All posts tagged: Sega CD

Night Trap the video game

It was the survival horror video game that gave you boners and massive headaches at the same time, of course I can only be talking about Night Trap! Night Trap was first released on Sega CD in 1992, although it was originally titled “Scene of the Crime” in an unreleased game in the late 80’s. The game later came out on PC and on the 3DO. So here’s the game….you are viewing hidden cameras inside the house of Mr. and Mrs. Martin’s, where a group of young women are staying for the night. However, odd things begin happening. Your job is to protect the guests during their slumber party as vampiric intruders enter and try to claim their pray. You view real-time video of each room in the house, which are loaded with traps. When you see someone entering, you hit a button and trap them. Not much with regards to gameplay, but it was entertaining to watch. Night Trap sold well, despite it being ranked as one of the Worst Video Games of All-Time …

Cool Spot For Sega Genesis Flat Out Ruled

My first video game system was a Sega Genesis. I never owned a Nintendo or Super Nintendo. I never owned an Atari. I never owned a Sega CD or Sega Saturn. I owned a Sega Genesis. I steadfastly supported this system over Nintendo as I have previously written about here: http://blog.thenostalgiablog.com/2013/04/23/sonic-the-hedgehog-is-greater-than-mario/ One of the games I played regularly was Cool Spot, pictured above. This game was wicked awesome. It involved a red mascot for 7UP cola with arms and legs who shot soda bubbles out of his hands to harm bad guys. He could also grab onto surfaces and climb up them. The goal was to collect as many “spots” as possible (the equivalent of rings in Sonic) and to release fellow Cool Spots from cages found within the levels. If enough Spots were attained, Cool Spot had the ability to enter a bonus level with the goal of spelling the word UNCOLA if the mission was completed. The sound effects in this game were awesome. Here’s a YouTube video of the Cool Spot soundtrack. I …