Cutthroat Island

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Cutthroat Island
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Developer:
Genre: Action

















Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
1-2
Sega Game Gear
1
Official in-game languages:
Sega Mega Drive
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Sega Game Gear
  • English
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $69.9569.95[1] T-81516
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    T-81516-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    MDJAK0150
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £39.9939.99[2] T-81516-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    OFLC: G8
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    R$79.9979.99 051010
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades
    Sega Game Gear
    US
    $34.9934.99[4] T-81338
    ESRB: Kids to Adults

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    Cutthroat Island is a 1995 beat-'em-up for the SNES, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, and Game Boy by Acclaim and Software Creations tying into Carloco's disastrous 1995 film.

    Gameplay

    A/1 punches/kicks, B/2 swings your sword, and C/Up jumps (on Mega Drive and Game Gear, respectively). While the Mega Drive game has Golden Axe-style projection conventional of beat-'em-ups, the Game Gear game has more of a platformer-like camera.

    Production credits

    Mega Drive version

    Acclaim Entertainment
    • Produced by: The Grey Team
    • Producer: Rob Leingang
    • Associate Producer: Gregg Giles
    • Analysts: Mark Mermelstein, Steffan Levine
    • Administrative Assistant: Diane Cambria
    Software Creations
    • Game Conversion Programming: Robert Walker
    • Original Programming: Mike Halsall
    • Gameplay Programming: Chun Wah Kong
    • Enemy Engine: Paul Murray
    • Cache Scroll: Craig Mitchell
    • Main Artist: Phil Bretherton
    • Main Animator: Steve Thomas
    • Background Graphics: Deborah Graham, Anthony Anderson
    • Background Graphics Conversion: Martin Holland
    • Animation: Scott Pleydell-Pearce, Clinton J. Priest, Andy Wilson, Alan Moult
    • Music and Sound FX Conversion: Suddi Raval
    • Original Music and Sound FX: James Hannigan, Martin Goodall
    • Original Title Music: Chris Jojo
    • Manager of Testing: Piccolo Daimaoh
    • Game Testers: Craig Dobson, Chris Brooks, Paul Essue, Simon Hundleby
    • Technical Support: Paul Lee
    • Producer: Lorraine Starr
    • Production Assistant: Annie Lee
    • Art Director: Steve Pickford
    • Creative Director: John Pickford
    • Executive Producers: Richard Kay, Mike Webb
    Acclaim Quality Assurance
    • Senior Manager: Michael Weiner
    • Supervisors: Carol Caracciolo, Adam Ingberman, Esq.
    • Lead Tester: Mike Hong
    • Game Analyst: Damon Tabb
    • Tech Support Supervisor: Harry Reimer
    • Technical Support: John F. Gonzales
    • Testers: Brian Krieger, Christine Ryan, James Ackermann, Jackie A. Williams, Barbara Strnad, Jeff Zentil, Mike Patterson, Jon Cerabone
    • Special Thanks: James Johnson, David Fowler, Mark Wilkinson, Rebecca Spikings, the entire Cutthroat Island film crew, crew of the S.V. Kaskelot, Elmo Grey
    • Extra Special Thanks: Renny Harlin
    Source:
    In-game credits

    Game Gear version

    Acclaim Entertainment
    • Produced by: The Grey Team
    • Producer: Rob Leingang
    • Associate Producer: Gregg Giles
    • Analysts: Mark Mermelstein, Steffan Levine
    • Administrative Assistant: Diane Cambria
    Software Creations
    • Programming: Chris Shay
    • Main Artist: Gavin Eagleton
    • Project Artist: Phil Bretherton
    • Main Animator: Steve Thomas
    • Animation: Clinton J. Priest, Scott Pleydell-Pearce, Alan Moult
    • Music and Sound FX Conversion: Martin Walker
    • Original Music and Sound FX: James Hannigan, Martin Goodall
    • Original Title Music: Chris Jojo
    • Game Testers: Chris Brookes, Craig Dobson, Paul Essue, Adrian Copsey
    • Technical Support: Paul Lee
    • Producer: Lorraine Starr
    • Production Assistant: Annie Lee
    • Art Director: Ste Pickford
    • Creative Director: John Pickford
    • Executive Producers: Richard Kay, Mike Webb
    Acclaim Quality Assurance
    • Senior Manager: Michael Weiner
    • Supervisors: Carol Caracciolo, Adam Ingberman, Esq.
    • Lead Tester: Mike Hong
    • Game Analyst: Damon Tabb
    • Technical Support Supervisor: Harry Reimer
    • Technical Support: John F. Gonzales
    • Testers: Christian Moy, Jeff Zentil, Jackie A. Williams, Russ Tucker
    • Special Thanks: Mark Wilkinson, Rebecca Spikings, the entire Cutthroat Island film crew, crew of the S.V. Kaskelot, Elmo Grey
    • Extra Special Thanks: Renny Harlin
    Source:
    In-game credits

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Cutthroat Island/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    Print advert in Tips & Tricks (US) #11: "Volume III, Issue 1: January 1996" (199x-xx-xx)
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    Print advert in GamePro (US) #79: "February 1996" (199x-xx-xx)
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    Print advert in Hyper (AU) #30: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • Hyper (AU) #31: "May 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[5]
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    Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    60
    [6]
    576 KByte (HU)
    78
    [7]
    Cool Gamer (RU)
    60
    [8]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    33
    [1]
    GamesMaster (UK)
    10
    [9]
    Hobby Consolas (ES) PAL
    89
    [10]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    60
    [11]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    62
    [12]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    14
    [2]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    61
    [13]
    Sega Power (UK)
    5
    [14]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    36
    [15]
    Sega Mega Drive
    47
    Based on
    12 reviews

    Cutthroat Island

    Mega Drive, US
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Mega Drive, EU
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    Cover
    CutthroatIsland MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Cutthroat Island MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega Drive, PT
    CutthroatIsland MD PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU
    CutthroatIsland MD AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, BR
    CutthroatIsland MD BR Box.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    74
    [16]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    40
    [4]
    Sega Game Gear
    57
    Based on
    2 reviews

    Cutthroat Island

    Game Gear, US
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Cutthroat Island GG US Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 ebabbc70
    MD5 f1e6ec5e3bf9c04670d10fbc89fb549c
    SHA-1 1b1648e02bb2e915286c35f01476358a8401608f
    2MB 1995-12 Cartridge (US/EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 7f4939f2
    MD5 8661001147d09a5570796127b4143a78
    SHA-1 63bac68f944214cbab90a61dc8fe78314ba4716e
    2MB 1995-12 Page
    Sega Game Gear
    CRC32 6a24e47e
    MD5 ab8c20389abe4ee0026d63b9294bfcc0
    SHA-1 95d2012c4027228fda50ef434b53ae5633a7eb8c
    512kB Cartridge (US/EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 6352ef00
    MD5 c63c221f388d25b51cb9dfa37d1ac91a
    SHA-1 b2d1fd7a1bbbac3d4f1cf9babd6ff85ed7962c1a
    512kB EPROM cartridge Page

    References


    Cutthroat Island

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