Top Nine Arcade to Dreamcast Dream Ports
By Gregory Oborne | October 12th, 2022
Thinking back it feels like the Dreamcast was particularly prolific in arcade porting; Soul Calibur, Crazy Taxi, all of those CAPCOM titles… one could argue the Dreamcast’s best games started in the arcade. After doing a very quick count though, only about 8% of the Dreamcast’s library are arcade ports (I counted 77). That sounds strangely small in number. Maybe it only felt like we were getting so many arcade games with the barrage of new game announcements that were happening.
At any rate, when the shocking announcement of the Dreamcast’s plug getting pulled reached us, all of those awesome games Eric and I had heard about in magazines were now canceled; many of which were arcade games.
Top Nine (US) Dreamcast Cover Art
By Gregory Oborne | April 29th, 2016
Most of the time our Dreamcast games are busy sandwiched between each other with only their spines showing so we don’t always get to appreciate their full frontal glory.
I had to ban any Japanese cover art from this list because the majority of it is just leagues better, but since each region has its own cover style to begin with I think it’s only fair we look at one region’s games. Instead of actually playing any of these games, let’s do what any respectable collector would do and just look at the best US region Dreamcast cover art!
The Best (and Worst) of Dreamcast Advertising
By Eric Oborne | April 12th, 2015
Motivation to buy a particular game can usually be stimulated by seeing video or screenshots, the pedigree of the developer, or by word of mouth. Before the advent of a mostly digital age taking hold, print media was the most opportunistic way for publishers to reach gamers. I always loved (and still do) flipping through page after page and seeing the fun ways that every game used to stand out. It would often reaffirm I wanted to buy a particular game or enticed me to look into one further. Often times this is sending the message subconsciously which may not initially unveil itself but I feel the impact it had during that era cannot be overstated.
Top 10 Dreamcast Water Effects
By Brandon Ditto | August 19th, 2012
For me, water always seems to be the go to litmus test for a video game console’s graphics capabilities. It’s such a difficult substance to portray. It’s always changing and moving. It bends and reflects light in interesting ways. It’s a really beautiful substance to admire. I just love seeing game engines render water. Water looks quite different from game to game (as you’ll see on this list). The variety is actually quite astounding considering most games are almost always trying to render water realistically.