Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure

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Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Publisher: Interplay (US,EU,AU) Tec Toy (BR)
Developer:
Supporting companies:
Sound driver: Krisalis sound driver
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-125066
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-125066-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£54.9954.99[4][5] T-125066-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FBOO01SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
BR
047110
Tectoy: 13+
Sega Mega Drive
ZA
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[7]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[6]
PEGI: 7+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[9]
OFLC: G
Non-Sega versions

Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure is a Sega Mega Drive action platform game developed and published by Interplay. First released in the United States in November 1994, and later brought to Europe, Australia, and Brazil the following year, the game is most remembered both for its juvenile premise, and its surprisingly-high production values (notably featuring extensive voice acting).

Story

The civic-minded Professor Stinkbaum has been secretly building a machine called Zap-o-Matic to save the world from pollution by transporting it to a place called Dimension X-Crement. While working in his lab above Takey Dump, he is visited by eccentric millionaire Snotty Ragsdale. After activating the machine, Ragsdale inhaled a cloud of pepper through his nose, causing him to let out a mighty sneeze. The power of the sneeze broke the machine, opening a portal. A mysterious giant arm popped out of the portal and stole the machine's main power source, the rare element Snotrium 357. Snotty changed into his alter ego, Boogerman, and jumped into the portal to retrieve the Snotrium 357.

Gameplay

The game is a side-scrolling platformer with puerile humor themes. Boogerman moves with Left and Right and ducks with Down. He jumps with B and jumps off platforms with Down+B. He can defeat enemies by jumping on top of them and "butt whomping" them. Boogerman can enter toilets, which transport him to different areas (similar to pipes in Super Mario Bros.) by standing on top of them and pressing Down. He can rummage through trash piles by holding Down, which can uncover items. He poses heroically and proclaims "Booger!" with Z, which has no apparent gameplay effect.

Boogerman has a mucous meter and a gas meter for managing his special attacks. He flicks boogers as a short-range projectile attack with A, which expends the mucous meter. This attack can also be done while jumping or ducking. If Boogerman finds a milk item, his booger attacks are upgraded to loogies, which travel the full length of the screen. This effect lasts until he takes damage.

Boogerman can also attack enemies that are adjacent to him by burping with C, which expends the gas meter. This attack can be charged into a "super burp" by holding C until the gas meter flashes and then releasing the button. Super burps travel the full length of the screen and can break through certain barriers. If Boogerman is ducking, he instead farts with C. Similarly, this attack can be charged into a "super fart." If Boogerman finds a chili pepper item, his gas attacks become fiery and he gains the ability to fly by holding C while in midair (which also costs gas). This effect lasts until he takes damage.

Boogerman's health is represented by his cape, which changes from red to yellow when he takes damage from enemy attacks. His cape flashes quickly after he is hit to indicate that he is temporarily invulnerable. If he is hit while his cape is yellow, he loses a life. The game uses a password system for continuing.

Items

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Booger
Augments Boogerman's mucuous meter, which is used for flicking boogers.
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Beans
Augments Boogerman's gas meter, which is used for burping and farting.
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Plunger
Collect for bonus points at the end of the level. If Boogerman collects enough plungers in a single level, he earns an extra life.
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Pimple
Jump on to pop for bonus points at the end of the level. Like plungers, they contribute towards a chance for an extra life.
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Cape
Restores Boogerman's health. If he has a yellow cape, he is upgraded to a red cape. If he already has a red cape, his cape flashes slowly between red and yellow to indicate that he has an extra hit point.
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Milk
Upgrades Boogerman's mucous attacks to loogies, which lasts until he takes damage.
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Chili
Upgrades Boogerman's gas attacks to fiery attacks and allows him to fly, which lasts until he takes damage.
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Extra Try
Gives the player an extra life.

Worlds

Most of the worlds consist of four levels followed by a boss fight.

The Mucous Mountains and Nasal Caverns levels are interleaved, so the player plays Mucous Mountains 1, Nasal Caverns 1, Mucous Mountains 2, and Nasal Caverns 2 before proceeding to the boss fight with Deodor Ant.

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Flatulent Swamps
This world contains four levels and a boss fight against Hickboy.

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The Pits
This world contains four levels and a boss fight against Revolta.

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Boogerville
This world contains four levels and a boss fight against Flyboy.

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Mucous Mountains
This world contains two levels, alternating with Nasal Caverns.

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Nasal Caverns
This world contains two levels, alternating with Mucous Mountains, and a boss fight against Deodor Ant.

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Pus Palace
This world contains four levels and a boss fight against Boogermeister.

History

A port of Boogerman to the Sega 32X was once planned[10], but ultimately left undeveloped.

Legacy

Boogerman re-appeared as a playable character and the rival of Earthworm Jim in Interplay's ClayFighter 63⅓ for the Nintendo 64.

The Mega Drive version of the game was ported to the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console service by developer M2.

Two of the game's developers, Michael Stragey and Chris Tremmel, would later found developer Toy Ghost. On October 16, 2013, Toy Ghost launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a reboot titled Boogerman 20th Anniversary: The Video Game; the campaign failed to reach its funding goal and was unsuccessful.

Production credits

Interplay Credits
Lil' Gangster Credits
  • Production Managers: Chris Takami, Jay Francis
  • Director of Animation: Gabi Payn
  • Character Animators: Norland Tellez, Brenda Banks, Art Morales, Gabi Payn
  • Assistant Animators: Joel Hageman, Clete Shields, Brian Kindregan
  • Character Clean Up and Color: Pike Muniz, Mark Yarber, Roz Gibson, Steven Engels
  • Background Artists: Jason Magness, Brett Varon
Krisalis Credits
  • Managing Director: Tony Kavinaugh
  • Original Music and Effects: Matt Furniss
  • Sound Driver: Shawn Hollingworth
  • Special Thanks: Dennis, Alice, Hope, and Karen Stragey, Beth Tremmel, and to you
Source:
In-game credits
Boogerman MD credits.pdf
[11]

Magazine articles

Main article: Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #34: "Décembre 1994" (1994-12-02)
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Print advert in Sega Megazone (AU) #49: "March 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Ação Games (BR) #83: "Maio 1995" (1995-05-16)
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Print advert in AS Magazin-Video Igrice (SCG) #15: "Novembar 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Television advertisements

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79 [13]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[14]
Cool Gamer (RU)
80
[15]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
85
[16]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
89
[17]
Digitiser (UK)
69
[18]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
58
[19]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
65
[20]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
70
[21]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4 (RU)
70
[22]
Freak (IL)
80
[23]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
92
[24]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
60
[25]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[26]
Gamers (DE) PAL
47
[27]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
81
[4]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
91
[28]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
75
[29]
Mega (UK) PAL
73
[30]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
90
[31]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
63
[32]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
88
[33]
Player One (FR)
86
[34]
Play Time (DE) PAL
58
[35]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
87
[3]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
77
[5]
Sega Force (SE)
85
[36]
Svet Kompjutera (YU)
79
[37]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
76
[38]
Sega Megazone (AU)
83
[39]
Todo Sega (ES)
89
[40]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
78
[41]
VideoGames (US)
90
[42]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
32 reviews

Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Boogerman MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU (Silver)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
Mega Drive, ZA
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1a7a2bec
MD5 265a10bf2ea2d1ee30e6cde631d54474
SHA-1 bb1d23ca4c48d37bf3170d320cc30bfbc2acdfff
3MB 1994-11 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 dbc4340c
MD5 7b144947f6e8842dd4419d5166cddff6
SHA-1 4fd33eeaf1e804d005793a6e1185122fd7e9a751
3MB 1994-11 Cartridge (EU)

External links

References

  1. Press release: 1994-11-18: BOOGERMAN PICKS & FLICKS HIS WAY ON TO SEGA GENESIS SYSTEMS
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 134
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sega Magazine, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-15), page 104
  4. 4.0 4.1 Games World: The Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-xx), page 14
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Power, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-17), page 68
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/boogerman_a_pick_and_flick_adventure (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-05 05:49)
  7. http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/bHTwqC4BMFfGgzm4qSV9ewIG4UOtocVa (Wayback Machine: 2013-10-05 10:05)
  8. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Boogerman-A-Pick-and-Flick-Adventure-276500.html (archive.today)
  9. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19728&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 03:08)
  10. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-30), page 18
  11. File:Boogerman MD credits.pdf
  12. Sega Visions, "December/January 1994/1995" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 136
  13. GamesMaster, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-17), page 94
  14. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 35
  15. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 39
  16. Computer & Video Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 98
  17. Computer + Video Giochi, "Dicembre 1994" (IT; 1994-xx-xx), page 104
  18. Digitiser (UK) (1995-02-03)
  19. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 58
  20. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 42
  21. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 296
  22. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 59
  23. Freak, "1/95" (IL; 1995-xx-xx), page 1
  24. GameFan, "Volume 2, Issue 11: November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 32
  25. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 12 December 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 164
  26. GamePro, "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 108
  27. Gamers, "Januar 1995" (DE; 1995-01-08), page 18
  28. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 74
  29. MAN!AC, "02/95" (DE; 1995-01-11), page 60
  30. Mega, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-xx), page 36
  31. Mega Force, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-12-02), page 92
  32. Mega Fun, "01/95" (DE; 1994-12-21), page 40
  33. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-28), page 80
  34. Player One, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-1x-xx), page 134
  35. Play Time, "2/95" (DE; 1995-01-04), page 106
  36. Sega Force, "7-8/94" (SE; 1994-10-19), page 14
  37. Svet Kompjutera, "Mart 1996" (YU; 1996-xx-xx), page 85
  38. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1996-01-03), page 25
  39. Sega Megazone, "October 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 30
  40. Todo Sega, "Enero 1995" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 36
  41. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 28
  42. VideoGames, "December 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 76


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