My Little Pony Megadrive : it takes all sorts to make a world…

Special edition ! 80’s forever ! If I say “My Little Poney” ? These small animals (to hairdress) are unforgettable ! They have been released in 1981 and were a tremendous success, eclipsing the classical Barbie.

Un Petit Poney

A Little Poney

When I was playing LEGO for hours, dreaming on a game console or stealing the Saint Seya figurine of my friends, my girl mates was playing with the long, multicolored and brushable hairs of theses creatures.

Seriously, is there any link between these ponies and my humble blog ? Yes !

I was browsing eBay – like usual – after a click on my finder (an american sms game probably). And I found this :

Crystal's Pony sur Megadrive/Genesis

Crysta'sl Pony

A Genesis game (US Megadrive) starring a “Cristal Pony”… Wow ! Only released in USA I think, this game had to be in my collection ! 🙂

If you want to k. Le jeu propose en outre la possibilité remarquable de choisir les couleurs du poney que l’on va contrôler tout au long du jeu. Marvelous. D’ailleurs, pour savoir à quoi ressemble le jeu, voici une vidéo (de 9 minutes certes, mais c’est le temps nécessaire à l’auteur de la vidéo pour finir le jeu) :


For the fans, a scan of the insert in a pretty good resolution (I have a 20 MB file for the hardcore fans) :

Crystal's Pony sur Megadrive/Genesis (recto verso)

Crystal's Poney

I have even found the original opening theme of the animated TV serie (chown on TF1) in french :


Musha Aleste

Musha Aleste… a legendary title, that many consider as THE best shoot on Megadrive ever. Acronym for Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor, it was only released in Japan and USA. This game is a star of imports.

MUSHA sur Genesis

MUSHA sur Genesis

Vertical shoot with a complex gameplay, it deserves all the honors of a european version :

It is not magic but cartmodding : a original megadrive game cartridge is opened and dismounted. A new ROM is placed inside. The insert and game sticker are to be created from scratch. So, you will get a rare game (never released in a country or slighty modified) in a true Megadrive cartridge, compatible with your original hardware.

You are ready to feel a whole new experience with your european Megadrive !

The Ghost Who Walk

“Become the 24th Phantom and save Metropia!” What a mission ! Inspired from a comic of the 30’s (author : Lee Falk), Phantom 2040 takes place in the 21st century, in a world owned by big companies, divided in “state cities”. The robots replaced humans in many tasks, and Maximum Corp, the local Nasdaq evil, even produces combat robots for some illegal activities. So we will have to shoot tons of them

This game is pretty difficult and adult : it is a Metroid-like in a noir and complex universe. It is directly adapted from the tv serie, so you will find all the main characters. This game is a treasure, even if people forget it. Released in 1995 on Game Gear, Super Nintendo and Megadrive, you should try it !

Here is my personal copy 🙂

Phantom 2040 sur Megadrive

Sunset Riders : the Far West by Konami

Seeking for 16bits sensations with shooting, collaborative and high scores ? So, you should know Sunset Riders for Megadrive (a Super Nintendo version exists). No ? We fix that right now.

Sucessfully adapted for the arcade title (even if 4 players were originally supported), this game places you into the Clint Eastwood’s and Terence Hill’s Far West. There will be blood ! At the menu : lady rescue and WANTED bad guys capture.

The game is a bit short, but really fun !


Streets of Rage !

Streets of Rage, voilà un titre de légende ! Cet excellent jeu 2D proposait de nettoyer un ville de divers gars (et fifilles, et… autres) louches à grands coups de poings/pieds/têtes. Un concept simple, jouissif à deux, que vous pouvez retrouver dans des titres comme Double Dragon ou Final Fight. Streets of Rage porte la marque de SEGA, et reste un des titres phares de la Megadrive (notamment grâce à l’équipe de développement qui fut à l’origine de Shinobi, un autre monument), et pour certains – dont moi – LE meilleur beat-them-all de tous les temps !

Cependant, il ne faudrait pas oublier les 2 excellentes conversions de Streets of Rage sur Master System (et sur Game Gear).

Streets of Rage 2 est difficile à trouver sur Master System, et présente une variation de sa jaquette intéressante :

Streets of Rage 2 sur Master System

Streets of Rage 2 sur Megadrive

Streets of Rage 2 sur Megadrive

Pépite australienne pour Megadrive

Do you remember Ecco the dolphin ? An action/exploration game, ecological, released on all SEGA consoles (even my beloved Dreamcast). I was surfing on eBay Australia when I found this gold nugget :

Ecco le dauphin sur Megadrive, édition Platinum d'Australie

Ecco the dolphin for Megadrive, Platinum edition from Australia

The Platinum edition of the sequel, the Tides of Time, in a beautiful artwork. There are some games edited in this collection… Catch them all ! 🙂

“Classe, pas classe !” – épisode 1

Si vous pensez qu’il a fallu attendre les PlaieStachionnes et autres Wiiwii consoles pour s’essayer à des jeux pour adultes, vous vous trompez. Lourdement même. Des sujets sensibles, sexuels, subversifs, scato ont été abordés. L’amour, la politique, l’écologie aussi.

Je vous propose une série de courts articles sur le thème “Classe, pas classe (mais alors pas classe du tout) !”. Nous commençons aujourd’hui par Boogerman et Another World, sur Megadrive. Saurez-vous les classer ? 🙂


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