But for me, I can’t go without mentioning Virtua Tennis. All Rights Reserved. This is a list of all games for the Dreamcast video game console.There are 624 games on this list, which includes titles exclusive to North America, exclusive to Europe, and exclusive to Japan. This game, yanked straight from Japanese arcades, had the player shaking noisy maracas in time with the music emanating from the television. The soundtrack included artists like Ricky Martin (“Cup of Life,” “La Vida Loca”), Reel Big Fish (“Take On Me”), and Chumbawamba (“Tubthumpin'” (of course)), along with other artists and original game tracks. Perhaps no game stands out as weirder than Seaman. Tennis games are hard to get right, and Sega nailed it with Virtua Tennis. It preceded the plastic instruments craze by a few years here in America, so it was a weird novelty at the time, and I absolutely adored it. Check out the other installments of the Rare and Valuable Games series. You spend the whole game in one city, and most of it in one district of that city, alternately solving problems with your feet and fists and with your words as a way of gaining experience and interacting with people in town. This series is the first polygonal game I can remember to effectively use cel-shading techniques to truly convey the feel of playing inside a cartoon. But if we want to talk about the coolest game, it’s time to revisit Jet Grind Radio, called Jet Set Radio over in Japan. Almost 20 years later, a crowd-funded sequel is on the way. What if that, but with spelling? It was a weird, memorable game with tons of color and attitude. Seaman was designed by Yutaka “Yoot” Saito. Between the maraca shaking, which works surprisingly well for being a non-traditional control method, the catchy tunes, and the funny monkey on-screen, I ended up playing a whole ton of this game both alone and with friends. Long before VR hit Beat Saber was even an idea, there was another game wrecking my arms with addictive, rhythm-based gameplay: Sambe de Amigo. In this game, little mice (chu-chus) were heading for a shuttle (rocket), and the goal was to get as many mie into the rockets as you could before cats got them. By Lewis Cox . While Ryo was done with high school, he could do things like talk to the citizens of his neighborhood, play arcade games, and explore. As far as controls, there was a need for a lot of buttons in this game and the Equipment Menu handles it well. The game stood out primarily for its use of a microphone as the main method of interacting with the game. I loved Guitar Vader back in the day. Sonic Adventure 2. I still have my Dreamcast too with an alarming amount of controllers (most 3rd party) although I think the video port is buggered. Shenmue put you in the shoes of a young Japanese man named Ryo Hazuki. Seaman is a pet. If you’re an old-school Dreamcast fan, you’ll be able to anticipate some of these, though I hope at least a couple will take you by surprise. In 1998 Atypical Alchemists Associate and NEC Home Electronics developed and published a weird simulation game for the Dreamcast, titled “Seventh Cross Evolution”. The game I want to mention that you didn’t was StarLancer. You’re under attack. If you’ve spent any time collecting games for the Dreamcast, one of … You know, just like in nature. Presented by Ack. Mike and I worked those into nicknames like “Various Shots” Courier and “Volley Master” Henman. The Sega Dreamcast did not have a long shelf life but it did produce a few console exclusives. When I look back at the system on its 20th American anniversary, a big part of that was the downright bizarre collection of games on the system. The Seaman creature was a weird, grumpy critter that had a fairly limited set of interactions, but he was nonetheless incredibly fun to interact with. Typing of the Dead combines the draw of killing zombies with the skills of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing into one of the silliest and most absurd game ideas. Before that, he was best known for the simulation game The Tower, released in America by Maxis as SimTower (another game I loved like crazy and poured many hours into!). It’s a widely held belief that Sega pretty much killed off its mascot when it made … Seaman acts like a massively more complex version of the Tamagotchis that were popular around the same time. While game developers had basically mastered the 2D plane of the earlier consoles, the polygonal era was, for the most part, an ugly mess.