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    YouTube Mega Drive TV commercials by Sega of Japan

    I dunno if any of you noticed but there's been quite a number of newly uploaded Mega Drive TV commercials at Youtube:

    Ghouls n Ghosts


    Phantasy Star II


    Sword of Vermilion


    Michael Jackson's Moonwalker


    Sorcerian
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7_wZwpNYEU&fmt=18

    Shadow Dancer


    Golden Axe II


    Wonderboy in Monsterworld


    Shining Force


    Sonic the Hedgehog


    Sonic 2


    Bare Knuckle II


    Street Fighter II


    Sonic CD


    Phantasy Star IV


    Shining Force II
    Last edited by retrospiel; 06-14-2010 at 04:52 PM.
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    I included SÅR-SARY-AN because I know that Melf likes that game, but Shilfheed isn't bad either.
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    most of those are quite disturbing and scary.. interesting how sonic the hedgehog is called 'Segasonic the hedgehog' segasonic all one word

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xi-tiger View Post
    most of those are quite disturbing and scary.. interesting how sonic the hedgehog is called 'Segasonic the hedgehog' segasonic all one word
    most disturbing

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    I thought these were superb.

    That "Segasonic" commercial was aired before the game was even finished which also explains the lack of actual music from the game.
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    Blaze is pretty good looking when she's not pixelated. Also, Skate=Sammy?

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    Yeah, in both BK2 and BK3 he's called Sammy "Skate" Hunter, which they changed to Skate Hunter for the Western versions.
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Why-Disciple View Post
    Blaze is pretty good looking when she's not pixelated.
    Indeed.

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    Moved a couple Sega CD related TV ads to http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11632
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    Time for an update:

    Sonic 1 pack-in


    Quackshot + Buraiden


    Super Hang-On + Rambo III


    Fatal Fury


    Super Monaco GP


    Out Run


    Shadow Dancer
    Last edited by retrospiel; 06-28-2014 at 10:29 AM.
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    Landstalker


    It's branded with Sega-16 so I assume somebody here uploaded it

    Quick translation of the narration:

    From 2d to 3d, the RPG is entering a new generation with the added dimension of height. Hide, fall, and feel. Experience the never-before-seen in the virtual adventure Landstalker!
    There are a ton of other MD commercials on Youtube if anybody has any requests!

    I doubt they have survived, but I'd really like to hear some of the old MD radio commercials from Japan.

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    JumpingRyle, could you translate the narration of the Sonic 1 pack in commercial ? I am trying to find out when this was released.
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christuserloeser View Post
    JumpingRyle, could you translate the narration of the Sonic 1 pack in commercial ? I am trying to find out when this was released.
    Sure, but it doesn't say much.



    Sega. Super Present! Now, Sonic is included with the Mega Drive! Mega Drive, Plus One.
    Some of the text in the video:

    限定発売 - Being sold for a limited time
    セガ・ソニックまつり - Sega Sonic Festival
    メガドライブ取扱い店で - At a Mega Drive dealer

    Edit: This link says that the Mega Drive Plus One (with Sonic) went on sale on 6/26/1992 and the commercial aired around September 1992:

    http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm8191187

    Of course, that could be wrong.
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    Thanks! And no, it sounds about right. The console itself is one of the mid 1991 to 1993 variants. Plus Sonic 2 was about to be released later that year.

    Still, a console bundled with a pack-in game is pretty unusual for Japan, isn't it?
    Last edited by retrospiel; 06-28-2014 at 01:55 PM.
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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