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































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.95More...[1] T-81516
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99More...[2] T-81516-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-81516-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-81516-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-81516-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MDJAK0150
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$79,99 051010



Sega Game Gear
US
$34.99More...[3] T-81338




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Cutthroat Island is a 1995 beat-'em-up for the SNES, Sega Mega Drive, and Sega Game Gear 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

TipsandTricks US 011.pdfTipsandTricks US 011.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Tips & Tricks (US) #11: "January 1996" (199x-xx-xx)

GamePro US 079.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #79: "February 1996" (199x-xx-xx)

Hyper AU 030.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Hyper (AU) #30: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Hyper (AU) #31: "May 1996" (1996-xx-xx)More...[5]

VD 60 RU.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
10 №41, p40
14 More...[2]
5 №78, p58/59
Sega Mega Drive
10
Based on
3 reviews

Mega Drive, US
CutthroatIsland MD US Box.jpg
Cover
CutthroatIsland MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
CutthroatIsland MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
CutthroatIsland MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
CutthroatIsland MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
CutthroatIsland MD BR cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Game Gear, US
CutthroatIsland GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngCutthroatIsland GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
CutthroatIsland GG US Cart.jpg
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
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 6A24E47E
MD5 AB8C20389ABE4EE0026D63B9294BFCC0
SHA-1 95D2012C4027228FDA50EF434B53AE5633A7EB8C
512kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References