An episode about the various styles and makes of Sega Saturn hardware.
Many of these systems have pack in games. Virtua Fighter Remix appeared in many of them.
There are a few systems here that have different boxes and themes available. There are Xmas Nights and Sonic versions of the White Model 2 Saturn for instance.
I tried to focus on the main entries for each type of system, and avoid nuances like pack in games, pack in peripherals, or special boxes.
My launch grey Saturn shown in this video was bought day 1 when the system hit Japan. It cost me $700+ to get it next day.
Of all my Saturn’s(I own 8), the model 2 has been the most unreliable. I have had 2 fail. One with a CD drive, one with the mainboard.
If you are just starting out with the Saturn, I recommend the grey Japanese system as your first purchase. They are cheap, reliable, and easy to find.
The Samsung and Navi Saturn’s are the last of the products I truly want in my collection. Price and availability being a major obstacle.
I didn’t mention it in the video, but the Western released Model 1 Saturn’s came with a different controller than the launch Japanese units. This controller wasn’t the worst, but the Japanese pad killed it overall.
The Derby Stallion Saturn actually didn’t have the game with it. It was released along side the game, and included a special sticker set.
Music in this episode in order:
Gain Ground – Awaken
Ghouls N Ghost – Stage 1
Batman – Intro
Hang On GP – Albatross Cliff Reef
Castlevania Bloodlines – Bloody Tears
Contra Hard Corps – Hard Corp Blues
Thunder Force V – Legendary Wings
Shadow Dancer – Stage 2-1
TMNT Hyperstone Heist – New York
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