The SEGA Dreamcast enjoyed a brief but memorable life, cut short thanks to the emerging gaming console technology of the late 1990s/early 2000s.
Despite only being available for three years and not really winning favour with many gamers of the time, the Dreamcast is an absolute cult icon in the community, introducing a whole new era of gamers to the likes of the always-popular Sonic The Hedgehog.
Sonic Adventure was my reason for getting my Dreamcast. Heck what 20 years later an one of my first Chao is still alive (as a Dark Chaos Chao in SA2). Chao raising and the VMU game Chao Adventure are one heck of underrated mini games pic.twitter.com/MZ28XlIvof
— Mairead Ralph (@MaireadRalph) January 3, 2019
Sonic and the Dreamcast went hand in hand, and it’s mostly down to Sonic Adventure, the first game in the franchise to sport 3D graphics.
The 1998 classic became an instant hit, selling the most copies of any Dreamcast game and being heralded for its groundbreaking gameplay and innovation.
Although it was a hit back then it’s now been 20 years since its release, so yeah, it could look a little better for our era. The current head of Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka, seems to agree and – excitingly – would totally be up for a remake.
In an interview with Retro Gamer [via Nintendo Everything], Iizuka stated: “It was the first highspeed 3D action game that also featured a scenario highlighted with six different stories, the A-life Chao, six unique styles of gameplay – it is a unique game offering even 20 years after its release.
“At the time, it also wasn’t just a solitary software release, it was the title to bring people to the Dreamcast and we were given the budget to make something to showcase the hardware. However, it was the very first 3D game that we worked on and looking at it now I can see the rough edges it has, which really makes me want to remake it again.”
Would you want to see Sonic Adventure get the remaster treatment?