Today marks the release of North American release of the Sega Dreamcast: a machine that had it all, but couldn’t win out against ill-will of Sega’s past mistakes and the hype behind their largest competitor.
Believe it or not, I'm on my third copy of Sonic Shuffle. It’s a game I've played so much that the discs show their wear, back when review scores didn't influence purchases as persuasively as rentals and when game reception wasn't trapped in bubbles enforced by online commentary. When I later discovered that this game I loved got hammered with criticism, I was puzzled by negativity I felt was unwarranted. Some insist Sonic Shuffle is a Mario Party rip-off, unoriginal and dominated by fault-ridden gameplay. I see things differently.
Arcade Sushi would like to wish a happy 20th birthday to the original PlayStation console and a sweet 16th to the Sega Dreamcast.
Those wonderful relics of '90s gaming, ToeJam and Earl, have been resurrected with the release of the beta version of ToeJam and Earl 3 for Dreamcast.