Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 30: Galaxy Force II

The original version of Galaxy Force II was released in arcades in 1988 and the game made its way onto the Megadrive and Sega Master System in 1991. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Galaxy Force II back in 1998, Sega released the game on the Sega Saturn under the original Sega Ages brand which NCS was still peddling as of last year.
Nearly 20 years after the original release, Sega issues another re-release of Galaxy Force II for the Sega Ages 2500 series but this time they bundle together the Mega Drive version, the Master System version, the arcade original, and a "Neo Classic" version which is a remake of the original arcade game with cleaned-up graphics and a 16:9 aspect ratio for a cinematic experience of sorts.

In addition to all of the gaming goodness, a gallery which contains flyers, images, and instruction manuals from the original arcade version as well as the home conversions of the games may be perused.

For Galaxy Force players who enjoy watching expert players do their thing, the Theater Mode under the Archives section features a Master Play recording which features an ace who blows through the arcade game and the Neo Classic remake in a single sitting and one credit.

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