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Sonic Sounds on Piano

Sonic Sounds on Piano

Sonic the Hedgehog is still one of the greatest platformers of all time, with memorable characters, amazing level design, and a fantastic soundtrack. Pianist Lord Vinheteiro didn’t just cover the Green Hill Zone theme song, but performed it in sync with the action on screen, complete with sound effects.

The SEGA Genesis Synthesizer

The SEGA Genesis Synthesizer

Look Mum No Computer loves to build music making equipment from retro technology. Here he shows off an awesome build – a synthesizer that uses the sound chips inside an old SEGA Genesis (aka Mega Drive) game console to crank out some wild electronic noise.

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Sonic Surfing

Sonic Surfing

The original Sonic the Hedgehog has one of the most catchy and memorable soundtracks in the history of gaming, thanks to composer Masato Nakamura. Now listen as 130Grit Sound Studio performs a trio of familiar tunes from the game, done wonderfully in Dick Dale/surf rock style.

Retro Tech: 1996 SEGA Digio SJ-1

Retro Tech: 1996 SEGA Digio SJ-1

It’s hard to believe it, but digital cameras were just getting their start back in the 1990s. And like every tech gold rush, everyone was jumping on the low megapixel bandwagon, including video game maker SEGA. LGR got his hands on this $300 oddity from 1996, with its whopping 320×240 pixel resolution.

Analog Arcade Machine

Analog Arcade Machine

Check out this amazing bit of arcade history. This 1973 SEGA Moto Champ machine had no screens, buttons, or a joystick. The electro-mechanical racing game had a group of magnetically-attached motorcycles which rolled over a treadmill-style “road,” as a spinning cylinder cast images onto the moving mat.

Sonic Movie Fixed

Sonic Movie Fixed

There’s been so much uproar about how awful the character looked in the trailer for upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, that its release has been delayed until 2020. Animator Artur Baranov fixed everything wrong with SEGA’s mascot by painstakingly replacing him with the cartoon version.

SEGA Genesis Mini Retro Console

SEGA Genesis Mini Retro Console

SEGA joins the mini classic console bandwagon with the Genesis Mini. The miniature retro console looks just like the SEGA Genesis, and will come with two wired controllers. It will have 40 video games, including Altered Beast and Shining Force.

Analogue Mega Sg SEGA Console

Analogue Mega Sg SEGA Console

Analogue’s latest high-def retro console is for Sega fans. The Mega Sg uses FPGA tech, not software emulation, to play Genesis, Mega Drive and Master System cartridges. A separate adapter for the Game Gear and other consoles is also planned. Drops 4/2019 for $190.

Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History Book

Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History Book

The Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History is a pop-up book that celebrates the work of game designer Yu Suzuki. It includes pop-up models of the arcade machines for Hang-On, Space Harrier, OutRun, ThunderBlade and After Burner along with their stories.

Shenmue I & II

Shenmue I & II

Become a martial arts action star, and race forklifts and ducks while you’re at it. The Dreamcast’s cult classics Shenmue I & II are coming to PS4, Xbox One and Windows on 8/21/18. The re-release features adjustable resolution, new controls and Japanese audio.

PUMA x SEGA RS-0 Sonic

PUMA x SEGA RS-0 Sonic

Sonic the Hedgehog fans will love these textured blue suede shoes featuring colors and pixel patterns from the SEGA Genesis game. The translucent red rubber outsole features the SONIC logo, and the laces have gold rings. Feeling villainous? There’s an Eggman edition.

SEGA Dreamcast Hoodie

SEGA Dreamcast Hoodie

SEGA fans can represent their love for its ultimate video game console with this officially licensed white Dreamcast hoodie. It features the system’s swirl logo on the front and an etching of the console itself at the back.

Eclectic Method X SEGA Genesis

Eclectic Method X SEGA Genesis

To celebrate the release of SEGA Genesis Classics, musician and remixer Eclectic Method teamed up with the video game company to create a special track containing sound samples from classic 16-bit games, accompanied by an awesome pixel art video.

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Gaming Key Holder

Gaming Key Holder

Etsy store 1Up Forge makes key holders using the controller connectors of old video game consoles, such as the NES, the Atari 2600 and the PlayStation. Attach the male connector to your keyring then stick it in the proper port to secure it. They could use more polish though.

Sonic Mania (Gameplay)

Sonic Mania (Gameplay)

From everything we can tell, the upcoming Sonic Mania is the true return to form for SEGA’s blue hedgehog and his pals we’ve been waiting for for years. This six-minute extended gameplay video should convince you if you were sitting on the fence.

Yoshi in Sonic 2

Yoshi in Sonic 2

An awesome fan-made mod for the SEGA Genesis game Sonic the Hedgehog 2, adding one of Nintendo’s heroes. The hack lets you play as Yoshi, along with his abilities from Yoshi’s Island. If you’re willing to download random files from the internet, enjoy.

TJ&E Back in the Groove (Gameplay)

TJ&E Back in the Groove (Gameplay)

Fans of the original ToeJam and Earl games will be excited to see the progress that’s been made on the latest game in the series. While it’s completely new, it borrows heavily from the mechanics of the original two SEGA Genesis games. Hyper Funk Zone FTW!

EZXP: Sonic The Hedgehog

EZXP: Sonic The Hedgehog

Electronic rock band EZXP turns in an all too short medley of covers from the soundtrack of the SEGA classic Sonic the Hedgehog. That part where Sonic runs out of air underwater still stresses us out to this day.

SEGA x Spotify

SEGA x Spotify

Fans of classic SEGA games can find a wide variety of music from classic video games like Sonic The Hedgehog, Jet Set Radio, Out-Run, Virtua Fighter, Alex Kidd, Space Harrier, and many more over on Spotify. We still can’t get enough of Sonic’s Chemical Plant level.

Kidrobot Sonic the Hedgehog Figure

Kidrobot Sonic the Hedgehog Figure

Kidrobot and SEGA caught a snapshot of the blue blur going fast. This 25th anniversary vinyl figure is 7″ tall and features Sonic running through the Green Hill Zone. It’s also available in a metallic version that’s limited to 200 pieces.

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TJ & E: Back in the Groove (Teaser)

TJ & E: Back in the Groove (Teaser)

For those of us who participated in the crowdfunding effort, we’re extra excited to see the progress being made on the new ToeJam & Earl game, which does a great job capturing the spirit of the original SEGA games, from its goofy illustration style to its funktastic rhythms.

Retro Freak

Retro Freak

The Retro Freak console plays cartridges from 11 classic systems. Best of all, it lets you rip games from cartridges to a connected SD card. It works with USB controllers and has a controller adapter for classic gamepads. English menus available. More on Technabob.

Shenmue 3

Shenmue 3

Yu Suzuki has taken to Kickstarter to fund development of a sequel to the pioneering Dreamcast games. Fan reaction was so massive, that Kickstarter went down upon its reveal at E3. Coming to PS4 and PC in 2017.

Mini Emu Retro Console Emulator

Mini Emu Retro Console Emulator

The Mini Emu is a small plug-and-play computer that can run digital copies of classic video games. It uses open source software to run games from over 40 consoles, from the Atari 800 to the PlayStation. It’s also a media player.

ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove

ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove

One of our favorite classic SEGA Genesis games could soon return, thanks to a crowdfunding effort by one of the game’s original creators to launch a reboot based on the gameplay mechanics of the original, along with online multiplayer.

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