Sega Saturn Core Compatibility

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Not much testing has been done regarding the compatibility of the Saturn core. Please help expanding this list.

Games with perceivable issues are listed.


Assault Suit Leynos 2 (Core) Black screen.
Astal (BIOS) Only works when using the HLE BIOS.
Asuka 120% Burning Fest. Limited (Audio) No music.
Dark Savior (Core) Black Screen when starting a new file.
Dragon Force II: Kamisarishi Daichi ni (Core) Black Screen when starting a battle.
Fighters Megamix (Audio) No sound effects.
House of the Dead, The (Core) Black screen.
Magic Knight Rayearth (Graphics) Stuttering FMVs.
Mega Man 8 (Core) Black screen.
Mega Man X4 (Core) Crashes when entering gameplay.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Graphics) Corrupted graphics. [1]
NiGHTS: Into Dreams (Audio) Inaccurate sound.
Sega Ages: Volume 1 (Core) Black screen after selecting a game.
Shining the Holy Ark (Core/Graphics) Heavy performance drops in some parts of the game. [2]
Shinobi-X (E) [MK-81082] (V1.000) (Audio) Inaccurate sound in the stages. (Graphics) Inaccurate background in the first stage.
Sonic R (Graphics) Corrupted graphics, screen tearing and flickering. [3]
Super Tempo (Core) Black screen.
VR Virtua Racing (Core) Black screen after developer logos.


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  2. After you defeat the first enemy a lengthy cutscene plays which causes the game to run near single-digit fps during certain parts on almost any hardware.
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