By Aaron Evangelisti / August 5th, 2019
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
- Purchase Permanent Upgrades
- Multiple Weapons
- Platforming Skill Progression
- Massive Boss Fights
- Animated Cutscenes
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