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More Sega Channel prototypes dumped. Even earlier ones.

#76 User is offline Kiddo Cabbusses 

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Ok, to bring his back into Sega Channel discussion, let me post the links to whatever JP websites has JP Sega Channel material again.

http://www.lcv.ne.jp...d/gamecam1.html - most interesting things are the images of the menus and loading screen.

http://blogs.yahoo.c...a/48897499.html - pics of the box and contents.

http://blogs.yahoo.c...a/61789942.html - pic of a Sega Channel calling card with the Japanese mascot.

http://gametanteidan...-entry-113.html - A blog article.

http://www.geocities...ga/sega006.html - seemingly has info and a bit of a gamelist.

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View PostKiddo Cabbusses, on 15 March 2012 - 11:01 PM, said:

http://www.lcv.ne.jp...d/gamecam1.html - most interesting things are the images of the menus and loading screen.
Hey, that's a pretty cool Sonic 2-ish loading screen.
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But wait a second... The disposition of the mountains makes it look like a mockup. These might be scans from a press release or something.

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I get a more Sonic CD vibe from that...

translated game names for anyone who cares:
screenshot in first link: Monster World IV, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Chelnov (Atomic Runner), Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
last link:
OutRun/Wimbledon/Ex-Ranza (Ranger-X)/
Gunstar Heroes/Kyuukai Douchuuki/Gambler Jiko Chuushinha/Gain Ground/Columns 3/
Side Pocket/The Super Shinobi 2 (Shinobi 3)/Shining Force/Super Volleyball/Super Hang-On/Super Fantasy Zone/Super Monaco GP/Space Harrier II/Sonic Spinball/Sonic 1/Sonic 2/
Dyna Brothers 2/Chelnov/
Party Quiz Mega Q/Battle Mania (Trouble Shooter)/Phantasy Star III/Phantasy Star IV/Puyo Puyo/Bare Knuckle 2 (Streets of Rage 2)/Bonanza Bros./
Langrisser/
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View PostAndlabs, on 16 March 2012 - 06:51 AM, said:

I get a more Sonic CD vibe from that...

translated game names for anyone who cares:
screenshot in first link: Monster World IV, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Chelnov (Atomic Runner), Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
last link:
OutRun/Wimbledon/Ex-Ranza (Ranger-X)/
Gunstar Heroes/Kyuukai Douchuuki/Gambler Jiko Chuushinha/Gain Ground/Columns 3/
Side Pocket/The Super Shinobi 2 (Shinobi 3)/Shining Force/Super Volleyball/Super Hang-On/Super Fantasy Zone/Super Monaco GP/Space Harrier II/Sonic Spinball/Sonic 1/Sonic 2/
Dyna Brothers 2/Chelnov/
Party Quiz Mega Q/Battle Mania (Trouble Shooter)/Phantasy Star III/Phantasy Star IV/Puyo Puyo/Bare Knuckle 2 (Streets of Rage 2)/Bonanza Bros./
Langrisser/
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Combine this with the info from the old thread for "Ecco Jr.", "Earthworm Jim" and "Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure" as well as DB2S and GNKO, and we have some degree of a Japanese game list. Also, shown as downloading in the picture but is not on this list is Sonic 3.

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But wait a second... The disposition of the mountains makes it look like a mockup. These might be scans from a press release or something.

They do look like they're from a magazine, yes? I wonder what one, though?
Either way, these are the only tidbits of the Japanese menus I can find. If we're really lucky they might be in the Japanese BIOs can can be dumped, but I wouldn't count on it.
It's rather unfortunate that so little of the Japanese Sega Channel was fan-preserved.

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Could you point out where in the thread you get htose two abbreviations (I don't know what they are) from?

I started planning out an infodump program that should help us with this: it lets us collaboratively collect this information and save copies for posterity. The idea a series of 2D "tables" with pieces of information that can be copied or moved around. The thing is: I have no idea about web programming (or secure web programming for that matter). Where is the best place to learn so I can go ahead and do it? Thanks. (I also intend to use it for Sega Pico and possibly the Satellaview if you need it; I want to make it open but base the feature set around what we need for Sega Channel and Sega Pico at least.)
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View PostAndlabs, on 16 March 2012 - 05:50 PM, said:

Could you point out where in the thread you get htose two abbreviations (I don't know what they are) from?


Oh, my bad. "Dyna Brothers 2 Special" and "Game no Kanzume Otokuyou", respectively.

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I started planning out an infodump program that should help us with this: it lets us collaboratively collect this information and save copies for posterity. The idea a series of 2D "tables" with pieces of information that can be copied or moved around. The thing is: I have no idea about web programming (or secure web programming for that matter). Where is the best place to learn so I can go ahead and do it? Thanks. (I also intend to use it for Sega Pico and possibly the Satellaview if you need it; I want to make it open but base the feature set around what we need for Sega Channel and Sega Pico at least.)


I tend to be out of touch with current web design fads, which is part of why Satellablog is kinda cumbersome and only "organized" chronologically speaking. Most folks tend to go for Wikis now. I don't really know what I can recommend to you web-wise, but it might be a good idea to keep this kind of info in an Excel chart much like how No-Intro handles undumped lists.

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Thanks. The idea is that I feel the wiki system isn't particularly well suited to merely collecting data, which is what we need to do for Sega Channel =P Wikis are good for presenting information, and we have definitely been doing that with the information we've collected.

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Speaking of wikis

http://segaretro.org/Sega_Channel

Still not great, but better than it was before.

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HA! Sega of Japan's Virtual Console site gives us some confirmation as to a handful of titles:

http://vc.sega.jp/vc_ewj/ Earthworm Jim
http://vc.sega.jp/vc_pitfall/ Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
The confirmation is the text "本作はメガドライブ版でのパッケージ販売は日本ではされておりませんでしたが、ケーブルテレビ・ゲーム配信サービス「セガチャンネル」で楽しむことができました。" (The Megadrive package for the original game wasn't sold in Japan, but it could be played on the cable TV game broadcast service "Sega Channel"; translation provided by GlitterBerri)

http://vc.sega.jp/vc_ewj2/ Earthworm Jim 2
http://vc.sega.jp/vc_eccojr/ Ecco Jr.
本作は日本でのパッケージ販売はされておりませんでしたが、ケーブルテレビ・ゲーム配信サービス「セガチャンネル」で楽しむことができました。 (same thing, but without "Mega Drive version")

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Just for the sake of checking, has anyone tried ripping the Japanese Virtual Console versions of those in the off-chance they're actually the JP Sega Channel builds rather than just the US retails given to JP folks?

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If they are the US retails then this is the first time they're being given to a JP audience. Both Earthworm Jim games were never released on the Megadrive in Japan. Only one that made it was the SNES version of the first one.

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And the Saturn version of the second game (published by Takara). But this shows that they were also released on Sega Channel, so...
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View PostAndlabs, on 16 September 2012 - 09:12 AM, said:

And the Saturn version of the second game (published by Takara). But this shows that they were also released on Sega Channel, so...

Interesting trivia: Playmates Interactive released at least one Toshinden game overseas (they were made by Takara).

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Finally, found some details about the UK Sega Channel service

http://archive.org/s...ge/n21/mode/2up

you can all sleep well at night knowing that Barney's Hide & Seek Game made it to Europe after all!

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6. How often do the games change?
Each month, Sega Channel uploads a new CD-ROM which has 25 new titles, 80% of these will be different from the previous month. Naturally popular games will stay on the network.

Interesting, I don't think this has ever been documented before.

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