SG-1000 in Review: Happiness is SG-1000 in the rear-view mirror | Segaiden #029

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Our shared journey through the SG-1000 library has been illuminating, and in this episode I attempt to encapsulate much of what has been covered here over the past year. This episode isn't simply a recap and recontextualization of the system, though—it's also an attempt to reconcile some issues in my coverage of the individual games. Part of what I've learned since early 2021 has been how to properly record the SG-1000 color palette, something I struggled with all along whether I was recording from Analogue clone hardware or an actual SG-1000. The system's limited but distinctive color options are a big part of what defines it! Also, we have a MUCH better sense of the actual release order of SG-1000 games thanks to the work of Gaming Alexandria. So, this episode is one part recap, one part quick review of 70+ games in proper order with proper color. From here, I'm going to take a brief Sega break before returning late this spring or early summer to dive into the Mark III and transition into the Master System. Stay tuned! Video Works is a patron-funded project. For early video access, exclusive videos and publications, and more, please support my work at! Production notes this episode: • SG-1000 footage captured from @Analogue Mega Sg with SG-1000 and MyCard adapters • NES footage captured from @Analogue Nt Mini • Mark III/Master System footage captured from Sega Mark III with FM Sound Unit RGB mod by @iFixRetro • Arcade footage captured from MiSTer, courtesy of @MiSTer Addons • RGB footage upscaled to 720 via @Retro Tink 5X • Firm info on the SG-1000 software chronology unearthed by Tweakbod at Gaming Alexandria.


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