The Dreamcast was the last video game console made by Sega. It was released before its contemporary consoles (the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox), but competition with these platforms meant that it failed to generate sufficient revenue and Sega eventually withdrew from the console market altogether. It had a short life, being released in 1998 in Japan and 1999 in the West(North America, Europe and Australia) and then discontinued (in North America) in 2001 and Europe and Australia in 2002 and Japan in 2007. It is now available only on the internet, and independent small stores.Several Sonic the Hedgehog series games were released for the platform.
Sonic games made for the Dreamcast Edit
- Big the Cat
- E-100 Alpha
- E-101 Beta
- E-102 Gamma
- E-103 Delta
- E-104 Epsilon
- E-105 Zeta
- Tikal the Echidna
- Lumina Flowlight
- Shadow the Hedgehog
- Rouge the Bat
- Gerald Robotnik
- Maria Robotnik
Using an emulator and a rom, one can play certain Dreamcast games on the computer. The discs are also close to the size of a computer's disc. The disc can also be played without an emulator (it will also access new pictures).
Sonic Generations Dreamcast EraEdit
Stages from Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 were in Sonic Generations. Despite Sonic Heroes not being a Dreamcast game it was added as the third Dreamcast game to round the 3-amount each era has, and also it was part of the Sixth Generation console era along with the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.
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- In Game Informer, the Dreamcast has been payed homage and confirmed that Sonic Adventure would be available in Xbox Live.
- The Dreamcast appears as an easter egg in the cutscenes on Sonic Unleashed.
- Sonic Shuffle, Sonic Adventure, along with a playable demo of Sonic Adventure 2 were packaged with the Dreamcast in 2000.
- In Sonic Adventure 2, there is a poster in City Escape that says "Playing SA2 is habit forming! Don't turn off your Dreamcasts!"
- Some Dreamcast games were compiled into one collection, the Dreamcast Collection, for the Xbox 360 and the PC.
- The swirl was orange in Japan and red in North America. The swirl had to be changed to blue in Europe and Australia because of copyright reasons as there was another company in Germany which used a red swirl and SEGA would have gotten into litigation for copyright infringement.
- In the Eggmanland hub in Sonic Unleashed, Sonic will meet a robot named EF-DC1998 making reference to the Dreamcast and it says he has a model mainstay just like the Dreamcast.
- This console (and the Sega Saturn) has the fewest Sonic games for a console.
- The Dreamcast appears as a controller in boat mode driven by AGES in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.