Mega RPG Project

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Mega RPG Project logo.

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.

Personal

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.

Games

The following games are part of the Mega RPG Prjoect:

Released Title Platform Languages
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

Media

Documentation

Videos

Review - Gaming Historian.


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