January 8th, 2005, 12:15
The Gizmondo gets the Smash Pack Treatment (Genesis Emulation), heres the news:[br][br]Gizmondo Europe Ltd, subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based Tiger Telematics Inc. (OTC: TGTL; OTC: TGTL.PK), today announced plans for a thumb-bending Sega Classics arcade pack to be released on Gizmondo, having signed letters of intent with Digital Media Cartridge Ltd ("DMC" in the following).[br] The games being discussed include Sonic the Hedgehog, Outrun, Golden Axe, Altered Beast and Shinobi. These arguably form the foundation on which videogaming was built, and it's true testament that these games are every bit as entertaining as when they first appeared in the arcades.[br] Each title plays perfectly on the new handheld multi-entertainment device. The pin-sharp screen of the Gizmondo will give this Sega Classics pack a youthful facelift, but the games themselves will be left as nature intended. The game cartridge will be developed and made at DMC's facility in Taiwan.[br] Lucky show-goers at the 2005 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show have a surprise in store for them today when Sonic the Hedgehog will be shown on the Gizmondo for the very first time (Stand No. 70037, Central Plaza).[br] Brian Moon, Senior VP of Business Development at DMC, offered, "The fact that these games are every bit as playable today as they were back on 16-bit machines is a tribute to their heritage and the teams that developed them. It's great that we can bring them bang up to date by using today's hardware and introduce an entirely new audience to some of the greatest games ever[br]devised".[br] Steven Law, Chief Operating Officer, Gizmondo Europe, said, "The Sega brand is synonymous with gameplay and quality. These games hold a special attraction to the traditional early adopter, but equally, represent entirely new territory for those that missed the 16-bit revolution."