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  • Article requests : Want a collaborative team to tackle Sega, by far the task force's most important article. Contact Red Phoenix talk if interested.
  • Other : Check WT:SEGA for The Sega Improvement Project, an attempt at a mass improvement of key Sega-related articles on Wikipedia.

Hideki Sato nominated for Speedy Deletion[edit]

Somebody expand his article so it is not deleted.

Anybody still around?[edit]

Just wanted to see if anyone’s still reading the or following this page, and what they’re up to? Red Phoenix let's talk... 19:54, 17 December 2017 (UTC) Red Phoenix let's talk... 19:54, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

@Red Phoenix: Just happened to see this post by chance. Not watching the page, but I might as well now. I wasn't really around when you were around but I'm working on many of the classic Sega Treasure games. Already tackled Alien Soldier, Dynamite Headdy, and Ikaruga. Next up is Radiant Silvergun. After that: Bangai-O, Guardian Heroes, and to cap it all off, Gunstar Heroes. TarkusABtalk 15:03, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm also around, but I've found these specific game Wikiprojects to be mostly symbolic rather than helpful, as 99% of potential discussion is better held at the general purpose WT:VG. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 20:04, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm around too. Mostly Sonic, but some Batman. JOEBRO64 20:16, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
Sounds exciting, guys. Right now I'm pretty focused on Sonic X-treme and maybe making a potential FA run with it if I can get some more relevant period sources, but also a little bit of maintenance on the console articles just to keep them looking good and factually accurate to the sources. It's good to see Sega articles still getting a focus on Wikipedia. Red Phoenix let's talk... 21:29, 20 December 2017 (UTC)


Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games#Draft:005 may be of interest to this task force. Warmest regards, — Godsy (TALKCONT) 03:57, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

The Sega Improvement Project[edit]

This will serve as sort of a project plan in order to improve coverage of Sega as a whole in Wikipedia, with a focus on key articles. The goal is, that after all areas are addressed, it will provide a roadmap to successfully improving the task force's top-priority article, Sega to FA status.

Please feel free to add to this list, as I'm sure I've missed plenty.

Consoles (mostly done since 2013)[edit]

Japanese studios[edit]

Other studios[edit]


Critical games and series[edit]


Arcade classics[edit]

Iconic RPGs[edit]

Definitive Mega Drive games[edit]

Definitive Saturn games[edit]

Definitive Dreamcast games[edit]


  • I'm sure there are plenty of others I'm missing, and I need help to fill in what else might be super important!

Critical people[edit]

NOTE: I don't consider researching the people themselves as crucial to Sega, but some of their history with Sega will help dictate that article, and as such could be beneficial.


If you have any input or somewhere you'd like to focus, feel free to reach out. If there is anyone still reading this, let me know your opinion. I'd be glad to hear your focus. Red Phoenix talk 18:55, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

I added several games/series, Alex Kidd, and Rieko Kodama. I'm not sure how critical these are so feel free to remove if you disagree. For some of the series articles, I added, I'm not sure how critical they are or if there are one or two particular games in the series that should be focused on. For example, I don't the Shinobi series is particularly critical but Revenge of Shinobi and a couple of the early games are. TarkusABtalk 21:10, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Absolutely, go right ahead. I don't want this to all be "my idea" of what is critical and what isn't. The goal of posting this here is to try and instigate a collaboration, and if it went on WT:VG it would likely just end up buried in the archives and forgotten. This page can be a hub for said collaboration, if editors are interested. My main goal is to, in the process of improving articles critical to Sega, to come up with a master plan for promoting the Sega article to FA status and generate some featured topics and good topics. Red Phoenix talk 22:06, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I have a draft for the main Sonic series article. I haven't worked on it in a while because it's going to be big and there are other, smaller projects I've been taking on, but I'll get back to it soon. I'm also interested in rewriting the Yuji Naka article, but won't mind if someone beats me to it. JOEBRO64 23:52, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
    • @TheJoebro64: Ouch, I looked at the Yuji Naka article today. That's really bad, especially since we learned a lot more about Naka in doing the Sonic Team article. If you decide you want to work on this and want to collaborate with me, give me a shout. I'd be up for trying to get it into shape. Red Phoenix talk 20:51, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • It's also worth sharing that the main Sonic series is inching closer to being a good topic. TarkusABtalk 02:52, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
28 articles
Good article nominee Main Sonic the Hedgehog series
Good article Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Good article Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit video game)
Good article Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Start-Class article Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
Good article Sonic CD
Start-Class article Sonic Chaos
Good article Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Good article Sonic & Knuckles
Good article Sonic 3D Blast
Featured article Sonic Adventure
Good article Sonic Adventure 2
Good article Sonic Heroes
Featured article Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Good article Sonic Unleashed
C-Class article Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
Good article Sonic Colors
Good article Sonic Generations
C-Class article Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
Good article Sonic Lost World
Good article Sonic Mania
Good article Sonic Forces
Start-Class article Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble
Good article Sonic Blast
Good article Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure
Good article Sonic Advance
Good article Sonic Advance 2
Good article Sonic Advance 3
Good article Sonic Rush
Good article Sonic Rush Adventure
  • Oh and with the exception of PSO and 3 others, every Sonic Team game for Sega systems is GA or better
28 articles
Good article nominee Sonic Team on Sega
Sonic games
Good article Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Good article Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Good article Sonic CD
Good article Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Good article Sonic & Knuckles
Good article Sonic 3D Blast
Good article Sonic Jam
Good article Sonic R
Featured article Sonic Adventure
Good article Sonic Adventure 2
Other games
B-Class article Ristar
Featured article Nights into Dreams
Featured article Burning Rangers
Good article ChuChu Rocket!
B-Class article Phantasy Star Online
Start-Class article Samba de Amigo
Start-Class article Puyo Pop Fever

    • I'm admittedly a little sketchy on if we can defend "main series" to featured/good topic reviewers. Red Phoenix talk 17:03, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

If anyone has any idea where I could find good sources about Sega's arcade boards, let me know. After Sonic Team and Tectoy get through GA, I'm on a toss-up to do Sega AM2, Sega AM3, or List of Sega arcade system boards next. I'm very tempted to do the arcade boards next because it's the one bit of Sega's hardware we really haven't explored yet, but almost all of that article's sources are pretty unreliable. Tech specs, history details, anything really if anyone knows where I might find some reliable info on it. I'm still planning to go through The Sega Arcade Revolution by Ken Horowitz, but that book is more focused on the games than the system boards themselves. Red Phoenix talk 17:03, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

The definitive source would be Sega Arcade History. It's full of interviews and I would not consider the article complete unless that source was combed through. Problem is it's all in Japanese. I don't have time to translate it right now, maybe in a few years (not kidding). Here is a translation of one interview. Oh and this site is handy too but it's all in Japanese as well. TarkusABtalk 19:18, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Holy cow, TarkusAB, that's pretty epic. The websites I can run through Google Translate, and I know it'll take a little interpretation from there to figure out what it's actually saying. That's already a better start than I had, so I appreciate you very much for it. Red Phoenix talk 00:28, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
The website is a little difficult to navigate, but there's quite a bit there. There are some interviews here, history articles here, and other editorials here. TarkusABtalk 01:46, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Anyone think Sonic 1's development has been documented enough for a standalone article? From what I've seen, it seems like there's been a lot about it revealed in recent years (like the recent GDC talk about it), and games like The Last of Us and GTA V have their own development articles. JOEBRO64 15:37, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
    I have thought about this and think the answer is yes, but I think the best approach would be to expand it in the game's article, then split it off if/when it gets unwieldy. TarkusABtalk 16:10, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
    I would agree with TarkusAB on this one. It's possible it could be, but split offs are really only best when it can't best be handled in the main article practically. Red Phoenix talk 01:12, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

I've sorted out a bit of my thoughts on the development studios. I think Sega AM2, Sonic Team, and United Game Artists can stand alone. I think Hitmaker (AM3) and Sega Rosso (AM5) can safely be handled together because AM5 split from AM3 (as AM Annex) and was merged back into AM3 later on. Overworks (AM7) could probably be handled with Wow Entertainment (AM1) really just because AM7 had a short history aside from Skies of Arcadia and I'm not sure it has enough to be well handled on its own. My question here I have left is on AM6, also known as Smilebit and also included part of Team Andromeda, if it could be handled on its own or as part of Amusement Vison (AM4, which absorbed Smilebit in 2003). Red Phoenix talk 21:08, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

If anyone's interested...[edit]

I've started my massive rewrite of Sega and could use some input and ideas on what should go in. Red Phoenix talk 02:41, 28 August 2018 (UTC)