> As some of you know, Segata Sanshiro is the Japanese Sega spots
superhero. He has become very famous among Japanese people (he has
all kinds of merchandising -- just like dolls, T-shirts, etc...).
The latest appearance of this karate man is this new game for Sega Saturn:
Shinken Yu-gi. It consists in a collection of minigames based in his TV
> The results are hard to explain... graphics are different
in each minigame, but they have a
common point: they're all
very colorful and simple. Don't expect polygon effects or things
like that, but they're very funny and well defined.
> CG scenes (Segata's spots) are good as well. They're all presented
in TrueMotion so they have a good quality, although they're not full screen.
I wonder why Sega never presents CG scenes in full screen just like Treasure
or Game Arts do?
> As with the graphics, control is different in each minigame, but
is always simple (you never need more than two buttons to control Segata).
> We could call it typical Japanese music for minigames plus remixes
of Segata Sanshiro's song. They're all funny and sound OK.
Sound effects are good as well (lots of voices from Segata).
> Minigames are extremely fun!! And the best thing is that
you get an incentive to do well in them: as the games are completed you
can watch Segata's marvelous spots. The minigames are also funny
and varied: platform, memory, fighting, action, and even a Columns!!.
The only bad thing (but important) in this game is its short life -- you
can finish it in a couple of hours, although you can try to beat your records