Sydney Hunter: Curse of the Mayans is coming to the Sega Genesis thanks to Collectorvision games. This will be their first Sega Genesis title to date, if sales are good it won’t be their last. For those that do not know Sydney Hunter, he is the star of many 2D side scrolling action adventure titles that feature a heavy influence from Indiana Jones. I have collected our previous articles at the bottom of this for anyone wanting to see where he has been, now that you know where he is headed. That is after I tell you who is porting it… We don’t have a shot of the game so I went with a shot of Tia Carrere, Relic Hunter (who is not connected to this game at all but is nice to look at).
I have found out that it is none other than longtime friend of the retro gaming community, Jason Santuci that is handling the porting of Sydney Hunter: Curse of the Mayans to the Sega Genesis. The assets being used to create this original 16-Bit title are coming from those made available for higher end system versions of Sydney Hunter games. This means that we will see more frames of animation, detail in the sprites and color definition as things are downscaled to meet the Sega Genesis specs. Think what Nintendo did with Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo- they downscaled a much better looking game to the SNES limitations and created something quite awesome.
Currently Sydney Hunter: Curse of the Mayans on Sega Genesis is slated for release late 2016. This is an interesting time of year for retro gaming as we could possibly see the launch of a new console that focuses on cartridge games around this time. That new console, the RETRO VGS, will feature a Collectorvision pack-in title, Adventures of Tiny Knight.
Jason has been awarded this privilege due to his attention to detail, dedication to a quality product and focus. We will be covering more of Jason’s work in the near future (we have his all new game waiting to be covered). He has also worked on Dead of Knight for Joe Grisaffi, two games for Ricky Henry and his comic/live action series and A.C.I.D. 2 the movie.
I will be following the development of this title as I am adept at nagging Jason on Facebook.
Other Sydney Hunter coverage:
Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death Coming to Sega Dreamcast
Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death Early Sega Dreamcast Build
Sydney Hunter & The Mayan’s Revenge for NES Coming Soon