DreamCast: 14 forgotten gems from the SEGA console

Game news DreamCast: 14 forgotten gems from the SEGA console

The DreamCast for the youngest of you may not mean anything to you, but for your older brothers and sisters, this console rocked our childhoods for a while. To remind you of these good times, JV’s editors have listed the forgotten gems of this famous SEGA console.

Summary

  • Bangai O
  • Cannon tip
  • Transporter
  • D2
  • Fur fighters
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Mars Matrix
  • MDK 2
  • Project Justice
  • Record of the Lodoss War
  • StarLancer
  • Typing of the Dead
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Vanishing point

Bangai O

We’re off to a strong start by talking about the Bangai-O license, but not just any DreamCast! Considered the best, this shoot’em up signed by Treasure and Virgin Interactive will take you back to your childhood. You control a very powerful mech with very heavy weapons. You will be immersed in a futuristic universe where a battle between you and the Cosmo Gang, your enemy, is inevitable. Released on both DreamCast and Nintendo 64, the franchise doesn’t stop there and continues in 2008 with Bangai-O Spirits on Nintendo DS.

Release date : 2000


Cannon tip

Cannon Spike qualifies as the last DreamCast game to be released in Europe before the console runs out of steam. Originally from an arcade game, it uses the exact codes of its DreamCast version. The game uses most of Capcom’s emblematic heroes, which are highly appreciated for the homage paid to mythical characters such as Megaman or Cammy from Street Fighter. The scenario? A group of terrorist robots threaten Earth, and Capcom’s heroes join forces to fight them by forming a Special Anti-Robot Unit. A somewhat complex story, but which has the honor of being original.

Release date : 2002


Transporter

Carrier certainly tells you nothing, and it has never actually been released in France. Despite a French translation, players eager to get their hands on it had to go to stores in the UK to play this famous Caesar. The Japanese survival horror takes place in 2023, in a post-apocalyptic world where you play as Jack Ingles, a member of the exploration team who has gone in search of a lost ship where his brother is there. Reminiscent of Resident Evil: Code Veronica for its three-dimensional setting, the player will go through a multitude of corridors and decks on the ship in search of keys and weapons against the creatures that are there.

Release date : 2001

DreamCast: 14 forgotten gems from the SEGA console

D2

Let’s stay in survival horror with D.2, one of the games developed by SEGA and WARP. It is the very first game to be officially announced on DreamCast by SEGA. Combining shooter and RPG, we find Laura lost in a world called Tundra after a plane crash. Complete amnesia, you will have to advance in the game little by little to allow the heroine to regain her memory. A very good game with a heavy atmosphere and a very adult scenario, although you need to understand English or Japanese well, because unfortunately the game was never released in France.

Release date : unknown

DreamCast: 14 forgotten gems from the SEGA console

Fur fighters

Combining platforming, combat and puzzles, you take control of a group of animals with a unique style. Between the kangaroo, the penguin, the cat or the dog, you have to fight to save the baby animals that have been kidnapped. Outgunned and trained, your companions must move through a fully 3D environment where every skill of every animal matters. Fur Fighters creates a remarkable gameplay where there is a single-player chapter, but the two-player mode is much more recommended.

Release date : 2000

DreamCast: 14 forgotten gems from the SEGA console

Hydro Thunder

A racing game yes, but with boats! Hydro Thunder, released on DreamCast, is a racing game where you drive many overpowered boats through different settings. Eurocom and Midway offer us a game where the goal is to win by avoiding the traps on your way, by overtaking your opponents and by grabbing the turbo bonuses on the thirteen tracks offered, similar to a car race. Nevertheless, the game has several weaknesses, such as graphics, bugs and slowdowns. But that doesn’t stop it from being a good game.

Release date : 1999


Mars Matrix

Mars Matrix with its full name Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting, is a vertical scrolling shoot’em up game developed by Takumi and Capcom for the SEGA console. Based on a system of absorbing shots from your opponents, the stronger your enemy’s energy, the stronger your shot will be. You have to fight in a ship in six levels, where many bosses will prevent you from advancing. A good action game to rediscover for the more adventurous among you.

release date : 2000

DreamCast: 14 forgotten gems from the SEGA console

MDK 2

Shiny Entertainment breathed new life with the release of MDK. The action game MDK 2 is best known among gamers for its extreme difficulty. You are Kurt Hectic, equipped with extraordinary movement abilities, and you lead a team of 3 people to save the universe. The game has third-person gameplay and is based on agility and speed, making it almost unplayable. MDK 2 is pure hardcore gaming.

Release date : 2000


Project Justice

A committee without play in a school? Never! We bring you Project Justice, a fighting game that follows Rival Schools. Although the game is quickly assimilated into the great franchise of Capcom Street Fighter, it has something to be unique. Project Justice features students from different schools competing against each other. The game is aimed at an audience that appreciates the humor of periodical manga and wants to experience a different type of traditional fighting game.

Release date : 2001

DreamCast: 14 forgotten gems from the SEGA console

Record of the Lodoss War

Adapted from the 1990 animated series named: The Lodoss War Chronicles, itself from the novel by Ryô Mizun. Swing’s tactical RPG! Entertainment throws you into a terrible confrontation with a group of 6 people who live the adventure in 4 different scenarios. We will successively follow the adventure of 4 of them: Karla, Beld, Fawn and Parn on a turn-by-turn battle system (chessboard). The objective of Record of Lodoss War is to win the battles by eliminating the leaders of the opposing factions.

Release date : 2000


StarLancer

StarLancer on the Dreamcast is a fighting game that takes place, not on the ground like a lot of games of this style, but actually in space. You must embody a pilot who has chosen to volunteer to repel the attack of the enemy of the Eastern Alliance against the Western Coalition. We find a complete 3D environment that will make you want to complete the 25 missions that this crazy adventure offers you.

Release date : 2001


Typing of the Dead

How do you teach your child to write while having fun? Well not with The Typing of the Dead. The game by Smilebit, SEGA and Empire Interactive is a spin-off from The House of The Dead saga, where instead of tapping the zombies to shoot them, you have to type the word associated with them in order for the ball can be shot. Are you a fan of fast typing? The game is for you and is recommended for the most skilled among us.

Release date : 2000


Ultimate Fighting Championship

We’re passing on a game that smells a little more testosterone and less zombie. It’s the Ultimate Fighting Championship, an unlimited fighting game. In particular, it allows you to combine several martial arts in the ring, go through a varied selection of fights and techniques such as Jujitsu, Thai boxing or kickboxing, which makes it much more interesting than a fighting game. At your disposal, 22 fighters, 3000 moves and 1200 combinations to bring your opponent to knockout or surrender.

Release date : 2000

DreamCast: 14 forgotten gems from the SEGA console

Vanishing point

To finish this selection, we will play it soft and offer a racing game with a rather atypical name. The arcade-focused racing game Vanishing Point, published by Acclaim, features absolutely crazy racing on roads frequented by crazy drivers like regular people. You can use a Lotus, a BMW or a Ford to take part in a multitude of competitions on urban and rural roads.

Release date : 2001


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