GameWeek Interview with Yuji Naka

Interview Data:

  • Interview Date: 09 August 1999
  • Interview Topics: Emulation, Piracy, NES Emulator
  • Interview Source: Gameweek at Jandar external.png

Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic The Hedgehog and NiGHTS, has found one slight silver lining to the piracy issue. He made the following comments in a recent interview in GameWeek.
Naka: I once made a Famicom (the Japanese name for the Nintendo Entertainment System) emulator for the Mega-Drive (the Japanese name for the Sega Genesis). It was just for my own personal play, and I couldn't play every game with it. It was just for fun, but it was fun to call people over and show them Mario running around on a Mega-Drive.

GameWeek: You're not the only one doing that kind of switch. I recently saw a Game Boy cartridge that had Sonic.
Naka: I have Sonic for Famicom. I knew that I really was important when they started pirating my games.


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