Sega Dreamcast turns 20 today – it was launched on November 27, 1998 in Japan – and if you, like us, have grown up with this amazing machine, the birthday This special makes you feel all right really true. Although many retro systems feel like clears, some Sega comfort still Feels like the future, even after all this time.
An incredible mind, at the beginning of the 90s, we were still playing on NES consoles, but as the decade ended we had a 3D visual art machine like Dreamcast. The Sega system – which was just four years after launching its previous comfort, the Saturn, was considered to be the last chance of the company in the increasingly competitive hardware field – eventually disappeared in face the undesirable hype around the upcoming PlayStation 2, but it was one of the hell's way for the Japanese veteran to feed out of the market console.
This 128-bit power station not only offers online play and multiple multiple multiple potential thanks to the four port managers (thanks, N64!), It also hosted a wonderful selection of perfect ports of silver coins popular times. Capcom, Namco, SNK and – of course – Sega himself showed the owners of Dreamcast with an endless seemingly parade of arcade titles, but the machine was lacking with unique games, either with Shoes from Arcadia, The Metropolis Street Runner a Shenmue There are three notable examples.
Given that the Sega AGA range is now full of swing – and given the fact that Dreamcast games are almost certainly part of the library – we thought this would be the opportunity Perfect to choose 20 Dreamcast games (these are not in any special order, before you ask) we'd like to see the eShop Switch full time.
Tacsi Crazy 2
We were tempted to include the original game in this list, but seeing that it had been transported to all devices under the sun – including the GameCube, PSP and, more recently, phones smart – we choose instead of the less well-known sequences. Given the actions in a location is not completely different from New York City, the Dreamcast home is unique (later portrayed to the PSP alongside & # 39; The original is Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars) is much more the same, although the ability to carry a number of passengers gives tactical things as you try to find the best path to drop all. You could also hope for obstacles in this game, which even gave you more options.
Radio Jet Set
When this candle masterpiece arrived at the Dreamcast, he felt as a breath of fresh air. Incredible to be beautiful and wonderful to play, the passage of time has not exhausted its cold one thing. Through the Xbox-unique sequence Futures Jet Jet Set Much is seen as an advanced game, you can not beat the original in terms of effect, and it's easy to see JSR's influence on games like Splatoon and to sequence. And that soundtrack? We are still listening to it at the Nintendo Life office today, almost 20 years later.
Shoes from Arcadia
When the Dreamcast hit shop shelves, wet-lying JRPG may be one of the most popular genres on the face of the planet, thanks not a great part of an incredible commercial and critical success Final Fantasy VII on the PlayStation. It was clear that Dreamcast would need the same as an epic adventure if it could win the hearts and thoughts of the world of gaming, and argue that Scies of Arcadia is the best to race and platform . An inspirational journey to the world of occasional islands, lost technology and interesting pirates, Shoots from Arcadia who gave Sega fans everything they could have from such a game; the following GameCube port added more content but we would be more than satisfied with the original Dreamcast on our Switch.
Power Stone 2
Capcom promised his Dreamcast support early, enjoying a fruitful relationship with Sega during Saturn (at least Japan). Power Stone was a launch title that introduced the great two-player fighting experience, but its sequel would become apparent in all possible ways, allowing four players to eliminate it in areas that constantly change. It is incredible that, in each of these years, no-one has transformed this classic brawler; It would be very suited to Switch, too, thanks to the fact that it is a local multi-player in fact live. It would also give the second game (third deservedly if you count the PSP collection) the opportunity to merit commercial success; According to Capcom, this original or sequence did not sell especially well at the time of discharge.
Space Channel 5
Tetsuya Mizuguchi is something of a living legend with some players, and Space Channel 5 may incorporate his love of experimentation and concepts from the wall. What other game can you name which allows you to step into the role of funky news correspondent who has the task of dancing the power of an alien attack to present? Oh, let's not forget the appearance of Space Michael, a character based on the end of Michael Jackson, who was a huge fan of Sega.
Shenmue 1 to 2
We have tricked a bit here, but it seems wrong to mention one Shenmue game without referring to the other too. After being eliminated as one of the most expensive games at all times when it was finally released, the original Shenmue was an epic undertaking that Sega could not hope to recover his investment on (at least not to start – we imagine that the recent update has balanced the books some), but it had classic credits. The shadow world, the incredible reality, the willingness to take risks – despite its pedestrians packing, this was a game that sucked into the world and the full sequence of actions was so exciting . Although PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners have the remaster above to keep them busy, we would be happy to see the Dreamcast originality as part of the Sega AGES line.
Daytona USA 2001
Although there are many people who are still a problem with analog controls rather sensitive to this Dreamcast racer, we still think this is one of the best arcade driving games of & # 39; yes. Instead of modifying Daytona USA 2: Battle on the EdgeSega joined the Japan Genki studio to completely look at the original arcade classic, updating the visual and adding new content. The result is a lovely, fun speed, which is a set of control problems, a great example of how to update the current arcade tune for home form.
Capcom against SNK: Fighting the Millennium 2000
Few could think of what they could see when there was news about Capcom against SNK who had to filter in from Japan at the turn of the millennium – there were two of the most famous companies that were in the world; n act in the one-to-one fighting game genre joining to create the best brawler; It seemed almost unacceptable, given the competition between these two guys. However, it was really the case, and the resulting crossover – even lower to the sequential sequence – remains an important historical artefact that we would like to try again on Switch. We will also love to see the second secondary game, of course, but given that it has been available on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube, the original was unclear.
Her Ferrari F355
Yu Suzuki may be famous for creating a water-based Ferrari act Run Out, but is also responsible for the highly compulsory racing simulator that focuses on the most popular car in Italian marks, the F355. The original arcade had started three huge monitors that could not be naturally reconstructed in the home, but in all other purposes, this was a beautiful, perfect port. One of the best races on the Dreamcast, but not one for beginners genre.
House & Dead 2
Sega's zombie-zapping light guns series may be one of the best and best for ever, and many fans look at this second opportunity as the corner of the franchise. Gruesome visual, tight packing and great gameplay make this easy recommendation – as long as Sega can find some way to repeat the functionality of the lightweight peripheral gun through Joy-Con, that is. If not, we'll settle for a port The Typing of the Dead instead of that.