Category Archives: Yuzo Koshiro

Electronica or Buttrock- What is Sega’s Musical Legacy?

As I listened to the final episode of Saturday Night Sega (RIP) recently, I was struck by the sheer variety of the tunes played during the show. Despite all the disparate styles of songs played, two genres were most prevalent: … Continue reading

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Thoughts – 3D Streets of Rage

Released: December 19, 2013 / $5.99 Version Reviewed: 3DS Original Release: Genesis / 1991 During the 16-bit wars of the early 90s, the most public battle being fought for the hearts and minds of children was between Mario and Sonic. … Continue reading

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Yuzo Koshiro – Bare Knuckle Legend Mix

After discovering Yuzo Koshiro’s brilliant DJ set of Streets of Rage music, I’ve found myself going to it when I’m in the mood for some SoR tunes, over the actual soundtracks! Track appeared on the 4-disc Bare Knuckle Original Soundtrack … Continue reading

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Game Gear Game Battle: Ninja Gaiden vs. Shinobi

Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja With original titles from two beloved franchises released on the system, 1991 was a good year for Game Gear-owning ninja fans. Although the system was pretty much completely ginormous in size, there simply wasn’t room for … Continue reading

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Sega Digital Review: The Revenge of Shinobi

Released May 22, 2012 / $4.99 / Version Reviewed: PSN Original Release: Genesis / December 2, 1989 Though his popularity has waned in recent years, primarily due to shifting tastes and a lack of memorable starring roles, Joe Musashi still … Continue reading

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Yuzo Koshiro Performing in the U.S. for the First Time Ever!

Legendary Sega musician Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Shenmue) will be the guest of honor at next year’s Magfest. Koshiro will not only be doing a Q&A, but will also be performing a live DJ set (for the first time … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Falcom Games on Sega Platforms

This year, Falcom celebrates its 30th anniversary. Best known for their series of Ys action-RPGs, Falcom has developed a variety of games in many different genres. Until just recently, Falcom was primarily a PC developer, letting other companies bring their … Continue reading

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Segac Orner: The Lost Games of Rieko Kodama

“Segac” is a name for Sega of America coined by North American Phantasy Star Universe players when they felt that they were not receiving the same treatment as their Japanese counterparts. While Sega has been pretty good throughout their history … Continue reading

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In Defense of: The Streets of Rage 3 Soundtrack

Like many others, Streets of Rage 2 is my favorite beat ’em up ever and one of my top games of all time. It is a near-perfect gaming experience that can still be picked up and played at any time, … Continue reading

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