Art Alive!

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Art Alive!
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Educational[1], Table[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥3,8003,800 G-4069
Sega Mega Drive
US
$39.9539.95[3] 1703
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1703
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ-1703-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£29.9929.99[5][4] 1703
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR

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Art Alive! (アートアライブ) is a Sega Mega Drive paint program developed by Western Technologies and published by Sega. Released in 1991 to mostly warm reception, it was an early attempt to expand the 16-bit platform with non-game software, and would be largely overshadowed by Mario Paint one year later.

A spiritual successor, Wacky Worlds, was released in late 1994.

Gameplay

Starting with a blank canvas, players are given various paint and drawing tools to create their art, like numerous brushes, a spraycan, and a fill tool. Shapes and patterns can be utilized as well. Stamps of Sonic the Hedgehog, ToeJam & Earl, and others can be placed on the canvas and further animated.

Art Alive! lacks the capability to save images to the cartridge. The game’s manual advises players to save their creations to a VHS tape.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Art Alive!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Ação Games (BR) #14: "Junho 1992" (1992-06-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
55
[7]
Console XS (UK) PAL
79
[8]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
35
[9]
Games-X (UK)
60
[10]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
80
[11]
Game Players Sega Guide! (US) NTSC-U
60
[12]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
51
[13]
Joypad (FR)
50
[14]
Joystick (FR)
75
[15]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
51
[16]
Mega (UK) PAL
19
[17]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
47
[18]
Player One (FR)
68
[19]
Sega Power (UK)
46
[20]
Sega Pro (UK)
79
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
39
[22]
Sega Force (UK)
70
[23]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[24]
Supergame (BR)
88
[6]
Sega Mega Drive
59
Based on
19 reviews

Art Alive!

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Artalive md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
ArtAlive md us cover.jpg
Cover
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Cart
ArtAlive MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
ArtAlive md eu cart.jpg
Cart
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (OziSoft)

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Cart
Mega Drive, AU (Silver)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Art Alive md br manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f1b72cdd
MD5 a53f365fb6997a537dff807344995c51
SHA-1 2c57e38592a206a1847e9e202341595832798587
128kB 1991-08 Cartridge

References