Laser Bear Releases Saturn MODE Mount

Earlier today, 3D design and printing shop Laser Bear Industries began taking orders for their latest product: a Sega Saturn mounting bracket that provides stability and gives access to buttons, LEDs, and the SD card slot on Terraonion’s MODE. Some things to mention: Model 1 and Model 2 Saturns have different internal layouts, and their mounting brackets […]

Retail Satiator Review

With the Satiator finally seeing a “Retail” release (right now it’s only being sold to Patreon patrons, but will be available to everyone in the fairly near term) I was finally able to kick the tires on this long-awaited device. A Crowded Market In the three years that the Satiator has been incubating the Saturn […]

MODE: v1.03R02 Firmware and Saturn/DC Database Update

Retro hardware developer Terraonion has released two updates over as many weeks to refine the experience of using their Sega Saturn and Dreamcast Optical Drive Emulator—M.O.D.E. Firmware v1.03R02 landed about two weeks ago and adjusts a few things for Saturn and Dreamcast users. Terraonion has provided this changelog: [SAT] Fix CDDA noise added by previous […]

Saturn King of Fighters ’95 4MB RAM Cart Hack

YZB first brought us a 4MB optimized Castlevania Symphony of the Night, and now YZB has patched Sega Saturn’s King of Fighters ’95 to bypass its proprietary ROM cart, utilizing the common aftermarket 4MB RAM cart instead, just as they did for Ultraman recently. Like Ultraman, KOF95’s custom ROM cart has worked flawlessly as a […]

Saturn Ultraman Hack Bypasses Its Proprietary RAM Cart Via The 4MB Cart

ROMhacker YZB has released another Sega Saturn hack, following up their recent release of the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 4MB RAM Cart Hack. This one is for Ultraman [Ultraman: Hikari no Kyojin Densetsu], a 2D fighter that is one of two Saturn titles requiring its own proprietary RAM cart, along with King of Fighters […]

New Saturn Castlevania SOTN Improvement Hack Utilizes The 4MB RAM Cart For Fast Loading, Smoother Animations, And More.

Chinese ROMhacker YZB has coded a high-level hack of the Sega Saturn Castlevania: Symphony of the Night [Akumajou Dracula X-Gekka no Yasoukyoku] which implements a number of quality of life improvements by using the 4MB RAM cart and other modifications: Disk-reading slowdown is eliminated by preloading data to a 4MB RAM cart, the CD file […]

Fenrir Sega Saturn ODE Release Date and Pricing Announced

8BitMods will be producing a batch of 50 Fenrir Sega Saturn Optical Drive Emulators (ODE), followed by a run of 500 once things settle down. An ODE is essentially a flash cart for disc based systems that boots games from an SD card. Wanna hear some good news at last? @Ced2911’s Fenrir ODE for the […]

8BitDo DIY kits for Saturn and Nintendo Dogbone controllers

8BitDo just released 2 separate DIY kits that will basically turn original wired Sega Saturn and Nintendo Dogbone (NES-039) controllers into Bluetooth controllers, making them fully compatible with devices like the Switch, PC and Raspberry Pi. Each kit includes a board that fits snugly under the D-pad and buttons on the inside of the plastic […]

Project To Localize Saturn Version of Grandia

Over on the SegaXtreme forums a member by the name TrekkiesUnite118 has started a thread about using the English translation from the Playstation version of Grandia to localize the Japanese Saturn version. https://segaxtreme.net/threads/translating-grandia.24330/ In its day Grandia was an incredible technical achievement and remains one of my favorite games of all time.  I have always […]

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