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Porttable
System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Mega Drive, Sega System E, Sega Mega-Tech, B-System, Taito H-System
Publisher(s) Developer(s)
AcademySoft-ELORG
DownRightArrow.svg Mirrorsoft
 DownRightArrow.svg Atari Games
 
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Arcade
 Sega
 
 DownRightArrow.svg Tengen
 
 
 DownRightArrow.svg 
Sega Mega Drive
 Sega
Alexey Pajitnov
DownRightArrow.svg 
Arcade
 Sega
 DownRightArrow.svg 
Sega Mega Drive
 Sanritsu
Genre: Puzzle































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Alternatively:

Publisher(s) Developer(s)
AcademySoft-ELORG
DownRightArrow.svg Mirrorsoft
 DownRightArrow.svg Atari Games
 
 DownRightArrow.svg 
Arcade
 Sega
 
 DownRightArrow.svg Tengen
 
 
 DownRightArrow.svg 
Sega Mega Drive
 Sega
Alexey Pajitnov
DownRightArrow.svg 
Arcade
 Sega
 DownRightArrow.svg 
Sega Mega Drive
 Sanritsu

-Black Squirrel (talk) 05:35, 24 December 2018 (CST)

The branches don't quite make sense. You have 2.2 without a 2. It should work more like this:
1
  1.1
  1.2
    1.2.1
2
  2.1
    2.1.1
I'm thinking it could also be displayed like a flowchart, possibly with tabs for switching between flowchart/treelist views. - Hivebrain (talk) 11:17, 24 December 2018 (CST)
Yeah I was throwing things around to see what would stick
Would we ever have a "2" - I'm thinking that if multiple versions can't be traced back to the same developer/publisher, it's probably a different game, and so would need a different page.
Also not sure at all how we'd do auto-generated fancy diagrams through Mediawiki. My hope is that the trees would never get more complex than in the above example - you don't usually see games sub-sub-licensed (unless there's seomthing I'm not thinking of?) -Black Squirrel (talk) 14:44, 24 December 2018 (EST)
Take Golden Axe for example:
Parent - Arcade
 1 - MD
  1.1 - VC
  1.2 - 360
  1.3 - PS3
  1.4 - Steam
 2 - SMS
 3 - VCA
The indent width can be (number of decimal points * whatever), and it invisibly preserves which version is a port of which, in case we want to save that info in a cargo table.
There's also emulated games to think about. They might need representing slightly differently, although I'm not sure how. - Hivebrain (talk) 15:59, 24 December 2018 (EST)
With Sonic 1/2 there are pages on Sonic Retro for later emulations - sonic:Sonic the Hedgehog (Xbox Live Arcade) for example - we could always do something like that (at least, in cases where they added achievements and leaderboards and whatever - maybe not so much for the Virtual Console).
If it's juat no-frills emulation, I've no objections to treating them as "ports" for now. It gets a bit messy because I think some of these Mega Drive titles were brought to the PC in many forms (like Sega Game Honpo which I still know nothing about, or that old GameTap service, or PlaySEGA) -Black Squirrel (talk) 16:49, 24 December 2018 (EST)
^ I think it looks alright, save for the decimal point/tree thing that needs to be redone -Black Squirrel (talk) 07:05, 29 December 2018 (EST)