Celebrating The SG-1000, Sega's First Console And One-Time Famicom Rival (www.timeextension.com)
from 2tone@lemmy.world to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 07 Sep 2023 09:01 +0000


drcouzelis@lemmy.zip on 07 Sep 2023 10:07 +0000 next

That’s a great write-up. I’ve never seen an SG-1000 outside of the National Video Game museum in Texas.

I just looked up Girl’s Garden and the article is correct, it does look incredible! Parallax scrolling backgrounds, big bright colorful graphics, and a REALLY fun stage win screen.

2tone@lemmy.world on 07 Sep 2023 10:19 +0000

Honestly, I love this system. It feels like this is where games really started to get fun

drcouzelis@lemmy.zip on 07 Sep 2023 10:41 +0000 next

What are your favorite games for it?

2tone@lemmy.world on 07 Sep 2023 12:21 +0000

Nothing out of the ordinary, actually. Just loved Galaga, Space Invaders and Gulkave. They were well implemented in comparison to the Atari 2600

drcouzelis@lemmy.zip on 07 Sep 2023 13:49 +0000

I was just reading about Gulkave in a book I have! They said it’s a must play. I’ll check it out. 🙂

elbarto777@lemmy.world on 08 Sep 2023 12:27 +0000

I’m guessing you’re referring to home console games? Because arcade games of those times were awesome.

MossBear@lemmy.world on 07 Sep 2023 12:12 +0000 next

I was surprised years later when I learned this was a thing. I had a Genesis and a Game Gear and I was aware that the Master System was a thing, even though I’ve never seen one to this day, but the SG-1000 was a mystical beast that almost didn’t seem real. Then I learned SEGA was short for Service Games and that they used to make mechanical games and I was good and well blown away.

rockhstrongo@lemmy.world on 07 Sep 2023 13:47 +0000 next

The SG-1000 is brought to my attention just infrequently enough, that it feels like new knowledge every damn time.

After all these years, I still haven’t even played anything from it. It’s like my brain wants to ignore its existence.

HiddenTower@lemmy.world on 08 Sep 2023 17:30 +0000

Jeremy Parish has a whole video series about the system if, like me, you never heard of it: jeremy-parish-fanclub.neocities.org/…/segaiden

I’m not much of an 8-bit gamer but it’s cool to hear about these early consoles. The general narrative is that the Famicom ruled in Japan, but it had some competition and it’s interesting to see what other companies released.