Shining Series Artist's Character Design Looks Great Even on a Mobile Horse Racing Game

By Giuseppe Nelva

November 22, 2016

One of the best elements of the Shining series, that Sega stubbornly refuses to localize for the west, is the soft and endearing character design by Tony Taka.

Lately, Tony applied his lovely artwork to something different, a mobile horse racing game for iOS and Android named Starhorse Pocket, still by Sega, that just opened pre-registrations in Japan.

If you want to see what I mean, a new trailer has been released, and you can check it out below. I know, it’s mobile and all that, but it still looks lovely.

Now, that Shining series, Sega?

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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