Unofficial PAL Sega Mega CD Titles From Good Deal Games 'Bug Blasters' & 'Star Strike' Re-Released

Unofficial-PAL-Sega-Mega-CD-Titles-From-Good-Deal-Games-Bug-Blasters-and-Star-Strike-Re-ReleasedIn the mid 90s Sony developed two Sega Mega CD titles - Star Strike and Bug Blasters - which were cancelled despite being ready for release. Good Deal Games secured the rights to distribute both in 2000, however, they only created 5 copies of each for European gamers. At least until now...

These infamous on-rails shooters have since become highly desirable for a number of reasons other than just their pure scarcity. Using the tried and tested full motion video type of gameplay, these titles draw inspiration from the likes of Ghostbusters and Star Wars, although tend to feature hilarious acting and B-movie qualities.

Although unofficial titles, the meagre count of 5 PAL copies of each of these titles originally pressed by Good Deal Games soon became the thorn in the side of every PAL Sega Mega CD collector. While this count may seem rather unusual given the demand for such titles today, thirteen years ago with a vastly under-populated European retro gaming scene online, 5 PAL copies was a somewhat reasonable figure.

That tiny count of available copies is all due to change thanks to RetroCollect user mr_gibbage. Having managed to secure the rights from Good Deal Games to the PAL versions of both Star Strike and Bug Blasters: The Extermination, a new batch of these elusive unofficial releases are now available and ready to purchase via eBay.

These two titles are set to see a small print run of just 100 copies, so make sure your Mega CD collection is complete while you still have the chance!

Link: Buy Bug Blasters: The Exterminators PAL Version (Sega Mega CD)

Link: Buy Star Strike PAL Version (Sega Mega CD)

 


Last Updated ( 16 January 2013 )  

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(Link to this comment) gunstarhero 2013-01-17 12:45
Whilst I wouldn't consider my already complete official PAL Mega CD collection to be any more officially complete if I were to add these two games, I must doff my cap to Mr Gibbage for providing the means to get these games again. Thanks for the heads-up
(Link to this comment) Darkstalker90 2013-01-18 20:38
Did they ever do a PAL MCD version of that unreleased 'Burning Fists' game? I remember seeing screens for it but it's never mentioned when these certain Mega CD games are spoken about.
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