Sega Ages (Nintendo Switch)

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Master Emerald, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Jason

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    Still not sure if I should hold out for a physical version, like the Sega 3D Classics got. Though right now I'm only interested in Outrun and Virtua Racing. Maybe Puyo.
     
  2. Neo Hazard

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    Technically there's also Puyo Puyo eSportsthough it's still Japan only at the moment.

    Given that Virtua Racing is a Model 1 game (correct me if I'm wrong on this,) does this mean they're starting to work their way to more complex and later titles? This already looks amazing, I'd love to see Daytona USA get the same treatment, especially with an 8-player local multiplayer! That's still wild! Though I find it kind of odd there's only two player online if eight is in the card locally. It's usually the other way around...
     
  3. E-122-Psi

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    Yeah, it's nice we've finally got to some of SEGA's early 3D games being put in their rerelease lines, over mostly just their Megadrive stuff with the odd early arcade game like their recent compilation or the Wii Shopping Channel.

    If they managed to even just get a few good Model 2 arcade games in this series I'd be quite impressed, though even with just Model 1 emulation perfected we have Wing War and the original Virtua Fighter to consider as well.

    Yeah, you'd think that would be the cleaner approach, eight player local is cool, but looking at all those little screens is gonna be an eye sore.
     
  4. E-122-Psi

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    Virtua Racing is now out in Japan, and some technical details have been revealed by M2:

    https://www.gonintendo.com/stories/333973-sega-and-m2-reveal-the-many-struggles-and-challenges-of-creating

    * It seems this is actually a port, not an emulation, so maybe other Model 1 games aren't on the table right now.

    * They lacked the original source code so this whole thing was remade from scratch. They built it on the Deluxe version of the arcade game that had widescreen but no multiplayer (which they had to code back in).

    * Also this project originated from the 3D Classics line, and they initially planned to remake the 32X version.

    Since we now know some of the line will consist of ports rather than emulations, I wonder if this is how they'll get round to making Saturn and Dreamcast rereleases. There are some already existing Saturn ports like Sonic R and NIGHTS, if SEGA leant them the source code to be fine tuned to be more console perfect I wouldn't mind those on the list.
     
  5. Glaber

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    remake or port, as long as I can play it, I'll be happy.
     
  6. VirtuaKazama

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    That is quite the dedication to port Virtua Racing to the Switch.
     
  7. Jason

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