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Articles written by: Ken Horowitz

Classic Interview: Sega Amusements Spain

Classic Interview: Sega Amusements Spain

This interview by J. Luis Sanz originally appeared in the July/August 1995 issue of the Spanish video game magazine Ultima Generación (the Spanish version of Next Generation magazine). In it, three of Sega Amusements Spain discuss the manufacturer’s origins in the country and plans for expansion.

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Classic Interview: Paco Pastor (Sega Spain President)

Classic Interview: Paco Pastor (Sega Spain President)

This interview with Sega Spain President Paco Pastor originally appeared in the November 1992 issue of Mega Force. In it, Pastor shares some candid opinions on Sega’s products at a time when the company’s European fortunes were on the rise. It’s an interesting glimpse into how Sega ran its business in Spain, a sector that doesn’t usually get much press.

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Interview: David O’Hare (Advertising Specialist)

Interview: David O’Hare (Advertising Specialist)

Goodby, Berlin & Silverstein’s “WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL” campaign, along with the legendary “Sega Scream,” gave Sega the edge it needed to finally break Nintendo’s monopoly on the industry and become part of popular culture. David O’Hare was part of that legendary campaign, and he shares his experience with us in this exclusive interview!

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Congo Bongo (SG-1000)

Congo Bongo (SG-1000)

Congo Bongo is one of Sega’s underrated arcade titles, and it’s more than a mere Donkey Kong clone. Unfortunately, its charm and engaging gameplay didn’t make it into the SG-1000 conversion. What’s left is barely reminiscent of the coin-op, and it fails to offer any incentive for play over superior ports on other hardware of the era.

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Xeno Crisis

Xeno Crisis

Bitmap Bureau’s Xeno Crisis is an explosive, frenetic blast of a good time that shows just how much life is left in the ol’ Genesis. It combines a gorgeous aesthetic with some great two-player run-‘-n-gun action, producing a title that’s a model of crowd-funding done right.

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