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Title: Sega Saturn
Post by: Fadedsun on March 10, 2011, 04:08:21 PM
So, I just got a Sega Saturn for free from my work with a bunch of games with it like:NBA Jam, Virtua Fighter 2 and Virtua Cop.

What games do I need for Saturn? I've never owned one before so I'm kind of excited to play some games I missed out on.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Yoda on March 10, 2011, 04:11:01 PM
I'm trying to get my cousin to either lend or sell me his (modded to play imports)


The absolute best game (imho) is Guardian Heroes.

Tons of good shmups too, but it's been years.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: yoshimiinpink on March 10, 2011, 04:24:06 PM
Get some version of Bomberman. :D
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Chronix112 on March 10, 2011, 04:34:29 PM
I'm trying to get my cousin to either lend or sell me his (modded to play imports)


The absolute best game (imho) is Guardian Heroes.

Tons of good shmups too, but it's been years.

the above, above and again the above!

Also 
Panzer Dragon games, Dragon Force,  Astal, Fighter's Megamix, Albert Odyssey Gaiden, Shinning Wsdom. Shinobi
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: John on March 10, 2011, 04:50:12 PM
Concur with Fighters Megamix.  Only fighting game where you can play as a car.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 10, 2011, 06:03:38 PM
As much as Sega let me down with the saturn 2 games alone made me not regret buying it:

Panzer Dragoon Saga
Nights

2 of the very best games ever created. There's a Nights remake for the PS2 but it was only released in Japan.

Get the original panzer dragoon and the sequel panzer dragoon zwei.

Others I recommend are:

Deep Fear, Fighters Megamix, Guardian Heroes.

There's also Burning Rangers. I enjoyed it back then but the game was too ambitious for the hardware, it probably doesn't hold up very well graphics wise. You should try it though.


Anyway, it's worth buying the system for the PD trilogy alone, that's how good it is.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Fadedsun on March 10, 2011, 06:43:00 PM
Thanks, guys!

I'm definitely going to get Nights.

What about Shining:The Holy Ark? I heard that was a good game.

There's is no way in hell I can afford to get Panzer Dragoon Saga at the moment. I just checked Ebay and one of the listings is at $150 with a few hours left.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 10, 2011, 06:51:54 PM
The problem with the saturn is that most of the best games never made it out of japan. Some were later ported to the psone and released worldwide like grandia and dead or alive but others, like radiant silvergun (considered by many the best shmup ever) never made it.
Saturn bomberman is widely considered the best bomberman ever.
If you're into 3D fighting games, Last Bronx is worth considering.

I never played shining the holy ark but I remember it getting 80+ reviews.

Chronix mentioned Astal, I never played it but the game sure was beautiful.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Parn on March 10, 2011, 10:43:53 PM
Shining The Holy Ark is old school dungeon crawling.  The narrative isn't particularly strong, but if you want to play Shining Force 3 at some point, Shining The Holy Ark is a prequel, story-wise.

As far as Panzer Dragoon Saga goes, you don't necessarily need to permanently own it... but you really do owe it to yourself to play it.  It really was ahead of its time considering the era it released in and is still a damn good game even now.  Look at the $150 as a deposit that you can get back after you're done playing the game by selling it right back on Ebay.

With Radiant Silvergun, normally I'd recommend giving that a go as well since it's one of the most impressive titles on the platform, but the HD rerelease on Xbox 360 is imminent so... save your cash.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Yggdrasil on March 10, 2011, 10:52:37 PM
Games That Defined The Sega Saturn (http://www.racketboy.com/retro/2006/06/games-that-defined-sega-saturn.html)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on March 10, 2011, 11:23:56 PM
K let's not forget Mr. Bones shalln't we? (shalln't is definitely a word)
THE cult game of the system IMO.

Also get everything Panzer
and NiGHTS like a motherfucker.

I still have a copy of Albert Odyssey lying around that I epically found at the flea market for $10 a few years ago but have never played it.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 11, 2011, 04:56:42 AM
Guardian Heroes
Radiant Silvergun
The House of the Dead
Panzer Dragoon Games
Albert Odyssey
Dragon Force
Shinobi-X
Shining Wisdom
Terra Diver
Burning Rangers
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 11, 2011, 05:12:54 AM
Games That Defined The Sega Saturn (http://www.racketboy.com/retro/2006/06/games-that-defined-sega-saturn.html)

It was such a good feeling to have sega rally in my living room when the game was still the hottest thing at the arcades. It's not something I would recomend today though. You can find the sega rally that was released for current gen consoles for dirt cheap. Daytona USA was a pretty bad port, even sega admitted that it was rushed.
Virtua Cop and House of the dead should be played with a lightgun.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 11, 2011, 04:38:46 PM
It was dumb that "The House of the Dead" wasn't released on the Wii along with "The House of the Dead 2 & 3". Three sucks.  One and two are the best and we will never get four on consoles :(
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: MindCandy on March 12, 2011, 12:17:44 PM
Magic Knight... something or other. Sorry I forgot. Never owned one
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 12, 2011, 03:01:36 PM
Magic Knight... something or other. Sorry I forgot. Never owned one

Magic Knight Rayearth! That was the last Saturn game to be released in the US if memory serves. Last in Europe was Deep Fear, it was a resident evil clone but it was fantastic, surprinsingly big production values for a game that was released for a console that was pretty much dead at the time. It was really good. I already recomended it in my first post.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 12, 2011, 03:18:40 PM
All I have to say is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SanWyvMQunI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SanWyvMQunI&feature=related)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obLniZJF1H0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obLniZJF1H0&feature=related)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXpXbNzntOA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXpXbNzntOA)

Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 12, 2011, 03:57:24 PM
All I have to say is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SanWyvMQunI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SanWyvMQunI&feature=related)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obLniZJF1H0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obLniZJF1H0&feature=related)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXpXbNzntOA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXpXbNzntOA)



Oh man, sonic R, the most impressive 3D engine ever created for the saturn (along with PDS) wasted on a crappy racing game when everyone and their mother was screaming for a proper sonic game. When the first pics leaked people thought it was for the model 3 arcade board. Another cruel tease was that fantastic 3D level sonic team included in the sonic collection. All I could do was pick up one of the many videogame mags littering my room's floor, open the pages covering E3 1996, look at those incredible sonic extreme pics and weep.
I was a huge sega fanboy at the time so these memories actually cause me physical pain.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 12, 2011, 04:42:26 PM
It causes me physical pain that I never bought the damn system back then.  I was so concerned with the Nintendo 64 and Playstation. 
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 12, 2011, 06:29:59 PM
It causes me physical pain that I never bought the damn system back then.  I was so concerned with the Nintendo 64 and Playstation. 

The psone was the way to go. I had to buy one eventually, the saturn was dead before the Psone even reached its prime. No serious gamer would miss out on games like gran turismo, FF7/8/9, resident evil 2/3, tekken 3, wipeout, etc, etc.

I just mentioned how cool it was to have sega rally in my living room. Well, when I was first opened a mag with pics of GT... I can't even describe it, it was unreal. Then I start reading the article and realize that besides the most amazing graphics ever the game had 150 cars and 20 tracks. Sega rally had 3 cars and 4 tracks... Then GT2 was announced and... well, you get the idea, the saturn was looking like a joke in comparison.
I still remember how happy I was when capcom announced that RE would be ported to the saturn. But pics of RE2 were already surfacing and it looked so much better.
And don't get me started on FFVII. I remember this tv show about videogames we used to have here. When they showed the first trailer of FF7 I recorded it and then spent an hour rewinding it and watching it over and over again.
It felt like those machines weren't even from the same gen. Then the news that such antecipated games as grandia, x-men vs street fighter, radiant silvergun and dead or alive would remain in Japan. To ad insult to injury most of them eventually got ported to the psone and were released worlwide.

All sega had was the software provided by it's arcade divisions but even that failed eventually. In late 1996 Sega released the model 3 board and since it was infinitely more powerful than the saturn, ports were now impossible. Virtua Fighter 3 and Sega Rally 2 would never see a dreamcast version. Instead Sega focused on getting these on the dreamcast as soon as possible. The sonic game that the saturn never got was also in development for the new machine. Sega was admitting defeat and leaving all saturn owners in the cold. To make matters worse AM2 admitted having a version of VF3 running on Saturn but since it would steal the thunder from the dreamcast version (it was the only strong title in the releease line-up) it got canned. Remember that Sega promised at one point in time that the game would be on the saturn. It would be a watered down version but it would be better than nothing.
AM2 gave us a bit of that port in fighter's megamix though. Akira's VF3 stage was in it and Janet (from virtua cop) had all the moves of the new VF3 character Aoi. These little things meant the world to me, a few pieces of VF3 still made it into a saturn game.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 13, 2011, 05:30:43 AM
I actually broke down and bought a brand new Sega Saturn for $100. Guardian Heroes for $80 and Panzer Dragoon 1 & Zwei for $30. Not bad in my opinion.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 13, 2011, 06:20:11 AM
Those are real classics, enjoy them.

My saturn actually died so I ended up selling all the games
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 13, 2011, 06:24:05 AM
I also bought Shinobi Legions, sucks that Burning Rangers is almost impossible to find on eBay and if you do, it's over $100. It kinda reminded me of Mega Man Legends in a way.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Yoda on March 13, 2011, 01:41:20 PM
I actually broke down and bought a brand new Sega Saturn for $100. Guardian Heroes for $80 and Panzer Dragoon 1 & Zwei for $30. Not bad in my opinion.


Awesome. That's a good deal for guardian
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: cj_iwakura on March 13, 2011, 02:47:16 PM
Magic Knight... something or other. Sorry I forgot. Never owned one

Rayearth, very last game released in the US.

I've been Let's Playing it, if you're interested. It's fantastic, and has held up very well.
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=124366

As for the absolute best game on the system? Dragon Force, no doubt. So much replay value, even a decade+ later.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: TiamatNM on March 13, 2011, 03:11:31 PM
This is still my favorite system.  I think most of the really good games were mentioned already but I'll throw Silhoutte Mirage in there, though it is Japan only.  I know there's a Playstation version released in the US by Working Designs, and I've read about changes they made and stuff but I haven't played it.  Point is though, it's one of the best 2D action games I've played and I will always have fond memories of it.

I also really like Virtual On, and it was actually the main reason I originally got the system.  Graphics and stuff not nearly as good as the arcade version (which I played years later) but it's still Virtual On.  


Also 
Panzer Dragon games, Dragon Force,  Astal, Fighter's Megamix, Albert Odyssey Gaiden, Shinning Wsdom. Shinobi

I'm glad someone else liked Astal.  It isn't well known but it's a good game.  Graphics, music, and gameplay were all very good but not much extra content (you can't even create a save file) so you prettymuch had to beat it in one sitting. 

Sonic Jam is also a really good game, it's a collection of sonic1,2,3 & knuckles and has a cool 3D museum thingy. 

Also for Nights, if you can find the Christmas Nights "demo" disk that is also really good and the data links with your main Nights file
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Parn on March 13, 2011, 04:38:05 PM
What's embarrassing is that the Saturn still has the best Sonic the Hedgehog and Phantasy Star collections.  They didn't just put the games on the discs for those collections, but also added in lots of historical stuff, tons of artwork, commercials, and so forth.

Speaking of which, you can snag the music for the Sega Saturn Phantasy Star Collection on my website here (http://synbios.net/site/2010/03/06/phantasy-star-collection-music/).  The illustration gallery songs are tight.

And while I'm shamelessly plugging my website, there's some artwork from Albert Odyssey Gaiden that I have scanned here (http://synbios.net/site/2010/03/20/albert-odyssey-gaiden-calendar-art/)... I guarantee you haven't seen it before.

I'm now in a Sega Saturn nostalgia mood and should do a 100% perfect shotdown playthrough of Panzer Dragoon Zwei again, and upload it onto Youtube.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 13, 2011, 05:40:25 PM
This is still my favorite system.  I think most of the really good games were mentioned already but I'll throw Silhoutte Mirage in there, though it is Japan only.  I know there's a Playstation version released in the US by Working Designs, and I've read about changes they made and stuff but I haven't played it.  Point is though, it's one of the best 2D action games I've played and I will always have fond memories of it.

I also really like Virtual On, and it was actually the main reason I originally got the system.  Graphics and stuff not nearly as good as the arcade version (which I played years later) but it's still Virtual On.  


Also 
Panzer Dragon games, Dragon Force,  Astal, Fighter's Megamix, Albert Odyssey Gaiden, Shinning Wsdom. Shinobi

I'm glad someone else liked Astal.  It isn't well known but it's a good game.  Graphics, music, and gameplay were all very good but not much extra content (you can't even create a save file) so you prettymuch had to beat it in one sitting. 

Sonic Jam is also a really good game, it's a collection of sonic1,2,3 & knuckles and has a cool 3D museum thingy. 

Also for Nights, if you can find the Christmas Nights "demo" disk that is also really good and the data links with your main Nights file

What I loved about Christmas Nights was that depending on the time of year the scenery and music would change accordingly. The music in Nights was brilliant and was influenced by the mood of those little creatures inhabitating the world. Your interactions with them would ultimately decide the mood of the music. If you made them happy (by hatching eggs and protecting them) the music would reflect that, if you went on a killing spree the music would get gloomy. All of it was brilliant though.
There was also a lot of stuff to unlock including sonic (at first thought to be a hint for the saturn sonic game but in the end yet another cruel tease).
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 13, 2011, 05:46:38 PM
Your Final Fantasy XIV Review was hilarious!
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Parn on March 13, 2011, 06:01:49 PM
It's actually not my review, haha.  I'm not nearly as nice.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 13, 2011, 06:25:10 PM
Oh,ok lol!
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Fadedsun on March 13, 2011, 06:54:45 PM
Wow, you guys went all out in here. Lots of great suggestions in here.

I remember reading in an article about Albert Odyssey way back in the day in Gamefan. I really wanted to play it at the time, but being the broke teenager that I was, I never had the chance.

I'm going to start off slow and probably just grab Nights and work my way from there.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Parn on March 13, 2011, 07:09:40 PM
If there is one thing to take from Albert Odyssey... it has one of the best overworld themes ever composed.

http://synbios.net/media/albertodysseyost/1-05%20Main%20Theme%201.mp3
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Fadedsun on March 13, 2011, 09:52:17 PM
If there is one thing to take from Albert Odyssey... it has one of the best overworld themes ever composed.

http://synbios.net/media/albertodysseyost/1-05%20Main%20Theme%201.mp3

You weren't kidding. This is a great overworld theme. I've never heard this one before. I've always been fond of Revelations:Persona's overworld theme, but this is a top contender now.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 14, 2011, 02:08:58 AM
What's really awesome is that the composer (Naoki Kodaka) was one of the two composers for Batman (NES) and Journey to Silius (NES). OMG they were probably the two best soundtracks on the NES.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Yoda on March 14, 2011, 02:23:05 AM
I had never heard of albert odyssey until this thread... looked it up and it's very interesting, but the battles look painfully slow.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: TiamatNM on March 14, 2011, 01:41:26 PM
Well they look that way cause they kinda are.  The battle system is about as uninspired as it gets.  The graphics are nice looking and the game has good music but the game isn't that great overall imo.  Working designs translation is funny at least
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 14, 2011, 02:43:28 PM
I thought Working Designs best translations were Vanguard Bandits and Arc the Lad Collection.  I liked Lunar but something didn't settle well with me there.  The story was good but I couldn't get into the music or battle system.  Just little gripes but it's whatever I guess :)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: MindCandy on March 14, 2011, 04:45:10 PM
Vangard bandits had a fantastic translation. My only complaint about that game was how they hid the way to properly level up your character. You get new skills only if you boost the dorrect stats. 'Eff up, and you ruin your character. I'm not at all ashamed to say I used a guide for that part of the game bexause it was so friggin lame.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Parn on March 14, 2011, 05:49:13 PM
Albert Odyssey's strengths are its excellent sprite-work, an amazing soundtrack, and hilarious dialogue courtesy of Zach Meston when he worked at Working Designs.  I don't think a game has ever been crammed full of more sexual innuendo than Albert Odyssey.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Parn on March 14, 2011, 06:50:51 PM
Just to illustrate my point, I fired up my old save file of Albert Odyssey from 11 years ago (seriously), where my characters are in the town of Gigarl.  Below is dialogue from the first two townspeople I ran across.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Meicyn/Games/Photo1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Meicyn/Games/Photo2.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Meicyn/Games/Photo3.jpg)

This game is amazing.  It's why I have a whole section on my website dedicated to it.  Fuck the haters.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 14, 2011, 06:55:50 PM
Priceless. I missed this one back in the day. I remember reading about it though.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Yoda on March 14, 2011, 07:04:45 PM
I'm not hating on it. Just said the battles look slow.


I love the sprites
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 15, 2011, 01:33:27 AM
Those pics are hilariously awesome,lol!
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 16, 2011, 03:44:00 AM
I just bought the import of Soukyugurentai and an Action Replay cart.  I've spent about $500 on my Sega Saturn collection.  I need more imports.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: mikey_artifas on March 16, 2011, 04:19:29 AM
If there is one thing to take from Albert Odyssey... it has one of the best overworld themes ever composed.

http://synbios.net/media/albertodysseyost/1-05%20Main%20Theme%201.mp3

Ugh. Dammit.... I really wish I still had my SS. I had 53 games. :(
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 16, 2011, 02:08:57 PM
Are Sega Saturn game discs sensitive like the Dreamcast?  What I mean, is that if a DC game had a few scratches, it may not read.  Does this apply to Saturn discs too or is it like the PS1 and PS2 games? My Saturn hasn't come in the mail yet but I got my first game and it looks good but it does have a good few light scratches on it.  I paid $40 for it, would hate to see it go down the toilet because of a few scratches.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 17, 2011, 03:11:02 PM
Well, I bought more Saturn games yesterday.  I think i'm done for the most part.  I spent nearly $700 (Yes, i'm stupid and I probably wasted my money that could have been used for something better but i'm single, no kids and I have enough money to pay my rent, cell phone and internet bill.)  Here is the list of things I bought for the Saturn:

- Saturn (Duh)
- Action Replay (More save data and able to play import games)
- Guardian Heroes
- The House of the Dead
- Virtua Fighter (Came with system)
- Virtua Cop (Came with System)
- Virtua Cop 2
- Two Stunner Guns
- Two Controllers
- Die Hard Arcade
- Area 51
- Panzer Dragoon
- Panzer Dragoon Zwei
- Terra Diver (Known as Soukyuugurentai)
- Shinobi Legions
- Albert Odyssey
- NiGHTS
- Darius Gaiden
- Galactic Attack

I'm not buying Radiant Silvergun since it's heading to the XBLA this year (hopefully) and Panzer Dragoon Saga.  It's stupid expensive :(
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Yoda on March 17, 2011, 03:24:08 PM
I'll be over later. What kind of beer should i bring?
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 17, 2011, 03:28:54 PM
Anything you can grab, make sure to being the chips too :)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 25, 2011, 07:35:51 AM
I just thought of an other game that got huge praise back then: Dark Saviour. It was supposed to be the spiritual sequel to Landstalker. I remember reviews saying that it was one of the best action rpgs of that gen.
Just watched a few vids of Astal, man the game holds up so well, why didn't I buy it back then? Burning Rangers really hasn't aged well as I suspected, that game would've looked a lot better on the psone.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 25, 2011, 02:47:18 PM
I was thinking about picking that game up to.  It seems kinda boring though.  Just running from room to room.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on March 25, 2011, 02:51:51 PM
I was thinking about picking that game up to.  It seems kinda boring though.  Just running from room to room.

I never played it so I can't really comment on that.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: msg on March 25, 2011, 03:25:56 PM
You MUST play shining force 3 if you have a saturn, its amazing.
Its expensive but always on ebay.
The translation patches work on all the discs too so you can play all 3 scenarios.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on March 28, 2011, 08:48:37 PM
After buying all of these games, at E3, they will announce their plans to release the majority of these on the XBLA/PSN.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on August 07, 2011, 03:59:12 AM
Uh-oh, I just spent a crapload just now on eBay.  I payed $460 for three games. Panzer Dragoon Saga, Dragon Force and Shining Force III, all complete and look great.  I think I need to go throw up.  Here is a list of my Sega Saturn games as of now:

-Panzer Dragoon
-Panzer Dragoon Zwei
-Panzer Dragoon Saga
-Shining Force III
-Dragon Force
-Shinobi Legions
-The House of the Dead
-Virtua Cop
-Virtua Cop 2
-Nights
-Die Hard Arcade
-Area 51
-Albert Odyssey
-Guardian Heroes
-Darius Gaiden
-Solar Eclipse
-Galactic Attack
-Gunbird (Japan Import)
-Daytona USA
-Virtua Fighter 2
-Out Run (Japan Import)
-Kingdom Grand Prix (Japan Import)
-After Burner II (Japan Import)
-Gradius Delux Pack (Japan Import)
-Snatcher (Japan Import)
-Policenauts (Japan Import)
-Space Harrier (Japan Import)
-Terra Diver (Japan Import)

I think if I can somehow obtain Burning Rangers, my Saturn collection is as good as complete, unless i'm forgetting another important game out there.  I swear if Panzer Dragoon Saga gets released on XBLA or PSN, I will "Stand Tall and Shake the Heavens" so unless I want to be a completionist, i'm not buying Radiant Silvergun on the Saturn as it's about to be released on XBLA.  Unless it becomes dirt cheap afterwards, than sure, why not?
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: CDFN on August 07, 2011, 10:37:10 AM
 I payed $460 for three games.

You know that's crazy right?
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Vanguard on August 07, 2011, 11:27:22 AM
Not ever getting to play Dragon Force is one of my biggest regrets. Somebody needs to resurrect that for the iOS or 3DS or something.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on August 07, 2011, 12:09:57 PM
 I payed $460 for three games.

You know that's crazy right?

Yes, I pounded my head into the wall right after I clicked "Buy It Now", the button was so shiny and the games were in mint condition, I couldn't resist.  I think i'm addicted to eBay :(
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: DPB on August 07, 2011, 01:09:26 PM
You're missing Shining the Holy Ark, that's the only other game I can think of that's well worth getting.

There's Shining Wisdom too (and the US gets the better Working Designs version as opposed to the messy translation from Sega Europe) which is fairly decent Zelda clone, though I wouldn't bother getting it unless you have a turbo controller, since the control scheme without one is pretty terrible. Legend of Oasis (Story of Thor 2 in Europe) is fairly good too, and shouldn't be very expensive.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Darklight on August 16, 2011, 12:54:25 AM
I somehow missed this thread.

Hey Fadedsun, whats your japanese like? For the SS, Both SMT Devil Summoner and Soul hackers are amazing games, Slayers Royale and Slayers royale 2 are a worthy mention and if you like these, then dragon master silk is worth it. There is a saturn version of Vandal hearts which plays out really well. Lunar silver star and Lunar 2 are great rpg's. mmmmmmmmm. Ogre Battle? difficult, even with some japanese knowledge. Tactics Ogre is playable though, if yu can find it. Terra Phantastica is one of the 1st SS rpg's, shows it's age but play quite well

English/Japanese games that are playable and recomended, there's allot that I recomend :) I use the action replay 4 in 1 which plays titles that need a ram cart. Except King of fighters 95 which has game data on the cart. This looks like a list of games I know, it's really a recomendation list

Exhumed/Powerslave Is an excellent and reasonably common Egyptian based FPS
Duke 3d and Quake are excellent ports
Baku Baku animal is an addictive puzzle game
BioHazard, yes I like this port runs smooth though looks a bit rough
Bomberman Wars, a more tactical version of BM, fun stuff
Bubble Symphony, It's bubble bobble on steroids
Bulk Slash, An exzcellent 3d mech shooter, If you can get your hands on this, you won't regret it
Virtual On, Imho, the best version of this game
Street fighter Zero 3, this is arcade quality with ane excellent challenge mode
The king of fighters 95, 96 and 97, Best port's from the neo geo imho
Samurai Showdown 4 Amakusas revenge, this is just beautiful, simple
Fighters megamix, somones mentiod this right?
Cho Aniki, it's a gay shooter, seriously
Cotton Boomerang/Cotton 2, beauthiful side scrollers
Thunderforce V, this is worth youtubing, it shows off the saturn and is awesome as a shmup
Dayotona Circuit edition/Sega Rally
Deep fear, original survival horror, both eng and jap versions are playable
Digital Pinball Last Gladiator/Necronomicom, man these are fun
DRAGON FORCE, yes it's in capitals
Dynamite Deka/Die hard Arcade, get a friend and play the crap out of this
Enemy Zero, if you can find it, not sure how to explain this one, kind of scary??
Gungriffon/Gungriffon 2, Highly addictive mech action
Hexen, plays out great and smooth
Magic Knight Ray Earth, 2d rpg where you get involved in the story, Great stuff imho
Marvel VS Streetfighter, All 2d fighters are excellent on the SS,
Pocket fighter, another perfect conversion by capcom
Shadows of the tusk, Japanese srpg, great game and playable imho
Shutokou Battle 97/Drift king, SS version of tokyo Battle? fine game  this one
The horde, everyone knows this game, Horrible cheesy fmv, fun strategy game

I'm stopping here, I sound like a sega sales men

Buy all the shooters except for Super dimension Fortress :)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on August 18, 2011, 01:16:45 PM
You're missing Shining the Holy Ark, that's the only other game I can think of that's well worth getting.

There's Shining Wisdom too (and the US gets the better Working Designs version as opposed to the messy translation from Sega Europe) which is fairly decent Zelda clone, though I wouldn't bother getting it unless you have a turbo controller, since the control scheme without one is pretty terrible. Legend of Oasis (Story of Thor 2 in Europe) is fairly good too, and shouldn't be very expensive.

I forgot to add Shining the Holy Ark, so yes I own that game too :)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Yoda on August 18, 2011, 01:55:24 PM
 I payed $460 for three games.

You know that's crazy right?

Yes, I pounded my head into the wall right after I clicked "Buy It Now", the button was so shiny and the games were in mint condition, I couldn't resist.  I think i'm addicted to eBay :(

We need to send you to Intervention :)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on August 18, 2011, 03:02:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee925OTFBCA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee925OTFBCA)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Darklight on August 19, 2011, 07:03:04 PM
Intervention should be on comedy central.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on August 20, 2011, 11:40:41 AM
Well, I'm finished as far as i'm concerned, I bought Burning Rangers, CIB and i'm done,lol.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Fadedsun on August 22, 2011, 07:47:09 AM
I somehow missed this thread.

Hey Fadedsun, whats your japanese like?


I know how to read hiragana and katakana, but I don't know any kanji yet.

Thanks for the recommendations, however I recently ended up selling my Saturn to a member of this board. I was already feeling overwhelmed by my current backlog and having a new system didn't help that feeling so I decided to get rid of it. I would love to play Soul Hackers one day, though, because I love anything SMT related.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn
Post by: Giga_Force on August 22, 2011, 09:02:38 AM
I've only had my Sega Saturn since March and there is no way that I could part with it :(  I'm in love with my Sega CDX, to be able to play Sega CD and Genesis games on one console makes me happy :)