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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Publisher: Time Warner Interactive (US, Europe), HIC Infocomm (South Korea)|
|Developer: Time Warner Interactive, Pacific SoftScape|
|Sound driver: GEMS|
|Genre: Action, Adventure|
|Number of players: 1|
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Generations Lost is a 1994 action game for the Sega Mega Drive by Pacific SoftScape and Time Warner Interactive. The title screen indicates a copyright of 1993 as well as 1994; however, whether or not this is a port of something or ties into something from 1993 is unknown.
This was the only game developed by Pacific SoftScape.
The game seems to mix elements from Flashback and the Commodore 64 classic "Sacred Armor of Antiriad".
The game's option screen is well hidden on the low contrast teleporter screen right after the title screen, push and to access it. is for jumping, is for physical attacks while uses the powersuit's glove to operate devices or release an electrical rope which can be used for climbing, descending or even as a projectile. Crouching and thereafter pushing or can be used for rolling.
There are golden nodes throughout the game that activate special abilities. These include the power to swing on ropes as seen in Spiderman by pushing and holding again in mid-air and a temporary length boost for the electrical rope. There's a glitch which makes it possible to pass through walls and doors by swinging through them.
Progress is recorded through checkpoints and passwords. Health is restored by standing on healing platforms. Special items such as homing projectiles, energy shields etc. can be found hidden throughout the stages behind heavy steel doors.
Later on you gain the ability to warp between areas, making the game pseudo-nonlinear, although the game's short length doesn't allow to make extensive use of it.
The game is identical in all regions an not region protected, it can therefore be played on unmodified systems. The only difference is not gameplay related: the title screen displays Sega Genesis or Sega Mega Drive depending on the console's region.
- Design: Bruce Straley
- Art: Bruce Straley, Michael Gates
- Programming: Raymond Frericks Jr, Jeff Fort
- Music, SFX: Josh Gabriel
- Producer: Mitzi McGilvray
- Director of Product Development: Bill Hindorff
- Lead Tester: Mike Kruse
- Cyborg Art: Fred Andrews
- Special Thanks: Steve Calfee, Dan Van Elderen, Mike Klug, Linda Blanchard, Doug Gray
- Source: In-game credits
- Main article: Generations Lost/Magazine articles.
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ROM dump status
- Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 12 December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 12
- Computer & Video Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 77
- Sega Magazine, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-15), page 20
- Mega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-30), page 56
- Mean Machines Sega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-28), page 96-98 (96)
- VideoGames, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 128