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Interview: Michael Thomasson (Good Deal Games)

Interview: Michael Thomasson (Good Deal Games)

A small company based in Hamburg, New York, Good Deal Games is in the business of completing and bringing unreleased prototypes to market. It has released numerous titles for such long-discontinued consoles like the Colecovision, CD-I, and Vectrex, as well as the Sega CD. We chatted with Michael Thomasson, the company’s founder about its work on Sega’s add-on.

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Forgotten Franchises: Streets of Rage

Forgotten Franchises: Streets of Rage

It would seem like a no-brainer that Streets of Rage would be brought back for another installment, doesn’t it? Not to the company that released it. Time and time again, hope for another sequel has been crushed by the corporate boot. Even the game’s creators have tried to resurrect it and were unsuccessful. The company just doesn’t seem to want to be bothered with the series any more. So where did Streets of Rage go wrong? How did it fall from a first rate series to forgotten franchise? There’s some history to that, so read on and prepared to get pissed.

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Classic Interview: Victor Ireland (Founder of Working Designs)

Classic Interview: Victor Ireland (Founder of Working Designs)

Sega-16 concludes its tribute to WD with an intact reprinting of the interview with Victor Ireland that originally appeared in the Sandwich Islands Publishing strategy guides for Lunar: The Silver Star & Popful Mail. The interview was conducted in 1993 and 1995.

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Sega CD’s Finest Hour: The Lunar Games

Sega CD’s Finest Hour: The Lunar Games

Working Designs led the RPG charge by releasing four awesome games. Popful Mail was an incredible side scrolling action/RPG that needs to be re-released and Vay, though frustrating with its random battles, was a neat little romp with one of the first character deaths on console (Phantasy Star II beat them to it). Their greatest achievements, without a doubt, have to be the two Lunar games.

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Many Faces of Genesis: JVC X’Eye

Many Faces of Genesis: JVC X’Eye

In 1994 JVC released a console that combined a Genesis and a Sega CD into a single unit. While it wasn’t successful due to overpricing, the X’Eye (Wondermega in Japan) is now being snapped up by collectors at every opportunity. Read all about it in the first installment of our series The Many Faces of Genesis.

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