The Dreamcast Junkyard Presents 'The A to Z of Dreamcast Games'

It was nearly three years ago that The Dreamcast Junkyard presented the Ultimate Collectors Guide - an attempt to gather the complete listings of every Dreamcast game ever released into one handy guide book. We even printed a run of the guide that a few souls managed to obtain before...well, I think we all know the story by now.

Now, whilst the guide served a purpose, it's probably fair to say it never quite attained the 'Ultimate' status we attached to it. For list nerds like myself, it's great to be able to grab a checklist and see what random Japanese oddities still need to be tracked down, but - and I say this as the one who compiled the guide - it lacked a little soul. Through all the positive reactions the guide gathered, I promised I'd be back in a few years with a bigger, better and improved version, one that wasn't quite as painfully dull to look at, and the completion of a somewhat ridiculous personal quest.

That guide, I'm happy to announce, is now here! Grab yourself a downloadable copy by hitting the 'download button below!
Now, with the literary world of the Dreamcast starting to get some attention (we're all looking forward to delving into Darren Wall's 'Sega Dreamcast Collected Works' when it releases), I want to make it perfectly clear to all of you now that this is not - I repeat, not - a professional product of the highest quality. If you're looking for a lovely looking book to sit on your coffee table, then chances are you'll be disappointed. If, however, you enjoyed our first guide, or found it useful on your own Dreamcast collecting journey, then I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised. I like to think of the guide as the 'Football Manager' of books - it's not a looker, but hopefully it's the content which counts.
That's not to say this is just a carbon copy of our first guide either, though. The time between the original guides release and now, has been utilised to give more content, more detail and, of course, a few more lists. This time around, the A to Z of Dreamcast Games features:
  • Info on 670 Dreamcast games, presented in the A to Z with a mini review 
  • Full release listings for all games, expanded from the original guide significantly, and now covering a grand total of 1846 individual releases.
  • Upcoming games section
  • PAL, US, Japanese & Indie collecting sections, each with a collecting guide, helpful lists, rare & expensive game spotlights and more
  • Rarity and value guide for all 1800+ releases
  • Now looks a little less dull, with covers throughout the guide to brighten it up a little!
Weighing in at a total of 506 pages, it's fair to say that a printed version of this guide is not on the horizon - but who uses 'books' now anyway though, eh? Designed to stick on your smartphone or tablet as a (hopefully) useful tool, we embrace the new digital era here at The Dreamcast Junkyard - especially as it's a touch cheaper than having to pay for these all to be printed!

Let us know what you think in the comments, on Twitter or in our Facebook group!

9 comments:

hoogafanter said...

Thanks so much for this!!!

RetroButton said...

Very cool.
Will it be updated with upcoming releases (e.g. Joshprod games)?

Daniel Turner said...

awesome!

Spaceturnip said...

Yep, this will be updated every couple of months with new releases. And, eventually, a hardware/accessory/magazine section as well (hopefully by early 2019)

Dan Baker said...

Omg this is awesome!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this content :) You make my day

OneStar said...

Thank you so much for this! Absolutely amazing. It's a shame we can get a printed version, but all the same what an excellent resource. You have given me some dreamcast reading during my breaks at work.

Francesco Finocchi said...

This is the Holy Bible of Dreamcast Collectors. Incredible, high Quality Job!

Unknown said...

Wooowww.. Thanks