Dreamcast is a gaming console developed by Sega. It was released in Japan in 1998 and it is the best-known as the last console ever made by this technology giant. For gamers, it is the best console Sega released and the one that made gaming as it is now. Now when you know basics about Dreamcast, let’s see 10 games that chapped the gaming world and how you can play them in a form of Dreamcast ROMs. They are truly the best developments for this platform of all times.
1. Crazy Taxi
The game is defined with its name. The goal was simple. You have a taxi, limited time and a massive city. You should transport as many passengers as possible. But, you were also able to jump, make stunts and explore the city while completing the mission. The best part is the pace of the game. It is extremely fast and it makes this development one of a kind. Yes, the game was extremely popular back in a day and it is still one of the best games of all times. It has to be the best Sega Dreamcast game we were able to find and play. The last thing, you can play this game even today.
Soulcalibur may be less-known game for some of you but it has huge importance. The main characteristic is the 3D gameplay which is stunning in the lack of a better word. The game is loaded with useful movements, weapons, and gameplay which was one of a kind back when the game was released. The graphics of the game is polished making it look elegant and provide more details than any other game available back then. The best part is the mission-based gameplay that is long, loaded with details and a great story.
3 Jet Grind Radio/Jet Set Radio
Jet Grind Radio/Jet Set Radio doesn’t have two names. The first title is used in the United States while the second is used in all other parts of the world. The mission was simple. You are a teenager who has one goal on his mind. You will have to spray graffiti in specific places around Tokyo. As you would expect this isn’t allowed so you will have to use all kinds of tools and steps to complete the task. The game is much more than just this. It presents a character that uses graffiti to express himself, which is the main reason why the game was so popular.
4. Virtua Tennis
You may wonder why this game is on our list. It is fairly simple and it doesn’t have any advantages compared to similar games. But there are a lot of them actually. The game was far more advanced than all tennis-based games before it. Now you were able to aim to make more efficient hits and also to use lobbed shots. The last but not least, this game has superior graphics compared to similar titles which is an additional reason why it has been so popular in the first place. Yes, a multiplayer mode is available as well and it is probably the most important advantage. The last thing we will add is the presence of mini-games. They involve hitting the target, making specific movements and etc.
This game has a strong story and it was very appealing to play. The story takes place in Japan in the 80s and it follows a young hero who sees his father killed by an unknown person. That person is a warrior actually. The son will start a whole series of events and actions in order to avenge the father and to kill the person who did this to him. In the game, you would use open world, fight with hands and various weapons and defeat all kinds of enemies. The game was originally developed for Sega Saturn but was redesigned for Dreamcast. It remains one of the best games of this type and one of the best games in general.
6. Daytona USA 2001
Daytona USA 2001 is a racing game that was developed for Dreamcast and a few other platforms. It allowed players to use different cars to explore different circuits and to enjoy the thrill of racing. All of this sounds standard so why it is on our list in the first place. The game also allowed you to unlock various cars, to customize them and to race them on new tracks. All of this meant that the game was ahead of its time and very popular.
7. Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a popular game but it had a short lifespan. The main reason for that was the end of Sega Dreamcast and the Saturn. Well, the game itself was advanced for the time when it was released and it had a lot to offer. First of all, there are 56 characters you would play with. You can create a squad of 3 characters and play versus all others. There is single and multiplayer modes available and the game is available in 2D only. The best addition was the characters. They are available in Marvel franchise and they were the main reason why the game changed the world of gaming. It has to be one of the best games of all times, not only for this platform but in general.
8. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Not a single list of this kind can’t be complete without Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. This game or better said this version of the game was redesigned for the Dreamcast platform. The game included 10 characters (8 of them were completely new) a simple 2D gameplay and an arena. The fast-paced gameplay and a lot of possibilities made the game the best fighting game for Dreamcast the world saw.
9. Quake 3 Arena
If we take a look at Sega Dreamcast we can see various things. For some, it was the best console but for others, it was a failure. On the other hand, if we connect the Dreamcast with the Quake 3 Arena we get the ultimate gameplay. The goal here was to allow multiplayer gaming of FPS games and the Quake 3 Arena was the best option. The game was relatively simple but it was stable and loaded with useful weapons, movement possibilities, and decent graphics. Add the aforementioned stability and you can understand why this game paired with Sega Dreamcast was the best multiplayer gaming option at that time.
This is one of the most bizarre games of all times. The main purpose of the game was to reach the synesthesia. A player would use controls to create various musical themes and sounds that meant the gameplay was more suitable for music fans. The graphics were simple and should help you think that you are in space. The game was popular in Japan and reasonably in Europe, but it never reached the United States.
Now is your turn to see which game is the best. Try all of them if possible and try to get a better idea of why it is on the list. You will soon realize that they may be obsolete and come with old graphics, but the gaming experience is at the highest level.
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