For such a beloved manga and animated film, poor Akira hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to video games. Amidst the wreckage of the awful NES and Amiga adaptations of the movie, though, there always lingered the promise that a cancelled Akira project - one destined for the SNES, Genesis and Mega CD - could have been OK.
We'll never know, of course, the game is long gone. But John Szczepaniak over on HG101 has been chasing around like a madman trying to learn more about the ill-fated games anyway, and has hit paydirt with an exhaustive interview with Jim Gregory, one of the developers on the SNES version of the game.
If you like Akira, or the history of the SNES, it's a must-read.
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