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Corpse Killer
Publisher: Digital Pictures
Developer:
Distributor: Acclaim Distribution,
Sega Mega-CD 32X
Acclaim Entertainment Europe (EU)
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Mega-CD 32X, Sega Saturn
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega-CD
Sega Mega-CD 32X
Menacer
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-162055
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£34.99[2] T-162055-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-162055-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-162055-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-162055-50
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$69.99 063606



Sega Mega-CD 32X
US
1995 $? T-16201F
Sega Mega-CD 32X
EU
1995 £? T-16201F-50
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-16201H




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Corpse Killer is a full motion video game developed and published by Digital Pictures. It was released for the Sega Mega-CD and 3DO games consoles, and Windows and Macintosh computers. It was also one of five games released for the Sega Mega-CD 32X platform. An enhanced version of the game, titled Corpse Killer: Graveyard Edition was released for the Sega Saturn on in North America.

Gameplay

Corpse Killer is an on-the-rails shoot-'em-up game interspersed with full motion video clips. The objective is to shoot zombies and avoid getting taking too much damage.

On the Saturn, the shoot-'em-up sequences were re-made, though aside from differing graphics, enemy placements (including zombies that get much closer to the screen) and extra difficulty levels, the core structure of moving to the right while shooting remains the same.

On the Mega-CD (and Mega-CD 32X), the game is compatible with the Menacer (and by extension, the GameGun). No form of light gun is supported in the Saturn release.

Production credits

Mega-CD version

  • Cast
    • Hellman: Vincent Schiavelli
    • Winston: Jeremiah Birkett
    • Julie: Brigett Butler
    • Magliano: John Cassini
    • Fleming: Gary Anthony Sturgis
    • Duffy: Erin Bobo
    • Captain: Bill Mosley
    • General: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Production Supervisor: Ellen Gordon
  • Production Coordinator: Thérese Cathcart
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Candance Modrell
  • Production Secretary: Ruth de Thomas
  • Associate Producer: Shari Little
  • Additional Game Design: Noah Falstein
  • Computer Graphics: Lode Coen, Cuyler Gee, Josh Solomon, Yarmila Seflova, Brian Andersen, Christina Carvalho
  • First Assistant Director: Patrick Duffy
  • Second Assistant Director: Bob Acosta
  • Script Supervisor: Patricia Kangrga
  • First Assistant Camera: Paddy Kean
  • Second Assistant Camera: Arianne Peckham
  • Film Loader: Julie Silver
  • Steadicam Operator: Dave Chameides
  • Art Director: Oana Bogdan
  • Swing: Angel Pastrana
  • Property Master: Randall Earnest
  • Property Assistant: David Fitzpatrick
  • Model Shop Supervisor: Dave Sharp
  • Construction Supervisor: Clive Brown
  • Set Decorator: Bonita Huffman
  • Costume Design: Yana Syrkin
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Bo Slavin
  • Set Costumer: Andrea Federman
  • Key Make-up Artist: Diana Thomas
  • Make-up Assistant: Marta Callender
  • Prosthetic Make-up Artist: Bart Mixon
  • Prosthetic Make-up Assistant: Earl Ellis
  • Hair Dresser: Timothy Lasquade
  • Stunt Coordinator: Keith Woulard
  • Gaffer: Jim Gilson
  • Best Boy Electric: Scott Young
  • Electricians: Jose Hernandez, Raymond Orraca, Pedro Juan Lopez
  • Key Grip: Terry Wimmer
  • Best Boy Grip: Ramón Cuadrado
  • Grips: Raul Rosado, Anibal Pabón
  • Sound Mixer: Mary Jo Devenney
  • Boom Operator: Peter Jones
  • Production Accountants: Donna Cipriani, Tad Driscoll
  • Assistant Accountant: Richard Fleming
  • Location Manager: Ana Rica Groennou
  • Casting Director: Zoraida Sanjurjo
  • Still Photographer: Jose Cuevas
  • Storyboard Artist: Robert Camargo
  • Transportation Coordinator: Jose Luis Fuentes
  • Drivers: Otni Vargas, Maniel Negrón, Felix Osorio, Luis Medina, Felix Juan Padua, Hector Lopez, Hector Chaparro, Ivan Lopez
  • Technician Dance Consultant: Lisa Boiko
  • Office Production Assistants: Karen Upholf, Malen Folch
  • Key Set Production Assistant: Juan Esteban Suarez
  • Set Production Assistants: Francisco Torres, Gilbert Medina
  • Craft Service: Felix Perez
Los Angeles Unit
  • Electricians: Steve Stelig, Shawn Blakeman
  • Grip: Rafael Molinary
  • Boom Operator: Kevin Kubota
  • Casting Director: Valerie Massalas
  • Extras Casting: Tom Thacker
  • Still Photographer: Carol Westwood
  • Transportation Coordinator: Paul Kowalczyk
  • Office Production Assistant: Erika Schleich
  • Set Production Assistants: Remo Packer, Basti Van Der Woude, Navid Sheydaei
  • Caterer: Gourmet Chabar
  • Craft Service: Stacy Briskman
  • Post Production Supervisor: Eric Valente
  • Editor: Peter Bazinski
  • Assistant Editor: David Karson
  • Post Production Assistant: Thérese Cathcart
  • Percussion: Luis Conte
  • Guitar: Marty Walsh
  • Additional Music: Joel Goldsmith
  • Additional Music Editor: Don Sanders
  • Sound Effects Supervisor: Mace Matiosian
  • Sound Effects Editor: David Beatle
  • Additional Sound Effects: Albert Ibbotson
  • ADR Mixer: Alfred T. Ferrante C.A.S.
  • ADR Recordist: Daryl Lathrop
  • Dialog Mixer: Chris Haire C.A.S.
  • Sound Effects Mixer: Doug Cavey
  • Music Mixer: Richard L. Morrison C.A.S.
  • Additional Mixing: Tim Clamam
  • Recordist: Chris Elam
  • Foley Mixer: Marty Church
  • Post Production Coordinator: Dan MacDonald
  • Effects Composing: Mark Itravotolo
  • Color Timer: Ed Rowin
  • On Line Editor: Roger Berger
  • Digital Artists: Robert McInnis, Marta Carter, Brian Conlon
  • Head Tester: David Popovich
  • Lead Game Tester: Rob Macy
  • Assistant Lead: Randall K. Hughes
  • Game Testers: Bill Bound, Ken Brink, Ayham Celebi, Harry Chavez, Erik Colasanti, Paul Franco, Karl Frese, Lawrence Gibson, Paul Gluck, Stefan M. Nelson


Filmed on location in Puerto Rico and at Praxis Film Works in Los Angeles, California.
Corpse Killer uses Digital Pictures' patent pending InstaSwitch technology. Digital video captured using Digital Pictures' DigiChrome process.
Corpse Killer is a trademark of Digital Pictures, Inc. DigiChrome and U-Direct are registered trademarks of Digital Pictures, Inc. InstaSwitch is a trademark of Digital Pictures, Inc.
Corpse Killer was created, produced and published by Digital Pictures, Inc.
Copyright ©1994 Digital Pictures, Inc.

Source: In-game credits


  • Executive Producers: Tom Zito, Tyler Johnson
  • Interactive Design: Ken Soohoo, Kenneth Melville
  • Music: Bradley Smith
  • Production Design: Anthony Tremblay
  • Director of Photography: Anthony Palmieri
  • Screenplay: Kenneth Melville
  • Computer Programming: Ken Soohoo
  • Produced by: Charles Ogden, Wolfgang Marum
  • Directed by: John Lafia
  • Computer Graphics: Kim Tempest
  • Packaging and Manual: The Design Office of Wong & Yeo
Source: Manual credits


Mega-CD 32X version

The credits for this version are the same as the Mega-CD version, except for the following.
  • Associate Producer: Carina Chocano
  • Additional Programming: Gene Kusmiak
  • Lead Game Tester: Randall K. Hughes
  • Assistant Lead: Rob Macy
  • Game Testers: Bill Bound, Paul Franco

Saturn version

  • Cast
    • Hellman: Vincent Schiavelli
    • Winston: Jeremiah Birkett
    • Julie: Brigett Butler
    • Magliano: John Cassini
    • Fleming: Gary Anthony Sturgis
    • Duffy: Erin Bobo
    • Captain: Bill Mosley
    • General: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Stunt Coordinator: Keith Woulard
  • Corpse Killer: Graveyard Edition Produced by: Shari L. Little
  • Production Supervisor: Ellen Gordon
  • Production Coordinator: Thérese Cathcart
  • Associate Producer: Maureen Phalon
  • Asst. Production Coordinator: Candance Modrell
  • Production Secretary: Ruth de Thomas
  • Additional Game Design: Noah Falstein
  • Computer Graphics: Lode Coen, Cuyler Gee, Jarmila Seflova, Brian Andersen, Christina Carvalho
  • Preproduction Development: Kevin Welsh
  • First Assistant Director: Patrick Duffy
  • Second Assistant Director: Bob Acosta
  • Script Supervisor: Patricia Kangrga
  • First Assistant Camera: Paddy Kean
  • Second Assistant Camera: Arianne Peckham
  • Film Loader: Julie Silver
  • Steadicam Operator: Dave Chameides
  • Art Director: Oana Bogdan
  • Swing: Angel Pastrana
  • Property Master: Randall Earnest
  • Property Assistant: David Fitzpatrick
  • Miniature Effects Supervisor: David B. Sharp
  • Construction Supervisor: Clive Brown
  • Set Decorator: Bonita Huffman
  • Costume Design: Yana Syrkin
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Bo Slavin
  • Set Costumer: Andrea Federman
  • Key Make-up Artist: Diana Thomas
  • Make-up Assistant: Marta Callender
  • Prosthetic Make-up Artist: Bart Mixon
  • Prosthetic Make-up Assistant: Earl Ellis
  • Hair Dresser: Timothy Lasquade
  • Gaffer: Jim Gilson
  • Best Boy Electric: Scott Young
  • Electricians: Jose Hernandez, Raymond Orraca, Pedro Juan Lopez
  • Key Grip: Terry Wimmer
  • Best Boy Grip: Ramón Cuadrado
  • Grips: Raul Rosado, Anibal Pabón
  • Sound Mixer: Mary Jo Devenney
  • Boom Operator: Peter Jones
  • Production Accountants: Donna Cipriani, Tad Driscoll
  • Assistant Accountant: Richard Fleming
  • Location Manager: Ana Rica Groennou
  • Casting Director: Zoraida Sanjurjo
  • Still Photographer: Jose Cuevas
  • Storyboard Artist: Robert Camargo
  • Transportation Coordinator: Jose Luis Fuentes
  • Drivers: Otni Vargas, Maniel Negrón, Felix Osorio, Luis Medina, Felix Juan Padua, Hector Lopez, Hector Chaparro, Ivan Lopez
  • Technical Dance Consultant: Lisa Boiko
  • Office Production Assistants: Karen Upholf, Malen Folch
  • Key Set Production Assistant: Juan Esteban Suarez
  • Set Production Assistants: Francisco Torres, Gilbert Medina
  • Craft Service: Felix Perez
Los Angeles Unit
  • Electricians: Steve Stelig, Shawn Blakeman
  • Grip: Rafael Molinary
  • Boom Operator: Kevein Kubota
  • Casting Director: Valerie Massalas
  • Extras Casting: Tom Thacker
  • Still Photographer: Carol Westwood
  • Transportation Coordinator: Paul Kowalczyk
  • Office Production Assistant: Erika Schleich
  • Set Production Assistants: Remo Packer, Basti Van Der Woude, Navid Sheydaei
  • Caterer: Gourmet Chabar
  • Craft Service: Stacy Briskman
  • Post Production Supervisor: Eric Valente
  • Post Production Coordinator: Dan MacDonald
  • On Line Editor: Roger Berger
  • Editor: Peter Bazinski
  • Assistant Editor: David Karson
  • Effects Compositing: Mark Itravotolo
  • Color Timer: Ed Rowin
  • Post Production Assistant: Thérese Cathcart
  • Additional Music: Joel Goldsmith
  • Additional Music Editor: Don Sanders
  • Sound Effects Supervisor: Mace Matiosian
  • Sound Effects Editor: David Beatle
  • Additional Sound Effects: Albert Ibbotson
  • ADR Mixer: Alfred T. Ferrante C.A.S.
  • ADR Recordist: Daryl Lathrop
  • Dialog Mixer: Chris Haire C.A.S.
  • Sound Effects Mixer: Doug Cavey
  • Music Mixer: Richard L. Morrison C.A.S.
  • Additional Mixing: Tim Clamam
  • Recordist: Chris Elam
  • Foley Mixer: Marty Church
  • Percussion: Luis Conte
  • Guitar: Marty Walsh
  • Digital Artists: Robert McInnis, Marla Carter, Brian Conlon
Quality Assurance for Digital Pictures
  • Lead Console Tester: David Popovich
  • Lead Game Tester: Paul Franco
  • Game Testers: Richard Wong, Erik Griss, Bill Bound Jr., Michael J. Brown, Tony Giovanni, Tim D. Whiteman, Alan Balodis, Dave Martin, Ric Silva, Frank Valoria
  • Special Thanks to the rest of the Digital Pictures SEGA Saturn Development Team (in alphabetical order): Steve Cole, Warren Gee, Scott Nelson, Jerome Stratch

Filmed on location in Puerto Rico and at Praxis Film Works in Los Angeles, California.
Corpse Killer uses Digital Pictures' patent pending InstaSwitch technology. Digital video captured using Digital Pictures' DigiChrome process.
Corpse Killer is a trademark of Digital Pictures, Inc. DigiChrome and U-Direct are registered trademarks of Digital Pictures, Inc. InstaSwitch is a trademark of Digital Pictures, Inc.
Corpse Killer was created, produced and published by Digital Pictures, Inc.
Copyright ©1995 Digital Pictures, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.


Magazine articles

Main article: Corpse Killer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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NextGeneration US 01.pdfNextGeneration US 01.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Next Generation (US) #1: "Premiere Issue 1995" (1994-12-08)
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GamePro US 068.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #68: "March 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Next Generation (US) #4: "April 1995" (1995-03-21)[4]
  • GamePro (US) #69: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[5]
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EGM US 077.pdf

PDF
Saturn print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Fusion (US) Volume #1, Number #6: "January 1996" (199x-xx-xx)[6]
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MeanMachinesSega31UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mean Machines Sega (UK) #31: "May 1995" (1995-03-28)

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №40, p124/125[7]
75 №39, p101[8]
60 №2/95, p103[9]
63 №29, p84/85[2]
70 №50, p102[10]
71 №15, p82/83
59 №42, p48/49
61 №3/95, p84[11]
80 №72, p68[12]
Sega Mega-CD
69
Based on
9 reviews

Mega-CD, US
CorpseKiller MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
CorpseKiller MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Corpsekiller mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
CorpseKiller MCD EU Box Back.jpgCorpseKiller MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega-CD, BR

Mega-CD 32X version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №2/95, p103[9]
20 №4, p90[13]
55 №21, p19[14]
22 №66, p50/51
Sega Mega-CD 32X
39
Based on
4 reviews

Mega-CD 32X, US
CorpseKiller MCD32X US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Corpse Killer (32X) (U) (CD).jpg
Disc
Corpsekiller mcd32x us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD 32X, EU
CorpseKiller MCD32X EU Box Back.jpgCorpseKiller MCD32X EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
CorpseKiller MCD32X EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
CorpseKiller MCD32X EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Saturn version

Saturn, US
CorpseKiller Saturn US Box Back.jpgCorpseKiller Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Corpsekiller sat us manual.pdf
Manual

References

  1. File:EGM US 065.pdf, page 330
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:MeanMachinesSega29UK.pdf, page 84
  3. File:MeanMachinesSega28UK.pdf, page 34
  4. File:NextGeneration US 04.pdf, page 60
  5. File:GamePro US 069.pdf, page 59
  6. File:Fusion US 0106.pdf, page 39
  7. File:ConsolesPlus FR 040.pdf, page 124
  8. File:Joypad FR 039.pdf, page 101
  9. 9.0 9.1 File:MegaFun DE 1995-02.pdf, page 103
  10. File:PlayerOne FR 050.pdf, page 100
  11. File:VideoGames DE 1995-03.pdf, page 82
  12. File:VideoGames US 72.pdf, page 68
  13. File:NextGeneration US 04.pdf, page 92
  14. File:SegaMagazin DE 21.pdf, page 19