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Shining Wisdom Foregoes Franchise Standards on Sega Saturn – Today in Retro Gaming – June 27th, 1996

Shining Wisdom is an official part of the “Shining” series of titles.  That is fact.  In this release you are tasked with avenging your father’s image, defeating a great evil and setting the world right again. All in the day of an adventurer.  The difference between Shining Wisdom and Shining the Holy Ark, Shining Force […]

Iron Storm Brought War Grognard Gaming to Sega Saturn – Today in History – April 1st, 1996

Working Designs, I miss you.  There, with that out of the way, I can get on with this historical article on one of their more hardcore releases.  If you are a war gaming grognard then you will be right at home with Iron Storm on the Sega Saturn.  This is hardcore beyond belief.  Iron Storm […]

Popful Mail Brings Elven Bounty Hunting 2D Side Scrolling Fun to Sega CD – Today in History – February 23rd, 1995

Working Designs was a unique company, to say the least.  They did the unusual, ported games others wouldn’t touch and then went all out on the packaging.  This overdoing the packaging quickly became their trademark- fans knew Working Designs not only cared about the game but also how it was presented.  Most of, if not […]

Working Designs Shuts Down – Today in History – December 12th, 2005

I am not going to sit here and try and convince you that Working Designs was one of the best publishers out there.  They were far from it.  Their role playing game releases were riddled with current event innuendo and jokes that date them today.  The few action games they released were marketed in less […]

Finally Dragon Force II for Sega Saturn is Available in English

Dragon Force may not have been met with record breaking sales in North America when Working Designs released it in 1996 for the Saturn it still garnered a sequel in Japan.  A Japan only sequel, until now.  The team over at Verve Fanworks has been working on an English translation of Dragon Force II for […]

Bandit Gaming: Bubble Bobble in Development for PC-Engine/Turbo Grafx-16

Bubble Bobble, the classic Taito arcade title is being ported to the PC-Engine/Turbo Grafx-16 by Retrotaku. Fans may remember Bubbble Bobble in one of its many forms on various platforms starting with the 1986 arcade title release. Taito has been prudent about keeping Bubble Bobble available for platforms as they become popular over the years, […]

Vay Brings Phantasy Star Role Playing to the Sega CD: Today in History- April 14th, 1994

The Sega CD was known for one thing, other than a lot of full motion video games, and that was animated introductions. Vay came to North America via Working Designs with a fully animated Anime style introduction that told the story. Interspersed throughout the game, at key moments, additional animation is used to further the […]


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