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Decap Attack

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Decap Attack
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Steam, Android, iOS
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 1027
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99 1027
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1027
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1027
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1027
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM4043JG



Steam
US
$2.99 ?
Steam
EU
€1.99 ? ?



Google Android OS
US
FREE ?
Google Android OS
EU
FREE ?



iOS
US
FREE ?
iOS
EU
FREE ?



Decap Attack (also styled DEcapAttack) is a 1991 platforming game for the Sega Mega Drive by VIC Tokai. It is a hack of their 1990 game Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibouken replacing everything except the basic gameplay and most of the engine (the sound driver was changed from SMPS to that used by composer Fumito Tamayama's company Graphic Research).

You play as Chuck D. Head, a decapitated mummy who must defeat the forces of the evil Max D.Cap, an underworld warlord who is invading the world of the living.

Basic gameplay is similar to that of Magical Hat. There are many changes such as inclusion of heart life bar, which allows you to take few hits before death, tweaks and changes to level design, removal of one of bonus games and score system, changes to enemy and boss behavior.

History

Comic adaptation

Sonic the Comic included "Decap Attack" comics strips. The first story arc was an adaptation of the game's plot, while later stories took their own spin. Story arcs are: "Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head" (issue #10 to #15) and "Who Killed Chuck!" (#34 to #39). Writers continued to make "Decap Attack" comic strips due to popularity, often creating single-part stories, with very few small 2-3 part story arcs. All of them still had a single continuation. Not counting the first two big story arcs, there were 29 more separate stories (issues #40, #66 to #68, #69, #70, #71, #89, #90, #91 to #93, #94, #97 to #99, #101, #102, #104, #105, #107 to #108, #109, #110, #111, #113, #114 to #115, #116, #119, #120, #123, #125, #126, #129, #130, #131 to #132). It was the last non-Sonic comics strips in Sonic the Comic, for long time being the only one in the latter half of the 1990s before being cancelled as well.

Versions

Version history

Main article: Decap Attack/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
Google Android OS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 39MB 201710252017-10-25 [3][4] Download.svg (38.61 MB) i
iOS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0 118MB 201710252017-10-25 [5]

Production credits

  • Director: Dark Side Toshi
  • Programmers: Dr. Suzuki, Chem. Watanabe, Carrot Iwasawa
  • Character Designer: Buffoon Yamaguchi
  • Map Designers: Western Village, Kunoichi Hagawa
  • Sound Composer: Tamachan
  • Special Thanks to: Bert and STI Jester
  • Supervisor: Bigfoot Shijoh
  • Producer: Rich Man
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Decap Attack/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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GamePro US 028.pdfGamePro US 028.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #28: "November 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

Digital manuals

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №3, p70/71[6]
92 №27, p42[7]
70 №26, p35
85 №5, p62/63[8]
85 №3
88 №21, p128[9]
78 №5, p91
79 №8, p85
76 №1, p65
82 №1, p77[10]
78 №15, p100[11]
80 №1, p78/79[12]
93 №26, p36/37
81 №2, p54/55[13]
81 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
83
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Decap md us cover.jpg
Cover
Decap md us cart.jpg
Cart
DecapAttack MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Decap md eu cover.jpg
Cover
DecapAttack MD EU Cart Top.jpg
DecapAttack MD EU Cart Back.jpgDecap md eu cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
Decapattack md br cover.jpg
Cover
DecapAttack MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Decap Attack MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, CA
Decapattack MD CA Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, KR
Decap Attack MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
DecapAttack MD KR carttop.jpg
DecapAttack MD KR cartback.jpgDecapAttack MD KR cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 73dc0dd8
MD5 283c180cede3352dabec75fff677052e
SHA-1 9665f54a6149d71ea72db9c168755e62cb61649c
512kB 1991-06 Cartridge (US/EU)

External links

References

  1. File:SegaPro UK 01.pdf, page 9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/923569965764136960
  3. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.decapattack.classic (archived 2017-10-29 03:04)
  4. https://apkpure.com/decap-attack-classic/com.sega.decapattack.classic
  5. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/decap-attack-classic/id1263095173?mt=8 (archived 2017-10-29 03:09)
  6. File:ConsolesPlus FR 003.pdf, page 70
  7. File:GamePro US 027.pdf, page 62
  8. File:HobbyConsolas ES 005.pdf, page 54
  9. File:Joystick FR 021.pdf, page 128
  10. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 77
  11. File:PlayerOne FR 015.pdf, page 100
  12. File:SegaForce UK 01.pdf, page 78
  13. File:SegaPro UK 02.pdf, page 56