Mega RPG Project
The Mega RPG Project (メガロープレプロジェクト) was a 1994 marketing campaign put together by Sega which attempted to convince customers to remain focused on Sega video game consoles because many great new RPGs were about to be released. This was most likely thought up because the Super Famicom was gaining a lot of ground thanks to several successful of fantasy games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy IV, Secret of Mana, and many others. Sega enlisted the help of developers like Falcom, Ancient, Nextech, and others to push out the new games. Each was labeled with the Mega RPG Logo and include a collectible metal pin. The marketing campaign doesn't appear to have been a huge success. There were only seven games, three of which were just remakes of older games. Also, only three of the seven games were published outside of Japan, and they didn't feature project name.
Because the marketing campaign wasn't used outside of Japan, and I played very few Sega games anyway, I didn't learn about this project until 2020 when Gaming Historian reviewed the first game of the series, Crusader of Centy. I thought the game looked really interesting, and played it through, but was disappointed. I tried another game from the series, Beyond Oasis, but didn't find it very good either.
The following games are part of the Mega RPG Prjoect:
|1994-06-17||Crusader of Centy||Genesis||Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Korean|
|1994-07-22||Shining Force CD||Sega CD||Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish|
|1994-09-16||Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu||Mega Drive||Japanese|
|1994-11-11||After Armageddon Gaiden: Majuu Toushouden Eclipse||Mega Drive CD||Japanese|
|1994-12-09||Beyond Oasis||Genesis||Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Korean|
|1995-01-20||Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II||Mega Drive||Japanese|
|1995-03-17||Surging Aura||Mega Drive||Japanese|
- segaretro.org/Mega_RPG_Project - Sega Retro.