New Genesis Title Phantom Gear Reaches Kickstarter Goal

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Hey, do you still have an old Sega Genesis kicking around? Because believe it or not there may be a new game coming to it soon. Phantom Gear is currently being developed by Mega Cat Studios. Now, this isn’t just some retro inspired modern platformer. They want to actually produce cartridges you could slap in an actual Sega Genesis and play it on the actual hardware.


As previously mentioned, Phantom Gear is a platformer. More specifically it’s an action-platformer featuring a lot of hopping around, shooting enemies, and gliding around like a certain well known echidna. It seems to draw inspiration from such classics as Sonic the Hedghoge,  Gunstar Heroes, Mega Man, ect. I have to say, looking at the gameplay footage, I never would have guessed this could run on actual hardware. I’m struggling to think of a Genesis title that looks this good.



Mega Cat Studios has managed to reach their goal of $25,000 through their Kickstarter, but every cent counts toward making the game even better, so if you’d like a new cart to add to your collection of Genesis games, maybe consider backing. Checkout the press release below for more info.



Phantom Gear Ready for a July 16th Kickstarter Campaign

New old-school platformer hitting Sega Genesis

Pittsburgh, USA –July 12th, 2019– Retro independent publisher Mega Cat Studios & Bits Rule Games are releasing a Kickstarter campaign on July 16th to fund their new old-school platform game Phantom Gear for Sega Genesis.
Phantom Gearpresents a mix of elements from a variety of classic action platformers games featuring skill progression, multiple weapons, massive boss fights and animated cutscenes. Lock ‘n’ load to power through levels, or use your skills and abilities to search for gears and orbs!
“We’re blast processing our way to something special here, and I couldn’t be more excited for people to play Phantom Gear”, says Zack Manko, Lead Cat at Mega Cat Studios. “Playing it, is like the first time you put your hands on classics such as Ristar or Dynamite Heady”.
The developer’s Kickstarter campaign will cover the cost of developing Phantom Gear for Sega Genesis, manufacturing the cartridges, and creating the box. Soon you will have the opportunity to become Josephine and put a stop to the power-mad cult and the mysterious phantom force behind their spree of carnage!
  • Purchase Permanent Upgrades
  • Multiple Weapons
  • Platforming Skill Progression
  • Massive Boss Fights
  • Animated Cutscenes
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