Arcade Attack Retro Gaming Podcast

Faran Thomason (Atari, Nintendo, Sega) - Interview - Reveals What it Was Like Working for the Tramiels at Atari

August 6, 2020

Faran Thomason worked across 3 of the largest video game companies of all time; Atari, SEGA and Nintendo. Faran shares some great stories including working on the Atari Jaguar, Mortal Kombat 3 and loads of insight on all 3 companies.

This week's guest may be the only person we've ever interviewed who's worked for Atari, Nintendo and SEGA - the magic three! Faran Thomason kindly gave us some of his time a while ago for a text interview but we simply had to chat to him to get more of those stories out.

Especially a treat for Atari Jaguar fans, Adrian talks to the producer, QA tester and level designer himself about Bubsy, Baldies, Cybermorph and the abandoned Jag version of Mortal Kombat 3 among many other lovely retro gaming stories about all three legendary companies. He also talks about making consoles in China, Black Lives Matter, what the Tramiels were really like and working with the legendary Lance Henriksen. Enjoy!

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