A long time ago after missing out on the first and second run of the excellent looking RPG Beggar Prince for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive I emailed Super Fighter Team and expressed interest in the game. And I think a lot of you must have done the same.
And good on us for doing so 😀 Just today I got a notice from Super Fighter Team that they are again selling Beggar Prince.
I did not hesitate. I’ve already ordered two copies from beggarprince.com. One for myself and one to trade. I would really love to get my hands on a copy of the Genesis version of Pier Solar Posterity Edition and in an effort to make this happen I’ve been buying doubles of newly released games like this in the hopes that someday I’ll be able to seduce someone into a trade.
For me this news came right on the heels of the announcement of the Genesis game ‘It Came from the Desert‘. These are very exciting times. If this pace keeps up can we still call the Sega Genesis a retro system? 😛
It’s my hope that the retail sleeve will look as good as this.
I’ve previously purchased Legend of Wukong, Star Odyssey and Nightmare Busters from Super Fighter Team and I can say first hand they produce quality games matched with retail packing that will make any retro fan/collector very happy.
Both Legend of Wukong and Star Odyssey are currently in my collection and Nightmare Busters has only just shipped and I’m very excited to receive it.
I don’t know if we’ll ever get another shot at Beggar Prince so if you’re at all interested now is the time.
Beggar Prince looks like a very good classic JRPG!
Thank you Super Fighter Team!
For a long time now (years) I’ve been very close to buying a Japanese Mega Drive game called Blue Almanac. I never knew anything about it other than it’s a Japanese RPG that I would not be able to play. But the cover art always caught my eye. It looks cool and I think it’s a Sci Fi RPG; which is also very cool and much less common than the typical Fantasy RPG (which I also love :)).
By chance a month (or several) ago I noticed a game called Beggar Prince on ebay. I had never heard of it before so I Googled it. It didn’t take too long to discover Super Fighter Team. This team has been developing classic videos games and have already released two games for the Sega Genesis: Beggar Prince and Legend of Wukong.
I emailed Super Fight Team and asked if they would be selling Beggar Prince again (which was no longer for sale). I didn’t get a very definitive answer. But it seems to me that it is a possibility; although I suspect it’s slim. Below is the email response I received:
Thank you for your interest in Beggar Prince. Should we decide to produce additional copies of the game, you will be notified.
Have a nice day.
– Brandon Cobb
President, Super Fighter Team
“Never let dreams die!”
I sent the email request because the prices for Beggar Prince on ebay were wildly high and I knew I’d never end up with a copy if that was my only option. But at the time I was still able to order Legend of Wukong. With shipping it cost me $60 USD. It’s a lot of money for a 16-bit retro game but it’s new and I really like the idea of supporting people who are bringing us new games for the Genesis. The bottom line is I am very happy with Super Fighter Team and I’ll be keeping a close eye on their releases!
Now, back to Blue Almanac… Super Fighter Team is actually in the process of translating this game into English.
It’s English title is Star Odyssey and I was quick to join their mailing list for the release announcement for this game. I’ll be ordering Star Odyssey it as soon as it’s available.
Below are some images of marketing material from back in the day as well as cover art for the upcoming release. I believe this was a planned release that never saw the light of day for whatever reason:
Your Star Odyssey Begins…
Super Fighter Team Star Odyssey
And a link for some screens shots of this cool looking Sci Fi RPG!