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Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck

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Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck
Publisher: Core Design/Sega (EU),
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega-CD
Virgin Games,
Sega Game Gear
Tengen (US), Virgin Games (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,000 T-70063
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.99[1] T-70156
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? T-115016-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-115016-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-115016-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-115016-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[2] MK-29019-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-29019-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-29019-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-29019-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 028440



Sega Game Gear
US
$39.95[3] T-48148
Sega Game Gear
EU (Classic)
€? 115018-50
Sega Game Gear
UK
£27.99[4] T-115018-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-115018-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-115018-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-115018-50
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? 075450



Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-70045
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.99[5] T-115025-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-115025-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-115025-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-115025-50
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$? 063150



Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck, called just Chuck Rock II (チャックロックII) in Japan, is the sequel to Chuck Rock and stars Chuck's six month old son who must rescue his kidnapped father. It was released for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System, Amiga and Amiga CD32 between 1993 and 1994. The Sega Mega-CD version differs slightly from Sega Mega Drive version, not only by featuring animated cutscenes and redbook audio, but also by using the systems sprite scaling ability.

Gameplay

C is for jumping, B is for attacking with Chuck Jr.'s club and A is for standing on the club. Instead of carrying objects like his father, Chuck Jr. can move them by attacking with the club. Other changes and additions include mounts (small dinosaurs) and bonus stages.

Trivia

  • The prequel was not released in Japan
  • It appears some code and graphics (such as small cubic rocks) were also used for Wonder Dog

Production credits

Game Gear version

  • Producer: Jeremy Smith
  • Programmer: Ian Sabine
  • Design: Bob Churchill
  • Graphics: Richard Morton, Lee Pullen
  • Original Music and SFX: Martin Iveson
  • Music and SFX Converted by: Krisalis Software
  • Playtest: Barry Irvine, Tim Swann
  • Thanks to: Chris Long, Dan Scott and everyone else at Core Design

Magazine articles

Main article: Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #51: "October 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[7]
  • Sega Visions (US) #16: "December/January 1993/1994" (1993-xx-xx)[8]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[9]
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 7 No. 5 "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[10]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[11]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Mega Force (FR) #21: "Octobre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Sega Magazin (DE) #2: "November/Dezember 1993" (1993-11-03)
</div>

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №23, p128-129
75 №50, p38[1]
80 №11, p88
85
84 №14
79 №13, p52-53
85 №7, p18-19
94
86 №21, p52-54
82 №12, p84-86[12]
90 №35, p72-75
84 №47, p60-61
71 №24, p52-53
87 №14, p10-11
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
ChuckRock2 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
ChuckRockII MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Chuck Rock II MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
ChuckRock2 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
ChuckRockII MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
ChuckRock2 MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
ChuckRock2 MD JP CartTop.jpg
ChuckRock2 MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, KR

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №148, p56[5]
68
91 №27, p90-91
73 №17, p28-29
86 №9, p48-49
82
86 №26
89 №16, p92-94[6]
81 №38, p121
86 №2, p95-96[13]
84 №52, p60-61
80 №30, p54-55
Sega Mega-CD
82
Based on
12 reviews

Mega-CD, US
ChuckRock2 MCD US Box Back.jpgChuckRock2 MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
ChuckRock2 MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Chuckrockii mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
ChuckRock2 MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, EU
ChuckRock2 MCD EU Box Back.jpgChuckRock2 MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
ChuckRockII MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
ChuckRockII MCD EU Disc.jpg
Cart
Mega-CD, BR
ChuckRockII MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngChuckRockII MCD BR Box Front.jpg
Cover
Chuck Rock II MCD BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
88
87
96 №36, p140
91 №4, p22-25[14]
83 №47, p50-51
83 №26, p70
Sega Master System
88
Based on
6 reviews

Master System, EU
ChuckRock2 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
ChuckRockII SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU

Master System, BR
ChuckRockII SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
ChuckRockII SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Chuckrockii sms br manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №24, p164
70
68 №55, p152[3]
92
92
84 №12, p52[15]
79 №5, p37[4]
85 №49, p82-83
78 №26, p51
87 №13, p40
Sega Game Gear
82
Based on
10 reviews

Game Gear, US
ChuckRock2 GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngChuckRock2 GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
ChuckRockII GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, EU
ChuckRockII GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngChuckRock2 GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
ChuckRock2 GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, EU (Classic)
ChuckRockII GG EU Box Front Classic.jpg
Cover
ChuckRock2 GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, BR
ChuckRockII GG BR back.jpgNospine.pngChuckRockII GG BR Box.jpg
Cover
Chuckrockii gg br cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 408b1cdb
MD5 a9e607aed6b743ee42f9f9d25a49c881
SHA-1 f5dc902a3d722842a4fb536644102de600e7dca3
1MB 1993-04 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1ade9488
MD5 734cb71e8c88ef9c0560a233d2cbd19a
SHA-1 f57ed0e6201b706abd5e837d9043723a1b3b4de5
1MB 1993-04 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bfd24be8
MD5 079305b34fb76a2198d5841b7148ab39
SHA-1 e9217b089ade7f7b9566233e7bff66ba363ad6cb
1MB 1994-03 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 d6a3b324
MD5 c4edd52da8f5bbde829008bfb6f9e272
SHA-1 12faedb14e8ce02461b3529cce81ac9d4e854110
1MB 1993-04

References

Chuck Rock games for Sega systems
Chuck Rock (1991) | Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (1993) | BC Racers (1995)