The Rarest: Tetris on the Sega Megadrive / Genesis

The Tetris license has had more than its fair share of issues, with various companies claiming rights over lots of different platforms.  In the middle of this struggle Sega decided to release a version on the Megadrive, despite only having a very flimsy claim on an already chaotic console release agreement.

Right as it was about to release, Nintendo managed to press their claim and Sega were forced to recall and destroy most of the copies.  A few hundred got out into the wild, making this truly one of the Rarest games on the Megadrive.

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Lets look at the Samsung DVD-N501 with Nuon

Nuon decided to enter the entertainment industry in a slightly different way to the likes of Nintendo or Sega.  Instead of making their own console and licensing third party games they, instead, made a chip and licensed that to electronics companies.

The plan was for the chip to appear in all manner of electronics, including Microwave ovens and DVD Players.

In the end it only showed up in a couple of DVD Players,

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