View Full Version : Recommendations for the Saturn's best-looking 2D games that are import friendly?
08-08-2012, 05:36 AM
You may have noticed I've been asking a lot of Sega Saturn questions recently, that's because I recently discovered that the Saturn was originally intended to be a 2D powerhouse! I love 2D games, but I'd always known the Saturn as "that failed console with the crappy-looking 3D polygons"! I then saw that there were a lot of beautiful 2D games released only in Japan, which Sega in their infinite wisdom passed over for "crappy-looking 3D polygons" ;) Before I get a Saturn, I'd like to have a list of what 2D games I should be giving some attention to. I'm after good-looking 2D games that are playable if you don't know Japanese. I'll be studying Japanese next year, so I can probably move on to the less import-friendly games and use them as practice :D So far, I know of:
Welcome to paradise :P
You may want to watch Yakumos Saturn Shooting Special and Saturn Fighting Special, you'll find footage of all important titles of said genres in there.
In addition to shooters & fighters, try Mizubaku Daibouken, Dungeons & Dragons Collection, Tenchi o Kurau, Capcom Generation 2, 3, 4, Shinrei Jusatsushi Taroumaru, Nazomakaimura, Astal, Willy Wombat, Super Tempo and Guardian Heroes.
There are more JPN-exclusive gems such as the Laserdisc ports (Time Gal, Road Blast, Ninja Hayate, Thunderstorm, Braindead 13 and Strahl) and some obscure 3D titles that are worth playing.
08-16-2012, 05:42 AM
Thanks for the suggestions ave! I think I've got a pretty good list, I had a friend recommend Silhouette Mirage, and it reminds me of Mischief Makers, and I loved that game :D
08-20-2012, 03:41 PM
Give Super Tempo, Tryrush Deppy, Keio Yugekitai and Astal a try. All 4 are great platformers with amazing looking 2D, the first two are pretty expensive tho...
For shmups try Hyper Duel, Battle Garegga, Blast wind or Soukyougurentai.
08-22-2012, 11:44 AM
Man, Japanese Saturn games are often crazy expensive on eBay. Got any recommendations on places to get them cheaper?
08-22-2012, 12:13 PM
Best place is Yahoo auction japan (site is in japanese only tho), but you have to check everywhere online. Another solution is to get a modchip from Racketboy shop and try the backups before tracking down the originals of the games you really like. At least this is what I like to do.
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