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Here is a thread in which we can express our passion for the magnificent Sega Saturn console by completing its NTSC-U/C library. This thread is based on Splain's wonderful work on his numerous threads in the Site-run Events & Contests forums. Huge thanks to him for his templates and already written rules, which I edited for the Sega Saturn library.

Each game will be worth one point, so the points will be added up as "games completed" in the leaderboard. Feel free to comment as much as you'd like about the games you've completed (or not).

Here are the rules:

  • We're beating these games, starting now. All games must be started no earlier than the posting of this thread. (April 28th, 2022)
  • There will be no "resets" at the end of the year; this is a focus on completing the entire library.
  • Photos are not required but highly encouraged.
  • Emulation is OK, but no cheat devices, cheat codes, looking up passwords, etc. Legitimate runs only.
  • If you have questions about what constitutes "beating" a game, bring it up and we'll figure it out. (Typical requirements are to get an ending screen or credit roll, on the middle or default difficulty. Or beat the high score. Or win the tournament.) Some games are more obvious than others.

Please respect these rules, but more importantly, have fun!

Important: Every PAL or NTSC-J exclusive will count for one point, but will not count towards beating the entire NTSC-U/C game library.


Title Beaten By Notes/Requirements
3D Baseball    
Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean    
Alien Trilogy    
All-Star Baseball '97 Featuring Frank Thomas    
Alone in the Dark: One Eyed Jack's Revenge    
Andretti Racing    
Area 51    
Baku Baku    
Bases Loaded '96: Double Header    
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game    
Battle Arena Toshinden: Remix LastCat  
Battle Arena Toshinden URA (Ultimate Revenge Attack)    
Battle Monsters LastCat  
Battle Stations    
Black Dawn    
Blast Chamber    
Blazing Dragons    
Blazing Heroes/Mystaria: The Realms of Lore    
Bottom of the 9th    
Brain Dead 13    
Break Point Tennis    
Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands    
Bug Too!    
Bug! Andykin Skysk8r  
Burning Rangers    
Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition    
Bust-A-Move 3    
Center Ring Boxing    
Clockwork Knight    
Clockwork Knight 2    
College Slam    
Command & Conquer    
CONGO: The Movie - The Lost City of Zinj    
Contra: Legacy of War    
Corpse Killer: Graveyard Edition    
Courier Crisis    
Creature Shock: Special Edition    
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos    
Crusader: No Remorse    
Crypt Killer    
Cyber Speedway    
Darius Gaiden    
Dark Legend LastCat  
Dark Savior    
Darklight Conflict    
Daytona USA Andykin Skysk8r  
Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition    
Defcon 5    
Die Hard Arcade    
Die Hard Trilogy    
Double Switch    
Dragon Force    
DragonHeart: Fire & Steel    
Duke Nukem 3D    
Earthworm Jim 2    
Enemy Zero    
F1 Challenge    
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98    
FIFA Soccer 96    
FIFA Soccer 97    
Fighters Megamix    
Fighting Vipers    
Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball    
Galactic Attack    
Galaxy Fight    
Ghen War    
Golden Axe: The Duel    
Grand Slam    
Grid Runner    
Guardian Heroes Andykin Skysk8r  
Hang-On GP    
Heir of Zendor: The Legend and the Land    
Herc's Adventures    
Hexen: Beyond Heretic    
Hi-Octane: The Track Fights Back!    
High Velocity: Mountain Racing Challenge    
Highway 2000    
Hyper 3-D Pinball Red  
Impact Racing    
In the Hunt Gloves  
Independance Day    
Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal    
Iron Storm    
Johnny Bazookastone    
Last Bronx    
Last Gladiators: Digital Pinball    
Machine Head    
Madden NFL 97    
Madden NFL 98    
Magic Carpet    
Magic Knight Rayearth    
ManX TT Super Bike    
Marvel Super Heroes    
Mass Destruction    
Maximum Force    
MechWarrior 2    
Mega Man 8: Anniversary Collector's Edition    
Mega Man X4    
Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits    
Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1    
Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend    
Mortal Kombat II    
Mortal Kombat Trilogy    
Mr. Bones    
NASCAR 98    
NBA Action    
NBA Action 98    
NBA Jam Extreme    
NBA Jam: Tournament Edition    
NBA Live 97    
NBA Live 98    
NFL '97    
NFL Quarterback Club '96    
NFL Quarterback Club '97    
NHL 97    
NHL 98    
NHL All-Star Hockey    
NHL All-Star Hockey 98    
NHL Powerplay '96    
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge    
Nights Into Dreams... LastCat  
Norse by Norsewest: The Return of the Lost Vikings    
Off-World Interceptor Extreme    
Olympic Soccer    
P.T.O. II: Pacific Theater of Operations II    
Panzer Dragoon Andykin Skysk8r  
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei    
Panzer Dragoon Saga    
Pebble Beach Golf Links    
PGA Tour 97    
Powerslave Gloves  
Primal Rage    
Quarterback Attack    
Rampage World Tour    
Resident Evil    
Resurrection: Rise 2    
Revolution X: Music is the Weapon    
Road & Track Presents The Need For Speed    
Road Rash    
Robo Pit LastCat  
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire    
Saturn Bomberman RetroMichel  
Scud: The Disposable Assassin    
Sega Ages    
Sega Rally Championship    
Sega Touring Car Championship    
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97    
Shanghai: Triple-Threat    
Shining Force III    
Shining the Holy Ark    
Shining Wisdom    
Shinobi Legions    
Shockwave Assault    
Sim City 2000    
Skeleton Warriors    
Sky Target    
Slam 'n Jam '96 featuring Magic & Kareem: Signature Edition    
Solar Eclipse    
Sonic 3D Blast    
Sonic Jam    
Sonic R RetroMichel  
Soviet Strike    
Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels    
Space Jam    
Spot Goes to Hollywood    
Star Fighter    
Steep Slope Sliders    
Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams    
Street Fighter Alpha 2    
Street Fighter Collection    
Street Fighter: The Movie    
Striker '96    
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo    
Tempest 2000    
Ten Pin Alley    
Tetris Plus    
The Crow: City of Angels    
The Horde    
The House of the Dead Gloves  
The Legend of Oasis    
The Lost World: Jurassic Park    
The Mansion of Hidden Souls    
Theme Park    
Three Dirty Dwarves    
Thunderstrike 2    
Time Warner Interactive's V.R.: Virtua Racing    
TNN Motor Sports Hardcore 4X4    
Tomb Raider    
True Pinball    
Tunnel B1    
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3    
Valora Valley Golf    
Virtua Cop    
Virtua Cop 2    
Virtua Fighter    
Virtua Fighter 2    
Virtua Fighter Kids    
Virtua Fighter Remix    
Virtual Casino    
Virtual Hydlide    
Virtual Open Tennis    
Virtual-On: Cyber Troopers    
VR Golf '97    
VR Soccer    
Warcraft II: The Dark Saga    
Wing Arms    
Winning Post    
Winter Heat    
World Cup Golf: Professional Edition    
World Series Baseball    
World Series Baseball '98    
World Series Baseball II    
Worldwide Soccer: Sega International Victory Goal Edition    
Worldwide Soccer '98    
Worms Gloves  
WWF In Your House    
WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game    
X-Men: Children of the Atom    


  • Advanced V.G. - Gloves
  • Arcade Gears Vol. 1: Pu-Li-Ru-La - Gloves
  • Donpachi - Andykin Skysk8r
  • Guardian Force - Gloves
  • Gunbird - Andykin Skysk8r
  • Hyper Duel - Gloves
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story I: Blue Fear - Gloves
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story II: Heir to the Blue - Gloves
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story III: The Condemned - Gloves
  • Ultraman: Legendary Giant of Light - Gloves
  • Yumimi Mix Remix - Gloves


User # of games completed
Gloves 13
Andykin Skysk8r 6
LastCat 5
RetroMichel 2
Red 1
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I might be down to contribute to this. I was just looking at my Saturn yesterday and thinking I should give it some playtime soon, and I've got almost a complete US library minus 30 or so games. I need to finish up my Pokemon Legends Arceus stuff but after that I'll check back here and try to dive in.

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I can probably do Clockwork Knight 2 and Magic Knight Rayearth sometime this year.

Since I've beaten the NES game and consider it "rather bad but way overhated," then assuming I can get the emulation to cooperate I'll volunteer to suffer through Virtual Hydlide if this project gets close to completion and nobody else has done it.

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To start things off, I've completed the infamous Sonic R.

This game is well-known for its poor controls and its soundtrack. I will be completely honest and admit that I actually had a lot of fun playing this colorful game. The soundtrack is stellar, composed by Richard Jacques with Teresa Jane Davis singing. TJ Davis has a wonderful voice and the songs are all "bops": they are very catchy and memorable. There are five race tracks in the game, which is the most disappointing feature about it. There are many hidden pathways, so they are quite complex maps, but still, five is nothing compared to games like Mario Kart 64, Crash Team Racing and Diddy Kong Racing on the rival consoles at the time.

As for the controls, I did get used to it and it did not seem to bother too much my experience with the game. Only at the beginning, it was annoying to realize that I was always bumping into walls, but you just need to master the jumps and find the ideal pathways so that you can fly through the stages without any problem. I used Knuckles, who is a character that's considered one of the best in the game (if you do not consider some of the unlockable characters).

Talking about the unlockable characters, four of them can be obtained by getting all the coins on the first four race tracks and then finish at least in third place. As for the fifth obtainable character, Super Sonic, you need to collect Chaos Emeralds in the four initial races and also finish first. This was harder, but then, Super Sonic is highly regarded as the best character in the game.

People told me so many bad things about this game. As a French speaker living in Québec, I used to watch videos by a YouTuber named "Joueur du Grenier" (translates to "The Attic Gamer"), which is pretty much a French-speaking AVGN without all the curse words. He bashed Sonic R in a video about the first 3D games, then many people did so without playing the game. Pretty much the same situation that occurs when AVGN reviews a game, talks bad things about it, and then everybody dislikes it without having played it.

As for my personal experience, I did have fun with it and it is such a joyful game, with bright colors and motivational music. I will definitely play it again for fun. It's not the best game on the system (far from it), but it's not as bad as people say.

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Saturn Bomberman is completed.

This game is such a must-have for any Sega Saturn owner. Even if the North American version can be very expensive, you can get the Japanese version for not too much and still be able to play it: Bomberman games can still be played without any major language barrier.

Saturn Bomberman is widely recognized as one of the best games for the system and often, as the best Bomberman game ever. I do think it is a real candidate for such names, but I did also love the Bomberman games on the N64, which are very solid titles too.

The soundtrack goes very well with the different themes presented in each level. My favorite world has to be the Wild West world, since it is in that world that you start to obtain the most interesting upgrades for your character and the music is simply the best there. At least, according to me.

Also, the game has a great learning curve and becomes gradually harder, especially with the boss fights. The last few levels and bosses in Mr. Meanie's Future World can be a real challenge, so it was satisfying to complete the game today without too much trouble.

If you have a Sega Saturn and a lot of money to spend, buy this game.

If you have a Sega Saturn and not a lot of money right now to spend, buy this game's Japanese version.

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Robo Pit is now complete.

The Sega Saturn plays very differently from it's PSX counterpart. Weapon progression feels much more slower and the AI is very annoying following one singular pattern. On top of that the weapon's have very wonky collision detection, sometimes long range weapons clip thru your opponents. Stun locking is less apparent than the PSX version.

Other differences are the "Boss" robots. On the Saturn version there's 3 while on the PSX there's "Special Robots", most if not all weapons on the SAT version are considered normal while the other version treats some of them as "special". There's a lot of differences to list but that's for another time.



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Battle Arena Toshinden / Toushinden S is now complete.
(Ellis Story Mode Run, 1CC No loss)

Despite how people critique the game's floaty jumps it has it's charms plus the Saturn version has welcoming features like the addition of two characters and a story mode as well which the original PSX version lacked.



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Oh, this is a thread!

I've beaten the following since February:

  • Ultraman: Legendary Giant of Light
  • Yumimi Mix Remix
  • Powerslave
  • The House of the Dead
  • Hyper Duel
  • Guardian Force
  • In the Hunt
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story I: Blue Fear
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story II: Heir to the Blue
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story III: The Condemned
  • Worms (I beat every team at least once)
  • Advanced V.G.
  • Arcade Gears Vol. 1: Pu-Li-Ru-La
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Lunacy is done. Every game like this that has come before it was extremely clunky. Lunacy is the first one that was truly enjoyable. Released in 1996 but with a graphics update would fit right in as a modern game. Great game. Btw, if you get stuck at a bullshit roadblock, the manual has a list of the bullshit roadblocks and helps you out with them. I got stuck for hours because I didnt think to *spoilers* - put the book back on the bookshelf, because why tf would you make me do that? 


I saw the Louisa plot twist coming a mile away, still cool though. Instead of Fred turning into a beam of light or whatever that was they should have just made him fully remember a bunch of combat skills to have an epic showdown. 


Since I had no idea that you have to get secret items to save the 4 people in the city of moons, the only one I saved was Mac, the watchsmith. I found the secret item to save Morse, but he had already died by the time I got it. No idea what I needed to save Hannah, Rose and the kid. Presumably I had to jump around a bunch of other teleporting paintings. I mainly searched the X O Clock towers for these but I probably should have searched the elemental towers too. Oh well, the game was seriously fun so I might just play through it again to try to save Hannah, she was always cool. Morse was an ass, dont even care he died though I might save him too. 

Edit: Played through the whole game again and saved everyone. 

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For Rise 2 there are 24 difficulty settings, default is level 12. I have beaten the game on levels 9 and 10. I will try 11 and 12, but in case I fail just know that this is an easy game you can beat in an hour or two, its just a matter of cheesing the AI. Its basically a dumbed down Mortal Kombat but with 20ish characters. 

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On Rise 2 I beat difficulty 11 easily, then went on to 12. I won all the matches until there was only 5 or so left. I played as Griller and lost my first continue to Suppressor, switched to Lockjaw and somehow got destroyed by one of those small ninja guys who are usually easy. So for my final continue I switched back to Griller. The game does a thing where when you pick your character its loading but it gives you no indication its loading for like 15 seconds. So naturally you start pushing buttons trying to select your character thinking you pushed the wrong button, and this soft reset the game and erased my progress. So I now hate this game and will never play it again. For anyone who wants to beat it though just use Griller and Lockjaw and use the poke strategy that works in most fighting games. Also most of the guys have the same dumb ai which does a forward jump kick if you walk towards it without attacking. You can abuse this and punish them repeatedly. 

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