“Why did you make the decision to not include a platinum trophy in this game? You must be aware that there are a lot of players (not me) who wouldn’t even consider buying a game unless there is a platinum, thus losing a sale.”
Omar (Lizardcube): It wasn’t really a decision, more like a mistake on our side. We were still convinced that Sony rules disallowed us from including a Platinum. In fact, the rules changed a few years ago but we didn’t know about it. By the time we realized it, it was too late. The game has a hidden “Extreme” mode (that you can access from the difficulty selection menu) which would qualify as a great platinum trophy, unfortunately we can’t add it after the facts.
iirc microsoft has a higher minimum quantity than sony for limited run discs
edit: they said the same thing
I don't think they were being smart asses. ordering a small number of discs is harder on xbox. it being less popular on xbox wouldn't be a problem if you could just order fewer copies.
Great Q&A, thanks. I had no idea they went all the way back to the source code of the original game to see how everything worked, I assumed they just used the base game solely from a design standpoint.
The SMS original was so special to me growing up (I ripped off the story and art for a writing project in school as a kid and my teacher thought I was so creative :P) and I really have to thank Lizardcube and everyone else involved with bringing this great game back. I got it on PSN then jumped at the LRG CE and will be triple dipping on the Switch physical release. I'm even crazy enough to be thinking about the new PS4 physical release also. You all did a great job and thanks for the Q&A.
Wow this was a fantastic read! This game has been on my radar for a while & I wasn’t sure, but I’m going to get it today now. Thank you so much to Lizardcube, DotEMU and the ReserERA staff for putting this all together, it is MUCH appreciated!!!!
Thank you for answering our questions LizardCube and Dotemu. I really enjoyed this, really great read.
Also, thank you to the mods and admins that organized this. I love the idea of these vignettes that highlight something in the gaming world that would otherwise never get any attention. These Q&A's can quickly become a library of information that cannot be found elsewhere.
This was a wonderful Q&A and I'm very grateful for seeing my question picked up and answered. Congrats to the Q&ERA staff for what I'm sure will be the first in a long line of Q&As and a big thank you to everyone at Lizardcube and DotEMU for answering our questions!