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Fire & Ice
Publisher: Tectoy (Brazil) Virgin Games (Europe)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
BR
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Fire & Ice is a platform game initially released on the Commodore Amiga, but brought to the Sega Master System in 1995.

The game follows "Cool Coyote", who must travel across several levels constructing ice keys (whose pieces are found by defeating enemies). Once an ice key is completed, a door will open allowing him to progress. Enemies are defeated by freezing them with snowballs and then walking into them.

The Master System version of the game was released exclusively in Brazil, but was based on a version due for release by Virgin Games in Europe in 1994. The European version of the game was cancelled, presumably due to slowing Master System sales, but the console was still very popular in Brazil at the time and so Tectoy, Sega's Brazilian distributors, published it there.

There are a few key changes from the original Amiga version to accommodate for the weaker hardware. Levels are shorter and are less detailed, there are fewer enemies on screen and Cool Coyote has been given green overalls, possibly to make him appear less like Sonic the Hedgehog.

Production credits

  • Game Design by: Andrew Braybrook
  • Converted by: Darran Eteo, Steve Turner
  • Graphics by: John W Lilley


Magazine articles

Main article: Fire & Ice/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №50, p90/91
80 №24, p136/137
Sega Master System
81
Based on
2 reviews

Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart

Unreleased versions

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Fire & Ice
Publisher: Virgin Games
Developer: Graftgold Creative Software
Planned release date: 1994-01[1]
System(s): Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega Drive

Plans for a Sega Mega Drive version were also put in place, but were scrapped. A Sega Game Gear version was reviewed in the March 1994 issue of Sega Pro, but never released. Both European Master System and Game Gear versions were scheduled for release in February 1994[2].

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №148, p83[3]
82 №50, p90/91
66 №29, p53[4]
77 №15, p78
Sega Game Gear
73
Based on
4 reviews

References

  1. File:SegaForceMega UK 07.pdf, page 8
  2. File:SegaMagazine UK 02.pdf, page 14
  3. File:CVG UK 148.pdf, page 83
  4. File:SegaPro UK 29.pdf, page 53