Finished getting groovy with the Genesis version of Earthworm Jim? Done with the Special Edition on the Sega CD and looking for more? Why not check out the Game Gear version? It may not have all the levels and visual power of its 16-bit cousins, but it’s worth checking out, for a while at least. The princess will thank you for it!
Many animators of the 16-bit era had a special love for the Genesis and its user-friendly hardware. With it, they were able to make some incredibly fluid games that still look beautiful today. Mike Dietz, as the director of animation for both Virgin Interactive Entertainment and Shiny Entertainment, shares that sentiment. Dietz was involved with such classics as Disney’s Aladdin, Cool Spot and the Earthworm Jim series, and he recently chatted with us about his time with the Genesis.
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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