A group of Sega fans who met on web forums formed a small company called Watermelon to develop a role-playing game, design the packaging, and produce the game cartridge. Five years in the making, today their game, Pier Solar and the Great Architects, arrived in 2010 in Sega Genesis, Later on HD versions were released for Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Microsoft Windows, OS X, GNU/Linux, Android, Ouya, however the version we focused on this article was the Genesis version.
The game was shipped in December 2010, two years after the originally intended release date. Three different versions of the game have been released: Classic, Posterity and Reprint. The Classic and Posterity editions each have three different language packs, while the Reprint features the three most common European languages: English, French and German. The Japanese language pack originally included Japanese and English languages but the Japanese language was dropped and French and Spanish included due to a lack of volunteers to proofread the Japanese translation.
Even prior to the game’s official release date, the game had already sold out through pre-orders. Due to overwhelming demand, WaterMelon decided to produce a second, also limited, run with a so-called “Reprint Edition”, which sold out in 12 days. WaterMelon announced the production of additional copies as Thursday, September 15, 2011. The third and final forecast re-print of the Genesis/Mega Drive cartridge was due to be released on March 25, 2014. It has yet to happen, but Watermelon has assured fans they will be ready for late April/early May, the time to buy pre-order a cartridge is now, while you still have a chance
Classic Game Room – PIER SOLAR and the GREAT ARCHITECTS review for Sega Genesis