Do we have any SEGA fans in the house? If not, stay anyway. I get lonely. Before I start crying in my pillow because I obviously lack friends, let's talk about some SEGA 3D Classics coming to the 3DS soon! These titles are sure to make you break out the nostalgia glasses.
Fantasy Zone II
This interesting looking game has you control a sentient spaceship known as Opa-opa and you fight the invading enemy. The level repeats indefinitely, and you can control the ship to move left or right on screen. Each level has three zones and a boss level. During the boss level, you can't move freely. You are stuck facing left or right, and fight the boss in that area. Seems like a cool little gem to me! This will arrive in the eShop on April 16, 2015.
3D Thunder Blade
If you like helicopter shooters, this is right up your alley. This is an arcade third-person rail shooter made in 1987. The player controls a helicopter and has guns and missiles to attack tanks, other helicopters, among other enemies. Boss levels are strictly in a top-down view, while standard levels could be third-person or top-down. If you like blowing things up, which most people seem to enjoy around here, give it a go when it is released May 14, 2015.
3D Streets of Rage 2
For those of you that like fighting games, here's something to get excited about. This is a side-scrolling beat-em up game released in 1992. As the description suggests, you'll make your way through levels beating up ninjas, bikers, kick-boxers and many other enemies. Each character you have to play as has special traits and abilities that differentiate them. There are also weapons you can use such as knives and baseball bats. If this interests you, pick it up when it comes out in July this year.
3D Gunstar Heroes
This is a side scrolling run and gun game made in 1993. You have four weapons to choose from, and can combine them in pairs to create 10 more weapons. So the basic idea is you run all over the place, shoot and blow everything up, and proceed to some boss that may or may not destroy your life. An interesting take in this game is that when you die, you have infinite continues, and can start from the beginning of the level you died on. If run and gun games interest you, pick it up when it comes out in August this year.
3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2
When I see "Sonic" anywhere, I feel it never needs an explanation. Just in case there's some sheltered people just now hearing about this game, let's cover some basics. Sonic the Hedgehog and his friend Miles "Tails" Prower work together to stop Dr. Ivo Robotnik from stealing the Chaos Emeralds he needs to power his Death Egg space station. Game-play wise, you run super-fast through colorful levels, avoid traps, and kill evil robots to set little critters free. Levels can be one, two, or three acts, and always have a battle at the end with some devious machine Robotnik has built. This will arrive on the eShop in September 2015.
All of these games are re-mastered with 3D visuals. Each game will also have new modes and features, so you can enjoy the way the game was meant to be played, or put a twist on an old favorite. All of the games are priced $5.99/€4.99/£4.49. So if you love retro stuff like me, save a few bucks and get these games when they hit the shop!