Welcome to -- RETRO GAME DAISUKI ! -- a blog about the wonderful world of Japanese retro video games (ARCADE / PC-88 / X68K / MEGA DRIVE / SATURN / PlayStation / PC-ENGINE). Re-live the strangest games from the 80's and 90's. Retro games were our youth!
Author : HERZOG
-- Playing video games since the 80's ! --
Still trying to translate all the posts from my old blog. Please see this post for more info.
Also, please excuse any grammar and any other related errors you may find on this blog, as English is not my first language.
This is an awesome original animation promotional video for the manga series 「セガのゲームは世界いちぃぃぃ!」by anime and manga artistTAKAHIRO YOSHIMATSU (吉松 孝博). The video was released in a supplementary GD-ROM of the DREAMCAST magazine 「DRIMAGA」.
The renowned Software House「MASAYA」 became one of my favouirte game developers during the 16-bit era due to the excellent line-up of games they released for my two systems of choice from that time: the MEGA DRIVE and PC-ENGINE.
Some of the most noteworthy games MASAYA released on the MD include 「ASSAULT SUIT LEYNOS」,「LANGRISSER」, 「GLEY LANCER」, 「VIXEN 357」 among others. However one of their games that most comes to my attention is「EXPLODE STAR」a game with an apparently interestingly enough premise that unfortunately for some reason or other was never released.
Not much is known about the game apart from the info given on a two-side flyer from 1990 (shown above) which explains the game's story and how to play it. Most importantly the game was labeled a 「PUZZLE・ACTION・GAME」 and was to be released as a 2 MEGA ROM cartridge.
But in spite that there was never any more info whatsoever about the game. If we take into account alone the high percent of quality games that MASAYA was releasing at that time, then we have more than enough reasons to think that EXPLODE STAR could have been a nice addition to MASAYA's remarkable MD game line-up.
It's a real shame this game was never released. The premise at least sure looked promising.