Dashin' Desperadoes

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Dashin' Desperadoes
Publisher: Data East
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action

Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$54.95[1] T-13066

Dashin' Desperadoes is a 1993 platforming/racing game developed by Data East and released exclusively in North America for the Sega Genesis. The ROM's header indicates that had the game been released in Japan it may have been called Rumble Kids there, but there has yet to be any proof that plans for such a release existed.


The first player is Will, a cowboy who has to race another cowboy, Rick, through a variety of obstacle-filled platforming levels to get to the girl of their dreams, Jenny, as she will only choose one. A while running charges forward. B jumps, and holding B hops. C throws a weapon you pick up in each level, by default a bomb. After every few levels, Will will kidnap Jenny, leaving the player(s) to chase him down and rescue Jenny.

Production credits

Hisatada Ohta, Syuji IshimakiManabu Yokoi, Yukie ShiraiwaEisuke TsuzawaHiroyasu FujimaruKoremasaManabu Yokoi, Hiroyasu FujimaruMasato Noguchi, Steve Miller, Koichi Ota , Data East USA, Inc., Yasuro Koideya, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Akira Ohtani, Ayumi Kitazawa, Mari Matsuzaka, Megumi Shinya, Mutsunori Sato, Youichi Kodama


Promotional material


EGM US 050.pdf

Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №51, p68[1]
64 №14, p87
45 №16, p64
75 №16, p70-72[2]
88 №50, p92/93
59 №29, p61
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
8 reviews

Mega Drive, US
DashinDesperadoes MD US Box.jpg
DashinDesperadoes MD US Cart.jpg
DashinDesperadoes MD US manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 dcb76fb7
MD5 e57518fc56217d300c0d3a49271991c3
SHA-1 1d9a12b0df291a21f1e1070af2b13c1f15dbbe67
1MB 1993-08 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 adaffc3f
MD5 26894597f09e8badaf4e527670c932d6
SHA-1 4b04d7f6fc731275d9fcf3b7566674d4987c2154
1MB 1993
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 98d224a5
MD5 b1225f6afcb23597e665b32a2c463ed0
SHA-1 d5793276f7a07f4dd8a9035dbb70a7f3ef2448a3
1MB 1993-08 [3] PAL version


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:GamePro US 051.pdf, page 72
  2. File:MeanMachinesSega16UK.pdf, page 71