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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Virgin Games had a string of hits on the Genesis, and it was the place that pooled the talents of David Perry and Tommy Tallarico, who both eventually went on to bigger and brighter things. One of their most popular collaborations was Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators, an action game with an environmental theme and a McDonald’s license.
Shiny created a star with Earthworm Jim, and the character went on to become one of the most recognizable heroes of the 16-bit era. There’s good reason for that too, as the 2D games in the series defined the fusion of excellent gameplay and stellar presentation.
Like Earthworm Jim? Aladdin? Global Gladiators? If so, then you undoubtedly know their creator. He’s been at the forefront of game development for years, and was able to make the Genesis do some incredible things. I am, of course, talking about David Perry, and sega-16 has an exclusive interview with him. Enjoy!
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