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Posts Tagged “Mega Drive”

Retro Core Mega Drive Audio Showcase

Posted on May 21st, 2020 by Hitstun

I’ve been following Retro Core for 15 years from its original video game reviews to its recent videos about ports of games and the Chinese knock offs that play them. He’s tired of people dissing the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive’s sound chip, so he brought several examples of clean instruments and heavy bass. There’s more Mega […]

RetroAchievements for Romhacks

Posted on July 31st, 2019 by Hitstun

RetroAchievements adds Xbox 360-style achievement hunting and leaderboards to thousands of classic games and romhacks. Uncommon games often have romhacks that work with RetroAchievements. Check Romhacking.net for patches you can apply with utilities like Floating IPS. I’ve already recommended Rockman 4 Minus Infinity but it also has RetroAchievements. Dynamite Headdy delocalization by M.I.J.E.T. (RetroAchievements) The […]

Corruption as Art – Go Straight (remix EP)

Posted on March 6th, 2019 by Hitstun

Corruption as Art uses a real-time corruptor mod for BizHawk to flip random bits in memory while a game is running. Usually this just crashes the game, but sometimes things break in interesting ways. When applied to Streets of Rage 2, the music keeps playing but goes out of sync and creates strange remixes. Be […]

Dr. Fatbody – Sonic the Hedgehog 1 at AGDQ2019

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Hitstun

Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 brought us a Sonic 1 run by Dr. Fatbody, a highly entertaining player with the speed and precision of a yung Wumbo. He tries risky tricks that backfire sometimes and will goof off a little for style. When everything works, he’s really fast! He reminds me of my own playaround […]

GameHut Coding Secrets

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by Hitstun

GameHut is a YouTube channel run by Jon Burton, founder of Traveller’s Tales and producer of Lego games and movies. His series on Coding Secrets dives deep into the Sega Genesis versions of Sonic 3D Blast and Toy Story to explain how he achieved those great graphics. He really used all the resources to do […]