[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Sega Saturn Manual Cover

June 9th, 2014 by Benj Edwards

Sega Saturn Instruction Manual Cover - 1995The Saturn: No Connectors Required

Why am I showing you the cover of the Sega Saturn manual but not the manual itself? Because I can — ha ha ha!

Such power.

That, and I like the photo.

[ From Sega Saturn Instruction Manual, 1995, cover]

Discussion Topic of the Week: What’s the best Saturn-exclusive title?

8 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Sega Saturn Manual Cover”

  1. cozfer Says:

    I bought a Sega Saturn as a college graduation present to myself the week it came out. I wasn’t even planning on it, and was so surprised to see one at the mall (I guess that was part of their overall rollout issue – that and having to wait so long for new games at first).

    Anyway, I loved Daytona USA and Virtua Fighter remix (I think that came free after a couple of months). Maybe Daytona is the best since it had that ‘awesome’ music!

  2. technotreegrass Says:

    Sega always knew how to design an awesome looking console, and the Saturn is the best one aesthetically IMHO.

    I LOVE Sonic CD. The level designs are awesome and so much more complex then previous Sonic titles.

  3. Zoyous Says:

    It’s hard to say what the best exclusive Saturn title is… especially if you consider its much larger Japanese library. But the first thing that comes to mind for me is the Panzer Dragoon series.

    It’s an interesting system for me, because I owned every U.S.-released Sega console before and after it. But I was out of gaming completely for the whole era of the Saturn (although I did still read gaming magazines during that time). I only got one for the first time last year, so to me it’s a brand new system… and a wonderful one.

  4. Multimedia Mike Says:

    My vote is for Astal– remarkable 2D platformer with incredible soundtrack.

  5. Lucas W. Says:

    While not exactly a Saturn exclusive, “Saturn Bomberman” had a novel TEN-PLAYER multiplayer feature. With two multitaps, my friends and I had only to find ten working controllers, and we were good to go… unfortunately, that was a monumental task in itself…

  6. JackSoar Says:

    It’s not technically exclusive, but the Saturn had the only recommendable port of X-Men vs. Street Fighter in Japan. The only other console version was the butchered PS1 port. Playing XMvSF was the beginning of a slow building of respect for Sega’s hardware.

  7. roflmao Says:

    Dragon Force! I love that game and still play it on occasion. This game is probably the singular reason I never sold off my Saturn. It’s too bad the sequel never made it out of Japan.

  8. Mat Says:

    Virtua Cop 2 wasn’t an exclusive but I have fond memories of sticky-taping a laser pointer my dad bought for me to the gun and sharpshooting everyone in the game haha.

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