released mid-way through the life of the sega genesis, The Sega CD allowed many gamers to play CD-based games. The system add-on also included various hardware functionalities such as a faster central processing unit , graphic enhancements and even play audio CDs.
By the early 1990s, compact discs were making significant headway as a storage medium for music and video games, with the TurboGrafx-CD being the first to use such technology in a video game console.
Because of this Sega’s Consumer Products Research and Development Labs were given the task of creating a CD-ROM add-on for the sega genesis, which became the Sega CD.

The main benefit of CD technology was greater storage, which allowed for games to be nearly 320 times larger than Genesis cartridges. This benefit would also introduce the concept of full motion video to many players who were lucky enough to own one.

As time passed, the releases of new CD-based consoles such as the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer would render the Sega CD technically obsolete, reducing public interest in the add-on.[12] In late 1993, less than a year after the system’s launches in North America and Europe, the gaming media reported that Sega was no longer accepting in-house development proposals for the Sega-CD in Japan.[23] Then, In early 1995, Sega would shift its focus to the Sega Saturn and discontinue all advertising for Genesis hardware, including the Sega CD, with
Sega officially discontinuing the add-on in the first quarter of 1996, saying that it needed to concentrate on fewer platforms and felt the Sega CD could not compete in the current marketplace due to its high price tag of 300$ and outdated single-speed drive. having sold 2.24 million Sega CD units, including 400,000 in Japan, The sega genesis is a small part of video game history that is still remembered greatly.

SO it is why this STAGE of the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to the music of the sega cd….

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Full track listing:
===========Game – Composer – Title – Company========


1.) The Terminator – Tommy Tallarico – “Future Shock, Visions & Taking to the Air” – March 8, 1993 – Virgin Games USA – Sega CD

2.) Batman Returns – Spencer Nilsen – “Act 2 (Driving Stages 1-5/Driving Acts Intro), Act 5 (Driving Stages 1-5) & Shreck’s Wonderland (Red Triangle Circus Train)” – May 1993 – Acme Interactive & Malibu Interactive/SEGA – Sega CD

3.) Eye of the Beholder – Yuzo Koshiro & Motohiro Kawashima – “Dungeon Theme”- 1994 – Westwood Associates/Sega – Sega CD

4.) Lunar: The Silver Star – Noriyuki Iwadare, Hiroshi Fujioka & Isao Mizoguchi – “Battle Theme, Dark World Theme & Fighting Through The Darkness” – June 26, 1992 – Game Arts & Studio Alex/Working Designs – Sega CD

5.) Snatcher – Konami Kuheiha Club – “Later Kid, The Past, Tear Stained Eyes, Theme of Snatcher & BIO-HAZARD” – November 30, 1994 – Konami – Sega CD

6.) Robo Aleste – Katsumi Tanaka & Satoshi Shimazaki – “Castle, Battle Cruiser & Invasion By The Sea” – November 27, 1992 – Compile – Sega CD

7.) Lords of Thunder – Satoshi Miyashita (T’s Music) – “Bosque, Helado & The Dark Tower” – 1995 – Red Company/Hudson Soft – Sega CD

8.) Sonic the Hedgehog CD – Naofumi Hataya, Masafumi Ogata & Spencer Nilsen- “Collision Chaos B-Mix, Quartz Quadrant, Quartz Quadrant B-Mix, Wacky Workbench & Sonic Boom (W/ vocals provided by Sandy Cressman, Jenny Meltzer and Becky West)“ – September 23, 1993 – Sonic Team/Sega – Sega CD

9.) Final Fight CD – T’s Music (Arranged from original compositions by Manami Matsumae, Yoshihiro Sakaguchi, Yasuaki Fujita, Hiromitsu Takaoka, Yoko Shimomura, Junko Tamiya & Harumi Fujita) – “Battle in Westside, Metro City Subway, Industrial Area & Bay Area (Walk in the Park)” – April 2, 1993 – Capcom – Sega CD

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