Danthrax (Sega Saturn SHIRO!)

New Fan Book ‘Unofficial Saturn Collection’ Available Now

Looking for some light reading material about your favorite 32-bit console? A new fan-made coffee table book has you covered. “The Unofficial Sega Saturn Collection” is a 290-page paperback that released on Amazon earlier this month. It features large color screenshots of some of the games in the Saturn’s library along with writeups about each […]

Danthrax (Sega Saturn SHIRO!)

MiSTer Main Branch Update for Saturn Core Fixes Gouraud Shading

The Saturn core for the MiSTer FPGA hit a milestone late last month when it committed the last several months of “unstable nightly” updates to the MiSTer’s main branch. The March 23 update was the first one to the core’s main branch since it was first added there in October. When a core’s update is […]

Rany Battikh

Sega Naomi ATX Power Adapter

After being out-of-stock for years, due to parts shortage, ATX-2-Naomi power adapters are once again available for purchase. The adapter is priced at $30 + shipping and can be ordered directly through the Arcade Projects forums. Order the ATX-2-Naomi power adapter here: https://www.arcade-projects.com/threads/atx-2-naomi-power-adapters.5559/ The ATX-2-Naomi is a high-quality, hand crimped adapter designed to power a […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Artemio Urbina’s 240p Test Suite Finally Hits Saturn!

After years of waiting, we finally have Artemio’s 240p Test Suite now on SEGA Saturn care of hitomi2500, who’s ported it as their submission to SegaXtreme‘s annual Saturn homebrew game competition! According to hitomi, however, this port of the Suite is [currently] a work in progress, and calibration results based on this port could be […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Major Update to Pseudo Saturn Kai, Satiator Menu Kai Released!

The team behind the most widely used Sega Saturn softmod released a significant update to cap off 2023. Pseudo Saturn Kai V6.541 comes to the Saturn scene after about two years of development and testing, according to lead tester privateye. The team, lead by developer cafe-alpha, added a new menu with cheat support for users […]

Alex Mitchell

Golden Axe 32X Now Works On Real Hardware

While a few of Sega’s arcade classics—including After Burner, Virtua Fighter, Space Harrier, and more—received enhanced ports on the 32X, Golden Axe was only ever released for the original Genesis/Mega Drive. It’s a fine version of the game that preserves a lot of the magic that fans experienced in arcades, but Jeroen Visser (aka jvisser) […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

SEGA’s TGA 2023 Live Premier Stuns Fans

Last night, SEGA sent a massive SHOCKWAVE across social media platforms with their ‘POWER SURGE: SEGA REVEAL TRAILER – TGA 2023’ live premier! Fans were absolutely buzzing about this megaton BOMB of an announcement: Several classic and beloved SEGA franchises are making a comeback via and handful of series reboots currently in development. POWER SURGE: […]

TraynoCo (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

NEW SATURN HORROR GAME! – Cold Case by JBeretta

Saturn homebrew developer JBeretta, behind the cute 2D platformer Zygo, has dipped their foot into the world of survival horror with their new 3D game Cold Case, A brand new entry for the SEGA Saturn 29th Anniversary Game Competition! I’ve been working on this since the beginning of the year in it’s current form, since […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Interview: Retro-Bit on Saturn Wireless Pro

The SHIRO! crew caught up with Ryan Engstrom (aka Archades Games), an independent tester working alongside Retro-Bit at the 2023 Portland Retro Gaming Expo. We discussed their upcoming 2.4Ghz Saturn Wireless Pro Controller, a wireless Saturn-inspired (and Saturn compatible) pad with two thumb sticks, four shoulder buttons and all the fixings of a modern controller. […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

INTERVIEW: 7SHADES talks Saturn Development at PRGE 2023

Back in 2021, SHIRO! had the opportunity to interview the then Saturn homebrew community newcomer, 7Shades, regarding his shadow-dropped title, CUBECAT. At that time, the game was still fairly early in development, and the engine was still undergoing constant changes. Fast forward to this past weekend at PRGE 2023, and SHIRO! caught up with 7Shades […]