While it’s not completely out of the ordinary for fans to receive open letters from developers, publishers or other positions that fill out the gaming industry expressing their concerns or appreciations for continued support, it is a little odd when they receive letter from physical consoles themselves.
In a press release from Sega, a nostalgic letter reminding old-school gamers of the fond memories shared with their Genesis/Mega Drive has fans remembering the good ole’ days.
You can read the open letter to fans below:
My Old Friend,
I know it’s been a while. Time moves forward, yet not a day goes by that you’re not on my mind. I, the popular, star-console, you, the shy, unassuming kid, but we found common ground when we played Ecco the Dolphin together. You were so fast, racing through the Green Hill Zone with my pal, Sonic!
You sure knew how to play. The way that CRT hue hit your glazed over face as you spent another hour playing Castlevania: Bloodlines…We both knew things would change and that we’d move on to other great things, but lately, I’ve been thinking about spending time together once more. We didn’t do what we were told, but we made a good team.
I look a bit different now. I’m much smaller. I’m packing 40 games inside my sleek, molded shell, and more blast processing power than ever before.
We lived fast and dangerously, together, playing the games some of the adults weren’t too keen on (but you had the cool parents). We had the games your friends wanted to play, a whole stack of them. Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, and Earthworm Jim, to name a few.
Sure. there were other distractions (remember pogs?). I was never jealous though because we still had Altered Beast and Gunstar Heroes.
I will try to write more regularly. I hear there is this friendly meeting space called “social media” now where I can share more.
I hope to hear from you soon.
SEGA Megadrive Mini @-}–
While this isn’t exactly news, it does strike a chord with many Sega fans from the 90s and their time well spent with the 16 bit console. Excuse me while I go dive back into my Genesis collection…
With the recent release date announcement for the upcoming Genesis/Mega Drive Mini console, along with the first 10 of 40 titles revealed that will come packed in the console, many fans are beginning to feel the nostalgia.