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:


Mega Drive

Mega Cat Studios

1985 Alternativo


compilation stuffs

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

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?[4]

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
  • WOLF疾風快報weekly


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

page=47 page=56 page=8 page=8 page=60

French: page=64 page=66 page=60 page=68 page=68 page=130

German: page=16

Spanish: page=39 page=14

Japanese: page=105 page=168 page=120 page=138 page=149 page=107 page=141 page=32

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[5]

release dates

page=64| page=93| page=100| page=109| page=97| page=104| page=100| page=33 page=67

page=87|E3 1995


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)
  • Select, December 1995? January 1996? - there are some fake ads involving Bug[6]
  • Boy's Life, December 1992 (page 32-35)
  • Look-In (UK)
    • 1992-07-18
    • 1992-11-28
    • 1993-01-30
    • 1993-04-03
    • 1993-07-31
    • 1993-09-11
  • Wired ワイヤード (JP) 1995-03

Press releases

need converting

there's a lot

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


Sega jingle

Games which use the Sega jingle (the real one, with the voices):

Mega Drive


Game Gear

Master System

Neo Geo Pocket Color

Game Boy Advance


promotional things

  • vidpro dallas - toronto
  • File:CVG UK 098.pdf, page 106
  • File:CVG UK 096.pdf, page 100
  • File:Arcades FR 07.pdf, page 29
  • File:EGM US 101.pdf, page 30
  • File:Edge UK 028.pdf, page 62
  • 7.0 7.1 7.2 File:ArcadeExpress US 0124.pdf, page 8
  • File:Edge UK 010.pdf, page 10