November / December 1991
MEGA CD-ROM SPECIAL! [excerpt - pg. 28]
But no matter how sophisticated a system is, without software, it will now sell. Sega knows this and they have been working with their CD-ROM licensees (which number about 40) for some time now. While the first batch of CD-ROM software this year will be mainly Japanese RPG's and military simulation, it won't be until early next year when we will start seeing the action and quest oriented games. Arcade conversation like Power Drift will start appearing in Spring, and the really hot titles like Sonic 2 won't be hitting the stores until early summer. The reason for the delay on the good titles is the fact that the programmers need time to learn how to use all the cool scaling and rotational effects. This is above and beyond the actual programming time which could be anywhere from 8 months to several years!
The Mega CD-ROM is now available in Japan for about $370.
From the main menu screen you can select the various modes of play!