Sega Dreamcast hit the market in 1999 and was hailed as an innovative video game system.

With good reason, Popular Science magazine recognized the Sega Dreamcast as one of the most important and innovative products of 1999. Impressive technical specifications, great games and an imaginative advertising campaign heralded the arrival of the latest system from a company known for groundbreaking video game systems.

In this edition of HowStuffWorks, you will learn about this phenomenal system, the revolutionary controller that it uses and the proprietary optical storage method chosen by Sega. You will also learn about the VMS, a versatile option that can be used all by itself!