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Arcade Classics

Arcade Classics

Release date: 1996

Genres: Compilation

Platforms: Sega Game Gear

Publishers: Sega

Arcade Classics is a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game compilation featuring three classic arcade games: Pong, Missile Command, and Centipede, plus a revised Sega version of each one. A version of the game was also released for the Sega Game Gear, with Ultrapong replacing Pong.

After Burner: Black Falcon

After Burner: Black Falcon

Release date: 2007

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: Sega

After Burner: Black Falcon is a combat flight simulator video game. Unlike previous games in the series, it is exclusive to the PlayStation Portable and not a port of an arcade game.

Asterix (Master System video game)

Asterix (Master System video game)

Release date: 1991

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Sega Master System

Publishers: Sega

Astérix is a 1991 platform game for the Master System. The game is based on the comic book series Asterix, and is part of a series of games based on this franchise.

Alien 3: The Gun

Alien 3: The Gun

Release date: 1993

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Alien 3: The Gun is a 1993 rail shooter arcade game released by Sega. It is based on the film Alien 3, but focuses on two space Marines.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Release date: 1986

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Sega Master System

Publishers: Sega

Alex Kidd in Miracle World is a platform game for the Master System. It was released in Japan on November 1, 1986, and internationally in 1987. It was later built into many Master System and Master System II consoles. A remake by Merge Games and Jankenteam is currently being developed.

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Release date: 2013

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Sega

Aliens: Colonial Marines is a 2013 first-person shooter developed by Gearbox Software based on the Alien film series. It was published by Sega for Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. A sequel to James Cameron's 1986 film Aliens, the game follows a group of Colonial Marines, a fictional military unit, as they confront the Weyland-Yutani corporation in an effort to rescue survivors from the Sulaco spaceship. The game features a campaign mode that supports both single-player and cooperative gamep…

Arena: Maze of Death

Arena: Maze of Death

Release date: 1996

Genres: Action

Platforms: Sega Game Gear

Publishers: Sega

Arena/Maze of Death (known in Europe as Arena) is an isometric action video game created by Eden Entertainment Software for the Sega Game Gear. Players have to play the role as a one-person mercenary squad who is trapped in heavily guarded and deadly areas with the primary goal of surviving. This game was released late in the Game Gear's life span.

Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Release date: 2003

Genres: Beat'em-up

Publishers: Sega, Activision Blizzard, THQ

Astro Boy: Omega Factor is a beat 'em up video game developed by Treasure and Hitmaker, and published by Sega (THQ in Europe). The game was released for the Game Boy Advance on December 18, 2003 in Japan; August 18, 2004 in North America; and February 18, 2005 in Europe. The game is based on Osamu Tezuka's manga and anime franchise Astro Boy. However, it also features characters and plotlines from the artist's entire canon of work. While Astro Boy had been well known for decades in Japan, the No…

Aurail

Aurail

Release date: 1990

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Publishers: Sega

Aurail is a scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Westone and released by Sega in 1990. The player pilots a tank mecha and shoots enemies (it can fire in 8 directions), collects power-ups to increase shields, operates the remote attack drone, and defeats bosses to advance levels. It features tunnel levels with a first-person view.

Astro Boy

Astro Boy

Release date: 2004

Genres: Action

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Sega

Astro Boy (アストロボーイ・鉄腕アトム, Asutoro Bōi: Tetsuwan Atomu, "Astro Boy: Mighty Atom") is a video game based on the 2003 anime television series, produced by Sonic Team. The story deviates from the 2003 series with several noticeable changes such as the absence of important characters like Skunk and the lack of story background for characters. For instance, Atlas is presented as a robot bent into destroying humankind, though his motivation is not explained.

Amazing Island

Amazing Island

Release date: 2004

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: GameCube

Publishers: Sega

Amazing Island is a video game developed by Ancient and Hitmaker and published by Sega for the GameCube. It was released in Japan in January 2004, and in North America in August 2004.

Aliens vs. Predator

Aliens vs. Predator

Release date: 2010

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Sega

Aliens vs. Predator is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments, the team behind the 1994 Atari Jaguar game and the 1999 Microsoft Windows game and published by Sega for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is not a sequel to the previous game Aliens versus Predator 2, but a reboot based on the Alien vs. Predator franchise, a combination of the characters and creatures of the Alien franchise and the Predator franchise.

Aztec Adventure

Aztec Adventure

Release date: 1987

Genres: Action, Strategy

Platforms: Sega Master System

Publishers: Sega

Aztec Adventure, known in Japan as Nazca '88: The Golden Road to Paradise (ナスカ '88 -THE GOLDEN ROAD TO PARADISE-), an action video game that was developed and published by Sega for the Sega Master System. In the game, the player takes the control of Niño, an adventurer who must traverse a maze in search for treasures. While the original Japanese version depicts the adventure in Nazca, the story and title were later changed to be based in Aztec settings for international releases, though the elem…

Arabian Fight

Arabian Fight

Release date: 1992

Genres: Action, Beat'em-up, Combat

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Arabian Fight (アラビアンファイト) is a scrolling beat 'em up video game released in arcades by Sega in 1992 (the displayed copyright year is 1991).

Alien Front Online

Alien Front Online

Release date: 2001

Genres: Action

Platforms: Sega Dreamcast, Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Alien Front Online is a 2001 video game released for the Sega Dreamcast exclusively in North America. Alien Front Online is an online version of the arcade game Alien Front, where it was bundled with the Dreamcast Microphone. In the game, players use armored vehicles to fight battles staged in arenas. Players could choose which side they wished to fight for, the aliens or the humans, and could also choose one of three different vehicles; each having its own advantages and disadvantages. Althoug…

Action Fighter

Action Fighter

Release date: 1986

Genres: Racing, Shooter

Platforms: Amiga, Sega Master System, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Action Fighter (アクション ファイター) is an overhead vehicular combat game released by Sega in 1986. It was ported to the Master System the same year, then to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and IBM PC compatibles. The player begins the game riding a superbike. In subsequent levels a sports car, a jet via added wings, jetski, helicopter and Formula One racing car can all be driven, as seen in the game's title screen. All of the vehicles are armed to deal with enemy vehicles and gun em…

Alex Kidd: High-Tech World

Alex Kidd: High-Tech World

Release date: 1987

Genres: Adventure, Platform

Platforms: Sega Master System

Publishers: Sega

Alex Kidd: High Tech World is a side-scrolling video game with platforming and adventure elements, released by Sega in 1989 for the Master System, that is part of the Alex Kidd series. It is a modified version of the 1987 Japanese Master System game Anmitsu Hime (あんみつ姫), which was based on a manga series of the same name.Alterations made to the English version included altered sprites, English text and a different storyline. Because the game was not conceived as an Alex Kidd game in Japan, these…

Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation

Release date: 2014

Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror, Survival

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Sega

Alien: Isolation is a 2014 survival horror video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega originally for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Based on the Alien science fiction horror film series, the game is set 15 years after the events of the original 1979 film Alien, and follows engineer Amanda Ripley, daughter of Alien protagonist Ellen Ripley, as she investigates the disappearance of her mother. Unlike previous game adaptations of the Al…

After Burner III

After Burner III

Release date: 1992

Genres: Shoot 'em up

Platforms: Sega Mega-CD, Arcade

Publishers: Sega

After Burner III is a video game released for the FM-Towns home computer in Japan and later ported to the Sega CD in Japan, Europe and North America. It is the third game in the After Burner series, and a port of Strike Fighter, a game released for Japanese arcades, itself a sequel to G-LOC: Air Battle. The basic controls are the same as previous games in the series but this time the player has access to unlimited missiles.

Aliens Infestation

Aliens Infestation

Release date: 2011

Genres: 2D Side-scrolling

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Sega

Aliens: Infestation is a 2011 2D sidescroller game for the Nintendo DS handheld console. It was developed by WayForward Technologies and Gearbox Software. It is a tie-in to the Alien franchise. The cover art as well as the character designs and avatars were drawn by renowned comic-book artist Chris Bachalo.