As long as they don’t pull a Sonic Genesis to these games we’ll be fine
Nostalgia fans and gamers looking for some old school SEGA fun get ready because details have been revealed for SEGA’s 3DS classic remakes as well as the list of games getting the anticipated 3D remake for the Nintendo 3DS. The eight titles will be available to download on the Nintendo eShop with prices being £4.49, €4.99 or $5.99 in your respective area.
Here are the titles as well as their respective released dates:
3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On
The first two games getting the remake treatment 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On will be released on 11/28/2013.
Starting with the older of the two games 3D Space Harrier was originally released for arcades October 1985 although it did get ported to consoles. It’s a third person rail shooter which and it takes place in somewhere called “Fantasy Zone” which basically means the developers can do whatever they want like having you shoot Cyclops mammoths and Chinese Dragons.
3D Super Hang-On was originally back for arcades in 1987 and for the Mega Drive/ Genesis in 1988 although it didn’t come to Europe till 1991. Super Hang-On’s is a racing game on motorbikes and the arcade mode features four separate tracks ranging from the easiest being Africa to the hardest being Europe being 18 stages long.
3D Sonic The Hedgehog and 3D Altered Beast
Next up we have SEGA’s most remade game ever 3D Sonic The Hedgehog as well as the game unlucky enough to get released at the same time as it 3D Altered Beast. They both will be released 12/5/2013.
Unless you’ve either managed to learn how to breathe underwater or are new to video games (welcome by the way) in general you’ve obviously heard of Sonic The Hedgehog. Sonic The Hedgehog sees you playing as the famous blue hedgehog as he races through levels to stop Dr. Robotnik and collect the chaos emeralds. Each of the games acts are three levels long and at the end of the third act you have to defeat Robotnik in one of his machines.
3D Altered Beasts on the other hand is a side scrolling beat-um-up originally released for arcade and the SEGA Genesis and Mega Drive in 1988.
Altered Beast is a side scrolling beat-em-up that takes place in Ancient Greece and follows a centurion resurrected by Zeus with the job of saving his daughter. Since the game is titled Altered Beasts you obviously have the power to transform into creatures because Zeus was smart enough to give the slain resurrected centurion powers.
3D Ecco the Dolphin and 3D Galaxy Force 2
Now we come to possible one of SEGA’s weirdest titles for a remake 3D Ecco the Dolphin as well as 3D Galaxy Force 2. These games will be released 12/12/2013.
Ecco the Dolphin was originally released on the Mega Drive in 1992. Ecco the Dolphin sees you play as Ecco a dolphin who because SEGA tend to be a little nuts travels through time fighting aliens.
As a dolphin you attack enemies by ramming into them at speed but you will also have to keep an eye on you oxygen meter because once it runs out you’ll start to lose health fast. You can also sing in order to speak to other sea life and get a map of the area through Echolocation.
Galaxy Force 2 like a lot of games on this list was originally an arcade title till it got ported to the SEGA genesis in 1989. Galaxy Force 2 sees you as a member of the Galaxy Force taking on an army of alien invaders that threaten the balance and peace of the galaxy. The game is a third person rail shooter so it’ll play a lot like 3D Space Harrier. The original port of the game was had a lot cut out of it due to the port but hopefully this port will fix that.
3D Shinobi 3 and 3D Streets of Rage
Finally 12/19/2013 will see the last two games to be remade and re-released 3D Shinobi 3 and the fan-favourite beat-um-up 3D Streets of Rage.
Starting the last two games we have 3D Shinobi 3 which sees you follow Joe Musashi, elite ninja which slightly less generic ninja name as he takes on Neo Zeed and the evil crime syndicate who have returned, now being led by the Shadow Master. Shinobi 3 was originally released on the Mega Drive/ Genesis in 1993.
The game follows directly after the last game The Revenge of Shinobi though this title is the easiest of the three games with more of a focus on speed this time though despite this the last stage is meant to be bloody hard so watch out.
Last but not least we have 3D Streets of Rage SEGA’s answer to Nintendo’s Final Fight and was released for the Mega Drive/ Genesis in 1991.
Final Fight is again a side scrolling beat-em-up and lets up play as one of three ex-cops who left the force to save their city from the secret head of a crime syndicate. Each of the three characters fight with slight differences and the games as classic a side scrolling beat-em-up as you can get with weapons, multiple enemies, food found on the ground that heals you and a special move where a cop to fire a mortar into a group of enemies.
The CEO of SEGA America John Peng has commented saying that
“These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original,”