Monday, 22 June 2009

What if...?! Cartridge Games


So, there were those great Dezaemon 2 releases some time ago. On Volume 1 was Devil Blade 2 by Shigatake, which is simply the most amazing Dezaemon 2 Shmup yet. I decided to put it permanently on a memory card, so that I don't have to load it from the CD and copy it onto my memory card every time I want to play it. Of course it needed a nice sticker then as well and whilst designing it, I thought about how cool it would have been, if there were actual cartridge games for the Saturn available.

The Sega Saturn memory cards are roughly the same size as the Mega Drive (Genesis) cartridges and so I went out and bought a very cheap Mega Drive game, to put my memory card containing Devil Blade 2 in. Now it only needed a cover! I had a closer look at japanese Sega Saturn releases and altered the design a bit, so that it fits the new measurements. Et Voila! The Sega Saturn Cartridge Game packaging is born. Only thing missing would be a cool booklet.


Now I am planning to also do a "Best Of Dezaemon 2" memory card containing my favourite games from the first Dezaemon Save Games Manager release. I still have to play volume 2 and I guess, there I will find even more great games. Damn, I need plenty of memory cards now.

12 comments:

Barry the Nomad said...

LOL what a day for articles, we must have been writing them simultaneously as I just posted mine before yours! No problem, it's a jam-packed day at the SJY!

Ujn said...

Care to post the image files you used to print out? I'd be really interested in making my own! :)

elend said...

@Barry: Oh my! I haven't seen your post yet, actually. Gotta read it now. Well better two posts than none.

@Ujn: Well actually I could do that. The files are at work, though. So you'd have to wait till tomorrow.

NebachadnezzaR said...

That's ingenious! Only you to come up with that :D

The GagaMan(n) said...

I still think the cart slot on the Saturn should have doubled as a mega Drive slot, or maybe a base converter? I think the saturn may of shifted more units if people could play their previous Sega stuff on it. :)

Arturo said...

Effing cool!

Barry the Nomad said...

The Japanese faux-gold on Saturn packaging is so damn hot. Looks even sweeter on a cartridge.

I also wished the Saturn cart slot played Mega Drive games. The fact that it didn't was one of the reasons I was put off from buying one in its first year.

The Plushiest said...

That is so cool. If you didn't tell us that you made it, I would have thought that this was a rare Saturn cartridge based game.

NebachadnezzaR said...

When I was a kid I actually thought that cartridge slot was for games...

Barry the Nomad said...

At least you didn't think the cartridge slot was for something else.

NebachadnezzaR said...

You naughty, naughty you :P

Anonymous said...

so it boots from the cart?

or do you use that memory card just for the game?

let a brotha know!
im in the process of doing the same , as in backing up my collection.
im using lightscribe so that i can put a label on the game.

lemme know!