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 SEGA Retrotainment On A Yacht

REZtron Ltd., invites you to a
night of RETROTAINMENT like no other for an end of summer
pop-up…

Expect 80s & 90s SEGA nostalgia, competitions, drinks, dancing, a silent disco and much more…

All on top of Europe’s most exotic Mega Yacht Hotel, Sunborn, moored in the Royal Victoria Dock.

Re-live the golden era of gaming with legendary titles on all four generation
of SEGA consoles, Master System! Mega Drive! Saturn! Dreamcast!

  • Legendary games including Golden Axe, OutRun, Space Harrier, Sonic 2, Ecco the Dolphin, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, Ecco Altered Beast, Pac-Man, R-Type, Streets of Rage, Alien Storm, Thunderforce, Super Monaco GP, California Games, Virtua Racing, Revenge of Shinobi, Italia ’90, Micro Machines 2, Virtua Cop, Virtua Fighter,SEGA Rally, Virtua Tennis , Crazy Taxi, House of the Dead 2,Power Stones, Soul Calibur, Marvel Vs Capcom and many more will be there to keep you retrotained…
  • Retro games displayed on Retro CRT TVs and Huge Projector screens on walls and ceiling
  • SILENT DISCO – (3-Channels) Switch between 80s, 90s and even a retro game music channel throughout the night with our amazing LED lit headphones
  • Dance , Sing and Play retro games in front of a stunning panoramic view of the city skyline that’ll sure to keep your phone busy
  • Sonic speed run Competition + Prizes Giveaway!
  • WIN AN ORIGINAL MEGA DRIVE
  • Photographer will be there capturing all the antics

AND MORE…. 8, 16, 32 and 128-BIT Yacht Retrotainment Awaits…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwF_tbOcivg

The Yacht Retrotainment experience will take place on Saturday August 31st, 6pm til 12am at Sunborn.

Tickets can be bought through Eventbrite.

Further details on REZtron’s upcoming events or for retro gaming private hire & corporate bookings please visit Reztron.co.uk

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 One Special Day 2019

One Special Day, the games industry’s biggest annual day of fundraising, returns on Friday 4th October 2019 and already some of the giants of the industry have pledged their support.

Over 50 partners from across the games industry including SEGA, Codemasters, Jagex and Zynga will be rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in the event, which promises to be the biggest yet. Many companies will be donating a day of their income from game sales whilst others will stage their own fundraising events.

All the funds raised will support the work of SpecialEffect, the games industry charity dedicated to levelling the playing field for disabled gamers.

Since its inception in 2016, One Special Day has been supported by developers and gamers from all over the world and has raised over £900,000. The vital funds enable SpecialEffect to help disabled gamers both the UK and around the world through personalised help, developer support and initiatives such as EyeMine, software for controlling Minecraft with the eyes.

SpecialEffect CEO and Founder, Dr Mick Donegan, said “We’re overjoyed with the response again this year and very grateful to our One Special Day partners. The day unites the worldwide games industry and their fantastic communities of gamers because they all understand what incredible work we’re doing here. SpecialEffect has a profoundly positive impact on the lives of disabled gamers and events like One Special Day play a huge role in enabling us to reach more in the coming year.”

Companies including Rocksteady, Space Ape, Miniclip, Seriously, Outfit7 and Rare have also signed up. Craig Duncan, Rare Studio Head, said “Because of their unique work, SpecialEffect hold a special place in our heart, and indeed the whole of the video games industry, so we’re looking forward to making One Special Day 2019 the biggest so far.”

Rich Eddy, Director of Communications at Jagex, added “Our RuneScape community has celebrated SpecialEffect’s incredible work for many years, so there was no question that Jagex would be a proud supporter of this year’s event and play a big part in One Special Day. By putting the fun and inclusion back into the lives of those with physical disabilities to play video games, the work of SpecialEffect really levels the playing field”.

For more information on how your company can get involved in One Special Day, email Nick Streeter at nick@specialeffect.org.uk or go to www.onespecialday.org.uk

Train2Game News The Next 10 Mega Drive Mini Games

Whoaaa, Nelly! It’s time to run and jump our way to the next lineup of timeless classics making their way to the SEGA Mega Drive Mini with some of the biggest characters in video game history.

SEGA Mega Drive Mini, Starring:

The GROOVY! worm himself, Earthworm Jim!

Sonic’s BFF, Tails, in his debut performance, in Sonic the Hedgehog 2!

The one and only, Mickey Mouse, in two classically-animated games, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, each with their own beloved casts of characters.

The Next 10

  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Thunder Force III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Shinobi III
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Landstalker

SEGA Mega Drive Mini-FAQ:

Q. When does it launch?

A. September 19, 2019

Q. How many games will be included?

A. 40 games.

Q. Which games will be included?

A. The first 20 titles included with the system, with the rest to be announced intermittently over the coming months, are:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Shining Force
  • Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Castle of Illusion
  • World of Illusion
  • Thunder Force III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Shinobi III
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Landstalker

Q. Which version of the Mega Drive is the Mini based on?

A. It’s based on the original Model 1 Mega Drive which launched in Oct. 1988 in Japan, Aug. 1989 in North America, and Nov. 1990 everywhere else.

Q. How big is it in comparison to the original console?

A. It’s approximately 55% of the original Model 1 size.

Q. What do you get in the box?

A. The Mega Drive Mini comes complete with 40 games, Two replica three-button USB Mega Drive controllers, One USB to Micro-B power cable, One power adapter (North America only), and One HDMI cable.

Q. Who handled the ports?

A. M2 is handling the porting process. They’ve previously worked on SEGA AGES and SEGA 3D Classics Collection, with a fantastic reputation based on the quality of their emulation projects and their faithfully recreated ports.

Q. Can I use original Mega Drive controllers with the Mini?

A. No, only the provided USB controllers.

Q. How much will it cost at launch?

A. £69.99

Q. Where can I find more information?

A. megadrivemini.sega.com

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 One Special Day Today

Some of the biggest names in the world of gaming will be coming together in partnership with their communities today to help the gamers’ charity SpecialEffect transform the lives of disabled gamers all over the world.

Now in its third year, One Special Day is a flagship fundraising day for SpecialEffect and is supported by a stellar line up of over 50 partners across the games industry including SEGA, Supercell, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Seriously, Miniclip, Rovio, Splash Damage, Nordeus, Outfit 7, Logitech, CCP and many others.

PC and mobile partners are donating a day of their UK revenue (and in some cases making corporate donations) to help the charity get more of the world’s most severely disabled people enjoying the fun and inclusion of digital gaming. A Humble Bundle Store promotion was also launched last night to go alongside the One Special Day Humble Bundle, and fundraising events are taking place across the UK.

Nikki, the mother of Chase, a young gamer with a severe form of cerebral palsy that SpecialEffect has helped, is urging other gamers to play games, buy games and donate to One Special Day:

“Gaming is a huge part of our lives and I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome it is that Chase can game thanks to SpecialEffect.”

For more information on who is taking part in One Special Day 2018 and to find out how you can support the biggest games industry fundraiser of the year, go to www.onespecialday.org.uk or call Nick Streeter on 01608 810055.

Train2Game News Retro Gaming Silent Disco on a Yacht

REZtron Ltd., invites you to a night of SEGA RETROTAINMENT like no other…expect competition, drinks, magic, dancing, silent disco and much more…all on top of Europe’s most exotic Mega Yacht Hotel, Sunborn, moored in the Royal Victoria Dock….

Re-live the golden era of gaming with legendary titles on all four generation of SEGA consoles, Master System! Mega Drive! Saturn! Dreamcast!

  • Legendary games including Golden Axe, OutRun, Space Harrier, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, Altered Beast, Pac-Man, R-Type, Streets of Rage 2,Alien Storm, Sonic 2, Road Rash II, Thunderforce III, Super Monaco GP, California Games,V irtua Racing,Shadow Dancer,Italia ’90, 8 – player Micro Machines 2, Virtua Cop, Virtua Fighter 2,SEGA Rally, Virtua Tennis ,Crazy Taxi, House of the Dead 2,Power Stones, Soul Calibur,Marvel Vs Capcom and many more will be there to keep you retrotained…
  • Retro games displayed on Retro CRT TVs and Huge Projector screens on walls and ceiling
  • SILENT DISCO – ( 3 – Channels) Switch between 80s, 90s and even a retro game music channel throughout the night with our amazing LED lit headphones
  • Dance , Sing and Play retro games in front of a stunning panoramic view of the city skyline that’ll sure to keep your phone busy
  • Sonic speed run Competition + Prizes Giveaway!
  • WIN AN ORIGINAL MEGA DRIVE + Sonic the Hedgehog game
  • Stay inside the sky bar or check out the top deck with a gorgeous view of London (one for all you sunset instagrammers!)
  • Photographer will be there capturing all the antics
  • Welcoming drink sponsored by Asahi

AND MORE….

8, 16, 32 and 128-BIT Yacht Retrotainment Awaits…

Video of last Yacht Retrotainment:

The Mega Yacht Retrotainment experience will take place on Friday August 31st, 6pm til 12am at Sunborn. Tickets are £20 and can be registered through Eventbrite.

Further details on REZtron’s upcoming events or for retro gaming private hire & corporate bookings please visit Reztron.co.uk or email events@reztron.co.uk
For up to date news on our retrogaming geekery please check us out on the following social media channels…

Twitter: @theREZtron
Facebook: facebook.com/theREZtron
Instagram: instagram.com/REZtron

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