Underrated Games: Space Channel 5

Underrated Games: Space Channel 5

Wednesday Castaneda

Space Channel 5, Developed by United Game Artists and Published By Sega, was released on December, 16, 1999, and is a single player Rhythm/Music video game originally released for the Sega Dreamcast.

The game, created with a female audience in mind, originally had low sales, but was praised for its unique style, and music based gameplay. In game, You play as Ulala, a news reporter whos job is to report on attacks by an alien race, known as the Morolians, while also battling rival news reporters. The game is played by mimicking the enemies actions and rhythms, this is done by using the controllers triggers, A, B, Y, and X buttons, and

the D-Pad. If you make too many mistakes however, you will lose all of your ratings, and will have to start over from the beginning.

The game, once completed, features a “New game plus” option, which allows players replay the game using a save file, this feature also included things like new enemy patterns, and alternate routes. Space Channel 5 is playable on The Sega Dreamcast (1998), the Playstation 2, (2000) and the Game Boy Advanced. (2001).


Currently, “Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!”, a Virtual Reality Remake of the original game, is available for the Playstation 4 and Microsoft Windows.