BIT WARS!
(1989 - 1994)
ERA 1
ERA 2
ERA 3
ERA 4
ERA 5
ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Earthworm Jim

1994

Original concept by Doug TenNaple. Stephen Crow, Lead Artist.

© 1994 Interplay Entertainment Corp. Earthworm Jim, the Earthworm Jim logo, Interplay, the Interplay logo, and "By Gamers. For Gamers." are trademarks of Interplay Entertainment Corp.

Sonic CD

1993

Hiroyuki Kawaguchi, Art Director.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

1990

Original concept and design by Michael Jackson.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Phantasy Star IV

1993

Original story by Toru Yoshida.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

1992 (1993 on SEGA Genesis)

Original story by Paul Cuisset.

Shining Force 2

1993 (1994 on SEGA Genesis)

Ritsuko Hisasue, Shuji Shimizu, Tatsuya Niikura, Programming and Map Design. Fumihide Aoki, Masayuki Hashimoto, Graphics.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Gunstar Heroes

1993

Tetsuhiko Kikuchi, Cool Character Creator. Hiroshi Iuchi, Background Art.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Viewpoint

1992 (1994 on SEGA Genesis)

Nenko, Tomoko Morii, Terasaka, Mokichi, Akahoushi, Run, Designers.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Ranger X

1993

Toshio Toyota, Toshio Yamamoto, Designers.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

Herzog Zwei

1990

Izumi Fukuda, Character Design.

TechnoSoft

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Dune II: Battle for Arrakis

1994

Matthew Hansel, Sandy Dobbs, Artists. Aaron E. Powell, Joseph Bostic, Designers.

Nobunaga’s Ambition

1986 (1993 on SEGA Genesis)

Unidentified artist

KOEI Corporation

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

Super Star Wars

1992

Kalani Streicher, Direction and Design. Harrison Fong, Art Supervision. Jon Knoles, Animation Supervision.

COURTESY OF LUCASARTS, A DIVISION OF LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Super Mario World

1991

Shigeru Miyamoto, Takaya Imamura, Creators.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

Donkey Kong Country

1994

C. Sutherland, Head Programmer. Characters by S. Mayles and K. Bayliss. Objects by M. Stevenson.

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

Chrono Trigger

1995

Akira Toriyama, Character Design.

© 1995 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Illustration: ©1995 BIRD STUDIO / SHUEISHA Story and Screenplay: ©1995 ARMOR PROJECT / SQUARE ENIX

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

1991 (1992 on SNES)

Shigeru Miyamoto, Takaya Imamura, Creators. Su Chol Lee, Mitsuaki Araki, Joko Kazuki, Game Design.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

EarthBound™

1995

Akihiko Miura, Game Designer. Kouichi Ooyama, Art Director.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

Gradius III

1990

Kenji Shimoide, Visual Design.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Star Fox

1993

Shigeru Miyamoto, Takaya Imamura, Creators. Takaya Imamura, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Designers.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

Super SmashTV

1991

Original design by Eugene Jarvis.

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

SimCity

1989 (1991 on SNES)

Original concept and design by Will Wright.

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Syndicate

1993 (1994 on SNES)

Original design by Sean Cooper.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Act Raiser

1990 (1991 on SNES)

Ayano Koshiro, Masahiko Takai, K?ji Yokota, Takashi Shichijyo, Graphic Design.

© 1990, 1991 SQUARE ENIX / QUINTET All Rights Reserved.

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