Game Arts crafted a graphic adventure that is sure to please fans of the classic cartoon on which it’s based thanks to some great comedy and some of the best animation on the Sega CD. Anime and manga fans will enjoy seeing Lum and friends come to the Mega CD in smart and quirky adventure. Don’t let the language barrier keep you away from what is one of the best games of its type.
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Few companies rode the Sega wave of the mid ’90s as well as Game Arts did. Under the guidance of director and producer Takeshi Miyaji, the company produced a string of hits for the Genesis, Sega CD, and Saturn that still fascinate gamers today. Sega-16 takes a look at the career of both Miyaji, who died in July of 2011, and the company he founded in this installment of Developer’s Den.
Lunar Eternal Blue was the highest-selling title in Sega CD history and rightly so. Mixing incredible storytelling with a solid battle engine and loveable characters, it was everything a sequel should be. Working Designs scored big with this one and it’s a title that deserves to be in any self-respecting Sega CD owner’s collection.
Anyone with a Sega CD needs to check this game out. Sure, it’s pretty linear and the eye candy covers up the simple gameplay. but it’s awesome nonetheless.
If ever there was a reason to buy a Sega CD, Lunar: The Silver Star was it. Although remade masterfully for the Playstation, the Sega CD version was a stunning RPG for its time and something that owners of the system could smirk about when their friends came over. This was why they had spent all that money. This was the reward for their months of suffering at the hands of poor FMV games and lackluster ports. This was the über adventure they had waited so eagerly for and it was good, damn good.