Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Segata Sanshiro Tribute No. 351

A man as great as Segata Sanshiro just can't be worshipped enough. I once received this very nice black Saturn (model 1 with oval buttons, yay!) as a gift from some guy in the UK. It is region code unlocked and able to play CD-Rs, which makes it a nice testing station for homebrewn stuff or recently released games that never were like Sonix X-Treme or Return Fire. With the switches located at the front (yes, I'd have placed them at the back, too!) I can set the region aswell as switch between NTSC and PAL, which is really handy.

To actually remember which switch combination does what I got myself some stickers printed. And why not put Segata Sanshiro's fierce face on the stickers aswell, so that I never forget that I HAVE to play Sega Saturn every day! So, there you have it, the Segata Sanshiro special edition...

8 comments:

NebachadnezzaR said...

Beautiful! I just doubt Segata likes being upside down...

And, as you pointed out, the switches would be better positioned on the back of the console, but aesthetics aside, even the console itself is great. I would love to have a region free, cd-r-booting Saturn...

elend said...

I still have a non-solder Chip, if you need one. I just can't remember for which models it is? It was in my white japanese Saturn. Maybe a picture will help?

Caleb said...

Nice. Very cool modded Saturn.

I have two of each model of Saturn and I have yet to really mod any of them. (Except I the lid switch on my extra model 1).

You don't "HAVE" to play Sega Saturn!

You "GET TO HAVE THE PLEASURE OF" playing the Sega Saturn everyday.

And if you do not take that pleasure Segata Sanshiro will beat some sense into you!

So yes. You MUST play Sega Saturn!!!!!!

fatherkrishna said...

*Drools!* Wow elend that sure is one mighty fine looking piece of kit!!!!! And a most excellent post about it too!!!!
i'm loving having you on board! ;)

nick944 said...

looks amazing, I wish I how hard region switches are to put in...

Mikey4u1984 said...

Hey guys I have just purchased my first Sega Saturn on Ebay!! He is 2 months old but when he is older I am sure he will appreciate it, for the meanwhile I have to play with it to test it and make sure it is good,. NOW after reading this blog since its creation I finally get to take take part;)

elend said...

Hey Mikey,

that's great! Congratulations on buying your first Sega Saturn. It's a really special and misunderstood console. I think you'll have quite some fun with it. And if you have questions, no matter what kind of, don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help!

nick944 said...

yeah, I just got mine a few weeks ago. :)