What are the essential titles? Hidden gems?
>>10434374How about this little ditty?
Super TempoHas that John K vibes despite being 100% japanese/westaboo>the IP is own by some tv kids show companyRIP
I say Street Fighter Zero 2 is the essential fighter on Saturn. Zero 3 might do it for you especially if emulating, as it is very high in price. But if you are buying physical games, and you have any interest in fighting games, the former is one you need. Great gameplay; dripping with style; the music is on par with the fantastic graphics; pick-up-and play; great with a friend; Arcade and Survival modes in single-player provide enough of a score incentive to engage with the games deep mechanics; Very well-rounded, self-contained identity; cheap. Buy it.
>>10434374There aren't any, from a 100% objective standpoint. Maybe Guardian Heroes if you're really into beat em ups. For the most part, it's just a lot of weird shit on Sega cosoles
Elevator Action Returns and Groove on Fight are a couple personal favorites that you don’t hear about every day. Dragon Force, Saturn Bomberman, Battle Garegga, the Panzer Dragoons, and the Capcom fighters are essentials.
>>10434374Die Hard Arcade and Mr. Bones.That's all.
>>10434514>throwable defeated opponentsFGC: REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Panzer Dragoon SagaPanzer Dragoon II ZweiShining Force III Guardian HeroesRadiant Silvergun*These are essentialAlso play Wachenroeder
>>10434374Bulk Slash is peak Saturn
Get Space Harrier and the mission stick accessory. It's fucking dope.
>>10434374>Essential titlesSonic 3D BlastNiGHTS Into DreamsSonic RMega Man X4SEGA Ages Vol. 1Street Fighter CollectionBeyond that, it's anything by SEGA or Capcom. Manx TT is alright, Die Hard Arcade is fun, same with Guardian Heroes, but don't expect anything amazing>Hidden gemsAdvanced V.G.Hanagumi Taisen ColumnsPukunpaKonami shmups (Twinbee, Parodius, Gradius, Salamander etc.)Maybe Bulk SlashBeyond that I wouldn't really focus on JP exclusives. Most of them are also on PS1
Albert Odyssey Gaiden EldeanAmokAnEarth Fantasy Stories 1 Arcana StrikesAssault Suit Leynos 2BackGuiner Kakusei-hen Guiner Tensei BackGuiner Hishou-hen Uragiri SenjouBakuretsu Hunter RBlue Breaker: Ken yori mo Hohoemi oBouken Katsugeki MonomonoBulk slashBurning RangersChristmas NIGHTSCrime WaveCrows Cyber DollDead or alive 1Deep FearDevice ReignDark SaviorDecathleteDBZ ShinbutoudenDragon Force 1&2Earthworm Jim 2Elevator action returnsFar East Eden 4 FEDA RemakeFighters MegamixG-VectorGalactic AttackGalaxy Girl Yuna 1 RemixGalaxy Girl Yuna 3 Lightning AngelGame TengokuGolden Axe DuelGrandiaGuardian HeroesGungriffin 1 & 2Hang on gpHouse of the DeadHyper Duel Keio Flying Squadron 2Keriotosse Kyuukyoku Tiger iiKyuutenkaiLangrisser 3 & 5Last Bronx Linkle Liver StoryLunar 1 & 2 Lupin III: Pyramid no KenjaMagic Knight RayearthMarica: Shinjitsu no SekaiMass DestructionMega Man 8Metal Black
Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 1 Senritsu no BlueMobile Suit Gundam Side Story 2 Ao o Uketsugu MonoMobile Suit Gundam Side Story 3 Sabakareshi MonoNightsNoonOgre Battle 1 saturnPandemoniumPanzer DragoonPanzer Dragoon 2Panzer Dragoon SagaPlanet JokerPolicenauts DXPrikura DaisakusenPrincess Crown Princess KuraraRabbit Radiant Silvergun RaymanRayforce / Galactic Attack / Layer SelectionRoad RashSaturn BombermanSaturn Bomberman Fight! ScorcherSega Rally ChampionshipSega Touring Car ChampionshipShadow of the TuskShienryuShin Megami Tensei Devil SummonerShining Force 3 Shining Holy ArkShinobi LegionsShinrei Jusatsushi TaroumaruSonic 3D BlastStreet Fighter Alpha 2Street RacerSword & Sorcery (Lucienne's Quest)Tempest 2000Terra Phantastica The Legend of Oasis Valhollian Vandal Hearts VatlvaVirtua Fighter KidsVirtua Fighter RemixVirtua RacingVirtual-On: Cyber TroopersWachenröder Wing ArmsWinter HeatYumimi Mix
stellar assault ssgungriffon 2nanatsu shima monogatari
>>10434978And most of them are JP-only and multiplats
In the realm of video game consoles, there exists a legend that has been shrouded in mystery for over two decades. It is a console that transcends the boundaries of reality and enters the realm of dreams. It is a console that has the power to unlock the hidden potential within us, a console that can only be understood by those who were fortunate enough to own it during the 90s. Ladies and gentlemen, we are talking about the SEGA SATURN.The SEGA SATURN is not just another video game console. It is a gateway to the oniric realm, a place where the lines between reality and fantasy blur. It is a console that can only be understood by those who have experienced its mystical powers firsthand.NiGHTS into Dreams was not just a game; it was a spiritual experience. It was a game that tapped into the subconscious mind and awakened the inner child within us. It was a game that showed us the power of dreams and the importance of protecting them.Another game that showcased the mystical powers of the SEGA SATURN was Panzer Dragoon II Zwei. This game was a sequel to the original Panzer Dragoon, and it took the series to new heights. In this game, players had to pilot a dragon through a post-apocalyptic world filled with danger and mystery.Panzer Dragoon II Zwei was not just a game; it was a journey into the unknown. It was a game that showed us the power of imagination and the importance of exploring the unknown. It was a game that taught us the importance of trusting our instincts and following our dreams.But the true power of the SEGA SATURN was revealed in a lesser-known game called Killer Psychic Taromaru. Killer Psychic Taromaru was not just a game; it was a spiritual experience. It was a game that showed us the power our own psyche. It was a game that taught us the importance of trusting our intuition and following our dreams.
>>10435082Yeah those where some good games
>playing saturn version of cps2 and neogeo games instead of emulating the actual rom
>>10435145>emulationpretty gay bro
>>10434572tfw I actually have booted up into this shitfest on an emulator.
>>10434530Is it just me or does this game suck balls
>>10435145usually have more options and some extra stuff than the arcades.And the 4MB cart ones are virtually identical in terms of frame data, etc.
Baku Baku Animal
>>10435145Every now and the i see people obsessing about SNES arcade ports.
>>10435230>usually have more options and some extra stuff than the arcades.not always true, especially for the 4MB cart ones. The ones that got a lot more options are mainly the SF Alpha series and X-Men Children of the Atom. The other CPS2 ports are all extremely bare bones with just an arcade, vs mode, and options, and the Neo Geo ones only have the same stuff as in their AES or at most Neo Geo CD versions.>And the 4MB cart ones are virtually identical in terms of frame data, etc.No, this is an extremely old urban legend that needs to die already.The ports using the RAM carts all have longer loading, worse sound effects, some games even have horrible constant slowdown, a few even glitch out, and the CPS1/2 games all use wrong resolution resulting in different aspect ratio.
>>10434978Ok fine. Albert Odyssey Gaiden EldeanAnEarth Fantasy Stories Assault Suit Leynos 2Bulk slashBurning RangersDead or alive 1Deep FearDecathleteDBZ ShinbutoudenDragon Force 1&2Earthworm Jim 2Elevator action returnsFar East Eden 4FEDA RemakeFighters MegamixGalaxy Girl Yuna 1 RemixGalaxy Girl Yuna 3 Lightning AngelGrandiaKeio Flying Squadron 2KyuutenkaiLangrisser 3 & 5Linkle Liver StoryLunar 1 & 2Magic Knight RayearthMega Man 8Ogre Battle 1 saturnPanzer DragoonPanzer Dragoon 2Panzer Dragoon SagaPolicenauts DXPrincess CrownRadiant SilvergunSaturn BombermanShin Megami Tensei Devil SummonerShining Force 3Street Fighter Alpha 2The Legend of OasisVandal HeartsVirtua Fighter RemixWachenröder
>>10435319>SF Alpha series and X-Men Children of the AtomWhat did they get?
>>10435327Lots of extra game modes. Like Team Battle, Survival, Training, and so on. Alpha 3 got the most (but other ports had even more).
>>10435124Games like Galaxy Girl Yuna and Yumimi Mix are not essentials even for JP-onlyAlso, Japan makes bad games too. Problem is weebs can't tell the difference between hidden gems and straight up kusoge
>>10435361Galaxy Girl yuna is awesome3rd game is a tactics rpg
>>10434374>What are the essential titles?I think this is the system's biggest handicap. There are very few or no ubiquitous games every Saturn owner should play at some point. NiGHTS maybe as a demonstration of the system's hardware, I guess, but it's not an amazing game in its own right.
>>10435681Fighting games and panzer
The zelda clone games are pretty good.
>>10434425It is? Tempo is a RED/Sega property, did some tv show company somehow get ahold of the non RED/Hudson properties?
>>10435082>a console that can only be understood by those who were fortunate enough to own it during the 90s/thread
>>10434374>Hidden gems?PukunpaMonster SliderHanagumi ColumnsZoku Gussun OyoyoGussun Oyoyo SAdvanced VGCyberBotsCleopatra FortuneGame TengokuSengoku BladeSol DivideShippu Mahou DaisakusenRabbitNoonFantasic PinballMahou Gakuen LunarMadou Monogatari Langrisser Dramatic EditionKeiou Yuugekitai 2Hyper DuelAsuka 120%
>>10437574>Madou MonogatariI never see this game mentioned. Will be nice when it gets a translation if possible. Surprisingly good taste in this list
>>10434374If you don't mind arcade ports then Elevator Action Returns is pretty unusual and unknown.It's kind of like a cinematic platformer but it's also very arcadeyI haven't played it yet but I've heard people praise Baroque, Saturn version in particularBattle Garegga is a great shmup, tho another arcade portGuardian Force is a fun shmup where you can rotate your cannon to shoot in any directionCan't be of much help because I'm only starting to explore Saturn myself
>>10434374Well OP you'll be happy to know today is Saturn's 29th birthday in JapanNot my favorite console but whatever
>>10438808You seem to care enough to remember it's Japanese anniversary, deserved.
>>10434374I'm really liking Fire Pro Wrestling S and it also has the superior ports of Mortal Kombat arcade. Metal Black is also a great SHMUP I never heard about.
>>10438781Elevator Action Returns is best on Saturn.
>>10435661what da hell are you dooooiing
>>10435226>Is it just me or does this game suck ballsIt's a typical Bong platformer where you collect thousands of useless tokens in huge boring levels. So yes
>>10439991I have a strange relationship with the Saturn, I remember it more as the fun console my cousin had growing up than the Japanese arcade powerhouse it's known for today. I prefer PS1 and Dreamcast by kind of a long shot but I don't hate it. Its fans are kind of weird but it still has its small lineup of games really enjoy.
>>10434425>>10434425bro this game is ass. Its like rayman but with none of the platforming fun or memorable moments
>>10435325have you ever actually played a saturn game? you dont even list holy ark.
>>10440053rayman is barely playable. super tempo is 6 levels of memorable fun. you cant beat that faggot.
>>10440076I stopped taking him seriously when he listed the Galaxy Girl Yuna games twice, lol
>>10440078>rayman is barely playableTrying too hard.
>>10440053>>10440078>>10440149As someone who owns all 3 Tempo games and has played the majority of all Rayman games ever released, I am a bit of a Tempo-head/Ray-Man in many scholary circles.Super Tempo is closer to a Japanese Earthworm Jim. Indeed, it feels like a 2D Rayman in control, but its level structure is closer to a Jim's "this is the game now" feel where the objective changes to whatever the designers decided to throw in(ghost hunting,boxing-shmup, chariot stage, the last boss fight), where as Rayman is much more strictly a pure platforming game.While Super Tempo looks gorgeous and can be fun to play, it unfortunately lacks a fully fleshing out of its main characters control options with stages that are frankly not that greatly designed, an issue other RED platformers suffered from(Tempo 32X, Bonk series). The final stage in particular is pretty lousy with random boxes thrown around to make obstacles that feel very rushed. The first and 2nd stages look visually great, but only the crab boss seems to hint at the greatness the game could have had if it had cut down on the quirkiness and tried to make a more solid action/platforming game.Super Tempo is a unique experience worth playing, but as a content rich game, Rayman offers more. However, Tempo feels much more satisfying to play as over Rayman, but his game rarely lets him exploit that good control. If anything, I would say Tempo 32X offers a better pure platformer experience.Thank you for your understanding.
>>10434374None. This piece of shit has zero games besides weeb mahjong shite. Buy a playstation, and thank me later.
>>10435319Yeah, I don't think anyone will contest Alpha 3 Saturn as an excellent port with cool additions it took the PSP A3 MAX or the Alpha Anthology's Hyper Alpha to compare to, but frankly you're just better off for most games with the arcade originals in emulation than slapping a Saturn version in there unless you really want some weird authenticity of the console port experience, or that one bonus character some Capcom games slipped in.
Sonic R is really good, I just played it for the first time today.I don't know why everyone hates on this, had way more fun with R than I did with CD.
>>10437593>Will be nice when it gets a translation if possible.Here you go:http://cw.nanako.moe/wiki/Log:MMS_Translation>>10440628Because people are retarded and can't figure out the controls, they expect it to control like Mario 64 or Sega Rally. Just use the shoulder buttons to do corner turns and it will control perfectly fine.Other than that the only real criticism is that you only have five levels, and the draw distance is horrible especially in 2 player mode.They should've given it some more development time, or have a bigger team working on it, so they can have more levels and maybe improve the draw distance.
>>10440053Platforming in Rayman sucks
>>10440282GTFO SNOY, you suck
>>10440720>and the draw distance is horribleI played the Sonic Gems port and the draw distance is a fixed issue there.
>>10440121Those are two different games and I like them. You're judging a book by its cover, nigger
>>10440797That one uses the PC version which also has other extras not in the Saturn version, but it removes the gouraud shading and makes everything look drab. The actual PC version has a fix for that.
>>10435082this but unironically
>>10434374i explored your moms essential titles last night
>>10442695It wasn't ironic
>>10437385wtf is this real? is this from a saturn game?
>>10444354Its from the Doraemon live action film
>>10434374The Panzer Dragoon gamesVF Remix and 2 (stay away from 1)Street Fighter Zero 2 and 3, Marvel Super Heroes, Xmen vs Street FighterNiGHTSBurning RangersSuper TempoAstalThe Clockwork Knight gamesDaytona USA, there were two other versions that were much more polished but the 1st one had the arcade soundtrackSEGA Rally ChampionshipVirtua Cop games, but only if you have a light gunThe SEGA Ages seriesAlbert OdysseyDragpm FprceHouse of the Dead (only if you have a light gun)Last BronxFighting VipersSaturn BombermanTempest 2kVirtual On, but it's best if you somehow have a Twin StickElevator Action ReeturnsDead Or Alivethe Shining Force 3 trilogyLegend of OasisThere were also a bunch of NEO GEO CD ports. Much better than using an NGCD and I'm not sure but I think they had the same NGCD extras. Metal Slug definitely has "Combat School" and unlockable omake.Battle GareggaWing Arms is fun aside from one level where the collision detection goes to shitI quite enjoyed Hexen, Crusader No Remorse, and Sim City 2k on the platform, it's a shame Hexen and SC2k don't have floppy drive support