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  Sega Saturn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sega's 27-member Away Team, comprising employees from every aspect of hardware engineering, product development and marketing, worked exclusively for two years to ensure the Sega Saturn's hardware and design met the precise needs of both the U.S. and Japanese markets.
By early 1997 the Saturn was trailing the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 in both North America and Europe to such an extent that senior management began planning a new platform and by E3 1997 had begun talk of the system that would become the Dreamcast.
In Japan Sega licensed the rights to produce Saturns to their hardware partners - Hitachi, who provided the CPUs and several other chips, and JVC who produced the CD drives for most models, although functionally identical Sanyo drives were sometimes used.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sega_Saturn   (2964 words)

 Sega - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sega's European division, Sega of Europe, is headquartered in the Chiswick area of London, England, United Kingdom.
Sega also rebranded themselves with a new mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog and implied that Sonic (given his attitude-focus and fluid gameplay) was cooler than Mario, Nintendo's mascot.
Sega also released the Sega Saturn in Japan in 1994 and later in North America in 1995 (and also planned to release the Sega Neptune).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sega   (4833 words)

 Dark Watcher's Console History
Sega had finally made a serious mark in Japan by even surpassing their long-term rival Nintendo (Sega consoles were more successful in the US markets in the past).
Finally a Skeleton Saturn was released with a case that showcased the units circuitry.
Saturn was supported in the US until 1998 and in Japan until 1999.
darkwatcher.psxfanatics.com /console/saturn.htm   (888 words)

 Sega Saturn (History, Specs, Pictures)
Development of the Saturn took about 2 and half years and was released in Japan in November 1994.
Sega realized though that Sony was releasing the Playstation at the same time and decided to gamble and get the Saturn on store shelves 4 months early.
Unfortunately, developers did not realize the full potential of the Saturn until the end of its lifetime in 1998 when some of the best games for the system such as Panzer Dragoon Saga and Shining Force III were released.
www.cyberiapc.com /vgg/sega_saturn.htm   (368 words)

 Sega Saturn Console Information
It is believed that Sega of Japan began planning for a 32-bit console in the early 1990s with plans drawn up in 1992.
Sega's Virtua Fighter arcade game had become very popular and gamers hoped that Sega would have 3D capabilities in their new console so that Virtua Fighter could be ported for play on it.
The Saturn, like other Sega consoles, had the potential to be bigger than what it was, but due to problems with the console itself and the way it was marketed, the PlayStation soon took over as it was seen as being far superior and had a lot of third party support.
www.consoledatabase.com /consoleinfo/segasaturn   (955 words)

 VT Emulation Network - Sega Saturn Emulators
Satourne is also one of the first Sega Saturn emulators to adopt a plugin-based system of the type that’s used in many next-generation emulators.
A-Saturn is an early Sega Saturn emulator for Windows.
A-Saturn is mainly only capable of CPU emulation and is primarily controlled through a command prompt.
www.vtemulation.net /emulators/saturn.php   (426 words)

 News for Sega Saturn and Sega
Sega has announced that they will shift their sales of console games and PC software directly to retailers.
Sega has also announced that they would be slashing their prices on a large number of their 16 and 32 bit software titles as well, the new prices will be in the neighborhood of $19.99 - $39.99.
Ted Hoff VP of Sega said Sega is commited to the console businessd and that the Saturn will not be the last console system and that it is in for the long haul.
www.riehlthing.com /vgame/saturn/seganews.html   (1886 words)

 Sega Slayer's Anti-Sega Website - The Sega Saturn
Sega on the other hand, which had planned far to quickly, was nearly done with the development of the Saturn.
Only a select stubborn few stayed with Sega and Nintendo and most of them saw the error of their ways when they found out the Saturn and N64 were money pits as their fellow developers released games for the PSX and made money hand over fist even if the games they produced were awful.
Now Sega was not only up aginst a system that had better hardware and vastly more 3rd party support but it was cheaper than their system to boot.
www.segasucks.net /saturn.html   (871 words)

 Sega of America
Sega® of America, based in San Francisco, California, was established in 1986 as the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sega Corporation of Japan.
Sega was quickly recognized by its fast-paced, "in-your-face" marketing and advertising campaigns, putting the company in the ranks of Nike® and Levi's® as favorite brands among America's youth.
Sega has always been a pioneer and will continue to provide the most advanced and compelling products to consumers.
www.sega.com /corporate/corporatehist.php?item=corporate_history   (1167 words)

 Urban Dictionary: sega saturn
Sega planned to bring out a new console that would have the "most advanced 2D graphics ever" but after seeing the specs for the new Sony Playstation, they had to have a serious re-think.
The new Sega console, called SEGA Saturn, was given more chips that meant it could compete with the Playstation, but it was highly difficult to devlop for.
The saturn's controller was very similar to the PSX's, (Playstation) except it had 6 buttons in the normal position and 2 shoulder buttons, as the PSX had the SNES 4 button layout with 4 shoulder pads.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=sega+saturn   (1426 words)

 Zophar's Domain: Sega Saturn Emulators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As with all Saturn emulators, a Saturn BIOS is needed.
SSE is a Sega Saturn and ST-V emulator that appeared out of nowhere after a year of development and can play several games.
This was the first Sega Saturn emulator to actually emulate something.
www.zophar.net /saturn.html   (452 words)

 Amazon.com: Sega Saturn video game system: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Saturn, is significantly more powerful than the PS1 in 2D capabilities, but it is also able to run at higher resolutions (640x224, 704x480), and capable of higher resolution and color count textures with less effort.
Sega even aided Digital Pictures, a company that had experimented with FMV games using VCRs in the 80's, in porting over most of its titles to the Sega CD.
The Saturn and Playstation were released within a few months of one another, were at the same price as one another by the time both consoles were on the market, and had similar software release numbers and quality.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005CDR8?v=glance   (3890 words)

 Vidgame.net: Sega Saturn
30,000 initial units of the Sega Saturn were released in the United States in May of 1995 (1994 Japan).
The Sega Saturn contained a 2x CD Rom unit with a 32 Bit RISC processor (32 bit graphics).
There were two versions of the Saturn: the first model had oval buttons the second model had round buttons.
www.vidgame.net /SEGA/SATURN.html   (402 words)

The Sega Saturn is a 32-bit video game console developed by Sega Enterprises Ltd.Originally designed to bring the 3D arcade experience into the home environment, the Saturn has proven to be a very capable multi-purpose gaming machine.
The Saturn is equipped with 16 megabits (2 megabytes) of main RAM.
I have always felt that sega is the most innovative game company of its time and deserves credit for paving the way for online console gameplay.
saturnempire.8m.com   (1074 words)

 Sega Saturn - Greatest Hits Collector's Guide - Info
This CD-ROM is designed to provide a compilation of the best Saturn games, and previews over 160 of the VERY BEST games released (both USA and Japan) for the Sega Saturn.
This CD-ROM archive is designed for retro gamers just getting into the Sega Saturn, Saturn veterans who want to see if there are any gems that they may have missed, or anyone interested in seeing what this system is all about.
Games like Sega Rally, Virtua Fighter 2, Dead Or Alive, Powerslave, and the Panzer Dragoon games proved that Sega's dual-processor machine was also capable of some incredible 3D feats.
members.aol.com /gameofyou1/saturn.html   (345 words)

 1997 Sega Saturn Releases | Sega / Shin Force > Systems > Sega Saturn > Information > 1997 Releases
The Sega Saturn finally gets a sequel in 2D shooter form with plenty of style.
The only Sega Saturn RPG that can compete with FFVII, courtesy of the wizards at Game Arts.
A failed attemp to release a good 3D shooter for Sega Saturn.
www.shinforce.com /saturn/Releases1997.htm   (880 words)

 The Legendary Sega Saturn
I had so much fun playing Sega Saturn games, I started out with the Genesis system that was fun until someone broke into my house and stole it, Forcing me to upgrade and buy the Newly Debuted Saturn.
At 1st Saturn didn't have many games, The only game I owned for a long time was Virtua Fighter2, then When Tombraider came out, I became a Saturn Addict.
Sega saturn is the best game system out there.
www.playerschoicegames.com /Saturn.htm   (1895 words)

 Sega Rally Championship for Saturn - MobyGames
Sega Rally was a major success in the arcades, bringing rally-style racing to the masses before the Colin McRae games.
There are no Saturn screenshots on file for this game.
There are 4 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.
www.mobygames.com /game/saturn/sega-rally-championship   (246 words)

 SEGA AGES Volume 1 for Saturn - MobyGames
A collection of three of Sega's most popular arcade games of the 1980s, translated for the Sega Saturn - Outrun, After Burner II and Space Harrier.
With two Vulcan guns, heat seaking missiles and an afterburner, as well as support from the crew of the aircraft carrier Sega Enterprise, the object is to shoot the enemy from the sky - before they get you.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Andrew Hill (8) on Sep 03, 2003.
www.mobygames.com /game/saturn/sega-ages-volume-1   (307 words)

 Sega Saturn Backups
So it had to come to this, there are many Sega Saturn gems out there that have passed both European countries and the US altogether and now has come the time for us to play them.
First of all we have to put the copied CD in the Sega Saturn and turn on it on, this is provided you have read and carried out the section Open Door Closed Door.
On seeing that the CD is a Sega Saturn CD it now want it authenticity checked so the CD Mechanism now swing to the most outer section of the CD but you have to try and beat it there by taking out the copy and quickly replacing it with an original Sega Saturn CD.
www.segaxtreme.net /misc/faqs_html/garth_burningswap/index.html   (1549 words)

 eBay - Video Game System: Sega Saturn - Game console
Sega Saturn Console US SS Great Condition No Reserve
The Saturn and the next generation DREAMCAST were both phenom systems that have better processors and memory than their competitors.
The shipping was fast and the Sega Saturn was in great condition and everything worked fine.
product.ebay.com /Sega-Saturn-Game-console_W0QQfvcsZ1452QQsoprZ43560361   (879 words)

 Sega Saturn - Kotaku
Thank (thank?) freeware and emulators for this tragic Sega Saturn 3D version of Super Mario Bros. Way too blocky and anatomically incorrect: Mario doesn't have a nose.
READ MORE: 3d, dire straits, mtv, nintendo, retro, sega saturn, super mario bros.
Sega Saturn Controller Plays Xbox 360 in the Dark
www.kotaku.com /gaming/sega-saturn   (310 words)

 Open Directory - Games: Video Games: Console Platforms: Sega: Saturn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cheat Chaser: Sega Saturn - Hints, tips and GameShark codes covering 100s of popular Saturn titles.
Saturn Codes - A small collection of Saturn Cheat Codes.
Sega Saturn FAQ - FAQs, swap trick guide, game list, and arcade joystick hacking.
dmoz.org /Games/Video_Games/Console_Platforms/Sega/Saturn   (175 words)

 Saturn -  El Hazard - the magnificent world - For Sega Saturn
I was quite surprised at the amount of games that Pioneer released on the Saturn.
Unfortunately they are all typical Japanese adventure games for the most part that are completely unplayable to use western gamers but still we do get to see the nice box art If that’s worth anything.
There are far better adventures out there on the Saturn.
www.segagagadomain.com /saturn10/elhazard.htm   (264 words)

 Andrew's Sega Saturn Page
Saturn Games out in the U.S. Game By AM1, AM2 and AM3
Sega Saturn and the Saturn Logo are copyrighted of Sega of America.
Related games, and pictures are copyrighted by Sega and their respective companies.
www.riehlthing.com /vgame/saturn   (73 words)

 eStarland - Used US & Imported Sega Saturn Video Games & Systems. Buy & Trade!
Originally launched in 1994 in Japan, the Sega Saturn was one of the first successful consoles of the 32-bit era of Video Games.
With two CPUs and 6 other processors, the Sega Saturn was a powerful machine for its time.
Special quadrilateral rendering and the 50% more video RAM the Saturn had over the Playstation gave the Saturn a upper hand with RPG, Arcade Games and 2D Fighting game developers; leading to great Saturn classics such as: Panzer Dragoon Saga, Guardian Heroes, Shining Force, Dragon Force, Metal Slug and Radiant Silvergun.
www.estarland.com /SegaSaturn.q.html   (290 words)

 Sega Saturn Games - AtariAge Forums
Hello, just scored a working Sega Saturn and was wondering if anyone can suggest some of the better or worse games for this system as this is my first Sega Saturn.
Few people know that the Sega Saturn is home to the greatest fighting game ever made.
However, for me the defining Saturn game had to be Guardian Heroes.
www.atariage.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=70070   (1082 words)

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