My second Sega Saturn arrived yesterday!!! And before you’re all, “WTF BRITT you have TWO Sega Saturns?!” the answer is nuuuu I only have one. The first one sent to me was broken, remember? And let me tell you, it was the ultimate boner kill. I was 100% prepped and ready to play Panzer Dragoon Saga—a game that I had been wanting to dink around with for years–but alas, the Saturn didn’t ummm turn on. 

But the seller was a good sport and sent me a replacement console. I didn’t have time to try it out last night, but I did unbox it like a ninja. Pssst…between me and you…and, uh, everyone else reading this, this replacement Saturn is cleaner and in better shape than the first one!

It...kind of looks like a dalmatian. But with white spots. Yeaaaah.


It’s definitely going to be a little strange playing a game that released in 1998, especially since it’ll be on a console I have no recollection of ever playing. I may have played around with a Saturn once or twice when I was little—after all, my aunt is a HUGE fan of the system, and I can’t imagine she never let her sweet, lovely ten-year-old niece hold the controller and press a few buttons from time to time.

Because it has been over 13 years since I’ve seen a Saturn in action, I don’t remember what Saturn graphics look like. Or how the controller feels. That being said, I’m not worried that the Saturn won’t tickle my fancy–after all, I have an appreciation for vintage consoles. I grew up on a d-pad and two buttons. I AIN’T SCURRED. 

All I want out of Panzer Dragoon saga is a kickass story, manageable controls, and graphics that don’t make me dizzy. Oh, and a character or two with spiky hair. 

So, Mr. Saturn, please work when I try to plug you in tonight. I’m temporarily abandoning inFAMOUS 2 for you. Don’t suck.



  1. Man that case makes me want to break out my old 64 and dust off that copy of Ogre Battle that everyone makes fun of me for keeping…

  2. All this Sega talk is really making me wish I had gotten into Sega back in the day. Ebay here I come, I just hope my wallet survives.

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