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Category:Games developed by Sega

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SEGA!

SEGA (originally for Service Games) is a video game company that developed and publishes games for various consoles. Before all of that, they began operations as Service Games in 1960 in the arcades via electro-mechanical coin-op machines, before transitioning to arcade video games. This would be what SEGA would be known for before the 1990's, with classics like After Burner, OutRun, and Space Harrier. To say that they were prolific would be a damn huge understatement!

Later in the 1980's, SEGA (North America-wise) would dip their toes into the home console market in 1985 with the Master System after a rocky Japanese start. With the small foundation set in stone along with their arcade games, starting in 1989 through the early 1990's they found success with the Mega Drive console, better known as the Genesis. SEGA managed to gain the upper hand on competing with the monolithic Nintendo thanks to their successful advertising campaigns and support for third-party developers (during a time when Nintendo had censorship and publishing restrictions). It's pretty hard to overstate just how much SEGA influenced the way gaming would go during this period.

Following a... very tumultuous period that lasted between 1994 to 1999(ish), SEGA's stranglehold began falling apart by the seams with every misstep involving add-ons and consoles costing them much of their image, which mainly stemmed from conflicting interests between SEGA of Japan and SEGA of America. For the SEGA Saturn, Sonic didn't even get his own main game. The final nail in the coffin would be the Dreamcast, where after being overwhelmed by the PlayStation 2's rocket success would mark this their last console and the end of a era. Hope wasn't lost though, as they quickly started developing and publishing for third-party systems and developers respectively (creating a surreal situation of Sonic games being on Nintendo consoles), keeping their legacy alive for generations to come.

Had it not have been for the massive ROM hacking scene spurred from Sonic the Hedgehog, much of this wiki's knowledge might not have been found for years.

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