GameSpot Asia Beat Episode 7: 16-Bit Blast Processing Sega Madness

We head back to the '90s, talking shop about the Sega Megadrive (Genesis to you North Americans) and a fraction of its influential library.


This week's episode is pretty special. With the anniversary of the North American release of the Sega Megadrive/Genesis closing in next week, we figured it's time we pay tribute to the 16-bit console that shaped our tastes in gaming. Or at the very least, entertain our yet-to-be-matured minds.

Join me, GameSpot Asia's Randolph Ramsay, and SGCafe's Sim Cheng Kai as we wax on about nostalgia and a time when a blue hedgehog coexisted with 7-Up mascots, marsupials with rocket packs, and Batman. Also, we cram in some present-day talk about Time Travelers, Persona 4 Arena, and Phantasy Star Online 2.

Download the podcast here. What's your favorite Sega Megadrive/Genesis game? How did you get your console in the first place? Do you think Sonic 3 is overrated? Discuss and share your thoughts on the comments box below.

Thanks for listening; I feel like putting on Streets of Rage 2 again just because Yuzo Koshiro's music is the megabomb.

Intro Song: "Penpal"by Anamanaguchi

Intermission Songs: "Keepin' The Groove" by Yuzo Koshiro, "Ring Rink" by Tomoko Sasaki, and "Fighting Back" by Toshiharu Yamanishi.

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