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Desc:A close look at Saturn's weird graphical limitations, and even weirder workarounds. Turn on subs.
Category:Video Games, Educational
Tags:Sega, Saturn, what the hell were they thinking, stencil buffers, backfacing polygons
Submitted:Sanest Man Alive
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Comment count is 17
Scrimmjob - 2015-07-04
I'd just like to say that Guardian Heroes is one of the best beat em up games ever.
infinite zest - 2015-07-04
Dang it, I read that as Gunstar Heroes. If that was on the Saturn I'd go out on eBay and buy me a Saturn right now. Guardian Heroes looks fun too though.

StanleyPain - 2015-07-04
Both were made by Treasure as well.

Bootymarch - 2015-07-05
And Terra diver/soukygurentai s one of the best shmups ever. I was surprised by how many good games were here.

infinite zest - 2015-07-05
Yeah.. it was about 20 years ago, that I was in 13 in Japan and one of my homestays had a Saturn. I don't think it had even been released in North America yet. Here I am in a brand new country but fuck exploring all I wanted to do was play the Saturn! Sadly there was only one controller.

infinite zest - 2015-07-05
oh please bear with my grammar too. Whatever I was trying to say Saturn was awesome. Way cooler than Playstation!

Kid Fenris - 2015-07-06
The Xbox Live port of Guardian Heroes is a pretty good substitute if you don't want to buy or emulate Saturn games. Too bad the new translation removes the Randy-Serena shipping that all Guardian Heroes fans still debate to this day.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2015-07-04
Making games is soooooo much easier these days, probably taking 100's of times less manhours (inefficiency and mismanagement aside). Its a great thing though, it means one person can go ahead and make their dream game by themselves without any corporate crap. Games on consoles were the polar opposite. This is a golden age of great games imo.
StanleyPain - 2015-07-04
Yeah, it's just too bad so many independently made games these days are people way to young to even remember the 80s trying to make "retro" games.

Old_Zircon - 2015-07-05
It's a golden age of great games and a golden age of crap games.

Nikon - 2015-07-05
One downside is that, as with music, nowadays there's less of a quality filter meaning we have to go through much more before finding something good.

Nominal - 2015-07-05
I'd much prefer millenials using games to tell me what 80s gaming was like than using games to express ARTFUL MESSAGES about life.

Nikon - 2015-07-05
I think we're on the same page when it comes to pedantic non-interactive movies or text-heavy lectures disguised as games.

memedumpster - 2015-07-05
I thought this was really interesting.
Nikon - 2015-07-05
Interesting and informative! Good stuff.
Kid Fenris - 2015-07-06
The Saturn always will be my favorite underdog game system. The PlayStation had a better library, but the Saturn had Panzer Dragoon, Dragon Force, ten-player Bomberman, Guardian Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, and awesome ports of arcade games from Capcom, SNK, Sega, and lesser-known shooter developers.

It's not as great a discovery today, now that later systems and emulation have made many Saturn greats easier to play elsewhere. But hey, it still has the first three Panzer Dragoons!
dairyqueenlatifah - 2015-07-06
Ah, so that's why Saturn emulation has never been perfected.
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