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Classic Interview: Ken Sugimori (Pulseman Director & Designer)

Before he made everyone feel the need to “catch ’em all,” Ken Sugimori released a great 16-bit platformer featuring a super hero named Pulseman for the Mega Drive. He spoke about its Virtual Console release with Sega of Japan’s Sega Voice in 2007, and Sega-16 is happy to present the translated interview for your enjoyment.

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Pulseman is an import-only platformer that came out late in the Mega Drive’s life span. As one of the many triple A-quality games that SOA either didn’t promote (Ristar) or ignored altogether (Monster World IV), Pulseman lost much of its intended audience. Over the years it became one of those import gems that leaves one wondering what the heck Sega of America was thinking.