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Teddy Boy Blues
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega System 1, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1985 ¥?  ?


Sega Mega Drive
JP (Game Toshokan)
¥? ?




Sega Master System
JP
¥4,300 C-501
Sega Master System
US
$? 4003
Sega Master System
UK
£? 4503
Sega Master System
UK (Card)
£14.95[1][2] 4003
Sega Master System
FR
150[3] 4503
Sega Master System
DE
? 4503
Sega Master System
ES
? 4503
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 021060
Sega Master System
KR
₩? SG43C
Sega Master System
TW
NT$? K-301



Teddy Boy Blues (テディボーイブルース) is a 1985 game for the Sega System 1 by Sega. The game was endorsed by Japanese singer Yohko Ishino, whose song of the same name was both the source of its title and the music in the background. (Consequently, the game is incorrectly known as Teddy Boy Blues: Yohko Ishino to many English speakers.)

Gameplay

In this game, you play as a kid who must destroy boxes from which enemies come out. You have two buttons: one to shoot your gun with and one to jump with. Shots from your gun may be used to "destroy" enemies (they become items that can be collected for points), destroy barricades (which are always blue), and (with enough hits) destroy the boxes, which resemble dice counting down the number of hits needed to destroy them. Once all the enemies and boxes are destroyed, the level is complete.

History

Legacy

A port to the SG-1000 Mark III was released in Japan as a launch title for the console (along with Hang-On). It was subsequently released overseas on the Sega Master System, renamed Teddy Boy, which is the same except that the main theme song was changed due to licensing issues. TecToy also released an alternate version only in Brazil called Geraldinho, featuring an edited main character based on the titular protagonist of the popular comic strip.

A port to the Sega Mega Drive was released in 1991 exclusively in Japan on the Sega Game Toshokan service. A port to the Sega Mega-CD as part of SING!! Sega Game Music presented by B.B. Queens was also released.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Teddy Boy Blues/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

System 1 version

System 1, JP
TeddyBoyBlues System1 JP InstructionCard.jpg

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
69 №4, p108[5]
70 №79, p122/123[6]
72 №4, p57[3]
65 №3, p94[7]
73 №8, p10[8]
60 №23, p60
78 №6, p30[9]
Sega Master System
70
Based on
7 reviews

Master System, US
TeddyBoy SMS US cover.jpg
Cover
TeddyBoy SMS US Card Back.jpgTeddyBoy SMS US Card.jpg
Card
Teddyboy sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
TeddyBoy SMS EU cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, EU
® variant
TeddyBoy SMS EU R cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, EU
card version
TeddyBoy SMS EU cardcover.jpg
Cover
Master System, JP
TeddyBoy SMS JP backcover.jpgNospine.pngTeddyBoy SMS JP cover.jpg
Cover
TeddyBoy SMS JP Cardback.jpgTeddyBoy SMS JP Card.jpg
Card
TeddyboyBluesSMSJPManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, UK
card version
TeddyBoy SMS EU Eng cardcover.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU

TeddyBoy SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
TeddyBoySMSAUManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, KR
SMS KR cardbackcover.jpgTeddyBoy SMS KR cardspine.jpgTeddyBoy SMS KR cardcover.jpg
Cover
TeddyBoy SMS KR card.png
Card
Master System, BR
TeddyBoy SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
TeddyBoy SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, TW


References

  1. File:ACE UK 16.pdf, page 167
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 073.pdf, page 132
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:Generation4 FR 004.pdf, page 57
  4. File:Supergame BR 04.pdf, page 39
  5. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 108
  6. File:CVG UK 079.pdf, page 122
  7. File:PowerPlay DE 003.pdf, page 94
  8. File:StheSegaMagazine UK 08.pdf, page 10
  9. File:SegaPro UK 06.pdf, page 30