Nintendo 64 Champion Collection

Sega Saturn

Titles in this collection: 657

Tested with Mednafen 1.26.1
File count (uncompressed): 9,594
File size (uncompressed): 298.52 GB
Format: .bin/.cue and .bin/.cue/.m3u

The Saturn is what some consider to be the machine that truly started the downward spiral for Sega's home console efforts.

It was a frustratingly complex machine to develop for, ran directly against the mighty Sony PlayStation (but with a $100 higher price tag), and had a botched surprise release in the United States with only 6 titles to show for it. While it did great in Japan, Sega's other international efforts made risky advertising and sales decisions that caused it to fail hard and lose tons of money. Ultimately, Sony positively destroyed Sega in this console war with a less expensive, more powerful, and far more supported machine in the market.

However, don't count the Saturn out all these years later! It had absolutely incredible exclusives, faithful arcade ports, and it could do 2D games with far cooler presentation and effects than the PlayStation could. There is a treasure trove just waiting for you, regardless of what happened back in the '90s.

Special items included:
Unreleased prototypes, games not in English (but only if they were easy enough to play without being fluent in another language), English-patched translations, plus these extras:

"Aqua-World: Umimi Monogatari," "Aquazone: Desktop Life," "Aquazone: Desktop Life Option Disc Series 1 - Angel Fish," "Aquazone: Desktop Life Option Disc Series 2 - Black Molly," "Aquazone: Desktop Life Option Disc Series 3 - Blue Emperor," "Aquazone: Desktop Life Option Disc Series 4 - Clown Loach," "Aquazone: Desktop Life Option Disc Series 5 - False Rummy-Nose," "Ayrton Senna Personal Talk: Message for the Future," "Baroque Report: CD Data File," "Cleaning Kit for Sega Saturn," "Custom Web Browser (Version 3.0)," "EGWord Ver. 2," "Emit Vol. 1: Toki no Maigo," "Emit Vol. 2: Inochigake no Tabi," "Emit Vol. 3: Watashi ni Sayonara o," "Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna: Mika Akitaka Illust Works," "Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna: Mika Akitaka Illust Works 2," "Idol Mahjong - Final Romance R (Kisekae Disc Kanzenban)," "Jantei Battle Cos-Player: Original Genga-shuu," "Mogitate Sega Saturn: Special Movie," "Nanatsu Kaze no Shima Monogatari (Disc 2: Premium CD)," "Photo CD Operating System," "Playboy: Karaoke Collection Volume 1," "Playboy: Karaoke Collection Volume 2," "Private Idol Disc: Data-hen - Race Queen F," "Private Idol Disc: Data-hen - Race Queen G," "Private Idol Disc: Tokubetsu-hen - Can Gal '97," "Private Idol Disc: Tokubetsu-hen - Cosplayers," "Private Idol Disc: Tokubetsu-hen - Kogal Daihyakka 100," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 1: Yuu Kinoshita," Private Idol Disc Vol. 2: Miki Uchiyama," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 3: Akemi Ooshima," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 4: Mirei Kuroda," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 5: Nanako Fujisaki," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 6: Satomi Yoshida," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 7: Kaori Asou," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 8: Emiko Furukawa," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 9: Keiko Nagamatsu," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 10: Mai Masaki," "Private Idol Disc Vol. 11: Mayumi Hirose," "Sega Saturn FDD Operator CD-ROM," "Sega Saturn System Disc," "Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace Episode II (Disc 2: Sengoku Kawaraban - Digital Edition)," "Shining Force III Premium Disc," "Taiheiyou no Arashi 2: 3D Heiki Data-shuu," "Twinkle Star Sprites (Disc 2: Omake Disc)," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series: The Final - Dural," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 1: Sarah Bryant," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 2: Jacky Bryant," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 3: Akira Yuki," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 4: Pai Chan," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 5: Wolf Hawkfield," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 6: Lau Chan," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 7: Shun Di," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 8: Lion Rafale," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 9: Kage Maru," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 10: Jeffry McWild," "Wangan Dead Heat + Real Arrange (Disc 2: Addition Movie Disc)," and "Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Illustrations."

Items removed: Non-working dumps, duplicates, prototypes of games that eventually saw a releaseNon-working dumps, duplicates, demo discs of games that eventually saw a release, prototypes of games that eventually saw a release, versions not in English when English was available, Japanese and European versions of titles when a North American version was available, hacks, homebrew games, and titles not in English that require proficiency in another language to play - Those can be found in my "Sega Saturn Language Pack."

Release notes:
This is a complete re-work of my previous Sega Saturn set, which I did a couple years back. It was super messy and quite a few new translations have been completed since then. I've hand-tested these new additions, added 18 more titles overall, upgraded several others to newer revisions, and organized the files much, much cleaner than last time.

The folders in this collection organize the games alphabetically, but I also created a "Multi Disc" folder to keep those titles apart from the single disc games. I strongly suggest storing this multi disc collection separately as I have, for ease of use. You'll want to import the m3u (playlist) files into your emulator rather than the individual .cue files for these, or they will not load / swap discs properly. Keeping them separate will make it much easier to import them in two different batches - the multi disc games (via .m3u) and single disc games (via .cue).

The following titles required a different method than used in testing the rest of the set for whatever reason (Mednafen being stubborn, I'm sure), but still ended up working:

Tested with Yabause (v0.9.15 dfd5844): "Atomic Runner Chelnov," "EGWord Ver. 2," "Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol. 10: Jeffry McWild," and "Whizz."

The JP version of "Fighter's Megamix" is here because the NA game had censored content. The JP version of "Fighting Vipers" is here because the NA and EU versions cut Pepsiman and all Pepsi product placement. The "Gremlin Demo Disc" was added because it contains a demo for the unreleased Saturn port of "Re-Loaded." Both "Asuka 120% Limited: Burning Fest. Limited" and "Asuka 120% Limit Over" are included because the latter is a special unreleased version made from some of the developers of the original game - It includes a ton of differences.