Tempo – Sega 32X Review

December 9, 2021 0 By retrogamingdev

Tempo – Sega 32X Review
It was early in the life of the 32X. A platformer from Sega that wasn’t Sonic and made by the company behind Bonk’s Adventure. Is it worth playing?

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Opening “Sega” jingle is from Astal for the Sega Saturn.

Ending Music during the credits is from Batman for the Sega Genesis.

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By: Jan Neves
YouTube Page – https://www.youtube.com/user/Jan3d

Intro by Evan S.

Episode Notes:

1. I had an old Kega Fusion capture I had never used so I decided to roll with that for this review. I had played 6 stages and Kega did a fine job recreating it.

2. While Sega published the 32X and Game Gear titles, they had nothing to do with the Saturn version. Super Tempo was developed by Red Company, Aspect and T’s Music. It was published by Media Quest.

3. To date, Tempo remains exclusive to each of its original platforms.

4. Red Company developed Sakura Wars games beyond the Dreamcast. They also did PC, PS2, DS and PSP games in the series.

5. The Game Gear version looks like a 16-bit game at times. It was absolutely gorgeous for an 8-bit title.

6. Super Tempo on the Saturn changed the gameplay radically. Tempo used bubbles to capture enemies, could swim, and pretty much played about as different as it could.

7. Tempo retailed for bank breaking $69.99 at its release. It was even more in Japan.

8. I remember showing this off to my buds when I got it trying to talk up the 32X’s abilities. They laughed at me and went back to their Saturn’s and 3DO’s.
via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8fzhe6e_n0