The successor to Sega's popular Mega Drive (or Genesis) system, the Saturn proved to be less of a hit in the marketplace, losing out to both the PlayStation and the Nintendo 64 in terms of sales. Powered by two CPUs, two GPUs and a number of other processors, the Saturn was something of a challenge to programme. It did, however, spawn some high quality games, such as the Virtua Fighter series.
Donated/on loan from: Prof. Steven Furnell, Plymouth University
Representing a portable version of its Master System game console, the Z80-based Game Gear was Sega's response to the Nintendo Game Boy. Ostensibly better specified through its use of a 4,096 colour screen (which did not arrive for another eight years on the Game Boy range), this advantage also ... (read more)Sega, 1990