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Press release: 1996-05-16: SEGA PRAISES TOP VIDEOGAME DEVELOPERS WITH THE 1995 THIRD PARTY SEAL OF QUALITY AWARDS

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 SEGA PRAISES TOP VIDEOGAME DEVELOPERS WITH THE 1995 THIRD PARTY SEAL OF QUALITY AWARDS

    -- U.S. Gold and Electronic Arts awarded Product of the Year Honors --

    LOS ANGELES, May 16, 1996 -- In an awards ceremony celebrated last night at the Sunset Strip hot spot, The House of (Sonic) Blues, Sega of America announced its 1995 Third Party Seal of Quality Awards for excellence in videogame development. The awards were presented to companies who demonstrated innovative design and outstanding programming in creating Sega console-based videogames.

    "This annual event is a great way for Sega to compliment and recognize the importance of third party support in our ongoing videogame development," Joy Schneer, associate director of third party licensing, Sega of America, said.

    The following is a list of presented awards:

    "SEGA THIRD PARTY 1995 SEAL OF QUALITY AWARDS"

    Best Action/Fighting Product -- Genesis
    Mortal Kombat 3 / Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.

    Best Action/Fighting Product -- Saturn
    Thunderstrike 2 / U.S. Gold

    Best Adventure -- Genesis
    Crusader of Centy / Atlus Software, Inc.

    Best Adventure -- Saturn
    Myst / Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.

    Best Driving Product -- Genesis
    Road Rash 3 / Electronic Arts

    Best Driving Product -- Saturn
    High Velocity / Atlus Software, Inc.

    Best Sound/Music -- Genesis
    Earthworm Jim 2 / Playmates Interactive Entertainment

    Best Sound/Music -- Saturn
    Rayman / Ubi Soft, Inc.

    Best Puzzle/Strategy -- Genesis
    Theme Park / Electronic Arts

    Best Puzzle/Strategy -- Saturn
    SimCity 2000 / Maxis, Inc.

    Best Graphics -- Genesis
    Toy Story / Disney Interactive

    Best Graphics -- Saturn
    Thunderstrike 2 / US Gold

    Most Unique/Challenging Product -- Genesis
    Nickelodeon Aaah!!! Real Monsters / Viacom New Media

    Most Unique/Challenging Product -- Saturn
    Sim City 2000 / Maxis, Inc.

    Best Overall Packaging -- Saturn
    SimCity 2000 / Maxis, Inc.

    Best Character -- Genesis
    "Woody" - Toy Story / Disney Interactive

    Best Character -- Saturn
    Gex / Crystal Dynamics

    Best Sports Product -- Genesis
    Triple Play '96 / Electronic Arts

    Best Sports Product -- Saturn
    FIFA Soccer '96 / Electronic Arts

    Product of the Year -- Game Gear
    Super Return of the Jedi / T-HQ

    Product of the Year -- Genesis Madden NFL '96 / Electronic Arts

    Product of the Year -- Saturn Thunderstrike 2 / U.S. Gold