Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
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A Brazilian fan named Nemezes Games has successfully ported Capcom's Cadillacs and Dinosaurs to Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.

The arcade game, which was released all the way back in 1993, never received a console port when it was originally launched, but now Mega Drive/Genesis users can finally experience the cult Capcom beat 'em up on Sega hardware.

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs was produced as a tie-in to a short-lived animated series, based on Marc Schultz' comic Xenozoic Tales. And Nemezes Games counts himself among the fans of the original arcade experience. His fan project started as an attempt to build his own beat 'em up title, though eventually, he decided to put aside these experiments in favor of focusing on a port of Capcom's Cadillacs and Dinosaurs instead.

This fan port of the game retains the four playable protagonists — Jack, Hannah, Mustapha, and Mess — but features less detailed backgrounds and a slightly more saturated color palette. As Nemezes Games tells Time Extension, sprite and colour limitations were pretty much the main obstacles in porting the game across, in addition to sourcing new music for the score.

Nevertheless, it's impressive to see what he was able to achieve so far in the face of these restrictions. If you want to give the port a try for yourself, it's currently available from Nemezes' website. It should work in most emulators and on real hardware.

Are you going to give this a try? Let us know in the comments.