Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is the ultimate retrospective of the console, featuring development and concept
illustrations for Sega’s best-loved game franchises, original developer interviews and previously unseen hardware production plans. Much of the visual material – drawn from the Sega of Japan archives – has never been released before.
Alongside the illustrated history is ‘Arcade Perfect’, a written history of the console and its legacy by Guardian Games Editor Keith Stuart, which features the voices of Sega executives and industry luminaries – including the company’s founder David Rosen, its
president Hayao Nakayama, Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske and many more. The book opens with a foreword by legendary developer David Perry, on the console that catalysed his career.
Concluding the book are 28 specially-conducted interviews with original Sega developers and team members, including Naoto Ohshima (Sonic The Hedgehog), Yu Suzuki (Space Harrier), Greg Johnson & Mark Voorsanger (ToeJam & Earl), Makoto Uchida (Golden Axe) and Yuji Naka (Sonic The Hedgehog).
‘No kidding around here. Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is one of the best video game books I have ever read.’
‘Such is the incredible appeal
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‘Collected Works strikes a
fine balance between pure
eye candy and information-packed depth, resulting in a comprehensive (and
beautifully designed) history
of the Mega Drive.’
—Den of Geek