Sega CD (SCD)

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Sega CD
Sega CD Hardware - SCD.jpg
Platform: Sega CD
Year: 1991
Developer: Sega Enterprises
Buy: Amazon

The Sega CD was Sega's attempt at a CD system. The Sega CD would plug in either the side or the bottom of one's Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (depending on which model you owned). In Europe and Japan, the console is known as the Sega Mega CD, in relation to the Mega Drive.

The console had some great titles such as Sonic CD, but the console ended up failing. One of the most aggravating aspects about the console was that it required its own power adapter and video cords.

Later, the Sega CD was released as the X-Eye by JVC, and Sega themselves released the Sega CDX, which was its own console.

Screenshots

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Viewing the BIOS.

Music

While the player was waiting for their Sega CD to load the game from the BIOS, the player could enjoy one of three songs. There was one song for the Mega CD which can only be heard on Japanese and European Mega CD consoles. In the USA, there were two released versions of the Sega CD, and therefore both had their own theme. The Japanese/European BIOS plays in full PCM using the RF5C164 for better digitized instruments, while the American BIOS themes use a mixture of that and the FM capability of the Genesis (YM2612).

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Japanese and European BIOS Sachio Ogawa 1:17
Download
02 American BIOS Version 1 David Javelosa 1:30
Download
03 American BIOS Version 2 David Javelosa 1:15
Download

Credits

(Source: Verification from staff; game lacks credits.)

David Javelosa lists the Sega CD in his works for music and sound.

We have received verification from a staff member at Sega that Sachio Ogawa composed the Mega CD's BIOS music.

Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.

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Format

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Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: Mega-CD Hardware
Platform: Sega Mega CD
Released: 1991-12-20
Publisher: Sega Enterprises
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Sega CD Hardware
Platform: Sega CD
Released: 1992-10-15
Publisher: Sega Enterprises
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Sega CD 2 Hardware
Platform: Sega CD
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises
  Japan.svg   Japan
Sega Mega-CD 2 System - SCD.jpg
Title: Sega Mega-CD 2 System
Platform: Sega Mega CD
Released: 1993-04-23
Publisher: Sega Enterprises
  EU.svg   EU
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Title: Mega-CD Hardware
Platform: Sega Mega CD
Released: 1993-04-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Genesis CDX
Platform: Sega CD
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises
  USA.svg   USA
JVC X'Eye - SCD.jpg
Title: JVC X'Eye
Platform: Sega CD
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Sega Enterprises

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