Graphic Tablet / Wonder Boy / Champion Billiards retrospective: Wonderous stories | Segaiden #27

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The penultimate set of SG-1000 games arrives as the system does its best to remain current and competitive in the medium's changing landscape with technology built around the expectations of an earlier generation of game design. Although the SG-1000 is woefully underpowered to hold its own amidst the new creative frontiers being explored on Famicom, Mark III, and in arcades, these final releases push the hardware well beyond anything its designers could possibly have intended or foreseen. The Graphics Tablet peripheral and Terebi Oekaki cart bring the creative functionality of a personal computer to SG-1000. Wonder Boy brings Mario-esque scrolling action to the system. And Champion Billiards... well, you'll recognize it when you see it. You can almost smell the flop sweat as the hardware tries to keep up—but it tries, dammit, and that counts for a lot. 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 has been captured from a combination of SG-1000 II hardware (jailbar/amp mod by @iFixRetro) and @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 Micomsoft xRGB Mini Framemeister and @Retro Tink 5X


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