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Welcome to the the Internet's #1 fan site for the Sega Saturn. This site features a wealth of news, reviews, previews and cheat codes for one of the best consoles that the world has ever seen, the Sega Saturn.
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February 9, 2012

Manual for MK-8000A Sega Saturn
If you're looking for a copy of the Sega Saturn MK-800A user manual, just click on the link in the story header to download the manual in PDF format that you can print out or just view on the computer if you wish. Special thanks to William B. Nessanbaum for providing the historical document.

January 16, 2009

Sega-Saturn.com is Back!
I've gotten enough emails over the course of the past few years to realize that it was a mistake shutting down the site, so thanks to a little insomnia it's back up again! I don't have any plans for updates, except for potential clean-up work if I'm ever ridiculously bored, but it's here for historical reference and nostalgia for fans of the Sega-Saturn.

November 19, 2005

A Few More Saturn Games Going Bye Bye
I've gone through my collection and have found another 8 games for the Sega Saturn that I am willing to part with that you may be interested in picking up. The games included in this lot are: Worldwide Soccer '98, Worldwide Soccer, World Series Baseball II, Street Fighter Alpha, World Series Baseball '98, X-Men: Children of the Atom, Die Hard Arcade and NBA Action '98. All eight are excellent games for the system and would make perfect additions to your classic Sega Saturn videogame library.

You can also check out all of my other eBay auctions to get a chance to win auctions for PlayStation games, a 32X system, and plenty of other videogames, systems and random merchandise. Good luck and bid away!

November 7, 2005

Sega Saturn Games For Sale
If you've been looking to get a hold of some games for your Sega Saturn, you might want to check out my eBay acution for a lot of 18 games for the Saturn -- keep in mind that the auction ends November 9th @ 5:58PM PST. The games included in the auction are as follows: Cyber Speedway, Decathlete, Gex, The Lost World, Madden NFL 97, TNN Hardcore 4x4, Winter Heat, WipEout, Baku Baku, Ten Pin Alley, Sega Touring Car Championship, Sky Target, Solar Eclipse, Off-World Interceptor Extreme, Steep Slope Sliders, Madden NFL 98,Mech Warrior 2, and Manx TT SuperBike. All games are in working condition and are complete with original case and manuals. In addition to those 18 games for the Sega Saturn, I also have numerous other games up for auction for other systems such as the Dreamcast and Microsoft Xbox. If you're interested, just go check out all of my other eBay auctions. Happy bidding!

January 19, 2004

No More Emails
Since I don't have the time to check email regularly, I've decided to shut down all email accounts associated with this domain since it receives a few thousands pieces of junk per every real email that's sent to it.

That means no more new links, reader reviews or anything. I may setup a new message board in the future to deal with people trying to get in touch with me with regard to this site, but don't hold your breath waiting for it. Just think of this site as an archive and a Sega Saturn resource and nothing more from now on.

By the way, I apologize to any of you that have emailed at any time over the course of the last five to six months and have not received a response. In deleting thousands of junk emails, some good ones are sure to get deleted on accident.

October 9, 2003

My Sega Saturn Top 5
I was feeling a little bored and figured I should go ahead and update the website since I hadn't done it since early February. And since there's not really anything new to report and I'm not ready to write any new reviews, I figured I could put together a little update with my all-time top five US and Japanese released titles for the Saturn.

My Favorite 5 US Releases

1. Panzer Dragoon Saga
2. Dragon Force
3. Guardian Heroes
4. Virtua Fighter 2
5. Galactic Attack

My Favorite 5 Import-only Releases

1. Radiant Silvergun
2. Soukyugurentai
3. Snatcher
4. Policenaights
5. Shining Force III Scenarios 2 & 3

By no means am I saying that these are the best five games released on the system in either the US or Japan. These are just the ones that I think the most highly of at the moment. If you're looking to get some games for your system and don't currently own any of these 10, you ought to consider picking any of them up.

February 10, 2003

Reader Review: Panzer Dragoon Zwei
It turns out that the other three reviews that I had planned on posting were way too short, so there's just a single new reader review for you guys today and for the foreseeable future.

Just keep in mind that if you're submitting a review that I want it to be much more than just a single paragraph. I understand that there are a lot of small reviews already on the site, but I'm wanting a bit more these days. I do appreciate and thank you for the support, nonetheless.

February 5, 2003

Reader Review: Virtual Hydlide
I actually have about four or five other reviews to post, but don't have the time to slap them into the templates, so you'll only get one for today. Hopefully I can get the others up this weekend, but don't hold your breath waiting for them.

NEWSROOM: Shenmue on Sega Saturn Update
Nothing new except that I'd like to give proper credit to Segadult for being the original digitizer of the video and to Chakan of SegaFans for being the original source of the movie. It's a cool movie, so if you haven't seen it already, then go check it out now.

Web Links: Updated Links
New sites for all of you remaining Saturn fans to check out and browse at your leisure. It surely isn't like the good old days, but it has to be nice to know that others out there still have a passion for this now ancient system.

January 25, 2003
New Updates On The Way!
I should have a bunch of updates for all of you in the coming weeks. I haven't checked my email for this site in months and it looks like there's a lot of new stuff in there for me to update with. I'll try to get to it as soon as possible.

November 21, 2002

NEWSROOM: Shenmue on Sega Saturn
Here's a rather large mpeg of Shenmue running on our very own Sega Saturn. It doesn't look nearly as pretty as the versions we got on Dreamcast or Xbox, but it's not too bad for our dear system. A special thanks goes out to Charles Clout for reminding me of this and to my old pal, Colin Williamson, for allowing me to post his movie on my site.

October 28, 2002

Web Links: Updated Links
It's one of those updates that will change the world! Okay, that's a bit of a stretch. The truth is that this update and this site doesn't really have all that much of global importance. Regardless, you can check out the Web Links page to find some new and corrected links. 

September 18, 2002

NEWSROOM: More Segata Sanshiro Movies
Shortly after I posted the last batch of Segata Sanshiro Movies way back in February, Fabio Maiche hooked me up with a new set of MPEGs of even more of the commercials that featured Sega's now legendary hero. If you're already a fan, you will obviously want to check these out. And if you're not yet a fan, then here's your chance to become one. Enjoy!

September 17, 2002

Radiant Silvergun Sequel
I don't even know if it's an official sequel or not, but Treasure's Ikaruga for Dreamcast is more than deserving of being put in the same league as the Sega Saturn's best shooter, Radiant Silvergun. It's a damn fine 2D shooter and every bit as deep, original, creative and mind-numbingly addictive as anything that Treasure has ever released. If you're a fan of Radiant Silvergun, Treasure, or both, you should get this for Dreamcast.

Still planning on reviewing Silvergun one of these days. Maybe next April if I get around to it. But hopefully some time sooner. I just don't know if I can do this game justice.

Web Links: Brand New Links
Just watching some Jag and decided to check my Sega-Saturn.com email and found lots of requests to have new links added and old links updated. Some from way back in April. Well, as they like to say, better late than never. They are smart people, you better listen. .

April 13, 2002

Web Links: More Sites Added
A few more sites have been added to the Web Links section, including addresses for The Realm of Gaming and Trivilites Ultimate Sega Saturn Site.

April 4, 2002

My Sega Saturn Software Collection
It's not nearly as impressive as it ought to be considering that I've been covering the Sega Saturn for such a long time, but I do have a few solid titles in my videogame collection. In all, I have about 83 games that are on my shelf right now with a few that are in the hands of friends that borrowed them before I left Redding, CA. Anyway, just click on the link to take you to my personal website where I have a list of the games I own for the Saturn.

Web Links: New Sites Added
I've added a couple of new urls to my Web Links section, including addresses for Import Games Japan and Sega Saturn Tavern. The first site is obviously an online retail site where you can purchase import games for the Sega Saturn and other consoles and the second is a fan site dedicted to everyone's favorite console.


February 15, 2002

NEWSROOM: Segata Sanshiro Movies
At the suggestion of a good friend, co-worker and Sega fanboy extraordinaire, Anthony Chau, I've added movies of the Segata Sanshiro commercials to the Website for your viewing pleasure and historical reference. For those of you that have seen them before, I'm sure you'll love to check them out once again for old time's sake. And if this is the first time you've heard of this legendary Sega hero, you should consider yourself lucky as these movies are definitely a must-see.


Saturday, January 12, 2002

The Circle of Life
My online life started with this Sega Saturn Page that was originally hosted on a personal AOL web server account before I eventually registered the sega-saturn.com domain name and started putting a little money into my little site dedicated to my favorite console and gaming company.

But, once ol' Sega of America decided to sue me because of the domain, my career path began to move away from Sega as I made the big move from being an east coast boy to a Californian, as I took a job with Working Designs. Ironically enough, WD was in a similar situation as myself in that the company was big on Sega in the past but their relationship had turned sour.

Then after a tragic event and a nervous breakdown, I made the move from Redding, CA to San Francisco, CA, as I was able to land a job doing the game journalism stuff again. But this time, for a company that was much bigger than I ever was during my fansite days, IGN.com, and for a site that was pretty much the anti-Sega, ps2.ign.com.

After two years, two months and 9 days with IGNPS2, my career path has taken me back in the direction where it started, as beginning on Monday, January 14, 2002, I'll be working for Visual Concepts, the development company that makes Sega Sports' NFL 2K and NBA 2K games.


Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Mailroom: New Letters and Q&A
The last month has seen my mailbox flooded with all sorts of questions and comments about the Sega Saturn and this very webpage!

Editor's Note: Radiant Silvergun is MINE
Thanks for all the mail suggesting places to buy the game, but it turns out that none of that was needed. For, when I was in Japan to cover TGS for IGNPS2, I was able to get a copy of Radiant Silvergun in Akihabara for 9,800 yen thanks to Colin Williamson and David Smith. I'm a happy man!


Saturday, March 17, 2001

Editorial: The Best Ever
Reader Jim O'Sullivan gets a little teary eyed and writes about a system that he and a lot of others really cared about.

Mailroom: New Letters and Q&A
Just when I thought that nobody even knew that this site existed anymore, new emails started flooding my mail box. Well, not exactly flooding, but hell, it's a lot more than zero!

Editor's Note: Radiant Silvergun
I'm still on the look out for an import boxed copy of Radiant Silvergun for the Saturn (case, instruction manual, CD all in good condition), so if you're out there and want to sell it to me at a reasonable price, please drop me an email!


Tuesday, March 13, 2001

The Mailroom is Launched
I never had a letters page when this Saturn site was in its prime and that's a damn shame. But, I've decided to make up for this and will now begin posting my responses to your letters! That is...if I get any new emails...


Saturday, February 24, 2001

Reader Review: World Heroes Perfect
Steven B. has submitted a review for SNK's 2D fighting game, World Heroes Perfect, for our precious Sega Saturn gaming console.

Reader Review: Fighter's History Dynamite
And if that's not enough to make you all hot for your Sega Saturn, Steven B. has also put together a nice little review for Data East's 2D fighter.

Reader Review: The Last Bronx
James Mielke is currently one of the most influential (and best dressed) gaming editors in the world. He's currently an editor for Electronic Gaming Monthly and Official PlayStation Magazine, but before he made it big, he wrote a review of the import version of The Last Bronx for this site.


Monday, September 25, 2000

Sega Game Hunt in Japan
I just got back from a trip to Japan to cover the Tokyo Game Show for IGNPS2 and as part of the non-work related portion of the trip I was able to come away with some various Sega-related games, including some Saturn titles that I've been looking for. The two main games that I was looking for were Radiant Silvergun (the best shooter of all-time for any system) and Soukyougurentai, but I wasn't able to find either of them.

However, I did manage to pick up Lunar Magic School (it sucks but I'm a Lunar fanboy to the extreme), Parodius Deluxe Pack, and Vampire Saviour for the Sega Saturn. While not Saturn stuff, I also went ahead and bout Lunar The Silver Star and Sonic CD for the Mega CD and Gunstar Heroes, Dynamite Headdy and Bare Knuckle III for the Mega Drive. Even though it's not a Sega-related game, I'd also like to mention that I was able to find and pick up Dracula X for the PC Engine for 9,800 yen. It was probably my biggest find while I was in Japan for TGS.

If I can find the time, I'll post reviews of Vampire Saviour and Parodius Deluxe Pack in the very near future.


Wednesday, May 3, 2000

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave's Sega Saturn Page is Back!
Two updates in two days, there's no way that this streak will last long, but it's been fun. The mass majority of the old Website has been re-uploaded to the new server and just about everything worthwhile should be okay with the only exception being the message boards. If you see any broken images, please send me an email and I'll look into it.


Tuesday, May 2, 2000

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave's Sega Saturn Page is Back!
Nearly two years after the last update, I'm proud to announce that Dave's Sega Saturn Page is back! While it won't likely be updated much, if at all, the page should prove a source for information and game reviews for Sega's 32-bit console. Right now, none of the page's links will be working, but expect that to change in the near future.


Sunday, August 23, 1998

REVIEWS: Ten New Reviews
New reviews have been added for Albert Odyssey, Astal, Toshinden, KOF'97, Panzer Zwei, Panzer Saga, Sega Ages, SFIII, WWS'98 & VS.

TIPS&TRICKS: Shining Force III & Panzer Saga
Several new tips and tricks have been added for both Shining Force III and Panzer Dragoon Saga for the Sega Saturn.

EDITORIALS: "Saturn, I'll Miss You"
A new reader written editorial, titled "Saturn, I'll Miss You", has been posted. It has been written by Henry Knapp.

WEB LINKS: Four New Links Added
New links have been added for four different web pages, covering everything from the Dreamcast to Playstation, including game cheats.


Thursday, August 13, 1998

REVIEWS: Three New Reviews
New reader written reviews have been added for the following games: Duke Nukem 3D, Enemy Zero and Panzer Dragoon Saga.


Wednesday, August 5, 1998

NEWSROOM: WD to Take Pre-orders for Rayearth
Working Designs has announced on their web page that they are now taking pre-orders for Magic Knight Rayearth for the Saturn.

REVIEWS: Two New Reviews
Two new reader written reviews have been added for the following games: Burning Rangers and X-Men vs Street Fighter

TIPS&TRICKS: New Codes Have Been Added
Several new hints, cheats and codes have been added for Shining Force 3, Warcraft II and World Series Baseball II.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We're BACK! Kinda...
While nobody probably gives a damn anymore, visitors to this web page should expect to see semi-regular updates from now on. The updates will primarily be the reader submitted reviews, tips and editorials.


Friday, July 31, 1998

REVIEWS: A Crap Load of New Reviews
New reader written reviews have been added for a wide variety of games, including Panzer Dragoon Saga and The House of the Dead.


Sunday, July 5, 1998

TIPS&TRICKS: New Codes for 7 Saturn Games
The House of the Dead, Vampire Savior, King of Fighters 97, Steep Slope Sliders, Quake, Mega Man X4 and Panzer Dragoon Saga.

MISCELLANEOUS: Dragon Force II FAQ
A FAQ for the import version of Dragon Force II has been added to the video game FAQs section of the Miscellaneous page.

WEB LINKS: Four New Links Added
New links have been added for the following web pages: D's Gaming Lounge, Dream Land Game Store, Game-Masters, and GameNET.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Review Update Coming Soon
There will be an update within the next week that will feature over a dozen of the reader reviews that have been submitted over the past few months.


Sunday, June 21, 1998

MESSAGE BOARD: New Script for Message Board
The Message Board has been re-done to use a new script that is a bit more self-managing in that it will automatically delete older posts.

SEARCH ENGINE: Simple Search Engine Added
A basic little search engine has been added to the web site. Hopefully it'll make it easier to find the information that you're looking for. Just don't expect any recent news. :)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Expect Page Update Soon
Expect to see a rather large update within the next few weeks that will feature mostly reader reviews and tips & tricks.


Thursday, May 21, 1998

NEWSROOM: Sega Unveils "Dreamcast"
Sega revealed its new ultimate video game machine with the power to outperform all in-home gaming platforms and most arcade systems.

NEWSROOM: Sega Selects PowerVR
NEC and VideoLogic Thursday announced that PowerVR 2nd generation technology will be the visual heart of the Sega next generation console

NEWSROOM: Microsoft and Sega in Game Machine
Sega Enterprises Ltd. said it would launch a new home video game console, Dreamcast, with the help of U.S. computer giant Microsoft.


Sunday, April 12, 1998

TIPS&TRICKS: Ten Pin Alley & KOF '97
Several new tips and tricks have been added for ASC Games' Ten Pin Alley and SNK's King of Fighters '97 for the Sega Saturn.

MISCELLANEOUS: Video Game FAQs Section Updated
The Video Game FAQs page of the Miscellaneous section has been updated with C.K. Gan's Samurai Spirits RPG Walkthru.

WEB LINKS: Three New Links Added
New links for "Dave Sharpe's Sega Saturn Site", "LunarNET" and "Modern Gamer" have been added to the Web Links page.



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