Animaniacs

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Animaniacs
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
Distributor: Majesco Sales (US re-release)
Sound driver: Konami/Vampire Killer
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    T-95176
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    (Classics)
    T-95176
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    T-95176-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM 119.95119.95[5] T-95176-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £49.9949.99[3] T-95176-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $109.95109.95[4] FANI03SMC
    OFLC: G
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    048350
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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    Animaniacs is a series of games developed by Konami as tie-ins to the Animaniacs television show. Games in the series were released for the Mega Drive, Game Boy, and SNES (only the SNES version was released in Japan). The Mega Drive and Game Boy versions play identically; the SNES version is a different game. The Mega Drive and SNES versions were released in 1994 (1997 for Japan), the Game Boy version in 1995. An Spanish-language fan translation was released in February 2018.

    Gameplay

    Animaniacs is a platform game where the player controls the Warner Brothers (and Warner Sister) Yakko, Wakko and Dot. You control only one at a time (switching with C); the others will follow you. B jumps. A does a special move of the character: Yakko hits enemies with his paddleball, Wakko hits things with a mallet (which he can also use to spark bombs), and Dot shoots hearts from kisses. Yakko can also push objects by running into them. After getting through a level, you are taken to an overworld screen where you select a level by going in front of a building and hitting Start.

    Studios

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    Bungle In the Jungle

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    Space Trucking
    Vic Viper, the signature spaceship of Konami's Gradius series, cameos as a moving platform.

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    Remember the A La Mode

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    To Scream or Not To Scream

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    Once there was a man named Oscar

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    Final boss

    Versions

    Unlike most other Konami releases, this games was partially PAL optimized. The music plays at the correct speed, the gameplay is slower. There is no known fix for this game.

    Production credits

    • Director: Harry Nitta
    • System Programmer: Koji Komata
    • System Program Adviser: Kenichiro Horio
    • SFX & Characters Programmer: Shousuke "Mac" Harada
    • Demo Story & Characters Programmer: Tsuyoshi Uoya
    • Sound Design: Kiyoshi "K-Mu" Murai
    • Graphic Designers: Teisaku Seki, Koji Yamada, Reika Bando, Kazue Tachinami, Junichi Murakami
    • Demo Story Written by: Jeremy Blaustein
    • Package & Manual Design: Kay Wolf Jones, Kevin O'Donohue, Randy Severin
    • Licensing Manager: Kathie McCarthy
    • Special Adviser: Michael Gallo, Allen Richardson, Jon Sloan
    • Special Thanks to: Kenji Hiraoka, Jun Narita, Masahiro Ueno, Kazuhiro "David" Ueda, Masa Otani, Steve Johnson, Sino & Shiro
    • Special Thanks to Warner Bros.: Holly Stein, Catherine Sollecito, Laetitia May, John Crumlish
    • Supervisor: Yutaka Haruki
    • Producer: Tomikazu Kirita
    Source:
    In-game credits

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Animaniacs/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    US TV Advert
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    Print advert in GamesMaster (UK) #23: "November 1994" (1994-10-20)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Joypad (FR) #36: "Novembre 1994" (1994-1x-xx)
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    Print advert in GamePro (DE) #1995-01: "Januar 1995" (1994-12-23)
    also published in:
    • MAN!AC (DE) #1995-03: "03/95" (1995-02-08)[5]

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    87
    78 [9]
    Sega Mega Drive
    83
    Based on
    2 reviews
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    70
    [10]
    Cool Gamer (RU)
    50
    [11]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    89
    [3]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    73
    [12]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
    70
    [13]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 6 (RU)
    70
    [14]
    Freak (IL)
    80
    [15]
    Game Players (US) NTSC-U
    83
    [16]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [17]
    Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
    85
    [18]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    82
    [19]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    80
    [20]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    87
    [21]
    Next Generation (US)
    50
    [22]
    Player One (FR)
    80
    [23]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    84
    [24]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    80
    [25]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    76
    [26]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    80
    [27]
    Svet Kompjutera (YU)
    84
    [28]
    Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
    74
    [29]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    80
    [30]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    72
    [31]
    VideoGames (US)
    60
    [32]
    Sega Mega Drive
    76
    Based on
    24 reviews

    Animaniacs

    Mega Drive, US
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Animaniacs MD US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, US (Classics)
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, US (cardboard)
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Mega Drive, EU
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    Cover
    Animaniacs MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Animaniacs MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega Drive, AU
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, BR
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    Cover
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    Animaniacs MD BR Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 86224d86
    MD5 ce0a42a75a9e374cf5092f34bf6927b7
    SHA-1 7e9d70b5172b4ea9e1b3f5b6009325fa39315a7c
    1MB 1994-11 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 92b6f255
    MD5 85b4c7b4b839e5b3614ae7b218129e12
    SHA-1 c474d13afb04bfdb291cfabe43ffc0931be42dbc
    1MB 1994-11 Cartridge (EU)

    References

    1. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 11
    2. 2.0 2.1 Sega Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 86
    3. 3.0 3.1 Computer & Video Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 65
    4. Sega Megazone, "December 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 30
    5. 5.0 5.1 MAN!AC, "03/95" (DE; 1995-02-08), page 33
    6. Ultimate Future Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-01), page 132
    7. Computer & Video Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 148
    8. Ultimate Future Games, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-01), page 106
    9. GamesMaster, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-17), page 78
    10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 19
    11. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 15
    12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 42
    13. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 289
    14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 6, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 23
    15. Freak, "1/95" (IL; 1995-xx-xx), page 1
    16. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 12 December 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 114
    17. GamePro, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 130
    18. Games World: The Magazine, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-xx), page 14
    19. Joypad, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-1x-xx), page 106
    20. Mega Fun, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-23), page 87
    21. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-28), page 66
    22. Next Generation, "February 1995" (US; 1995-01-24), page 101
    23. Player One, "Novembre 1994" (FR; 1994-1x-xx), page 132
    24. Sega Magazin, "Dezember 1994" (DE; 1994-11-17), page 24
    25. Sega Magazine, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 86
    26. Sega Power, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-17), page 64
    27. Sega Pro, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-03), page 64
    28. Svet Kompjutera, "Jul-Avgust 1996" (YU; 1996-xx-xx), page 88
    29. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 13
    30. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 13
    31. Video Games, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-23), page 42
    32. VideoGames, "December 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 105


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