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Analyzing the Current Status of Dreamcast Exclusives

by marurun Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:21 pm

The Dreamcast seems to be a polarizing system around here. Even many who love it don't want to own it because they feel a lot of the best titles have been ported elsewhere. But the truth is, the Dreamcast is still home to a long list of exclusive games, including a number of unique titles which really haven't been replicated elsewhere in sequels or remakes. Here's what Wikipedia offers up as a list of Dreamcast exclusives. There's at least 20 games on that list that I think deserve dedicated attention, and only a few of them are truly stinkers.

4 Wheel Thunder
90 Minutes
AeroWings
AeroWings 2: Airstrike
Armada
Blue Stinger
Carrier
Coaster Works
Cool Cool Toon
Culdcept Second
D2
Daytona USA 2001
El Dorado Gate
Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm
DUX
Elemental Gimmick Gear
Evolution 2: Far Off Promise
Evolution: The World of Sacred Device
Flag to Flag
Floigan Bros.
Frame Gride
Godzilla Generations
Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes
Illbleed
Iron Aces
L.O.L.: Lack of Love
The Lost Golem
Max Steel: Covert Missions
Metropolis Street Racer
Mortal Kombat Gold
Nanatsu no Hikan
Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream
NBA 2K
NBA 2K1
NCAA College Football 2K2: Road to the Rose Bowl
Ooga Booga
Pen Pen TriIcelon
Planet Ring
POD 2
Record of Lodoss War: Advent of Cardice
Red Dog: Superior Firepower
The Ring: Terror's Realm
Rippin' Riders Snowboarding
Segagaga
Seventh Cross: Evolution
Shenmue
Sonic Shuffle
Soul Fighter
Street Fighter III: Double Impact
Sturmwind
Super Magnetic Neo
Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage
Time Stalkers
TNN Motorsports Hardcore Heat
Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2
Toy Commander
World Series Baseball 2K1
Zusar Vasar
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Re: Dreamcast Exclusives

by racketboy Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:14 pm

I think we should highlight physical exclusives too. Jet Grind Radio in its pure form is a physical exclusive, no?
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Re: Dreamcast Exclusives

by dunpeal2064 Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:20 pm

Its also worth mentioning that a lot of its arcade ports are not easily emulated or obtainable other than on the DC. The NG Dev Team stuff, Border Down, etc.

I still find it has enough quality on it to remain hooked up, despite most of its more notable games receiving ports elsewhere.
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Re: Dreamcast Exclusives

by Exhuminator Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:55 pm

There is a Dreamcast RPG that I think is cool, that I never see anyone talk about. Now, this isn't an exclusive, because it was ported to PC, but the PC port is so rare and difficult to find, that this RPG might as well be a Dreamcast exclusive for all intents and purposes:

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Fushigi no Dungeon: Furai no Shiren Gaiden - Onna Kenshi Asuka Kenzan!

This is a Mystery Dungeon style roguelike, being an offshoot of the Shiren branch, starring a female ronin.

The Dreamcast version is much easier to find and buy than its elusive PC port.
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Re: Dreamcast Exclusives

by Sarge Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:06 pm

The Evolution games got ported to Gamecube, by the way. The two were combined as Evolution Worlds.
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Re: Dreamcast Exclusives

by pierrot Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:56 pm

I'll have one of my many Dreamcasts hooked up until I die. I'll write into my will that it is never to be unplugged, and that the others should be donated to the Smithsonian, for posterity.

These games are worth owning the console for:
marurun wrote:Elemental Gimmick Gear
Illbleed
Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream
Shenmue


These are just excellent frosting on an already terrific cake:
marurun wrote:4 Wheel Thunder
AeroWings
AeroWings 2: Airstrike
Armada
Blue Stinger
Carrier
Coaster Works
Cool Cool Toon
Culdcept Second
D2
Daytona USA 2001
El Dorado Gate [vol 1-7]
Frame Gride
Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes
The Lost Golem
Metropolis Street Racer
Mortal Kombat Gold
NBA 2K
NBA 2K1
NCAA College Football 2K2: Road to the Rose Bowl
Ooga Booga
Pen Pen TriIcelon
Record of Lodoss War: Advent of Cardice
Rippin' Riders Snowboarding
Segagaga
Street Fighter III: Double Impact
Sturmwind
Super Magnetic Neo
Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage
TNN Motorsports Hardcore Heat
Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2
Toy Commander
Zusar Vasar

Was going to ask what other console(s) Psychic Force 2012 was on, because I was sure it was exclusive, and then I realized that it isn't; It was also on the Playstation as Psychic Force 2! No wonder it sucks so much. Almost looks better on the PS1. Clearly they did not give a crap about the DC version.

Exhuminator wrote:Fushigi no Dungeon: Furai no Shiren Gaiden - Onna Kenshi Asuka Kenzan!

I was playing it a couple years ago, and really enjoyed it, but I also found the brutality of its difficulty by the second dungeon to be too much for me to bear; So I shelved it, but it regularly causes me physical pain to this day. I absolutely love the art for the game, though.


EDIT: Thought of a few more games I'm 99% sure don't exist on any other consoles.

Ao no 6-go: Saigetsu Fumachibito ~Time and Tide~
Tricolore Crise
Sengoku Turb
Sengoku Turb F.I.D

Add Ao-no 6-go to the first group of games, and Tricolore Crise to the second. I'm sure there are many more exclusives, too.
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Re: Dreamcast Exclusives

by SpikeSlania Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:05 pm

Sarge wrote:The Evolution games got ported to Gamecube, by the way. The two were combined as Evolution Worlds.


I was about to ask about that, I remembered Evolution coming to the Gamecube. I am also surprised that Sonic Shuffle never got ported to another system, that and apparently I'm like one of two people who even like the game. Blue Stinger was a fun game for being a Resident Evil clone. I rather play Blue Stinger then Code Veronica on the Dreamcast <.< Surprised I didn't see Silver on the list. Did that get ported to another console? I might need to look that up then. Otherwise there is also all those VMU mini games that I never tried.

Edit: Just looked up Silver. It did get released on Windows and Mac. Though if we go by Microsoft's definition of what an exclusive is, then yes it is an exclusive on the Dreamcast since it's not on any other console.
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Re: Dreamcast Exclusives

by marurun Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:26 pm

Blue Stinger starts out seeming like it might be some kind of RE clone, but it quickly turns into a much more combat-oriented romp.
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Re: Dreamcast Exclusives

by pierrot Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:28 pm

All right, I'm going to dump a bunch more exclusives, but if there's anything that I'm not thinking of that would call the exclusiveness of a title into question, by all means, let's debate it. For the record I'm including games that only otherwise exist as arcade hardware:

NA Releases:
Airforce Delta
Alien Front Online
Cannon Spike
Capcom vs SNK
Charge 'N Blast
Confidential Mission
Dynamite Cop!
Giga Wing
Giga Wing 2
Heavy Metal: Geomatrix
Industrial Spy: Operation Espionage
Maken X (Shao is technically a different game)
NFL 2K
NFL 2K1
Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein
Project Justice
Reel Fishing: Wild
Resident Evil: Code Veronica (not Code Veronica X)
Samba De Amigo
Sega Bass Fishing 2
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand
Tech Romancer
Virtua Fighter 3tb


Japan only (I gave the games belonging to more popular genres bold type, ie. non-sports/gambling/dating sim/etc):
Advanced Daisenryaku 2001
Advanced Daisenryaku: Europe no Arashi - Doitsu Dengeki Sakusen
Aero Dancing i
Akihabara Dennougumi Pata Pies!
Angel Present
Animastar
Ao no 6-go: Saigetsu Fumachibito ~Time and Tide~
Atsumare! GuruGuru Onsen [BB]
BassRush Dream
Battle Beaster
BikkuriMan 2000 Viva! Festival!
Boku Yume no Tasujin
Boku no Tennis Jinsei
Boku Doraemon
Bomber Hehhe
Border Down
Candy Strip
Card Captor Sakura: Tomoyo no Video Daisakusen
Card of Destiny
Chou-Hatsumei Boy Kanipan: Bousou Robot no Nazo!?
Communication Logic Battle Daisessen
Cosmic Smash
CR Hissatsu Shigotonin
Death Crimson 2
Dejiko no Maibura
Dengen Tenshi Taisen Mahjong: Shangri-La
Denpa Shounen-teki Kenshou Seikatsu Soft: Nasubi no Heya
Derby Tsuku: Derby Uma o Tsukurou!
Derby Tsuku 2
deSPIRIA
Digital Keiba Shinbun My Track Man
Doguu Senki: Haou
Doki Doki Idol Star Seeker Remix
Dream Studio
es
Exodus Guilty Neos
Fighting Vipers 2
Fire Pro Wrestling D
Gaia Master Kessen! - Seikiou Densetsu
Gakkyuuou Yamazaki: Yamazaki Oukoku Daifunsou
Get!! Colonies
Giant Gram: All Japan ProWrestling 2
Giant Gram 2000: All-Japan Pro Wrestling 3
Godzilla Generations Maximum Impact
Golf Shiyouyo
Golf Shiyouyo Kouryaku Pack
Golf Shiyouyo Adventure Hen
Golf Shiyouyo 2: Aratanaru Chousen
Grauen no Torikago Kapitel 1-6
Gundam Battle Online
Guruguru Onsen 3
Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2
Happy Lesson
Happy Lesson: First Lesson
Harusame Youbi
Hello Kitty no Magical Block
Hello Kitty no Waku Waku Quiz
Hello Kitty: Lovely Fruit Park
Himitsu: Yuigaita Natsu
Idol Janshi o Tsukucchaou
Inoue Ryoko: Last Scene
J.League Spectacle Soccer
Jet Coaster Dream 2
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Dreamcast Edition
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou!@VPACHI Kingdom
July
Kaen Seibo: The Virgin on Megiddo
Kidou Senkan Nadesico: Nadesico the Mission
Kita e. White Illumination
Kiteretu Boys Gangangan
Langrisser Millennium
Love Hina: Smile Again
Love Hina: Totsuzen no Engeji Happening
Samba De Amigo 2000
Sengoku Turb
Sengoku Turb F.I.D
Tricolore Crise
Zero Gunner 2



NG:DEV.TEAM, etc (I don't feel like culling a complete list of indie exclusives, personally)
Gunlord
Last Hope: Pink Bullets
NEO XYX
Sturmwind



That's all I can muster right now. I might add to it later, but there might be too many exclusives.

EDIT: Sifted through up to games beginning with "M."
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Re: Dreamcast Exclusives

by dunpeal2064 Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:46 pm

I would also count the ng dev team releases. (Fast Striker, Last Hope, etc)

Did the first Giga Wing get ported elsewhere?
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