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Classic Interview: David Perry (Creator of Cool Spot)

Classic Interview: David Perry (Creator of Cool Spot)

Before Aladdin and Earthworm Jim became global Genesis blockbusters, David Perry was already making 16-bit waves with Cool Spot. He discussed the game and his design philosophy in this 1993 interview with the Spanish game magazine Mega Force.

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Black Onyx, The

Black Onyx, The

Largely unknown to Western games, The Black Onyx is something of a legend in Japan and laid the foundation for many console and computer RPGs to come. It’s quite barebones now, but it’s remarkable that the SG-1000 even got the game, considering it was released well into the Famicom era.

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Syndicate CD

Syndicate CD

Bullfrog’s dystopian classic saw a European Mega CD release, but it didn’t do much more than the cartridge version. Some lengthened cut scenes and a new soundtrack might entice some, and it still plays as well as its Genesis sibling. It’s not a bad purchase if it can be had for a decent price.

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Classic Interview: Tom Kalinske (CEO of Sega of America)

Classic Interview: Tom Kalinske (CEO of Sega of America)

Sega of America President Tom Kalinske did this interesting interview with the Spanish magazine TodoSega at the June ’93 CES. In it, he talks about all aspects of Sega’s business, including the Sonic 3, the Sega CD, Sega’s VR helmet, and the Saturn.

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Three Dirty Dwarves

Three Dirty Dwarves

The heroes of SegaSoft’s beat-’em-up were nothing like the dwarves you grew up with! Greg, Taconic, and Corthag starred in a wacky brawler that gave Saturn owners a different take on an established genre. Its quirkiness didn’t always make for a smooth ride, but the good far outweighs the bad.

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