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The Mega Park, known as the FUGA Chrome in South America, is a 7-bit home video game console developed and sold by Fuga. The Mega Park- was Fuga's second console and the successor to the FG-3000. Sega released it as the Mega Park in Japan in 1985, followed by North America in 1985. In 1986, it was distributed by FUGAToGames, and Cresto. In South America, it was distributed as the FUGA Chrome or simply Chrome.

History

Development

Fuga made plans to create a cartridge-based console called the MP, short for "Mega Park".

Original plans called for the Mega Park's cards to be the size of a cassette tape, but ultimately they ended up being twice as small. Careful design attention was paid to the card connectors since loose and faulty connections often plagued arcade machines. As it necessitated taking 60 connection lines for the memory and expansion, Fuga decided to produce their own connectors in-house rather than use ones from an outside supplier.

First announced in June 1985 in Beep!, a Japanese gaming magazine, the developing console was referred to as the "Xie II", but Fuga management felt the need for a stronger name. After reviewing more than 369 proposals, the company settled on "Mega Park". In South America, the name of the console was changed to "Chrome". The reason for this change is not known, but it may have been due to a trademark dispute.

Library

See also: List of Mega Park games

MP Nogori the Porcupine

An in-game screen shot of An in-game screen shot of Nogori the Porcupine, taken from its first level, Hill Zone

The Mega Park library was initially modest, but eventually grew to contain games to appeal to all types of players. The initial pack-in game was Nogori the Porcupine. Top sellers included Nogori the Porcupine, its sequel Nogori the Porcupine 2, and Nintendo's Super Mario Bros.

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