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Welcome to ClassicSegaOnline.com
ClassicSegaOnline.com is the premier online destination for playing classic Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear games like Sonic the Hedgehog, OutRun, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Shinobi, Ristar, R-Type, Master of Darkness, and many other great Sega games, whether they be imported, homebrew, or even the elusive unreleased games.
ClassicSegaOnline.com is able to provide classic Master System & Game Gear games from the freely available collection provided by the Internet Archive. For more information about digital preservation and how Emulation Collective strives to maintain the legality of our services, please consult this page.
As much fun as it is to play old Sega games on your computer, users looking for more portable fun should know there are numerous Android poker websites for real money. Similarly, iPad tablet poker is increasing in popularity in France.
Game Controllers, or, The Triumphant Return of ZTNet Store!
Update: ZTNet Store is taking 10% off orders for Emulation Collective users with the coupon code EC10PCT. Also now in stock are super-comfortable Sega Saturn USB Retrolink controllers. Coupon expires October 21, 2013.
Long-time users of Emulation Collective websites will recall an initiative in our earlier days where users could buy USB controllers or USB-connected converters for controllers for the NES, SNES, PlayStation, and other consoles, all of which can be used with the games on the Emulation Collective websites.
We're happy to announce the return of that imitative, with the return of the ZTNet Store. ZTNet Store has controllers and adapters in stock or on the way for the NES, SNES, N64, and PlayStation. For more information on using USB controllers or adapters with Emulation Collective websites, click here.
A portion of the proceeds from items you purchase at ZTNet will go toward the Games Purchasing Fund at Emulation Collective, which will allow us to add more games to Emulation Collective websites.
Information Regarding the Server Outage
We've experienced a rather large server outage because the datacenter botched a move from their old facility to their new facility. Emulation Collective has resumed normal operations, and this issue is not expected to recur.
Thank you for your patience during this unforeseen issue, and for your continued support of Emulation Collective.
Lost in Translation, or, A Good Way to Ruin a TV Commercial
We're back with 22 more games for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. This update adds a bunch of stuff promised in the news post in the last update, but here's a quick review of what was added:
- 10 Sega Game Gear games Translated into English.
- 7 Sega Master System games Released Exclusively in Brazil.
- 5 Sega Game Gear games which were accidentally
overlooked in the last update:
- James Pond III
- Jungle Strike
- Nomo's World Series Baseball
- Power Drive
- Tarzan: Lord of The Jungle
A further update to add homebrew games, Korean exclusives, and Homebrew games is forthcoming. Thank you for your continued support of Emulation Collective.
Completion, or, A New Refutation of Time and Space
Emulation Collective is doing something that is rather alien to our stated goals, if not our raison d'être. A few months ago, the people at the Internet Archive, the largest digital preservation project in the world (and our heroes here at Emulation Collective), have uploaded a complete set of every Sega Master System and Game Gear game ever made (except one, but we'll get back to that later). Considering that Internet Archive have hosted these games for months without incident, and the common nonprofit nature of Internet Archive and Emulation Collective, the staff here at Emulation Collective have decided to use the collection posted by the Internet Archive for ClassicSegaOnline.com. A more thorough legal explanation of this change can be found on this page.
This being the case, every single game has been added, except for duplicates between the Master System and Game Gear (with minor exceptions), Brazilian and Korean exclusives (those will be added in a future update), games by the UK developer Codemasters (none of them work with the emulator) and "F1 World Championship Racing" because that simply wasn't even in the set posted by the Internet Archive.
In the interest of full disclosure, Emulation Collective is not sponsored or endorsed by Internet Archive.
Thank you for your continued support of Emulation Collective.
On Java, Security, and the Future of Emulation Collective
In the last six weeks, a series of unfortunate events occurred that caused a great number of problems across all Emulation Collective websites. The most troubling of them is a series of security flaws in the Java Virtual Machine, which has been completely mishandled by Oracle, eroding a great deal of trust in the security and viability of the platform. As a result, Firefox users now must click on the applet before it executes, and Mac OS X users have twice in the last three weeks simply had their installations of Java disabled by Apple. Oracle has released an update to Java on February 1st which fixes the issues (until someone finds more), and we recommend that all users update their Java installation now, and highlight that Mac OS users must update to continue, as older versions have been disabled.
Emulation Collective websites are secure, and you can continue to use them without harming your computer.
However, due to Oracle's completely mishandling of Java security, Emulation Collective is forging a new path forward for our websites that does not include Java. We feel that the natural lifetime of Java is soon coming to an end. As much as we're focused on preserving the past at Emulation Collective, Java isn't something we're sentimental about.
Our path forward is a new technology being developed at Google called NaCl, or Native Client. Emulation Collective's partner, KryptonWare Solutions, is presently working on a new emulator series that runs in NaCl, which will be available on Emulation Collective sites later this year. At present, NaCl only works in Google Chrome and the open-source Chromium browser, which has all of the performance of Chrome with none of the Google service tie-ins. We anticipate (though cannot guarantee) that NaCl support will be added to other popular browsers later this year.
We will continue to offer Java as one of many options you can use to play games online on Emulation Collective websites, but, it is important to note, that the Java options will no longer be updated. This means that existing bugs such as certain games not working in Java-based emulators, or save codes not working properly, will not be patched.
Now that we've got that description out of the way, here is Emulation Collective's path forward for each site:
VirtualSuperNES.com will be the second website to receive the new NaCl emulator for users on NaCl-compliant browsers. It will retain the i-Console emulator in Java for users of other browsers with the Java plug-in.
ClassicSegaOnline.com will retain the Java-based emulator currently in use until a plan can be decided upon.
Thank you for your patience and continued support of Emulation Collective.
Can You Feel The Sunshine?
Emulation Collective is proud to announce that we've added 100 Game Gear games to ClassicSegaOnline.com. The games added are as follows:
Adventures of Batman & Robin, Alien 3, Andre Agassi Tennis, Arcade Classics, Arch Rivals, Arena - Maze of Death, Batman Forever, Batter Up, Battleship, Beavis and Butt-head, Berenstain Bears - Camping Adventure, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble, Captain America and the Avengers, Casino Funpak, Choplifter III, Chessmaster, Chuck Rock II - Son of Chuck, Cool Spot, Daffy Duck in Hollywood, Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck, Desert Strike - Return to the Gulf, Devilish, Disney's Bonkers - Wax Up!, Double Dragon, Dragon - The Bruce Lee Story, F-15 Strike Eagle, Fatal Fury Special, Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball, Gear Works, Home Alone, Hook, Incredible Crash Dummies, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal, Itchy & Scratchy Game, James Pond II - Codename RoboCod, Jeopardy! - 25th Anniversary, Judge Dredd, Kawasaki Superbike Challenge, Klax, Last Action Hero, Madden NFL '95, Marble Madness, Marko's Magic Football, Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators, MLBPA Baseball, Monster Truck Wars, Ms. Pac-Man, NBA Action, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, NFL '95, NFL Quarterback Club '96, NFL Quarterback Club '95, PGA Tour 96, Paperboy, Paperboy 2, PGA Tour Golf II, Phantom 2040, Pinball Dreams, Poker Faced Paul's Solitaire, Primal Rage, R.B.I. Baseball '94, Riddick Bowe Boxing, Rise of the Robots, Ristar the Shooting Star, Robocop versus The Terminator, Samurai Shodown, Shaq Fu, Side Pocket, Simpsons - Bart vs. The World, Simpsons - Bartman Meets Radioactive Man, Solitaire Funpak, Spider-Man - Return of the Sinister Six, Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge, Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin, Sports Illustrated Championship Football & Baseball, Sports Trivia - Championship Edition, Star Trek Generations - Beyond the Nexus, Star Wars, Stargate, Super Battletank, Super Return of the Jedi, Super Smash T.V., Super Space Invaders, Surf Ninjas, T2 - The Arcade Game, Tale Spin, Terminator, The, Tesserae, True Lies, Wheel of Fortune, World Class Leader Golf, World Cup 94, World Series Baseball, WWF Raw, X-Men - Gamemaster's Legacy, X-Men - Mojo World, Zool, and Zoop.
Quite a selection, isn't it? Please enjoy, and thank you for your continued support of Emulation Collective.
A Witty Reference to V for Vendetta
Welcome to the launch of ClassicSegaOnline.com! We've been working hard to bring you the best Sega Master System and Game Gear experience on the Web. We have the distinct pleasure of being able to launch ClassicSegaOnline with 115 games, which brings us up to 74.04% for Games Project 2012! As is true for every Emulation Collective site, we rely on the generosity of Players Like You™ to help us build our library of games. If you have some games that you wish to donate, please do let us know.
We hope you enjoy the website, and as always, thank you for your continued support of Emulation Collective.