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Taz-Mania
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
GEMS
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4089
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.95[1] 1032
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[3][4] 1032
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1032
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1032
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1032
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 043180
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? ?



Sega Master System
UK
£27.99[6] 7111
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7111
Sega Master System
DE
DM 89,95[7] 7111
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7111
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 027150
Sega Master System
KR
₩? ?



Sega Game Gear
US
$34.99[8] 2413
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[10][11] 2413
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 2413
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 2413
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 2413
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? 075250



Taz-Mania (タズマニア) is a 1992 platform game developed by Recreational Brainware and released by Sega in 1992 for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. It is based on the cartoon series with the same name, and stars Taz the Tazmanian Devil on the search for seabird eggs. It is unrelated to the Super Nintendo and Game Boy games with the same name, aside from the Taz-Mania license.

Taz-Mania was a fairly popular game, and received favorable reviews when it was released for being one of the first games to look like a Warner Bros. cartoon (previous attempts had been held back by hardware restraints). The game was followed by Taz in Escape from Mars.

Ironically, although the game was made by Sega of America and released in most countries in time for the Christmas season in 1992, it was first released in Europe in the summer of that year.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Source: In-game credits

Master System version

Source: In-game credits (prototype version)


Source: In-game credits (retail version)

Game Gear version

Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Taz-Mania/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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GamePro (US) #37: "August 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №11, p78-80[13]
98 №37, p38-39[14]
93 №128, p38-39[3]
75 №1, p105Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[15]
92 №11, p16-21[16]
85 №11, p80-83[17]
90 №29, p202[18]
85 №2, p79[19]
80 №5, p79[20]
78 №11, p63[21]
88 №6, p24-27[22]
81 №21, p52-54[23]
85 №23, p62-63[24]
89 №33, p28-29
93 №10, p58-60[25]
89 №15, p70-71
90 №18, p68
85 №1/92, p10[26]
96 №7, p28-30[27]
89 №17, p80[28]
89 №13, p18-19[29]
90 №36, p32-33[30]
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
22 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Taz Mania MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Taz-Mania MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Taz-Mania MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
TazMania MD US Cart Alt.jpg
Cart (alt)
Mega Drive, EU
Taz Mania MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
TazMania MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
Taz Mania MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
TazMania MD JP CartTop.jpg
TazMania MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU
Taz Mania MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
TazMania MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Taz Mania MD AU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
Tazmania md br cover.jpg
Cover
Taz-Mania MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
TazMania MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
TazMania MD KR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
TazMania MD CA Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AS

TazMania MD AS Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR

Taz-Mania MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №17, p122-123[31]
81 №133, p24-25[6]
81 №22, p99
71 №1, p160Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[32]
90 №14, p80-81[33]
66 №15, p68
92 №14, p82-83
90 №33, p180
71 №2, p98-100[34]
68 №25, p92-93[35]
65 №37, p44-45
81 №17, p36
71 №2, p56-57
89 №1/93, p20[36]
71 №12, p64-65[37]
89 №4, p25
Sega Master System
79
Based on
16 reviews

Master System, EU
Taz Mania SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
TazMania SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU
"Rounds: 5" sticker variant
TazMania SMS EU Rounds5 cover.jpg
Cover
TazMania SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU

TazMania SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
TazMania SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
TazMania SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
TazMania SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, KR

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77 №134 (Go!), p6-7[38]
74 №1, p171Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[39]
60 №43, p160[8]
89 №13, p90-91[40]
91 №16, p143[41]
91 №35, p190[42]
50 №27, p132[43]
59 №38, p69
92 №15, p30
84 №12, p66[11]
Sega Game Gear
77
Based on
10 reviews

Game Gear, US
TazMania GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngTazMania GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Taz Mania GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Tazmania gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
TazMania GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngTazMania GG EU cover.jpg
Cover
Taz Mania GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, BR
Tazmania GG BR cover.jpg
Cover
Taz-mania gg br cart.jpg
Cart
Tazmania gg br manual.pdf
Manual

References

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Looney Tunes games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Taz-Mania (1992) | Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure (1993) | Tiny Toon Adventures: ACME All-Stars (1994) | Taz in Escape from Mars (1994) | Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers (1994) | Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1995) | Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote (1995) | Cheese Cat-Astrophe Starring Speedy Gonzales (1995) | Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble (1996)
Sega Master System
Taz-Mania (1992) | Desert Speedtrap Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote (1993) | Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1994) | Cheese Cat-Astrophe Starring Speedy Gonzales (1995) | Taz in Escape from Mars (1996)
Sega Game Gear
Taz-Mania (1992) | Desert Speedtrap Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote (1993) | Taz in Escape from Mars (1994) | Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1994) | Cheese Cat-Astrophe Starring Speedy Gonzales (1995) | Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble (1996)
Sega Saturn
Space Jam (1996)
Sega Dreamcast
Looney Tunes: Space Race (2000)