Space Harrier II, Thunder Force III, OutRun, Super Thunder Blade, Golden Axe, Aladdin, Cool Spot, Streets Of Rage, Revenge of Shinobi, Shadow Dancer, Sonic 2 , Micro Machines 2, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, Virtua Racing and Gunstar Heroes to name a few..

There will also be music, karaoke and competition running through the evening for the fastest time on Sonic’s Green Hill Zone with prizes giveaways.

Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhzred9Q2qU

The 16-BIT RETROTAINMENT will take place on Level 48 of Capeesh Sky bar, Canary Wharf on Monday October 29th , 6pm til 12am. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite here or on REZtron.co.uk

Train2Game News Little Medusa gets retro release

Out now on the 16-bit platforms Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis, and on the classic Nintendo Entertainment System, Little Medusa is an action puzzler set in ancient Greece and starred by a polymorphed deity.

In Little Medusa you will have to take back Mount Olympus from the Titans, who have escaped their eternal prisons and transformed Artemiza, a young goddess, into a gorgon. Now she must petrify enemies, solve puzzles, and dodge traps in her battle to save the realms of the gods.

“Gorgon’s can be cute too”, says Zack Manko, Lead Cat at Mega Cat Studios. “A puzzle platformer to feed the Gorgon in all of us had to be created and given a 16 bit life. We did that.”

Little Medusa features truly authentic retro puzzle action with charming pixel-art visuals. All three platforms have their own soundtrack and art, and there’s also a hidden entire world on each version.

Key Facts and Features

  • A lovable protagonist brought to life with beautiful, hand-drawn art that shines with charm!
  • 5 worlds of puzzling petrification!
  • Clash with centaurs, fallen heroes, and the Titans themselves!
  • Challenging obstacles and brain-boggling action found in each new area!
  • Solve the puzzles fast enough and unlock a secret world, complete with a new ending to the story!
  • An exciting story inspired by Greek mythology, told through animated cut scenes!
  • 15 unlockable achievements will keep you coming back for more!
  • For all the Greek gods and goddesses out there, we’ve added Olympian Mode, a hard as rock challenge with permadeath. You’ve got one chance to get beat each stage, defeat all the titans, and Go Full Gorgon to unlock the final achievement!

The game is launched on physical format only and can be obtained through Mega Cat Studios’ official store: https://megacatstudios.com/products/little-medusa

Train2Game News Retrotainment Bar

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REZtron Ltd., today announced it will be launching a new pop-up Retrotainment bar,480ft up at The Attic at Pan Peninsula,Canary Wharf…

Legendary consoles require legendary settings.There is no greater setting than retrogaming high in the sky with a 360° panoramic city view skyline around you that will sure to keep your phone busy.

Guest will be transported into the golden era of SEGA gaming with legendary blue sky titles on all four generation of SEGA consoles…Master System! Mega Drive! Saturn! Dreamcast! mixed with drinks,music and networking….all on top of London’s highest DJ bar….and second highest sky-lounge…

•Golden Axe,Rastan, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, R-Type, Streets of Rage 2,Alien Storm, Sonic 2, Road Rash II,Thunderforce III, Super Monaco GP,Virtua Racing,Shadow Dancer,Italia ’90, 8 – player Micro Machines 2, Virtua Cop,Virtua Fighter 2,Fighters Megamix,SEGA Rally, Virtua Tennis,Virtua Striker 2,Crazy Taxi, House of the Dead 2,Power Stones,Soul Calibur,Marvel Vs Capcom and many more will be there to keep you retrotained…

•Games displayed on Retro CRT TVs and Projector screens on the ceiling

•DJ playing some of the greatest Hip Hop and House music from the 80s/90s.

•2-4-1 drinks between 6pm-8pm

•Karaoke

Retrotainment will take place on Wednesday June 10th,6pm til 11pm. Tickets must be registered through Eventbrite

8,16,32 and 128-BIT Blue Sky Retrotainment awaits you….

Train2Game News SEGASaturday at REZtron

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REZtron Ltd., today announced it will be hosting a #SEGASaturday party with FREE entry for those come dressed in video game cosplay.

Guests will be transported into the golden era of SEGA gaming, mixed with drinks,networking,music,competition,prizes,Karaoke and much more…all under the roof of an award winning cocktail bar…
SW4’s sexy cocktail bar Aquum will be filled with nothing but SEGA consoles spanning four generations, including Master System, Mega Drive, Saturn and the legendary Dreamcast.

·         Legendary games including Golden Axe,Rastan, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, R-Type, Streets of Rage 2,Alien Storm, Sonic 2, Road Rash II,Thunder Force III, Super Monaco GP,Virtua Racing,Shadow Dancer,Italia ’90, 8 – player Micro Machines 2, Virtua Cop,Virtua Fighter 2,Fighters Megamix,SEGA Rally, Virtua Tennis,Virtua Striker 2,Crazy Taxi, House of the Dead 2,Power Stones,Soul Calibur,Marvel Vs Capcom and many more…
·         Displayed on RETRO Bang & Olufsen,Sony Trinitron,LG,Philips CRT TVs and huge Projector screens

·         Speed run competition on Sonic the Hedgehog (5-8pm)
·         WIN A MEGA DRIVE!
·         2-4-1 drinks until 9pm
·         DJ playing the greatest hip hop and techno of the 80s/90s
·         80s/90s KARAOKE in an ELEVATOR!
·         and more….

#SEGASaturday Retrotainment will take place on Bank Holiday Saturday 23rd May,5pm til 10pm followed by an after party til the early hours.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite

8,16,32 and 128-BIT SEGA Retrotainment awaits you….

Train2Game News Drink and MEGA DRIVE

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REZtron Ltd., today announced they will be hosting an event at the Far Rockaway bar,Shoreditch, dedicated to SEGA’s best-selling console, the SEGA Mega Drive.

Guests will be transported into the 16-BIT era of SEGA gaming, mixed with drinks,networking,80s/90s music, Karaoke and much more…all under the roof of the ‘Beastie Boys’ of bars.

The bar will be filled with nothing but iconic Mega Drive games displayed on 6-8 HUGE Projector screens and CRT TVs.

Games include….

•Golden Axe, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, Streets of Rage 2,Alien Storm, California Games, Sonic 2, Road Rash II, Thunderforce III,Moonwalker,Shadow Dancer, Italia ’90, 8 – player Micro Machines 2…and many many more…
•DJ playing some of the greatest Hip Hop and House music from the 80s/90s…on the coolest DJ booth ever!
•80s/90s KARAOKE booth!

The 16-BIT RETROTAINMENT will take place on Thursday 7th May,5.30pm til 11.30pm. The FREE tickets can be registered through Eventbrite.