Avid fans of the Dreamcast are most likely already aware that the console enjoyed a much longer life in its home country of Japan (the last officially licensed Dreamcast game, Karous, was released in 2007). As far as controls, there was a need for a lot of buttons in this game and the Equipment Menu handles it well. This game, yanked straight from Japanese arcades, had the player shaking noisy maracas in time with the music emanating from the television. Yakuza departs from the ideas of Shenmue in many ways, but the pillars are still there. There’s no list long enough to hold all the weird games on the Dreamcast, but these are some of my favorites. I still have my Dreamcast too with an alarming amount of controllers (most 3rd party) although I think the video port is buggered. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. There was a time when some games were not open-world games. 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. My friend Mike and I spent dozens of hours playing this one competitively. Some games may not be available in certain countries. Seaman was designed by Yutaka “Yoot” Saito. The game stood out primarily for its use of a microphone as the main method of interacting with the game. Seaman is a pet. You know, just like in nature. The Sega Dreamcast did not have a long shelf life but it did produce a few console exclusives. Perhaps no game stands out as weirder than Seaman. In 1998 Atypical Alchemists Associate and NEC Home Electronics developed and published a weird simulation game for the Dreamcast, titled “Seventh Cross Evolution”. Remember – this isn’t the list of BEST games – but rather some of the weirdest. It was one of the few multiplayer games I ever felt competent at enough that I could handle losing. Remember the zombie lightgun game House of the Dead? © 2020 TechnoBuffalo LLC. You’re under attack. Check out the other installments of the Rare and Valuable Games series. The better you do, the more trouble you cause for the person you are playing with - so take the gameplay of Gunbird and combine it with Tetris Attack then you will have a good idea of what to expect from Twinkle Star Sprites . What if that, but with spelling? 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. Here are 10 games that are still trapped on the system. Presented by Ack. 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. It saw a sequel on Dreamcast and Xbox that ended on a cliffhanger. Mike and I worked those into nicknames like “Various Shots” Courier and “Volley Master” Henman. After a few minutes, I have mixed feelings. The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Dreamcast Games. Confusingly SWWS is actually the successor to the World League Soccer (Michael Owen) series of games rebranded as a Worldwide Soccer title, so it has few similarities to the classic Sega Saturn titles, but its fun nevertheless. Shenmue put you in the shoes of a young Japanese man named Ryo Hazuki. It sits somewhere between “Immersive sim” games like System Shock and Deus Ex, and open-world games like Grand Theft Auto. 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. It was a weird, memorable game with tons of color and attitude. Ryo witnesses a martial arts battle between his father and a mysterious man over a mystical mirror. While Shenmue hasn’t aged terribly well, there’s no doubt that this massive game foretold the future of games to come. LOL: Lack of Love: A weird, sort of experimentally artsy game in which you evolve a creature on an alien planet.Gorgeous soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto.. D2: A weird, sort of artsy RPG in which you're trying to survive in northern Canada during some sort of bizarre alien invasion (maybe).It's kind of similar to Parasite Eve, but with more of a Philip K. Dick vibe than a Michael Chriton vibe.