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Sega Ages
セガエイジス


 

24 May 1996

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27 Dec 1996
 

19 July 1996

27 Sep 1996

21 Feb 1997
 
The Sega Ages collection is a series of classic game re-issues for the Sega Saturn that lasted from 1996 to 1998. They stand out not only as a great library of timeless classics, but also as one of the earliest examples of the 'retro game' trend that is so prevalent today.
Sega's arcade milestones Space Harrier (1985) and After Burner (1987) are partially to blame for this: they were so ahead of their time that it wasn't until 1995 that accurate conversions would finally appear, thanks to the Mega Drive's Super 32X upgrade. Both games were much anticipated and a joy to re-visit, showing healthy signs that there was always a keen audience for Sega's successes of old. And so, hot on the trail of the Namco Museum series (Nov 1995) Sega began their own classic game retrospective for the Sega Saturn. The 32X versions of Space Harrier and After Burner were among the first releases of the label.
A steady stream of excellent titles followed, among which are two slick 'Memorial Selection' compilations. Each volume features a selection of vintage arcade games from Sega's early days, including Head-On (1979), Monaco GP (1979), Pengo (1982) and Flicky (1984).
By late 1998 the series (and the Sega Saturn) were running out of steam, but the AM2 / Yu Suzuki favourites Space Harrier, Out Run and After Burner would make another appearance - first hidden away in the depths of Shenmue (1999) and Shenmue II (2001) along with a perfect version of Hang-On (1985). As a little wink to the Sega Ages label, Hang-On comes presented in-game as an item, in a mock-up Sega Saturn case (see below).
The tribute book Yu Suzuki Game Works Vol.1 (2001) compiles all 4 Shenmue bonus games, and adds Power Drift for a nice 5-in-1 Dreamcast disc.
After the last release in 1998 the 'Sega Ages' namesake would disappear - only to return in 2003 in the form of the PS2 Sega Ages 2500 series.
 
 

28 Feb 1997
 

20 Oct 1997
 

27 Nov 1997
 

26 Feb 1998
 

2 Apr 1998
 

2 July 1998
 

15 Oct 1998
 
 

Space Harrier (32X)
 

After Burner Complete (32X)
 

Mock-up 'Sega Ages' Hang-On (from Shenmue)
 

 
Memorial Selection Vol.1
メモリアルセレクション
Vol.1
SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 28 Feb 1997
Publisher Sega
Product ID GS-9135
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Superb Sega Ages retrospective for the Sega Saturn, first in a set of two 'Memorial Selection' releases.
Features perfect replicas of:
- Head-On (1979)
- Pengo (1982)
- Up'n Down (1983)
- Flicky (1984)

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Memorial Selection Vol.2
メモリアルセレクション Vol.2
SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 27 Nov 1997
Publisher Sega
Product ID GS-9163
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Second retrospective Sega Ages pack for the Sega Saturn. Includes:
- Monaco GP (1979)
- Samurai (1979)
- Star Jacker (1983)
- Sindbad Mystery (1983)
- Ninja Princess (1985)
- Doki Doki Penguin Land (1985)

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Sega Memorial Selection
セガ メモリアルセレクション

SEGA PC
DETAILS
Format Windows 98
Released 1998
Publisher Sega
Product ID HCJ-0147
Size (cm) 26 x 19 x 3.8
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
Retrospective 'Memorial' compilation for the Sega PC range, featuring 3 timeless classics from yesteryear:
- Fantasy Zone (1986)
- Pengo (1982)
- Flicky (1984).
Includes a bonus 'Greatest Hits Series Vol.3' CD-ROM featuring playable demos of 9 titles from the Sega PC range.

Large cardboard packaging, PC CD-ROM disc x 2 (in cases), 12-page monochrome manual.

Yu Suzuki Game Works Vol.1
鈴木裕 ゲームワークス VOL.1

DREAMCAST
DETAILS
Format Dreamcast
Released 20 Dec 2001
Publisher Sega
Product ID ASP001
Size (cm) 26 x 19 x 2
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
Superb luxury tribute book dedicated to Yu Suzuki's early AM2 releases.
Photos, articles, info, and a bonus Dreamcast disc that includes:
- Hang-On (1985)
- Space Harrier (1985)
- Out Run (1986)
- After Burner II (1987)
- Power Drift (1988)
Compiles both the Saturn Sega Ages collection and the bonus games of Shenmue (1999) & Shenmue II (2001).
A must-have for Sega aficionados!

128-page hardback book (full colour, Japanese), Dreamcast GD-ROM.

Sega Memorial Selection
セガ メモリアルセレクション

SEGA AGES 2500 SERIES Vol.23
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 22 Dec 2005
Publisher Sega
Product ID SLPM-62709
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
Vol.23 of the Sega Ages 2500 series sees the return of the the Sega Ages 'Memorial Selection' retrospective.
Features 5 classic Sega titles from yesteryear, presented in both 'Original' and 'Arranged' versions:
- Head-On (1979)
- Tranquillizer Gun (1980)
- Borderline (1981)
- Congo Bongo (1983)
And the SG-1000 favourite
- Doki Doki Penguin Land (1985)

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, colour booklet.

 



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