Tanglewood launches today for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive

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    No, you didn't accidentally use a time machine to travel back to 1993, but there is indeed an original SEGA Genesis game releasing today. Titled Tanglewood, it's a puzzle platforming game inspired by the likes of classic games like Aladdin and Sonic. The developer, a British studio called Big Evil Corporation, didn't just model this game like a "retro-styled" indie, but actually went through the effort of using development technology that was only around during the era of the Genesis/Mega Drive. You can purchase a cartridge for original hardware for around £54, or you can pick it up on Steam for £13.95. If you get the game on PC, you'll be provided with not only a Steam copy, but a ROM file of the game, if you'd like to play it on an emulator or flashcart, as well.


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  1. 8BitWonder

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    Oh neat, I saw this a while back and thought it looked pretty cool.
    Glad to see it reached full release. :)
     
  2. LiveLatios

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    why
    inb4 "y no snes"
     
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  3. BlueFox gui

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    i was playing the demo, it's really cool
     
  4. Glyptofane

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    Cool that they provide a lower cost and official way of acquiring the ROM.
     
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    Very interesting
     
  6. the_randomizer

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    Unlike some companies.
     
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    I like the look of this, I have to admit. And I’m seriously tempted to buy the cartridge for my Mega Drive. I could just buy it on Steam and get the ROM, but because they’ve gone to the trouble and put the work in to make an actual cart, I think they should be rewarded. No stealing this one people.
     
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  8. RedoLane

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    Yet no one develops new games for Commodore 64 Master Race
     
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  10. kuwanger

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    "
    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    MINIMUM:
    ...
    Processor: Dual Core 1.8ghz
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Additional Notes: Requires accelerated OpenGL drivers
    "

    Uh, what? What's the deal with so many games having such ridiculously high minimum requirements? Pure laziness? An inability in Steam to list lower requirements? Horrible inefficient games?

    Stuff like this always sort of blows my mind.

    PS - Seriously, a 1.8GHz x86 CPUs (which have higher IPC) is ~236.8x faster than the Sega Genesis' CPU and ~502.8x faster than its sound CPU. And about 7,700x as much RAM.
     
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  11. RedBlueGreen

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    You can definitely list lower requirements, just look at Oblivion's page on Steam.
     
  12. kuwanger

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    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    OS: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-Bit
    Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent
    Memory: 512 MB
    Graphics: 128 MB Direct3D compatible video card and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver
    DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 4.6 GB
    Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible
    "

    That's not really much lower. In fact, if you look at some other older games you get stuff like:

    Ultimate Doom/Wolfenstein 3D:

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    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    MINIMUM: A 100% Windows XP/Vista-compatible computer system
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    Descent:

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    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    MINIMUM:
    OS: Windows XP, 7, 8
    Processor: 1 Gigahertz or faster
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 or better
    DirectX: Version 7.0
    Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Storage: 32 MB available space
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible
    Additional Notes: Please visit Interplay's support site for the optimal settings for Descent 3's setup.
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    Rise of the Triad: Dark War

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    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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    OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    Processor: Intel Core Duo 2
    Memory: 2 GB RAM
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    If you can find some listing with substantially lower requirements, I'd love to see them. :/
     
  13. ROMANREIGNS599

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    What the potato. It looks better than shovel knight, which requires high graphics consoles like PS4, shovel knight should have been made for SNES or sega genesis too
     
  14. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    But y tho?
    Yeah! Microsoft how dare you! Wait...
     
  15. the_randomizer

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    It was jab at Nintendo's overly litigious BS as of late.
     
  16. Song of storms

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    Is making videogames for defunct consoles legal? Can I make a PS1 videogame and sell it?

    Either the Steam version has a custom emulator that's not very well-optimized or they can't go any lower than that with minimum requirements in the website.
     
  17. FateForWindows

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    Still hyped for Xeno Crisis but this looks pretty great.
     
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  19. sephurchin

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    This is a nice suprise. Think I'll pick up the steam version for the rom. I really like these retro titles. Takes me back. . . .
     
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