Games in this collection: 689
Tested with: Mednafen 1.25.0
File count (uncompressed): 7,081
File size (uncompressed): 315.13 GB
Format: .ccd/.img/.sub, .cue/.bin, .cue/.img/.sub, .iso, .m3u/.cue/.bin, and .m3u/.ccd/.img/.sub
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: Prototypes, unreleased games, titles not in English (but only if they are easy enough to play without being fluent in another language), English-patched translations, demo discs (if they contain more than one game or special videos), Ai Iijima Interactive Video Clip: Good Island Cafe, Ayrton Senna Personal Talk: Message for the Future, Cleaning Kit for Sega Saturn, Eyeful Home, Heim Waltz, Legend of K-1: Grand Prix '96, Legend of K-1: The Best Collection, Mogitate Sega Saturn: Special Movie, Net Link Custom Web Browser, Photo CD Operating System, Playboy Karaoke Collection Volumes 1 and 2, Private Idol Discs, Techno Motor, Virtua Fighter Character CG Portrait Collections, Wheel's, and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Illustrations.
Items removed: Non-working dumps, duplicates, prototypes of games that eventually saw a release, Japanese titles when there were North American versions available, homebrew games, demo discs if they were only for a single game that eventually got a release, and titles not in English that require proficiency in another language to play - those can be found in my upcoming Sega Saturn Language Pack (coming soon!).
Please note: The following games required a different emulator than I tested the rest of the set with, but still ended up working:
Tested with Yabause 0.9.15: Atomic Runner Chelnov (Prototype), Ferox (Prototype), Lightning Gunner (Prototype), and Krazy Ivan.
Tested with SSS v0.12 beta R4: Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Itsuka Kakumei Sareru Monogatari