10 Sega Dreamcast Games You Really Should Have Played
I really don't think there are enough articles online about the Sega Dreamcast. The system was years ahead of its time and, quite frankly, was one of the greatest leaps forward in gaming history. Launched in Europe on October 14th 1999, it officially ceased production on March 30th 2001, granting the console a mere 534 day lifespan. To put this in perspective, the excess Dreamcast consoles produced prior to launch continued to be sold new until 2007, despite there being no official way for that to happen. But despite "failing" less than two years after it was first launched, the system produced some incredible games - both innovative and informing - that I feel you should go out of your way to find and play. Maybe you've played these games first time round and, if that's the case, well done - but don't rest on your laurels, because there's a generation of clueless gamers (most of whom were born after Margaret Thatcher left office) and they might not have a clue of what gems you speak of. You'll find Dreamcast consoles in a variety of places, including charity shops, pawn stores and independent games retailers nationwide - according to UK magazine Retro Gamer you should expect to pay between £20 and £40 for a Dreamcast, in a variety of conditions, whilst the games can be located from anywhere between 50p and £50. While some of these titles are readily available on other formats, I recommend that you stick to the Dreamcast version as it offers a unique experience. So remember: this Christmas, don't ask Santa for a PS4 - ask him for a Dreamcast instead... and educate yourself! And no, there is to be absolutely no mention of Seaman.