Sega Retro


From Sega Retro

Sega Retro always needs improvement. This is a centralised (if unorganised) list of things to do.

Primarily this involves making a page whenever you see a red link.

Anyone is welcome to contribute. You may also edit this page as you see fit.


arcade machines

slot machines

[1] [2] [3] [4]




Atari 2600

Thoughts are that these just got names and box art, no code:

compilation stuffs

views on this please - do we want pages and scans, or do we not care enough

  • 100% Dynamite (Ocean) (After Burner, Double Dragon, Last Ninja 2, WEC Le Mans) | C64/CPC/Spectrum[4]
  • Atari Power Pack (Atari??) (R-Type, OutRun, Eliminator, Gauntlet II, Overlander, Double Dragon, Bombuzal, Space Harrier, Bomb Jack, Nebulus, Blacklamp, After Burner, Super Hang-On, Pac-Mania, Predator, Starglider (+ 4 more?)) | (Atari ST)
  • Chart Attack (U.S. Gold) (Ghouls'n Ghosts, Moonwalker, Turbo OutRun) | C64/Spectrum(?)
  • Demons & Drivers (US Gold) (Ghouls'n Ghosts, Turbo OutRun) | Amiga (disk) C64/Spectrum (cassette)
  • Fists of Fury Edition 2 (Virgin Games) (Dynamite Dux, Shinobi, Double Dragon II, The Ninja Warriors) (Amiga/Atari ST/CPC/Spectrum) [5][6][7][8][9]
  • Giants (US Gold) (Rolling Thunder, Gauntlet II, 720, OutRun, California Games) | (Spectrum)[10][11][12][13]
  • Giants (US Gold) (OutRun, Gauntlet II, 1943, Street Fighter) (Amiga) [14]
  • Frogger / Threshold (??) | (C64)
  • The Gold Collection (US Gold) | Beach Head, Buck Rogers, Zaxxon, Blue Max, Spy Hunter (*), Tapper (*) | (Spectrum)
  • Grand Prix Selection (Electric Dreams) (Super Sprint, Championship Sprint, Super Hang-On) | CPC/C64/Spectrum (cassette)
  • Magnum 4 (Ocean) (After Burner, Operation Wolf, Double Dragon, Batman) | Amiga/Atari ST
  • Winners (US Gold) (Thunder Blade, L.E.D. Storm, Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom, Blasteroids, Impossible Mission II) [15]
  • Coin Op Hits (U.S. Gold) (OutRun, Road Blasters, Spy Hunter, Thunder Blade, Bionic Commando) | C64/Spectrum/CPC [16][17]
  • The Story So Far Vol 2 (Elite) (Space Harrier, Live and Let Die, Overlander, Beyond the Ice Palace, Hopping Mad) (Spectrum) [18]
  • The Story So Far Vol 3 (Elite) (Space Harrier, Live and Let Die, Bombjack, Thudercats) (ST/Amiga) [18]
  • The Story So Far Vol 4 (Elite) (Ghostbusters, Aliens Wonder Boy Eidelon, Back to the Future, Quartet) (Amstrad/C64/Spectrum) [18]
  • Thrill Time: Platinum 1 (Elite) (Buggy Boy Space Harrier Live & Let Die, Overlander, Dragons Lair, Thundercats, Beyond the Ice Palace, Great Guianos, Hopping Mad, Ikari Warriors) (Amstrad/C64/Spectrum) [19]
  • Thrill Time: Platinum 2 (Elite) (Buggy Boy, Space Harrier Bombjack Live & Let Die, Thudercats, Beyond the Ice Palace, Battleships) (ST/Amiga) [19]
  • Best of Elite Vol. 2 (Elite) (Paperboy, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Space Harrier, Bomb Jack II)[20]
  • 6-Pak Vol. 3 (Elite) (Ghosts 'n Goblins, The Living Daylights, Escape From Singe's Castle, Dragon's Lair, Enduro Racer, Paperboy)[21]
  • 2-Hot 2-Handle (Ocean) (Shadow Warriors, Golden Axe, Total Recall, Super Off Road) (ST/Amiga/CPC/Spectrum/C64)[22]
  • Power Up (Ocean) (Altered Beast, Chase H.Q., Rainbow Islands, Turrican, X-Out) (Amiga/ST/CPC/C64/Spectrum)
  • Finale (Elite) (Space Harrier, Paperboy, Ghosts'n Goblins, Overlander, Frank Bruno's Boxing) (Amiga)
  • ¡Genial! (MSX) (OutRun, Indiana Jones, Thunder Blade, Vigilante)
  • Micro Club (CPC; ES) (OutRun, Road Blasters)

  • Comanche Hokum/Virtua Fighter 2 (Fair Game, France?)
  • Driving Collection' (Emire) (Europe Racer, London Racer, Crazy Taxi)
  • Ecco/Tuneland (Packard Bell PC bundle 1997)
  • Games Mania (Grabit) (Sega Rally, Archangel, SWWS PC, Jewel Shooter, Sonic R, Xing Omaha Hold'em Poker, Virtua Fighter, The Legend of Luwa, The House of the Dead 2, Dragon X Gold Quest) (PC CD)
  • Race Collection (Empire) (Ford Racing 2001, Supercar Street Challenge, Sega Rally)
  • Race Collection (Empire; six disc) (Ford Racing 2001, Supercar Street Challenge, Sega Rally, Total Immersion Racing, Extreme Biker, Sonic R)

  • At least two Comix Zone/Ecco discs for Packard Bell PCs.

home computer covertapes

  • Amstrad Action (Fourth) Birthday Gift Pack (1989)

for arcade specalists

replacement control panels for Sega arcade cabinets

  • Sega Boardmaster (two releases)
  • Vega 2000
  • Vega 9000DX
  • Super Vega 21

Everything else

  • Venues + "Game Carnival" (ゲームカーニバル) - Sega arcades in the 80s?[23]

copy edit/verify

This mostly lines up with my own research (it looks like we dipped into several of the same secondary sources) but does differ from my own work on some things:
* I show parts of Standard Games (specifically its distribution network) sold off to Stern post-dissolution in 1949-1951:
* They briefly mention shell companies but don't go into many of them (Service Games Panama becoming COSI, SARL, that weird one out of the Boston area, Segasa, etc.)
* Only a passing mention of Nesor-Rosen in Rosen Enterprises
* Good to know I'm not the only person utterly confused by Nihon Goraku Bussan
- Scarred Sun (talk) 19:15, 6 August 2015 (CDT)

part 2 -Black Squirrel (talk) 12:06, 31 October 2015 (CDT)


"Aladdin 2" or "Aladdin II"? (DS)

I've got a lot less free time than I had, and I'm not able to keep up with this anymore. Ruten is a Taiwanese auction site which has all sorts of wacky gems, but if you don't grab the photos quickly the item can be bought and de-listed. It's not like eBay where a record sticks around for a while.

Sega categories organised by newest additions first:

This is where all the photos of multi-carts, bootlegs and weird peripherals come from -Black Squirrel (talk) 15:10, 24 June 2015 (CDT)

pre-internet services

"PC-VAN", "People"

  • セガ・ゲームステーション (Sega Game Station)
  • セガ・プレイヤーズワールド (Sega Puzzle World)


  • セガ・ゲームフォーラム (Sega Game Forum)


For Retro CDN:



+ extras


This collection (and similar ones) are all over the net, but they really need cropping and editing before being mirrored on Retro CDN. It's a massive job.


South Korea

  • Game Champ (게임챔프)
  • Game Line (게임라인)
  • Game Magazine (게임매거진)
  • Game News (게임뉴스) <-- good luck finding that one
  • Game Times (게임타임즈)
  • Game World (게임월드)
  • Super Game (슈퍼게임)


Do not use Retro Avengers. They hide their crappy watermarks on the last pages of magazines. Be careful in Datassette as well, they are replacing old issues present in Data Cassete with Retro Avengers' version.


  • Arcadia
  • Beep!
  • Gamest
  • Gamest Comics (B6 and A5 Formats)
  • Game Boy (ゲームボーイ)
  • Game Side (ゲームサイド)
  • Power Gamer (パワーゲーマー)
  • Used Games (ユーズドゲームス) General game magazine, no score-review.
  • Yūgē (ユーゲー) General game magazine, no score-review.

I have some scan of Used Games and Yūgē. May i upload it ? --Akiyama Akane (talk) 08:18, 17 August 2015 (CDT)

Of course  :) -Black Squirrel (talk) 11:11, 17 August 2015 (CDT)


(non-review publications)

  • Super Gaming

Note: There is no GamePro #81 - #90. They introduced numbers on issue #81 but accidentally called it #91, and then kept going from there.

the server doesn't like >100MB uploads - we're working on a solution -Black Squirrel (talk) 12:43, 26 July 2015 (CDT)


  • 飛訊電玩週刊 "fashion game"
  • Super Gamer


VMU Games



[5] [6] [7] (bar some) [8]


where does saddam hussain keep his spices

VGMDB scans

Usually they're crap. But if you take the url, something like:

and remove the "medium.":

full size scan. May still be crap, but likely less crap. If only I'd known this in 2010.

Magazine finds





TODO: do something with these -Black Squirrel (talk) 16:12, 14 December 2015 (CST)

some stuff

basically [heavily outdated] stuff from my own "to do" page, if anyone's interested. (some of them actually do have articles though, even if they are just stubs -- i just assumed all of the below didn't have articles). dunno if all of these count for sega preservation, but. --Uno10 (talk) 12:30, 1 January 2016 (CST)

(some moved to List of websites -Black Squirrel (talk) 06:22, 12 November 2017 (CST))

general (...does this even count?!)

sega entertainment/other? (do these count?)

pachislot/crane games? (do these count?)

sega toys
( ) (this too?)

published by sega in japan (so dunno if it counts)

Unreleased games

Can't currently tell if these were actually announced, or were magazines just being optimistic:

Two sources = page

Mega CD:

  • Captain Commando (MMS #10)
  • Forgotten Worlds (MMS #10)
  • Strider Deluxe (MMS #10)


  • Bad Mojo (SSM #7)
  • Fade to Black (SSM #8)
  • Fighting Fantasy (SSM #8)

E3 1996 cleanup - File:MeanMachinesSega45UK.pdf

1997 cleanup - File:MeanMachinesSega52UK.pdf

Patents,+Ltd.%22#q=inassignee:%22Sega+Enterprises,+Ltd.%22&hl=en&tbm=pts&start=0 Mirror images, link to these pages. There be prototypes afoot.

Sega owns 3D camera angles in Japan[24]

release dates


Yuko Saito - screaming girl/woman in the SG-1000 ads

Things to do

Universal Studios

Apparently Sega and MCA/Universal were due to open a $20 million USD, 30k-50k sq ft attraction at Universal Studios in 1994. May have become Innoventions at Epcot instead?

Non-gaming magazines that have one-off articles

  • Billboard (lots of slot machine/electro mechanical stuff in the 1960s)
  • Autocar 1998-04-29 - Sega Rally 2
  • Wired (US) December 1993, Volume 1 issue 6
  • i-d 112 January 1993
  • Popular Science, June 1993
  • Popular Science, December 1999 (page 111)

Press releases

need converting

Action Games

This is the Argentine version of Ação Games. Scans exist for many issues, but most are low quality, watermarked tat which isn't much use to anybody. In addition to the two I've already uploaded to Retro CDN, I've found half a dozen "acceptable" ones:

Unfortunately it involves piecing each page together. I've downloaded the images en masse if you want a zip, but they're not numbered, so you'll have to refer to this tacky site. It's not a pleasant task, and there might be more non-watermarked issues hidden away.

The articles themselves probably won't be very interesting as they're likely just Portugese -> Spanish translations, but the adverts will help us understand who was handling Sega consoles in the region, and when. Later issues even have two page spreads for Mega Drive clones. -Black Squirrel (talk) 11:16, 26 July 2016 (CDT)

People who exist(ed)

Sega Europe bods

UK marketing

  • Nick Alexander - UK marketing boss
  • Simon Morris - UK ads
  • Phil Ley - europe marketing
  • Peter Wingfield - "Jimmy"
  • Steve O'Donnell - barber/Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
  • Geoff Boyle - cinematographer
  • John Lloyd - director (also did those Rik Mayall ones for Nintendo)

2:30 ad

TODO: work out if we care


Google has a stock of digitised newspapers from across history. Newspapers are a good source, though unlike gaming magazines, I don't think Sega Retro is set to benefit much from complete, cover-to-cover scans. I've started uploading single pages onto Retro CDN - it may need organising at a later date but I'm too lazy now.

Unfortunately Google doesn't offer the ability to download single pages as PNGs, so I've had to painstakingly stitch screenshots together. The results are good and it's easy enough to do, but it takes a while, so it's definitely a job worth sharing.


-Black Squirrel (talk) 15:10, 28 November 2016 (CST)

Things to mirror

Copy and paste - Category:Interviews, Category:Text-only press releases




Scans please

  • Sega Freaks
  • Sega Super Play
  • WCCF
  • Sega Card-Gen MLB
  • Mushiking
  • Dinosaur King
  • Initial D
  • KanColle
  • Transformers animated
  • Samurai & Dragons (even if they're not physical)
  • Sangokushi Taisen
  • Membership cards (Hatsune Miku arcade, MJ etc)


  • Eternal Champions
  • Bollycao


cut-pasted from Unlicensed Mega Drive clones - this isn't a Mega Drive clone, it's a Famiclone that looks like a Mega Drive.

It's out of scope in the sense that it has nothing to do with Sega, but I am partial to covering knock-offs like this that could be mistaken for the real thing. Leaving it here until I come up with a decision -Black Squirrel (talk) 13:14, 19 August 2017 (CDT)



Sodatete! Mushiking (そだてて!ムシキング)

Dreamcast shells


MD2 clones

Zengcheng Gangfeng Enterprise Co., Ltd. (增城市港丰实业有限公司)

No. 10, South Xingye Rd., Huimei New City, Xintang Town, Zengcheng City, Guangdong
  1. File:CVG UK 098.pdf, page 106
  2. File:CVG UK 096.pdf, page 100
  4. File:CVG UK 096.pdf, page 30
  5. File:ACE UK 41.pdf, page 117
  6. File:Raze UK 07.pdf, page 76
  7. File:Raze UK 08.pdf, page 76
  8. File:CVG UK 112.pdf, page 15
  9. File:CVG UK 113.pdf, page 76
  10. File:CVG UK 085.pdf, page 122
  11. File:CVG UK 086.pdf, page 30
  12. File:CVG UK 086.pdf, page 151
  13. File:CVG UK 087.pdf, page 122
  14. File:CVG UK 097.pdf, page 94
  15. File:CVG UK 096.pdf, page 60
  16. File:CVG UK 096.pdf, page 32
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 File:CVG UK 097.pdf, page 92
  19. 19.0 19.1 File:CVG UK 097.pdf, page 93
  20. File:CVG UK 074.pdf, page 28
  21. File:CVG UK 079.pdf, page 2
  22. File:CVG UK 122.pdf, page 116
  23. File:Arcades FR 07.pdf, page 29
  24. File:EGM US 101.pdf, page 30
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 File:ArcadeExpress US 0124.pdf, page 8
  26. File:Edge UK 010.pdf, page 10