The Remake Roundup and Rom Mod features have finally met in an nuclear fusion of epic proportions that rounds up a collection of cool, interesting, or just plain weird rom mods and left at least half a city block a smouldering atomic waste. Sorry about that.
This time round, we take a look at a batch of interesting rom mods for SEGA’s classic beat em up series: Streets of Rage, in particular the popular 1992 sequel, surprisingly titled Streets of Rage 2.
This news roundup is full of retro themed goodness (the surgeon general recommends two servings per day), seeing re-releases and free releases:
- SEGA powers up: re-releasing collection on Steam
- Mojang-a-gang: Minecraft dev’s release free strategy game
Poor old Alex Kidd. Once one of SEGA’s main mascots, since fallen from grace, stuck working retail , and as it turns out Kidd wasn’t just a name – he permanently is stuck looking like a Kidd. That must make getting into clubs and macking with the ladies pretty hard.
There may be a way to go back.. and change destiny though, thanks to SMS Power member Ian, in this sequel that retraces Alex’s steps to find his father and learn if there was something he missed.
Continuing its “Make War Not Love” promo, SEGA has moved to the next stage, releasing sidescrolling platform shooter Gunstar Heroes for free. Also some other stuff:
Time for another rom mod! On this trip we are dipping into the archives of our dusty Megadrive (Genesis to some) to go back in time to when the Hedgehog was still cool and before everything went horribly wrong. Your future self is fine Marty, it’s your kids!
Sonic Classic Heroes is a modification of Sonic 1 that lets you relive those heady days (or daze, depending on what you were doing in the 90s), as a kind of ‘Best Hits’ of the classic Sonic franchise. Shoehorning Tails and Knuckles into the first two as part of a playable team, it works surprisingly well.
Shining Force 2: Battle Royale is a homebrew modification/hack for Shining Force 2 on the SEGA Megadrive/Genesis, one of the first real strategy RPGs. It edits and shifts a remarkable amount of content almost making an entirely new experience – with new characters, enemies, items and spells, it’s a great way to relive the 90s classic.