Ahoy me mateys Captain Cats here. This year one of Sega most underrated system turns 25 this year and that system is the Sega Saturn.
The Saturn was developed and released by Sega in 1994. The USA got the Saturn in May of 1995, and the European market got it in July of the same year. The Saturn was advance with the hardware setting with a dual-CPU and eight processors. Many people believed that the Saturn was an upgraded version of the Sega Genesis 32X combo and the result was they were kinda right to a small point. The Saturn had a slot for RAM cartridge due to some of the games needed the extra RAM to make the game run smooth and better. Also with that, you can use the slot to play import games from Japan.
The Saturn had a game library that was great and underrated. The system pushed 3D graphics to its limits at the time. Not only that it was the system for great and near perfect arcade ports and RPG that would become classics in their own right in late years. Here is a small list of games that came out of the Saturn:
- Nights into Dreams
- The Panzer Dragoon Series
- Guardian Heroes
- Burning Rangers
- Magic Knight Rayearth
- Slayers Royal series
- Virtua Fighter 2
- Virtual On: Cyber Troopers
Like most system, the Saturn also had its fair share of problems, mostly internal due to Sega of America always didn’t want to promote a lot of the games that Sega of Japan wanted to translate. Besides that, bad business decisions and at the time the Dreamcast was in its R&D stages, the Saturn was doomed, and by 2000 the system was officially dead. Let us not forget this wonderful, underrated, joyful system that people who had or still playing on it to this day can say it was worth it, and with that, I have only this to say to the Saturn; Happy Birthday.