3D-Ages

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 1: Phantasy Star Generation: 1

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 1: Phantasy Star Generation: 1

Sony Playstation 2 - August 28, 2003

Generation 1 is effectively a remake of the original 1987 Sega Master System release of Phantasy Star. Though extremely similar to the original, it offers an updated battle system (similar to Phantasy Star II/Phantasy Star IV), improved graphics, a new soundtrack and various gameplay tweaks to bring it in line with more modern RPGs.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 10: After Burner II

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 10: After Burner II

Sony Playstation 2 - March 25, 2004

After Burner II is an upgrade of the original 1988 arcade release of After Burner II, being presented entirely in 3D. Aside from this, it is essentially the same as before but with extra options such as unlimited continues. There is an "arranged" mode which lets you play as different planes, but it does not significantly affect gameplay.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 11: Hokuto no Ken

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 11: Hokuto no Ken

Sony Playstation 2 - March 25, 2020

Hokuto no Ken is perhaps the most substantial upgrade in the Sega Ages 2500 series, being an remake of the 1986 Sega Mark III release of Hokuto no Ken (known as Black Belt in the west). It is presented entirely in 3D (though gameplay still takes place on a 2D plane). There are more moves and it is more closely linked to the anime.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 14: Alien Syndrome

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 14: Alien Syndrome

Sony Playstation 2 - July 29, 2004

Alien Syndrome acts as a re-imagining of the 1987 arcade release of Alien Syndrome, with much darker visuals presented entirely in 3D. Though it is a slower game, the player can take more than one hit and can fire in any direction using the right analogue stick (similar to Robotron 2084 or Smash T.V.). You can also rapid-fire in a single direction while moving in any direction.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 15: Decathlete Collection

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 15: Decathlete Collection

Sony Playstation 2 - July 29, 2004

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 2: Monaco GP

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 2: Monaco GP

Sony Playstation 2 - August 28, 2003

Monaco GP is a remake of the original 1979 arcade release of Monaco GP, sporting vastly updated graphics and audio. There is an "original" mode which mimicks the arcade game, and a "grand prix" mode which adds fifteen new courses, multiple camera viewpoints, powerups and a jump button. There are a number of other gameplay changes in this mode, and multiplayer support.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 3: Fantasy Zone

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 3: Fantasy Zone

Sony Playstation 2 - August 28, 2003

This game is a remake of the original 1986 arcade release of Fantasy Zone. It has two modes, "arcade" and "original", both sporting cell-shaded 3D graphics rather than 2D sprites and four new levels. Original mode is notable for its 3D effects. After a boss is defeated, the camera pans to a third-person perspective behind Opa-Opa and a bonus mode is engaged, in which you need to avoid obstacles and collect coins as the boss slowly dies.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 4: Space Harrier

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 4: Space Harrier

Sony Playstation 2 - September 25, 2003

This game is a remake of the original 1985 arcade release of Space Harrier, namely one which replaces the scaled 2D sprites with 3D textured models. It tweaks some of the levels, remixes the music and adds a lock-on feature similar to Panzer Dragoon, but is otherwise mostly the same game. "Fractal" mode removes the checkerboard floors and replaces them with more realistic scenery.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe

Sony Playstation 2 - September 25, 2003

This game is a remake of the original 1989 arcade release of Golden Axe, presented entirely in 3D. It is mostly the same game as before, but now features cutscenes, magic which regenerates slightly after an enemy is killed, and enemies now have life bars. It also has an arranged soundtrack.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 6: Ichini no Tant-R to Bonanza Bros.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 6: Ichini no Tant-R to Bonanza Bros.

Sony Playstation 2 - January 15, 2004

This game is the first compilation to be released as part of the Sega Ages 2500 series. It contains both an upgrade of the original 1990 arcade release of Bonanza Bros. and an updated version of Puzzle & Action: Tant-R, first seen in 1992. Bonanza Bros. is almost identical to the original, bar a few small cosmetic changes, whereas Tant-R has received higher definition graphics and several minigames from its sequel, Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 7: Columns

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 7: Columns

Sony Playstation 2 - December 18, 2003

This game is an upgrade of the original 1990 arcade release of Columns, including an "original mode" (which is practically identical to the arcade release) and an updated mode, sporting pre-rendered 2D graphics and various visual and audio upgrades. There is also a versus mode where you can play against the computer, otherwise it is not too dissimilar from the original version.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 8: Virtua Racing FlatOut

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 8: Virtua Racing FlatOut

Sony Playstation 2 - February 26, 2004

This game is an upgrade of the original 1992 arcade release of Virtua Racing, sporting higher resolution graphics and slightly improved draw distances. It also contains three new tracks and four new vehicles, making a total of six and five, respectively. This content is completely separate from the previous Sega 32X and Sega Saturn versions of the game.

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 9: Gain Ground

Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 9: Gain Ground

Sony Playstation 2 - February 26, 2004

This game is an upgrade of the original 1988 arcade release of Gain Ground, being presented entirely in 3D. It is mostly accurate to the arcade version, however adjusts some stages to better suit the aspect ratio and has an optional bugfix on stage 4-8. Also it only supports a maximum of two players, as opposed to the arcade's three. There is an extra mode unlocked after beating the game once, where graphics are altered, statistics are changed and a new soundtrack comes into play.

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