I was finally able to get a chance to do an interview with Polylina (Aka “the SEGA Saturn gal“). So I asked Polylina about everything from how she came up with her name, her love for the SEGA Saturn to her thoughts on censorship and lewd games. So, please enjoy my interview folks 😉

polylina and her sega saturn

I don´t know why, but I´m having this great urge to buy a SEGA Saturn :3

Robin TGG
We could start of this interview by doing a formal introduction of who you are. So, please go ahead and tell us about yourself and what you´re all about.

Polylina
Hello I’m Polylina, 27 years old and living in Berlin/Germany, studying illustration and love collecting Video games and especially playing them.

Robin TGG
How did you even come up with the name and the person “Polylina” Aka “SEGA Saturn GAL”? I mean, I hardly doubt that you one day woke up and decided to wear an SEGA Saturn on your head.

Polylina
Polylina/Poririna is originally a character from the game “Galaxy Fraulein Yuna”. I was in love when I saw her for the first time especially because she’s wearing a mask (I have a soft spot for masked characters). And the name sounded so cute so I named after her.

polylina saturn fight

Let the fight of the SEGA Saturn´s begin!

Haha not really. The idea comes originally from Phantasy Star Online 2. You can customize your character with a Sega Saturn or Dreamcast on the head. My boyfriend showed me someday some pictures of some guys wearing Sega Consoles on their head. (the picture above and down below) I was so amazed by their photos that I also build my own Saturn Mask.

sega saturn fans

This is what happens when you love the SEGA Saturn a whole lot.

At that time with the western Saturn (as seen down below). A good friend from japan also a Saturn Cosplayer send me a grey Saturn which I’m wearing now. Here’s a photo of my boyfriend and me. And sometimes he becomes a Saturn Head, too. (as seen in picture number two down below).

polylina sega saturn gal

Polylina really LOVES the SEGA Saturn.

polylina and her boyfriend

Say hello to Polylina and her boyfriend (whom also just happens to love the SEGA Saturn).

Robin TGG
Have you been an SEGA fan for a long time? And when did you start to play their games?

Polylina
I admit I didn’t own a Sega console myself back then. My first encounter with a Sega console was with the Master System, I think it was around 1994? A good friend of mine had one and I was so jealous of her owing one. I was mostly amazed by the design of the controller. It was looking so much cooler than the NES one, which we had. Master System was quite big here in europe and they still released games in the 90s.

Robin TGG
I could be wrong now, but if I understood you right. You are a Japanese Gamer girl who lives and works in Germany? How did you end up in Germany? And do you have two game collection locations? (one in Japan, and one in Germany?). Furthermore, which game market do you like the most? The German or the Japanese game market?

Polylina
I’m a polish girl born and raised in germany. I had some private japanese lessons but taught mostly myself though games and conversations in japanese. My japanese is not as good as it seems. Unfortunately not. The girly room with the New Astro City is mine room and the other one with the loads of Mega Drive, Sega Saturn, MVS U-4 Cabinet and else is the room of my boyfriend. It’s just one step away of my room. Of course I like the japanese market more. The german market has improved in releasing more japanese games here which makes me happy for the other gamers but I generally don’t buy german games just because of the USK stickers on the cover. When I’m looking to buy PAL games I mostly buy from UK just to avoid the horrible sticker on the cover. Quite an issue, lol.

polylina the japanese sega saturn girl arcade gaming

Talk about having a hardcore dedication for SEGA Saturn.

Robin TGG
I think it´s already quite obvious to the most of us that you own a lot of games, consoles and whatnot (you might even have a complete list of what you own on the Internet?). However, I´m rather curious to know which Arcade games you own? Especially since I saw a very cool Arcade machine in one of your pictures (this one).

Polylina
My boyfriend is listing his games, me not. I’m too lazy for this haha.
We have a wide variety of arcade games from classics like Fantasy by SNK and Gyruss from Konami to very modern Games like Mr. Driller or Uchuu Daisakusen Chocovader Contactee. We also have Games like Tatsujin (Toaplan), Crime City by Taito, ESP. RaDe by Cave, a selection of Neo Geo MVS Games like some Metal Slug Games, Windjammers, King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, a Taito F3 System with games like Elevator Action Returns, Pop ‘n Pop and Puzzle Bobble 4. We also have a CPS2 with some Games like Super Street Fighter II X, Progear no Arashi, Great Mahou Daisakusen and a Sega S-TV with Dynamite Deka, which I absolutley adore in every possible way.

Robin TGG
How comes that you feel in love with the SEGA Saturn? And do you still remember your first game on the Saturn?

Polylina
It has the perfect design for a video game console I think, and so much good 2d action games. I’m in love with the lineup of shooting games on the System. Ohh my first Saturn game.. I can’t remember.. I’m sorry!!

polylina and her arcade machine

Polylina is a huge fan of arcade games as well.

Robin TGG
I just noticed that you sell Sega Gal Stickers, did you create those yourself? And is there anything else that you create by your own? (art perhaps?).

Polylina
Yeah I created them all by myself except the text and SEGA logo of course, which belongs to SEGA. I’m illustrating stuff and did a Mega Drive Poster, once.

Robin TGG
Based on what I saw from some of your pictures, I take it that you like “Mushihimesama”?” And if so, is there any other shoot-em-up games that you really like? (old-school or new ones).

Polylina
Oh of course, I love 2D shooting games especially CAVE shooters. Some of my fave shooters are: Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu Black Label, Deathsmiles Series, Raiden Fighters Series, Great Mahou Daisakusen, Progear no Arashi, Zero Wing, Darius Series and Delta Zeal

video-game-censorship the idea of reviewing censored games

Polylina is not a fan of censorship in games, or in general.

Robin TGG
What´s your take on the censorship that´s been going on in the West for so many years now? (“Street Fighter V”, “Tokyo mirage sessions #FE”, “Criminal Girls 2”, “Dead or Alive Xtreme 3” with many more).

Polylina
It’s horrible. I actually don’t understand the whole censorship nonsense. I’m sure the people who are complaining about the nudity in these games don’t even play them. I mean games are like art. Art shouldn’t be censored it doesn’t matter what it contains. It does not harm to watch some harmless 2D breasts.

Robin TGG
I don´t know if it´s just me, but it appears as if you like to collect lewd things as well? How did you get into that? (pin-up art?).

Polylina
Surprisingly I don’t collect that kind of stuff. The only lewd item I own is the Deathsmiles panty.

Robin TGG
What video game genres do you like the most and why? And do you think that we will ever see a new SEGA console?

Polylina
My fave game genres are 2D shooting games & JRPGs. Because 2D shooting games are challenging and rpgs are fun in leveling. I hope so, a new Sega system would be amazing, but I don’t think this will be ever happening. Sega is mostly stuck in the heads of the people with the old stuff, here in Germany mostly associated with the Mega Drive. I doubt that people would get a new system from them, then. A new Sega console only can happen in our dreams.

Robin TGG
What´s your thoughts on the SEGA Saturn Rheaby? (it´s a SD Card Disc Drive) And did you hear that Dr Abrasive cracked the Sega Saturn CD? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOyfZex7B3E).

Polylina
I don’t have looked much into it, yet. But it sounds like a great solution for people who are in fear of the disc drive breaking down.

sega saturn console

The SEGA Saturn has quite a lot of awesome games, especially Japanese import games.

Robin TGG
What´s the SEGA Saturn market and community like in Germany and Japan nowadays? I mean, is there still a lot of people who collect and play SEGA Saturn games? And what advice would you have for a person who´s new to collecting games to the Saturn? (people like me, for example. Yes, I know, shame on me!).

Polylina
Sega Saturn has a strong fanbase among players who enjoy arcade and shooting games. Collecting for the Sega Saturn has gotten more popular in the last 3 years, I’d advise for sticking with import games, if you want the full potential of the system. Sadly many titles are inflated regarding the price now.

Robin TGG
Do you cosplay as well by any chance? And do you like any animes and mangas If so, which ones?

Polylina
No I don’t do cosplays. The only cosplay I want to do someday is Akira Oono from Highscore Girl which is also one of the few mangas I’ve read over the last years. I’m not much interested into animes and mangas anymore like the years before. But I enjoyed watching anime like Cutie Honey, the Shin Megami Tensei OVAs, Teito Monogatari (Doomed Megalopolis), Dangaioh, Black Lagoon, Jigoku Shoujo and reading manga like Litchi Hikari Club, Dragonball, Highscore Girl and almost every work of Junji Itou & Suehiro Maruo.

polylina pin-up

If you can´t handle seeing a pin-up picture of an attractive woman without being “triggered” or “offended”, then please seek some mental health counseling asap.

Robin TGG
Do you ever get any salty, and angry comments by jealous people? Especially since “some” people might get “offended” or “triggered” by some of your more pin-up-like pictures?

Polylina
Yeah, I received some weird comments like “girls who are playing games don’t wear pantyhose” or “she doesn’t play any games”. It made me laugh and it’s okay. You have to deal with stuff like that, when you do pictures like that.

huniepop

“Huniepop” is a really good puzzle/dating sim lewd game.

Robin TGG
What´s your take on lewd games and games in general that contains adult themes? (like “Huniepop”, for example).

Polylina
I did play some game like Lightning Warrior Raidy for PC and if it fits well in the game, why not? I really like some suggestive themes like the panty lifts in Uppers for PS Vita. It is important that it’s a good game, then lewd content is okay. For example Divine Sealing for the Mega Drive is a bad game, even if the artwork looks good… (laughs)

Robin TGG
What´s your plans for 2016? And is there anything that you would like to say to our readers? =)

Polylina
Play and finish as many games as i can, furnish my room with more games/merchandise and take more Saturn photos. Please enjoy your games it doesn’t matter if PAL, NTSC-J/U, Sega or Nintendo. Just enjoy and keep buying!!

Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=8580052
Tumblr: http://polylina.tumblr.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/miaumiauzmiau
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/polylinaa/
Homepage: http://polylina.bigcartel.com/

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2 Comments ON " Polylina, Aka the SEGA Saturn gal interview –... "
  • MusouTensei

    Would have never guessed she lives in germany, also nice to hear that she is against censorship.

    • Either did I 😉 I actually thought that she was from Japan 😛 Indeed 😉

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