The Minds Behind Sega Genesis Games

Interviews with Creators and Developers

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Imprint or Series:Studies in Gaming

About the Book

Prior to the arrival of the Sega Genesis, video games were still largely considered “kid stuff,” but with a far more mature and eclectic range of titles, and an understanding of what gamers wanted, Sega and its Genesis/Mega Drive console began to shift the expectations for what gaming could be. Never scared to innovate, Sega’s impact on the industry continues to this day through the games they originally developed and the technology their consoles pushed into the mainstream.
Featuring interviews with the creators of over 40 games on the Sega Genesis console including Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Altered Beast, Aladdin, Earthworm Jim and NHL 95, this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the influential, iconic, and sometimes forgotten games on Sega’s most important contribution to the game industry. The interviewees reveal the challenges of working with mega publishers, the uncertainties of public reception, and the creative processes that produced some of the 16-bit era’s classic titles.

About the Author(s)

Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by Nintendo, Disney and EA Sports.

Bibliographic Details

Patrick Hickey, Jr.
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 125 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8359-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4501-8
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Studies in Gaming