Another epic month this time, a lot to get through so lets get started.

Gameboy Camera Wifi Printer Photo Saver

This nifty little device allows you to get digital images from your Nintendo Game Boy camera. Essentially it acts as the Game Boy printer, you take your photos as normal on the Game Boy camera and then you use the link cable to digitally send those images to this device. Then by connecting to its ip address you can then access all the saved photos that have been sent.
This is a much easier way of getting digital copies of the photos than the previous way I did it. I originally had to use the Game Boy printer to print the photos, then I was scanning them in by hand which was quite laborious. Not to mention the printouts often leave a lot to be desired with some photos looking very washed out due to the quality of the thermal paper used by the printer.

Rating – Loose
Price Paid – £26 (eBay)

Sega Mega CD Console

Please see console page here

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £271 (eBay)

Sol-Feace / Cobra Command (Double Pack) – Mega CD

Sol-Feace is a 1990 horizontal-scrolling shooter video game. Controlling the titular starship, the player is tasked with preventing a malfunctioning supercomputer before it enslaves all of mankind.
The objective of each stage is to destroy incoming enemies and avoiding their projectiles. The Sol-Feace has a pair of dual cannons that can be modified to either point forwards, backwards or diagonally, and can be arranged parallel to each other. Shooting small capsules will leave behind power-up items that upgrade the Sol-Feace’s abilities when collected

Cobra Command, is a 1983 FMV arcade ported to the Sega Mega-CD in 1992.
Cobra Command is an interactive movie and shooter game, where the player watches scenes as the helicopter flies by the conflict zone. The game screen is represented by the helicopter’s cockpit, and the player controls a crosshair that can be moved to aim at the enemy forces.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (eBay, Came With Console)


Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective – Mega CD

The game uses live actors and sets as the player controls Sherlock Holmes and his longtime partner Dr. Watson, trying to solve three separate crimes by visiting various locations, listening to the dialogue, reading the included mock London newspapers, and, when the player gets enough evidence, answering the judge’s questions.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (eBay, Came With Console)

Road Avenger – Mega CD

Road Avenger is an interactive movie video game, the gameplay consists of on-screen instructions overlaid over pre-recorded full motion video animated footage of high-speed chases and vehicular combat. The player controls the cross-hair to steer their car toward the correct directions according to the green arrows flashing and beeping beside it, while controlling the gas pedal, brake and booster whenever they light up.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (eBay, Came With Console)


Blackhole Assault – Mega CD

Black Hole Assault is a fighting video game released for the Sega Mega-CD in 1992.
Forty years have passed after the war between humanity and aliens from the planet Akirov. Humanity has since ventured deep into space to gather resources from the planets once occupied by the Akirovians to replenish Earth’s own natural resources.
However, the Akirovians have decided to restart the war by attacking the resource ships. Earth Command responds by sending in a force consisting of military-grade Heavy DOLLs, the Cybernetic Anthropomorphized Machines (CAMs), to combat the alien threat.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (eBay, Came With Console)


Tomcat Alley – Mega CD

Tomcat Alley is an interactive movie FMV video game. It was the first Sega CD game to feature extensive full screen, full motion video.
The player controls a United States Navy pilot who has to bring peace and stability to the world after the cash-poor former Soviet Union sold off some of its military equipment to an unfriendly government.
The game takes place in a full screen, full motion video, first-person perspective, and the player has to move quickly to launch missiles at enemy aircraft.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (eBay, Came With Console)


Sewer Shark – Mega CD

Sewer Shark is a first-person rail shooter video game. Sewer Shark is one of the first titles for the Sega CD and one of its best-selling games, leading Sega to eventually bundle it with Sega CD units.
Sewer Shark takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where environmental destruction has forced most of humanity to live underground. The player takes on the role of a rookie pilot in a band of “sewer jockeys”, whose job is to exterminate dangerous mutated creatures to keep a vast network of sewers clean for “Solar City”.
The objective of Sewer Shark is to travel all the way from the home base to Solar City without crashing or running out of energy, and while maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as judged by Ghost and Commissioner Stenchler. As in other rail shooters, the ship mostly flies itself, leaving the player to shoot ratigators (mutant crosses between rats and alligators), bats, giant scorpions and mechanical moles.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (eBay, Came With Console)

Microcosm – Mega CD

Microcosm is a 3D rail shooter video game released in 1993.
The game takes place in a dystopian futuristic setting on an alien planet called Bodor, where the galaxy’s two largest conglomerates — Cybertech and Axiom, compete to achieve premier status in the business world, a position known as CORP 1. Because of heavy mining operations on the planet from the corporations, most of Bodor is uninhabitable due to pollution, forcing 87% of the population onto 2% of the planet’s land. Because of this, poverty, crime and disease are rampant in the cities. Axiom also claims that Cybertech is responsible for the death of Axiom’s former president. Axiom injects Cybertech president Tiron Korsby’s body with microscopic droids designed to penetrate his brain and control his mind. Cybertech, however, learns of this plan and injects Korsby with their own piloted submarines shrunken down to a microscopic size to destroy Axiom’s droids and prevent them from controlling Korsby’s mind.
Wow, what a premise.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £0 (eBay, Came With Console)

Sega 32x Console

Please see console page here

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £316 (eBay)

Doom – Sega 32x

DOOM is a first-person 3D shooter and 32X version of Doom was released in 1994 as a launch title.
The basic objective in each level is simply to reach the exit. Since dozens of enemies stand in the way, the only way to get there is through killing them. Switches and buttons must be pressed to advance at certain points and often color-coded locked doors will block the way – matching keycards or skull keys must be found to pass.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £34.99 (eBay)

Star Wars Arcade – Sega 32x

Star Wars Arcade is a 3D shoot ’em-up set in Episodes 4, 5, and 6 of the Star Wars saga. You take control of either an X-Wing or Y-Wing, and are put right in the middle of the space combat. In some levels, you have to shoot down a specific number of TIE fighters before time runs out. In other levels, your goal is to simply to make it to the end without getting blasted out of the sky.
Some of the missions take place in deep space, around asteroids, or near Star Destroyers. Other missions take place on the surface of the Death Star and re-create the Luke Skywalker’s famous trench run to destroy it.

Rating – Loose
Price Paid – £24.99 (eBay)

Metal head – Sega 32x

Metal Head is a 3D mecha simulation shooter video game by Sega, and released in 1995.
It has been five years after the formation of the Worldwide Federation. Although war has been averted, terrorist cells around the world threaten the stability of the federation. To combat this menace, the Federation has created a bi-pedal armoured tank known as the Metal Head. You are a Metal Head pilot, and you have to use all the weapons at your disposal to take out the terrorists.
Metal Head is a bit of a variation on the usual giant robot combat game. The game’s mission areas bear more resemblance to a first-person shooter than a simulation. The graphics are all rendered in texture mapped polygons, which is unusual for a 32X game.

Rating – Loose
Price Paid – £25 (eBay)

Space Harrier – SEGA 32X

Run… fly… dodge those obstacles, but return fire on wave after wave of attacking aliens. Armed with a really big gun, you have to defend yourself against the alien hordes using your wits to navigate around the screen. But watch out for those end of level bosses!
Originating in the arcades, Space Harrier is a third-person rail shooter with pseudo-3D graphics, set in the same world as Fantasy Zone. The lone titular hero fights aliens with a fireball-launching cannon, which can also be used to transform the hero into a flying rocket. The protagonist is constantly in motion, but the speed of his movement can be regulated by the player.

Rating – Loose
Price Paid – £71.99 (Cash Converters)

Virtua Racing Deluxe – Sega 32x

Virtua Racing Deluxe, was released in 1994 and is an enhanced arcade-to-console conversion of Sega’s 3D racing game. This game is primarily an arcade-style affair; Players compete in a 5 lap race with timed checkpoints. It’s also possible to play with 2 players in a split-screen mode.
The 32X version of Virtua Racing adds a couple of new features. There are now 3 different types of cars to drive, including a stock car and a prototype racer. Furthermore, there are two all-new tracks.

Rating – Boxed No Manual
Price Paid – £29.99 (eBay)

Virtua Racing Deluxe Manual – Sega 32x

I purchased this manual so I could have a complete in box copy.

Rating – Loose
Price Paid – £7.50 (eBay)

The Tower Of Power

This is what the Mega Drive looks like when it has both the Mega CD and the 32X hooked up. It really is an imposing beast isn’t it?!

Sega Saturn 3D Controller

The 3D controller is a control pad developed for use with the Sega Saturn. Debuting with NiGHTS into Dreams, it was Sega’s answer to the then revolutionary Nintendo 64 controller, which featured an analogue stick as opposed to relying solely on D-Pads.
Analogue sticks generally allow for greater precision in a 3D environment, which in 1996 were becoming more common in the console video game market.

Rating – Loose
Price Paid – £20 (Facebook Group)

Philips CD-i 220 Console

Please see console page here

Rating – Boxed No Manual
Price Paid – £199.95 (eBay)

Mad Dog McCree – Philips CD-i

Mad Dog McCree is the first live-action video game. It originally appeared as an arcade game in 1990.
It gained considerable attention for its live-action video style, bearing similarities to contemporary Hollywood westerns.
The player assumes the role of the game’s silent protagonist, a nameless individual addressed only as “stranger”. The stranger rides into an unnamed Old West town and is approached by an elderly prospector who appeals to him for help. He tells the stranger that the mayor and his daughter have been kidnapped by a gang of outlaws led by the notorious “Mad Dog” McCree.
In a series of stages, the player must shoot enemies before they fire, avoid shooting innocent bystanders, and reload each time their six-round revolver is depleted of bullets. Shooting a bystander or getting hit by a gunfighter results in the loss of one life out of three and is followed by a clip showing the town doctor commenting on the player’s actions.
However, this traditional light gun shooter gameplay is interspersed with “showdowns”, which are fast draw duels.

This is one of the first games I remember playing in an arcade when I was a kid. I loved it, but never made it very far.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £7.99 (eBay)

Striker Pro – Philips CD-i

Striker Pro is a soccer game for the CD-i. The game has a top-down view with the goals at the top and bottom of the playing field. In the game you can choose from 64 national teams to play with. There are various game modes such as friendly, world league and world cup. Optionally the game can be played in a 6 vs 6 mode. The game can be played against the AI or another player.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £4.99 (eBay)

Video Speedway – Philips CD-i

Video Speedway is a racing game for the CD-i. The game is presented in a first person view from inside the fictional Formula One racing cars. Before each race the player has to run a trial lap on the track. Different tracks have different backgrounds such as the sky lines of New York, Paris, Geneva, Monument Valley and London.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £5 (eBay)

Lemmings – Philips CD-i

Your task is to rescue the Lemmings across 120 levels of fast-paced puzzling. These creatures simply walk blindly through the world in the hope of reaching safety at the end of the level – unfortunately these levels include steep drops, gaps in the ground, barriers and rivers amongst other hazards.
You are in control not of any individual Lemming, but of a cross-hair, which can be moved over any of the Lemmings. Along the bottom are a selection of functions which can be assigned to a Lemming, including climbing, floating and bashing. You must click to select the appropriate function, then click on the Lemming to activate it. Each level has a different range of skills on offer, a different amount of Lemmings, and a different percentage target in order to progress.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £5 (eBay)

Create Your Own Caricature – Philips CD-i

A CD-i Title that allowed you to make caricatures of celebrities and your own photos.
Prepare yourself for hours of fun and facial mayhem with Caricature. With a few simple clicks on the CDi controllers you can distort, disfigure or improve some very famous faces from our library of one hundred photos on this disc. Included in these are royalty, politicians, sports personalities and celebrities.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £4.99 (eBay)

The 7th Guest – Philips CD-i

The 7th Guest is an interactive movie puzzle adventure game. It is one of the first computer video games to be released only on CD-ROM.
The 7th Guest is a horror story told from the unfolding perspective of the player, as an amnesiac.
The game is played in first person perspective with a point-and-click interface featuring horror-themed animated cursors (skeletons, bulging-eye skulls etc.) The graphics are fully rendered in SVGA, and real actors and actresses bring the story to life during numerous full-motion video cut scenes. The visuals are accompanied by an original, orchestrated musical score.

Rating – Complete
Price Paid – £14.99 (eBay)

Philips CD-i Light Gun