November 11th, 2013, 19:55 Posted By: wraggster
Any self-respecting gamer in their mid 20s or older should take one look at this and get excited.
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is a Kickstarter project that, if successful, will result in what will surely be the most impressive book covering the history of what was arguably Sega's finest console.
A 300-page hardback book with more than 35,000 words of Mega Drive musings, it will also feature interviews with more than 20 key names in the Mega Drive story, many of whom have never been interviewed before. The full list is:
The chance to read full interviews with all those legends would be impressive enough as it is, but the book's also going to be packed with photos, illustrations, and sketches of all manner of things Mega Drive related, from manufacturing plans ("plucked from the SEGA archive in Japan") to design documents and original concept renderings for alternative versions of the controller.
- Naoto Oshima, Game Designer: Sonic the Hedgehog
- Yu Suzuki, Game Designer: Space Harrier, OutRun, After Burner, Virtua Racing, Virtua Fighter
- Makoto Uchida, Planner: Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Alien Storm
- Yuji Naka, Game Designer: Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic & Knuckles
- Masami Ishikawa, Product Designer: Mega Drive/Genesis hardware
- Mitsushige Shiraiwa, Product Designer: Mega Drive/Genesis outer casing
- Tomohiro Kondo, Planner: Shadow Dancer
- Yuzo Koshiro, Sound Designer: The Super Shinobi/Revenge of Shinobi, Bare Knuckle/Streets of Rage
- Akira Nishino, Planning Director: Ristar the Shooting Star/Ristar
- Kan Naito, Programmer: Shining Force
- Kazuyuki Hoshino, Art Director: Knuckles Chaotix
- Keisuke Tsukahara, Sound Designer: Shadow Dancer, Alien Storm (arcade)
- Kotaro Hayashida, Game Designer: Alex Kidd, Space Harrier II
- Manabu Kusunoki, Graphic Designer: Bonanza Bros.
- Naohiro Warama (credited as Taro Shizuoka), Designer: Revenge of Shinobi/The Super Shinobi
- Noriyoshi Ohba, Director: The Super Shinobi/Revenge of Shinobi, Bare Knuckle/Streets of Rage
- Ryuichi Nishizawa, Director: Wonder Boy
- Koji Tsuchida, Director: Shadow Squadron/Stellar Assault
- Tomoyuki Ito, Director: The Super Shinobi II/Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
- Toru Yoshida, Designer: Phantasy Star II, III, IV
- Tombo Arikawa, Designer: Rent A Hero
- Ryutaro Nonaka, Planner: Metal Head
- Naofumi Hataya, Sound: Golden Axe II, Virtua Racing Deluxe
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