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Flash Cart for Sega Saturn In Development

Carl Williams writes, "The Sega Dreamcast and Sony Playstation both have, or are have in development, flash cart type devices. For those that do not know what a flash cart is, these are devices that have some memory onboard and hold homebrew games. The flash cart is seen by the console as it would see whatever format it uses, usually with a menu system of some sort for multiple games on one cartridge. The Sega Saturn, notoriously hard to program for and emulate, is now getting a flash cart of its own, at least one is in development."

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Tapewurm760d ago

Wonder why they haven't made a lot of the Saturn RPGs available on PSN? Would love to have Panzer Dragoon Saga and all of the Shining Series. Even the on rails Panzer games and maybe Burning Rangers... get on it Sega/Sony!

Godmars290760d ago

Still have my Saturn.

Don't have the three Panzer games I kept it for... :(

Fullmetalevolust760d ago

You named all of the most amazing games on the Saturn and as you can tell from my avatar, I am a big fan!
I am still baffled why these games haven't made on the PSN or XBL.
It was nice to see Nights and Guardian heroes being given a new life...we just need to see more, I'm saddened at times that Sega is at the helms of these classic games.

thirtyandnerdy760d ago

Agreed. I just checked and used copies of Panzer Dragoon Saga start at about $300 on Amazon. Crazy. I still watch vids of that game on YouTube from time to time and dream of the day I can finally play it for myself. I wonder why they haven't gone digital with it?!

choujij760d ago

@thirtyandnerdy

I did too, but a modchip was much cheaper. Not only have I had the pleasure of completing PDS on my Model 1 Saturn, but I've been playing tons of great Saturn games.

Here's a fact a lot of people don't know about the Saturn. You actually don't need a modchip to play games burned to CD-R. You can perform the swap trick by putting in the CD-R, then swap in a retail disc for security check and quickly swapping back to the CD-R to complete the boot. There's lots of youtube vids showing how.

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seanpitt23760d ago

Still got the Sega saturn!! How the years have flown by.

Drithe760d ago

I would buy every single Sega Saturn RPG ever made if they would put it on PSN.

Fullmetalevolust760d ago

ditto man. Wonderful RPGs, best to ever grace that generation of gaming.

Illusive_Man760d ago

I still have my Saturn. It was one of my favorite consoles. Sad it died so soon. It did have a few gems.

You can get a Saturn emulator and run Panzer Dragoon Saga decently if you have a good GPU+CPU and lots of RAM. It's not perfect but its playable.

sk8ofmnd760d ago

Great comments everyone. I remeberer having panzer dragon and the very first time I ever got to play quake 1. Even tho the graphics werent that great it was still an amazing game. Only thing I had to compare it to was doom 64 lol. I also remember really loving the 6 button layout on front. Worked great for pulling off akumas hell murder. Heck I ever remember spending long nights with friends until I perfected it... jab jab forward short fierce :) sadly I traded it in for a ps1 and have been sony since.

Menkyo760d ago

Its not a bad idea but I actually have a sega Saturn modded for back ups. Ill check this out.

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