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Wolfchild
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
JVC
Sega Mega-CD
JVC (US), Sega (EU), Victor Musical Industries (JP)
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
Virgin Games (EU)
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
US
$49.95[1] T-60016



Sega Master System
UK
£32.99[2] MK-27060-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-27060-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-27060-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-27060-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 027300



Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥8,800 T-60104
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.95[3] T-6403
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.99[5] 4404
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F 4404
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? 4404
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas 4404
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$? 062040



Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[7] T-70078-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-70078-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-70078-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-70078-50



Wolfchild (ウルフチャイルド) is an Amiga platform game by Core Design ported to the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear.

Story

Saul Morrow is the son of a scientist whose biological weapons expertise leads a terrorist organization (called the Chimera in the Mega-CD version) to kidnap him and kill his wife and older son. After discovering this, Saul takes it upon himself to save his father, using his father's latest project, Project Wolfchild, to transform him into a wolf-man that can shoot energy blasts when he gains enough power.

Gameplay

B attacks (punching when powered down, shooting an energy blast when powered up). C jumps. A launches a smart bomb that you collect during levels. There are also various other powerups whose purpose are unknown (TODO).

The layouts of stage 2 and onward have been heavily modified for the Sega Mega-CD version.

Stages

Wolfchild MCD Stage1.png Stage 1 - Wolfship
Wolfchild MCD Stage2.png Stage 2 - Dense Jungle
Wolfchild MCD Stage3.png Stage 3 - Outer Jungle
Wolfchild MCD Stage4.png Stage 4 - Ancient Temple
Wolfchild MCD Stage5.png Stage 5 - Inner Sanctum
Wolfchild MCD Stage6.png Stage 6 - Chimera Base
Wolfchild MCD Stage7.png Stage 7 - Biogenetic Labs
Wolfchild MCD Stage8.png Stage 8 - Inner Core
Wolfchild MCD Stage9.png Stage 9 - Draxx's Lair

Production credits

Mega-CD version

Source: In-game credits
  • A Core Design Production
  • Programming by: John Kirkland
  • Graphics by: Simon Phipps
  • Intro Graphics: Simon Phipps and Billy Allison
  • Game Design by: Simon Phipps
  • Level Design by: Bob Churchill
  • Core Testing by: Mark and Darren Price
  • Music by: Martin Iveson
  • Produced by: Jeremy Heath Smith, Kaoru Tomiyama
  • Thanks to: Chris Long, Billy Allison, Alex Davis, Satoshi Honda, Toshiyuki Nagai, Crazy Office Boy Takeshi Minagawa, Yoshiaki Iwasawa, Man on the Stairs and All of His Friends, and All at Victor for Their Help and Hospitality

Mega Drive version

Source: In-game credits
  • A Core Design Production
  • Programming by: John Kirkland
  • Graphics by: Simon Phipps
  • Game Design by: Simon Phipps
  • Level Design by: Bob Churchill
  • Core Testing by: Mark and Darren Price
  • Original Music by: Martin Iveson
  • Audio by: Krisalis Software Ltd
  • Music by: Matt Furniss
  • Music Driver by: S Hollingworth
  • Produced by: Jeremy Heath Smith, Kaoru Tomiyama
  • Thanks to: Chris Long, Billy Allison, Alex Davis, Satoshi Honda, Toshiyuki Nagai, Crazy Office Boy Takeshi Minagawa, Yoshiaki Iwasawa, Man on the Stairs and All of His Friends, and All at Victor for Their Help and Hospitality

Master System and Game Gear versions

Source: In-game credits
  • Produced by: Ian Mathias
  • Quality Assurance: John Martin, Ken Jordan, James Dillon
  • Manual Organisation by: Gary Penn
  • Marketing: Sean Brennan, Matt Walker
  • Logistics Manager: Catherine Spratt

Magazine articles

Main article: Wolfchild/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SegaVisions US 16.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in














Sega Visions (US) #16: "December/January 1993/1994" (1993-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №43, p46/47[8]
Sega Mega Drive
90
Based on
1 review

Mega Drive, US
Wolfchild MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Wolfchild MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Wolfchild MD US Manual.pdf
Manual

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
69 №24, p154/155
79 №140, p106[9]
95 №44, p80[3]
47 №7, p81
64 №9, p54-57
32 №9, p61
82 №16, p33
57 №6, p80-82[10]
58 №34, p57[11]
47 №43, p44/45
70 №20, p59
70 №7, p49
63 №19, p82-85[12]
65 №1/94, p50[13]
Sega Mega-CD
64
Based on
14 reviews

Mega-CD, US
Wolfchild MCD US Box Back.jpgWolfchild MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Wolfchild MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Wolfchild mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
Wolfchild MCD EU Box Back.jpgWolfchild MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Wolfchild MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Wolfchild MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, JP
Wolfchild MCD JP Box Back.jpgWolfchild MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Wolfchild MCD JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Wolfchild MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, BR

Wolfchild MCD BR back.jpg

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №23, p70[14]
80 №21, p108/109[15]
78 №2/64
73 №34, p116/117[16]
78 №47, p70/71
72 №24, p54/55
82 №4, p14-16[17]
56 №11/93, p135[18]
Sega Master System
74
Based on
8 reviews

Master System, EU
Wolfchild SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Wolfchild SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU

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

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 №143 (Go!), p10/11[7]
73 №52, p190[19]
83 №24, p134[20]
84 №21, p126[21]
67 №35, p149[22]
78 №47, p70/71
55 №24, p74
79 №7, p77[23]
79 №4, p37[24]
57 №12/93, p123[25]
Sega Game Gear
73
Based on
10 reviews

Game Gear, EU
Wolfchild GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngWolfchild GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Wolfchild GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart

References