First Launched towards the end of 1998, this home video game console released by SEGA was among the most innovative at the time and vastly underrated as well. No doubt, you will notice a striking resemblance to the Xbox console. But unlike the Xbox, this was the first console to have online connectivity, a revolutionary feature at the time. Most other consoles at the time had a phone-line modem.
Dreamcast’s range of controllers had a lot of diversity. There were those for flight simulations, racing wheels, and arcade sticks. The latter was instrumental in creating an arcade-like gaming experience while playing. Some of the other features you get are a little more unusual. There are the mouse and keyboard.
Dreamcast used a Virtual Memory Unit or VMU. It was battery-powered and could be easily slid into the console. It also has a screen of its own where you can view saved data. However, you also have the option of using normal memory cards as well as rumble packs.
What games could you play with the Dreamcast system? Quite a lot actually. Under the category of fighting games, the most popular titles are Power Stone 1 & 2, Soul Calibur, Marvel Vs. Capcom, and King of Fighters 98.
Under role-playing games, there were Skies of Arcadia, Phantasy Star Online, and Shenmue.
Under sports games, there were the 2k and Virtua games. Retro consoles are not famous for many sports titles.
There are also some highly popular Action Adventure, Racing, and Shooter titles. All things considered, this was a truly remarkable system that very much defied the limits of its time.