Top 19 Games of 2015

I haven’t played a single game released in 2015. I haven’t even played one released in 2014. I’ve played two from 2013 though, but that’s beside the point. The point is I’ve played and beaten 19 retro games for the first time in 2015 and decided to rank…

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Retro VGM Revival Hour – SEGA DREAMCAST

DREAMCAST

16 years ago, the Sega Dreamcast made its debut in Japan (the US release date was famously 9/9/99). This machine left a lasting mark on the world of video games and our hearts. From second screen gameplay to online multiplayer to DLC, the Dreamcast was well ahead of its time. Let’s take this opportunity to examine what made the Dreamcast special, and pay respects to one of the most innovative and amazing systems to ever grace our homes. A system that was ahead of its time and that 16 years later, can now look back on its legacy, and see that it’s the foundation that everything since has been built upon.
This STAGE focuses on the many popular games that came from this amazing system and the amazing music that left a significant imprint on our hearts and minds. This is the Sega DREAMCAST.

 

Track List
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company

*Sonic Adventure – Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Masaru Setsumaru & Jun Senoue – “Pleasure Castle” – September 9, 1999 – Sonic Team/SEGA

*Marvel VS. Capcom – Yuko Takehara & Masato
Kouda – “Onslaught’s Theme” – September 30, 1999 – CAPCOM

* Mr.Driller – Masaru Shiina – “Taurus” – June 25, 2000 – NAMCO

*Marvel VS. Capcom 2 – Mitsuhiko Takano & Tetsuya Shibata – “Carnival Stage” – June 29, 2000 – CAPCOM

*Street Fighter 3: Third Strike – Hideki Okugawa – “Jazzy NYC 99′ (Alex & Ken’s theme)” – October 4, 200 – CAPCOM

*Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 3 – Takayuki Iwai, Yuki Iwai, Isao Abe, Hideki Okugawa & Tetsuya Shibata – “No More Swingin’ (Theme of Guy)” – May 31, 2000 – CAPCOM

*Project Justice (Rival Schools 2) – Yuki Iwai, Etsuko Yoneda & Setsuo Yamamoto – “Seijyun Girls’ High School Courtyard” – May 16, 2001 – CAPCOM

*Power Stone – Tetsuya Shibata – “Dullstown Stage” – September 9, 1999 – CAPCOM

*Shenmue – Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Yuko Koshiro, Takeshi Yanagawa, Osamu Murata & Ryuji Iuchi – “Tears of Separation” – November 7, 2000 – Sega AM2/SEGA

*Soul Calibur – Junichi Nakatsuru, Yoshihito Yano, Akitaka Tohyama, Takanori Otsuka & Hideki Tobeta – “In The Name Of Father” – September 9, 1999 – Project Soul/NAMCO

*Dead or Alive 2 – Makoto Hosoi & Shigekiyo Okuda – “Blazed Up Melpomene (Theme of Helena)” -February 29, 2000 – Team Ninja/TECMO

*Mars Matrix – Yasushi Kaminishi – “Red Sky” –
April 30, 2001 – Takumi Corporation/CAPCOM

*Ikaruga – Hiroshi Luchi – “Trial (Chapter 2)” –
September 5, 2002 (japan only) – Treasure/ESP Software

*Tech Romancer – Yuki Iwai – “City Zone A ” – March 31, 2000 – CAPCOM

*King of Fighters Evolution – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan – “The Way Of Rebirth” – May 10, 2001 – SNK

*Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan – “Spread The Wings” –
November 23, 2001 – SNK

*Blue Stinger – Toshihiko Sahashi – “Below Zero” –
September 9, 1999 – Climax Graphics/Sctivision

*Resident Evil: Code Veronica – Takeshi Miura, Hijiri Anze & Sanae Kasahara – “Tyrant 3 Version B” –
February 29, 2000 – Nestech/CAPCOM

*Space Channel 5 – Naofumi Hataya & Kenichi Tokoi – “Mexican Flyer” – June 4, 2000 – United Game Artists/SEGA

*Jet Grind Radio – Hideki Naganuma – “Magical Girl” – October 30, 2000 – Smilebit/SEGA

Collecting Dreams

The Dreamcast may have been a brief shooting star, but in its trail came the collectors. With a wide range of titles and a fascinating array of peripherals, there is plenty for the dedicated to track down. I was lucky enough to win my Dreamcast in a raffle…

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