The amazing Sega 3D Classics Collection is available now in North American and Japan, with a European release coming later this year.
Sega has posted an interview with Yosuke Okunari, Kagasei Shimomura and Naoki Horii regarding the compendium, and it has been revealed that the team at M2 has something of a soft spot for Sega’s 1987 run-and-gun arcade title Alien Syndrome, and even went as far as prototyping the game as a potential addition to the collection:
KS: So rewinding a little bit, before we settled on Power Drift, we had a couple of titles to choose from for this. We talked about Alien Syndrome, Golden Axe, Turbo Out Run, and even Columns.
NH: (looks at the lineup list) These are pretty bold choices.
– I’d like to see Alien Syndrome someday. Stereoscopic 3D would be really effective in that game.
NH: Oh that game is amazing. We did a little test on it to see how it would turn out and it was great. Although, doing every single stage would be quite an effort.
Alien Syndrome was ported to a wide range of home systems back in the ’80s, including the NES, Master System, Game Gear and Commodore 64, amongst others. A 2007 reboot was developed by Totally Games for the Wii and PSP.
The full interview is well worth a read, as it goes into detail regarding the process of porting Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2 to the 3DS hardware.
With the 3DS coming to the end of its lifespan, it could be that we’ve seen the last of these amazing 3D retro remasters, but which other Sega gems would you like to see? We offered up our own (slightly outdated) list a while back, but feel free to add your own selections below.