SEGA Brawlers Megamix is an awesome fan made retro side-scrolling beat-em-up that features a roster of about 74 characters from SEGA classics like Sonic, Toejam & Earl, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Guardian Heroes, Comix Zone, Shinobi, Vector Man, Ristar, and other multiplatform games like Earthworm Jim, Battletoads and Splatterhouse.
It’s a wonderful love letter to SEGA’s 16-Bit heyday and a remarkably fun 4 player beat-em-up. The amount of work that’s gone into the game is incredible, all the characters have their own move sets and special moves, the soundtrack is fantastic and all the levels and enemies are based on classics, such as Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and Sonic. There’s even a Vs Battle mode, as well as various unlockable gameplay modes and characters unlocked by completing the main adventure.
The game’s still in development, and could do with a little more variety in the main adventure mode and some bigger bosses, but the massive character roster certainly makes up for these minor shortfalls. It’s a fantastic homage to SEGA, 16-bit gaming and classic side-scrolling arcade beat-em-ups. Remarkably, the dev (DJGameFreakTheIguana) is still planning to add even more characters to the game. There really can’t be many more 16-bit SEGA characters out there – Ecco the Dolphin maybe?
Update: The dev would love to get characters from games like Yakuza, Anarchy Reigns, Jet Set Radio, Spikeout, Phantasy Star titles(both new and old), games like that. If there’s any spriter editors out there, he’d love to hear from you! Contact him through Twitter.
Download the Beta HERE and let us know what you think! (move SBMM.pak into the Paks folder. Alt + Enter for Full Screen. Control pad buttons can be mapped in Options Menu)