"While playing Pier Solar and the Great Architects, it’s important to consider what a labour of love the title really is. With origins as a Sega CD homebrew project from the now-defunct Sega fansite Eidolon’s Inn, it was originally meant to star members of that website’s "Tavern" message board before evolving into a much bigger project. It spent six years in development, two of which were after the originally announced release date. It’s filled to the brim with references to an era gone by in gaming, like an in-game collectible Mega Drive cartridge labelled "Probably Tiny Toon Adventures." All these things and more are evidence that the most prevalent ingredient in this game is passion."