The Evolution Of – Sega Consoles

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With PlayStation and Xbox consoles everywhere, it’s easy to forget just how damn hard it was to actually have gaming devices in this country. Most times, folks had to import them, a costly venture and an option that wasn’t open to people with more normal revenues of income. But of there’s one console maker that was always present, it was Sega. From Master System to Dreamcast, Sega made some fantastic hardware.

And I’ve got such a soft spot for those ancient days. Hell, I somehow remember K-TV inserts that had players phoning to shout instructions at Sonic as he ran around the screen, something that was clearly before my time or actual birth. Thank you VHS tapes. I remember seeing a Sega Saturn in a specialty shop, and wondering what that stirring sensation was in my pants.

I even managed to hold a Dreamcast controller at one point, even though the damn thing was bigger than a dinner plate. Good times man, good times. Of course, Sega would eventually close shop on making consoles, after losing hundreds of millions of dollars year after year. It just wasn’t profitable to continue to make these machines, with their future laying in creating games exclusively.

So what’s your favourite Sega memory?

Last Updated: August 28, 2014

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  • FreddyBear

    Still have my MD2, with the sonic games (slot in Sonic & Knuckles), and Mortal Kombat. Best console I’ve ever had!

  • Mossel

    Playing Mortal Kombat 2 and hiding your controller when you’re about to do a fatality so your friend doesn’t see how you did it!

    • Sith JJ

      Dude. This comment. Yes

    • Hammersteyn

      LOL I rember getting the game for christmas but the fatalities weren’t in the booklet, so I had to look for a magazine at CNA to get the move list. This was before we had internet

      • Mossel

        Haha yeah I never had the booklet, we had “rumours” that travelled by word of mouth on the playground that if you press a certain combination Scorpion will rip the opponants heart out!

    • CypherGate

      LOL I remember when me and my brother played MK2 non stop building up quite the rivalry between us that when he started losing so much that when fatality time came he would grab my controller out my hand and throw it one side just so that i cant do a fatality on him lol Good times.

  • Great Teacher Umar

    Fave memory.Shenmue…also my saddest memory

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 that could FIT INTO Sonic & Knuckles to create a whole NEW game!

    • Norm


      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Yeah, and the savegame feature of S3 that ties into S&K, dem memories!

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Dat SEEEEEGAAAAAAAAAA logo sound

  • Sith JJ
  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Man, Sonic had a soft spot in my childhood. Pity he turned out the way he did

  • Sith JJ

    Mortal Kombat is just that game that I’ll always remember from SEGA

  • loftie

    dungeons and dragons warriors of the eternal sun!

  • WarframedSquirrel

    I had a MD2… was an awesome console… games were a bit pricey at the time (i was just a kid ok)

    • Sith JJ

      The first console I ever owned was a PS 1, but I played on a lot my friend’s SEGA before then and they always had such cool games we didn’t have on pc.
      That actually shows you that exclusives were never really much of an issue. Until they gave it a name.

      • WarframedSquirrel

        First console we had was an ancient Atari, then the Golden China NES, then the Mega Drive 2… my parents would get them to shut us up and if they couldn’t get any games we liked on the 286 we had at the time.

        • Sith JJ

          Ah, excellent. My dad just returned with a random pc game from work every once in a while. One of which I remember so well was Hexen, oddly enough.

          • WarframedSquirrel

            lol, we’d get things like golf, soccer, rugby, etc, but mostly the quest games (Kings quest, space quest, police quest) and Keen Dreams (and the like).

            If we wanted Hexen, Duke Nukem, Doom, etc. we’d have to make our own plans to get them, but my brother and I always had friends that could organize for us.

          • Sith JJ

            The memories of gaming man.

          • Mossel

            Haha dude my dad did the same! I’ll never forget, my brother and I were in Incredible Connection and Worms 2 just came out! That afternoon my dad came home from work and lo and behold…a pirated copy of worms 2! I lost my shit.

  • Jonah Cash

    I went from a Sega Genesis to a PS1… But all the games you have in this video I have played some time or another!! The memories of playing Rugby 1995 World Cup on my Genisis will forever be with me!!

    • Hammersteyn

      Brian Lara Cricket!

      • Jonah Cash

        That was also such a cool game!!! Where you been this week? You working or something? Very weird…. Hahahaha

  • Ahhh, the SEGA NES wars, I remember those days. Luckily I was on the winning team…

    • Hammersteyn

      Did we even have SNES in South Africa?

  • Stanley Watson

    I also remember those K-TV inserts – ROFL! The best, however, was when the guy/girl playing the game didn’t listen at all to the caller, and obviously knew the level and game extremely well, collecting a bajillion coins in the process. The caller would still share in the prize…LOL

  • Xcalibersa

    Nice video guys.

  • CypherGate

    The Sega Saturn ad is hilarious lol That martial artist guy throwing the other and as he hits the ground he explodes all in the advertising of Bomberman lol

  • Ryanza

    Why don’t you talk in these evolution videos?

    • I generally feel that the evolution videos don’t need my hated vocals in them. Now if I were to do a proper history video, going in depth and all that, that would most definitely require some voice work.

  • Aussious


  • Skyblue

    Road Rash 2
    Streets of Rage 2
    Jungle Strike
    Sonic the Hedgehog

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