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With kind permission from John Szczepaniak, I can present you with an excerpt of his interview with T&E Soft’s Mitsuto Nagashima, developer of Red Alarm and 3-D Tetris, giving a deep insight into the development of Red Alarm. Other topics ranged from how T&E Soft became involved in the VB platform to development of 3-D Tetris and more.
The full interview can be found in his book The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volume 2, which also contains an interview with Hifumi Kono, Masatoshi Mitori and Masaki Higuchi of Human Entertainment, talking about their unreleased games for Super Famicom and Virtual Boy, amongst many other things. The “Untold History” series consists of three books in total, as well as a Blu-Ray, all brimful of super interesting insights into the history of Japanese video games with over 80 developer interviews.
- The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 1 (2014)
- The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 2 (2015)
- The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 3 (2018)
- The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Blu-Ray (2019)
Grab your anaglyph glasses and enjoy a total of 11 stereo screenshots of the unreleased Virtual Bomberman in our stereo viewer here!
I have found an image of a Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling Gekitou Densetsu leaflet on Twitter, posted by someone who has worked for various game magazines for about 10 years as a freelancer in the past. Presumably, judgind by the context of the tweet, this was handed out to the Japanese game press at Nintendo Space World ’95.
It doesn’t look spectacular, but contains, besides some generic information about the game, a list of all 8 featured wrestlers, as well as in-game sprites of three of them.
I have quickly OCR’d and machine translated the leaflet, click the image below to view.