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Sub-Terrania
Publisher: Scavenger
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: Zyrinx/Jesper Kyd
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 1551
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.99[2] 1551
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1551
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1551
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1551
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? FSUB01SMC
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 046560
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? 1551



Sub-Terrania is a 1994 shoot-em-up by Zyrinx released for the Sega Mega Drive. It was not released in Japan.

Story

A group of aliens has attacked an underground mine and it is up to you to rescue the survivors and drive the aliens away.

Gameplay

Unlike most ships, the underground ship you are given puts you in complete control. You hold the B button to move forward and the D-pad to rotate. If you let go of B you will start falling toward the bottom of the screen. Down reverses thrusters. C shoots. A cycles through weapons and special items. Controls are fully customizable in the game's option menu.

Navigating the ship through tight corridors and dealing with the realistic physics is as important as combating enemies.

The game features a total of 9 stages. Stage 1 to 7 start with a short briefing, explaining the mission objectives. Stages 8 and 9 require the player to figure out the route and objectives by himself.

Later stages also include puzzle elements, e.g. transporting a mirror in order to reflect laser beams. The final objective is to take out the mastermind behind the alien invasion, Svin.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits
Zyrinx Inc.
  • Programmers: David Guldbrandsen, Karsten Hvidberg, Jens Bo Albretsen
  • Graphics: Mikael Balle, Jesper Vorsholt Jørgensen, Karsten Lund
  • Music & Sound: Jesper Kyd
  • Additional Programming: Thomas Risager
  • Producer: Tony Van
  • Product Manager: Jaime Wojick
  • Lead Tester: Conan Tigard
  • Testers: John Amirkhan, Jennifer Brozek, Blair Bullock, Daniel Caraballo, Atom Ellis, Lawrence Gibson, Rick Greer, Richie Hideshima, Lawrence Jeung, Jason Kuo, Vasily Lewis, Tony Lynch, Michael Madden, Jim McCarthy, Mark Paniagua, Joanna Pataki, Andrew Podesta, Siegfried Stangenberg, Wesley Gittens
  • Manual: Carol Ann Hanshaw
  • Special Thanks: Clint Dyer, Diane A. Fornasier, David Fisher

Magazine articles

Main article: Sub-Terrania/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) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #59: "June 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[3]
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Todo Sega (ES) #14: "Mayo 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Hobby Consolas (ES) #32: "Mayo 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[4]
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №8/94, p35[5]
91 №32, p106-109
85 №150, p82-83[2]
90 №8, p72-73[6]
70 №57, p38/162-163[7]
70 №0705, p134[8]
98 №58, p34[9]
89 №17, p54-55
60
88 №32, p46-48[10]
87 №31, p132-134[11]
85 №22
91 №19, p60-63[12]
86 №20, p26-29[13]
76 №4/94, p110[14]
90 №29, p56-59
83 №42, p86-88[15]
78 №5/94, p140-141[16]
90
79 №54, p64-65
88 №32, p72-73
86 №2, p30-31[17]
85 №23, p11
76 №5/94, p98[18]
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
24 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cart
Sub Terrania MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cart
Subterrania md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU
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Cart
Mega Drive, Asia
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Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

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