Elmer, you say that 2nd- and 3rd-party developers were afraid to invest in games for the system because few people were buying it, right? But, isn't it also safe to assume that no one wanted that thing because it was underpowered to begin with, or were there different reasons for that (such as NEC's lack of focus on 3D games as those were finally taking off)?
So, I'm guessing what NEC had there was some sort of catch-22, right?
In any case, if the game ever does go through, I might actually consider making a homebrew out of it for emulators, just to see if it would
in fact have been possible.
Then again, the game itself might be too big even for the Playstation or Saturn. But, that's a bridge to cross if the game ever even gets completed for Windows or OS X.
As for your suggestion of Zeroigar, I know someone else who tried that out, and will probably try it myself. Just checked some footage out on YouTube, and its audio sounds just as modest as other games to apply to an SNES game, but I never deemed any of the games themselves as actually bad (save for Makeruna! Makendou Z).
Anyway, I'll be sure to let people know, both here and elsewhere, when I have actual material to showcase. In the meantime, here's the fic (Starbound, of Lucky Star) which I intend for to eventually become it. (Not a crossover, but it will help if anyone here is familiar with the Earthbound trilogy as well. A lot of things are based on that.)https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8895129/1/Starbound
And, a one-shot spinoff fic located in the crossover archive w/ Mon Colle Knights (since that's about one of its transplanted characters from that show):https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10131844/1/Starbound-Birthday-of-Destiny