Blog:More Trans-Asian Outsourcing

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Outsourcing to non-Japanese Asian countries "back in the day" wasn't just limited to obscure PC Engine games. It happened to obscure Game Gear games, too! Well, at least one. Enter the Korean-developed GP Rider, based on the Sega arcade game of the same name (though the GG version seems more like Super Hang-On).

 PRESS START BUTTON 
                    
ONE PLAYER
TWO PLAYERS
1994 SEGA
1994 LEE SANGHUN=
TOURNAMENT
GRAND PRIX
ARCADE    
WORLD TOUR

A glance at the ROM reveals a Lee Sanghun copyright under the Sega copyright. The Lee Sanghun copyright does not appear onscreen, but a sign that says "LEE SH" does...

Gp rider000 409.png

Just who is this Lee Sanghun? A Google search I did while writing this post revealed that Lee also programmed and directed the unlicensed Korean SMS fighting game Sangokushi III (三國志III; 삼국지3). Hmmm...

CRV 13:34, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


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