NINE.NINE.NINENINE

/ 9 years ago

With the memorable release date of 9/9/99 the Dreamcast hit store shelves in the USA. I remember there was quite a bit of buzz about it and could not wait to get my hands on one! I remember walking through the perfume wreaked halls of the local Macy’s to play the Dreamcast demo unit that they had on display.

It was a smaller counter top version than the one above and I would make sure to go into Macy’s every time I hit up the mall until release. I remember me and my older brother got the Dreamcast as a VERY early Christmas gift. We would usually ask for one big gift each year with Dreamcast being one, Snes being another, and Turbo Grafx 16 being the other system that I can remember getting.

Sonic Adventures was and still is an excellent game. Anyone that had a Dreamcast knows this, but my favorite game was BLUE STINGER!

Blue Stinger was a 3rd person sci-fi game that looked BEAUTIFUL for it’s time!

Other Dreamcast items of interest I found:

The Resident Evil system! Sega put out ALOT of different Dreamcast consoles (mostly in Japan of course) but this one hit shores here as well. Thing that sucks is that most Dreamcast variants were just a different color and a different box just as this one is. I wanted it back then since I am a huge RE fan but looking back, I see that it was nothing special.

A decent lot for sale. Price is not bad but game selection is a little lacking but at least it has Sonic Adventures and Crazy Taxi 1 & 2!

A cheap system posted up. Looks like you can get them pretty cheap on eBay if your just looking for a system with a game or 2.

Oddball Auctions:

Ok, I found 1 Dreamcast item that I did not know existed until today (since it is a JP exclusive that’s not surprising) and thought it was hilarious!

Yeah! Karaoke adapter! I just read up that the unit used to use some dial up service (that was in Japan only and is long dead) to get the songs but from what I read it seems like it doesn’t store the songs or come with songs making this unit completely useless outside of just a collection piece. Pretty interesting to see that this was actually made though.

This one I just posted for pure comedy…

Ok, can anyone tell me what is wrong with this image? They listed this image in the auction to show that the unit has been “Tested and works!”. I must have missed the day they released Zelda for the Dreamcast! Not to mention that the html code for the austion was posted and looks awful, yet people still bid on it…  Great work guys!




3 Comments

  • greg says:

    I can’t tell which version of Zelda that is but you can very easily run NES/SNES emulators on the Dreamcast. If that’s one of those versions then there’s a good chance it’s actually the Dreamcast hooked up.

  • monty says:

    Oh I agree, but to use an emulator to show that the system works? Pretty odd! I have heard Dreamcast is one of the easiest systems for backups and emulators.

  • greg says:

    Oh no doubt a weird choice.

    Yeah, you can literally just burn CD-Rs. No modding or hacking required.