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by big_smile
Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: World Hobby Fair - Makuhari Messe Report and Pictures
Replies: 26
Views: 14623

World Hobby Fair - Makuhari Messe Report and Pictures

The 2004 World Hobby Fair was Sega’s quietest with only four titles on show, three of which are from Sonic Team. Still, that didn’t prevent Sega Japan from producing this picture packed report on the fair that was held in Makuhari Messe. http://www.sega.co.jp/event/report/040621/00.jpg...
by big_smile
Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Naka Interview: some interesting statements.
Replies: 12
Views: 5367

Nice find! TNL: Rumors have it that you even programmed a Famicom emulator for the Megadrive at one point in time, for your personal amusement. Is this true? Naka: Oh my. [laughs] How do you people know about that one? Well yeah, actually I did. I did it primarily for study purposes. It ran things l...
by big_smile
Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mega Drive Play TV Pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 12554

Is there a place to put other cartridges or does it only have those 6 games? Cause I got my 13 year old genesis sitting right over there ready to play those 6 games and more. This one does look cool though, assuming you can play other games. From the pictures there appears to be no cartridge port a...
by big_smile
Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mega Drive Play TV Pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 12554

Mega Drive Play TV Pictures

Watch Impress have posted pictures of Mega Drive Play TV. The new 'plug-and-play' TV console features six Mega Drive games, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Flicky , which can be played without the need for game cartridges. http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20040615/toy-s02.jpg ^The packagin...
by big_smile
Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:36 am
Forum: "Weekly" Poll
Topic: Essential Retard
Replies: 170
Views: 102234

Do any decent scans of the Japanese Chaotix manual exist? I have three that were posted a while back, but they're totally illegible. Bulk from Sonic Dimension copied the text from the manual (together with a rough translation): KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ナックルズ・ザ・エキドゥナ 伝説の浮遊島にある、マスターエメラルド“ピラーâ€ï¿...
by big_smile
Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Sonic Advance 3 Commercial
Replies: 0
Views: 4489

New Sonic Advance 3 Commercial

A second Japanese commercial has been produced for Sonic's newest GBA title. Whereas the previous advertisement took a light-hearted approach to the game, this new one focuses on its speed and tag-system features. Sonic and Tails are shown zooming through a tube before reaching a room of multiple TV...
by big_smile
Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: World Hobby Fair - 3 ST titles to be shown + merchandise
Replies: 0
Views: 4135

World Hobby Fair - 3 ST titles to be shown + merchandise

Sega Japan have announced that Sonic Advance 3 , Puyo Pop Fever and Sega Superstars will be the Sonic Team titles on show at the 20th Next Generation World Hobby Fair . http://www.sega.co.jp/event/topics/hobby20/title.gif Surprisingly, Puyo Pop PSP, Sonic Mega Collection + , Sonic Heroes PC and Soni...
by big_smile
Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Registration Burst - Over 100,000 registrations for PSOBB
Replies: 2
Views: 2391

Registration Burst - Over 100,000 registrations for PSOBB

Sega Japan has announced that over 100,000 people have signed for game IDs for PSO: Blue Burst with 50,000 registrations being achieved in the first week of Beta testing. It must be noted that not all of these will be paying customers, but the high figures suggest the game will be a commercial succe...
by big_smile
Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Advance 3 Commercial
Replies: 28
Views: 10951

Sonic Advance 3 Commercial

The Japanese release of Sonic Advance 3 will be supported by Television advertising. As with all of Sega's Japanese commercials, the advertisement can be viewed online: <a href='http://sega.jp/asx/gba_sonicad3_cm_500.asx'; target='_new'> High speed version </a> <a href='http://sega.jp/asx/gba_sonica...
by big_smile
Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Shrine to the Dark one
Replies: 27
Views: 6866

So, what does Chaotix have to say about Metal Sonic? It's in Japanese and doesn't translate properly. Apparently, after being destroyed in Sonic CD , Metal Sonic was rebuilt using the dark ring and some plastic-thing that gives him new powers. ^_^ I'm pretty sure there's one from the Adventure era ...
by big_smile
Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Shrine to the Dark one
Replies: 27
Views: 6866

Though the item is a bit smudge, should I scan it anyway?
Please do. ^_^
by big_smile
Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Shrine to the Dark one
Replies: 27
Views: 6866

I have edited the link to make it stand out more.
Japanese is Greek to me.
Metal Sonic's Chaotix profile is the real highlight.
by big_smile
Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Shrine to the Dark one
Replies: 27
Views: 6866

Shrine to the Dark one

While recent Sonic games don't make full use of Metal Sonic's potential, most fans would agree that the mechanical masterpiece is the epitome of style and slickness in the Sonic series. However, other than the profile from the Japanese Sonic CD manual, little is know about Eggman's greatest creation...
by big_smile
Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: PSOBB: pricing clarification, merchandise & JPN manual
Replies: 0
Views: 4471

PSOBB: pricing clarification, merchandise & JPN manual

PSOBB: pricing clarification, merchandise and Japanese manual The most recent updates to Sega Direct and the Official PSOBB website have clarified the pricing situation of the game*. Although, the retail version does not go on sale until the 15th of July, the free download ( reported yesterday ) ap...
by big_smile
Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Shorts - PSOBB/PSO III UK Release/Sonic Advance Retrospect
Replies: 12
Views: 4800

Shorts - PSOBB/PSO III UK Release/Sonic Advance Retrospect

<b> Blue Burst Download </b> http://www.sega.co.jp/img/bnr_psobb_jpdl.gif Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst can be downloaded free from the Sega Japan website UK: PSO III - Exclusive to GAME GAME have bought the UK retail rights to PSO III. The game, which will be released on June 11th, can pre-ordere...
by big_smile
Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: If you saw Yuji Naka walking down the street...
Replies: 69
Views: 14924

And why the hell are there enemies that take a ton of hits to destroy? I'm not so bothered about the early enemies - but the ones towards the end. You know - the ones with the giant hammer with the pointed hat. They are a pain in the arse to kill - and by that time - unless i have a team blast, i d...
by big_smile
Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Advance 3 thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 10651

Does Sonic Advance 3 link-up with the Gamecube in any way?
^_^
by big_smile
Sun May 30, 2004 4:13 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What's your OVERALL favorite Sonic game!
Replies: 65
Views: 16237

Sonic3 & Knuckles, yup. Last and best game before the decline, and still a pretty damn fine game after the thing. Sonic Adventure was almost good enough to be a 'best' game- the supporting cast (with their short levels that feel like unfinished mini-games) let the game down, but the imagination in ...
by big_smile
Sun May 30, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: I want a picture of Popcorn
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

I want a picture of Popcorn

I was browsing through the << history section >> of the Sega Wow site and noticed that they were the development team responsible for Sega Sonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol and Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car . However, they actually produced a third arcade game, Sonic Popcorn , which was released in 199...
by big_smile
Fri May 28, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: E3 Pictures - Sonic DS, Sonic Mega Collection Plus and More
Replies: 47
Views: 24383

Wait, they sold SA-era T-Shirts in the U.S.?
When translated in Amikai, the original caption accompanying the picture in the SoJ report read as"The SONIKKU goods put on the market in United States."
by big_smile
Fri May 28, 2004 2:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: E3 Pictures - Sonic DS, Sonic Mega Collection Plus and More
Replies: 47
Views: 24383

E3 Pictures - Sonic DS, Sonic Mega Collection Plus and More

New Sonic DS Pictures Nintendo.com has posted some really clear pictures of Sonic DS : <img border=0 src="http://www.nintendo.com/e3_2004/img/ds/sonic/e3sonic_nds_ss01.jpg" /> <img border=0 src="http://www.nintendo.com/e3_2004/img/ds/sonic/e3sonic_nds_ss02.jpg" /> <img border=0 src="http://www.nint...
by big_smile
Thu May 27, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Shorts
Replies: 13
Views: 5533

Shorts

Creator's Notes - Mineko Okamura http://www.sega.co.jp/community/creators/vol_30/face0.jpg <a href='http://www.sega.co.jp/community/creators/vol_30/1.html'; target='_new'>The latest instalment </a> in Sega Japan's behind the scenes series talks with Mineko Okamura, the producer of Astro Boy. New PS...
by big_smile
Thu May 27, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: PSO Blue Burst - Pictures and Art work
Replies: 3
Views: 3289

PSO Blue Burst - Pictures and Art work

<a href='http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20040521/psobbpre.htm '; target='_new'> Watch Impress </a>have posted 24 pictures and some impressions of PSO Blue Burst. The impressions don't translate too well, but here is a selection of some of the pictures: <img border=0 src="http://www.watch.i...
by big_smile
Wed May 26, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Fang za Sniper
Replies: 22
Views: 4621

Is that from the S&T2 manual? Does the rest of the manual exist?
It is from the S&T2 manual, but the rest of it doesn't exist.