Zaxxon & Champion Pro Wrestling retrospective: Grappling with the third dimension | Segaiden #15

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Sega enters 1985 with the hottest game of 1982, and the good news is that Zaxxon looks and plays far more convincingly than its sibling release Congo Bongo did back in 1983. This adaptation of the arcade hit makes some curious tweaks to the game's flow and design, and it adds a bit of background music, which sets it apart from other conversions of the game. But in a good way, mostly. Champion Pro Wrestling fares less impressively, especially in hindsight. Apparently we have Sega to blame for how Tag Team Wrestling turned out on NES, with the sluggishness and the menus and the whatnot. Stupid Champion Pro Wrestling. Video Works is funded via Patreon ( — support the show and get access to every episode up to two weeks in advance of its YouTube debut! Plus, exclusive podcasts, eBooks, and more! Production note: Footage in this episode was captured from a combination of Sega SG-1000 II (RGB amp mod by @iFixRetro) and @Analogue Mega Sg with card adapter and DAC. Video upscaled to 720 with xRGB Mini Framemeister and @Retro Tink 5X.


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