Sega Licenses Genesis Roms To Taiwan Bus Company

By Spencer . March 3, 2009 . 12:45pm

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All of the Sega Genesis collections show Sega isn’t ashamed to profit of their history. Sega isn’t afraid to license their history to third party companies like Blaze either. A Taiwanese bus company got in on the action and put Genesis ROMs like Sonic & Knuckles, Golden Axe 2, and Alien Storm in their on board entertainment console.

 

Why a bus? If you travel outside Taipei the trip can be hours long and handhelds just aren’t that popular over there. To alleviate boredom some buses have entertainment devices with movies. One company includes Sonic the Hedgehog as part of the package.

 

Here’s a list of games shown in the advert. Wish I rode the bus to see what other stuff Sega managed to sneak on the device.

 

segaaAlien Storm
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Ecco
Golden Axe 2
Alex Kidd and the Enchanted Castle
Gain Ground
Arrow Flash
Fatal Labyrinth
Golden Axe


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  • MisterNiwa

    Wow, thats a pretty cool service!

  • http://whatistheexcel.com James A. Calwell III

    What? No Altered Beast?

  • Happy Gamer

    if they put MUSHA and thunder force series i’m willing to travel for hours trying to beat em lol

  • Rampalek

    So where’s the proof of the licensing? All I see is “these games will be available on our bus,” and Taiwanese companies understand approximately nothing about licenses, copyright, or the law. I would almost be willing to put money on those games in fact just being pirated.

  • Sean

    The bus entertainment system uses game controller with built-in sega games from AtGames, distributor of SEGA in TW and CN. In my opinion, according to “exhaustion doctrine”, the bus company shouldn’t have copyright or licenses issue. But the normal practice here would be that AtGames issues a license letter to the bus company while the project is settled and the latter one put an order of the game controllers. Rampalek, do you have proof of pirating in this case?

  • Sean

    The bus entertainment system uses game controller with built-in sega games from AtGames, distributor of SEGA in TW and CN. In my opinion, according to “exhaustion doctrine”, the bus company shouldn’t have copyright or licenses issue. But the normal practice here would be that AtGames issues a license letter to the bus company while the project is settled and the latter one put an order of the game controllers. Rampalek, do you have proof of pirating in this case?

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