Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Saturn only plays certain games.

  1. #1
    Banana (Level 7) SkiDragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Saturn only plays certain games.

    I recently bought a second Sega Saturn, model 1 (oval buttons). I can only get it to play a few games, but it always plays those games without a hitch. It seems to be unrelated to the condition of the games. It played one CD that practically looks "rotted", but not others that seem flawless.

    Here are the games that it does play:

    Revolution X
    Virtua Fighter 2
    Virtua Fighter 2 (not for resale)
    Sega Rally Championship Plus Netlink Edition

    And here are some that it does not play:

    NFL Quarterback Club 96
    NFL 97
    Daytona USA
    NHL All Star Hockey
    NBA Jam TE (T-8102H)
    World Series Baseball 98
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    NBA Action 98
    Bug! Playable Preview
    Daytona USA (not for resale)
    Virtua Cop (not for resale)
    Shining Force 3

    I should mention that the system has no battery for its memory. Could this be the problem? Otherwise I am guessing it is some weird laser problem. Any help?

    Also, were the "not for resale" disks pack-ins, or what?
    Rarest games in collection: (R8) Chavez II for SNES / (R7) Star Gunner (Telesys) for Atari 2600
    Game Collection -- Game Commercials -- Favorite Game: Secret of Mana
    Wii code: 2572 7867 9177 9866 Smash: 0259-0110-4026

  2. #2
    Lightgunner Custom rank graphic
    Cryomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Southern Central WI
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE


    Mine did this, or something similar, at one point, I sent to to omnedon and it apparently was some sort of onboard memory corruption of some craziness. I'll let him show up and reply to that, since he fixed it, not me. Mine was a model 2 though.

  3. #3
    Crono (Level 14)
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    0 Posts


    Sounds like clearing the internal memory completely is what did it...
    Seeking display quality copy of I Want My Mommy for the 2600... if you have one, PM me, I will pay/trade well.

Similar Threads

  1. WTB Sega Saturn that plays USA & Japanese games
    By fishsandwich in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-04-2010, 10:26 AM
  2. Sega Saturn (plays imports and backups)
    By brandonrerickson in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-26-2009, 12:58 PM
  3. Saturn that plays Genesis games.......
    By jonjandran in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-14-2004, 10:50 PM
  4. ps2 only plays dvd games
    By bobdrywalls in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-01-2003, 01:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts