Decap Attack

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Decap Attack
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Steam, Android, iOS
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Action, Arcade[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[3] 1027
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1027
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[5] 1027
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4043JG
Steam
US
$2.992.99[8] 34318
ESRB: Everyone
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[7] 34318
PEGI: 7+
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[8] 34318
PEGI: 7+
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[8] 34318
OFLC: G
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[10] 34318
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[10] 34318
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[10] 34318
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[10] 34318
OFLC: G
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[10] 34318
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[10] 34318
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[10] 34318
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[10] 34318
OFLC: G
Google Android OS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
ESRB: Teen
Google Android OS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
PEGI: 7+
Google Android OS
DE
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
USK: 12
Google Android OS
AU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
OFLC: PG
iOS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
12+
iOS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
12+

Decap Attack, stylized as DEcapAttack, is a Sega Mega Drive action platform game developed by VIC Tokai and published by Sega. A reskinned port of the developer's previous 1990 game Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibouken with a tongue-in-cheek horror theme, redesigned levels, and new soundtrack, it was first released in the United States in September 1991, and is generally considered superior to the original version.

The game is the last in a line of similar platformers by VIC Tokai, including Psycho Fox for the Sega Master System in 1989.

Story

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Islands

Chuck D. Head, a headless mummy created by mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Stein and his assistant Igor, is sent to defeat Max D. Cap. Max is a demon who has returned from the Underworld with an army of monsters to conquer the surface world, splitting the skeleton-shaped cluster of islands into pieces in the process.

After reforming the scattered islands and defeating Max, Chuck sluggishly returns home, where Dr. Stein rewards him by transforming him into a real human.

Gameplay

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The Lab

The game is a platformer in which the player controls a living mummy, Chuck D. Head, through various side-scrolling levels. Levels consist of three rounds, which contain many enemies and hazards that can harm or kill Chuck as well as items to collect. In the last round of each level, Chuck must defeat a boss and find a special item for Frank N. Stein. Chuck is moved with Left and Right and ducks with Down. He jumps with C. Chuck has no head and has a face implanted in his torso. He attacks enemies by extending a face out to hit them with B. He can also jump on most enemies to defeat them; enemies must be jumped on multiple times to defeat them and can recover if left alone. While jumping, the player can press CCCCC to slow down Chuck's descent. When underwater, he swims with CCCCC.

Chuck can collect a skull power-up, which sits on his shoulders like a head and can be thrown at enemies with B. Chuck can collect it again by walking over it after it lands or wait for it to automatically return like a boomerang. If Chuck gets hit by an enemy or hazard, he loses the skull.

During the game, Chuck can also collect a variety of potions that have a variety of useful effects such as granting temporary invincibility or eliminating all enemies on screen. These potions are kept in an inventory rather than used immediately when collected. The player can access the Lab with A to view the item inventory and use an item or read a short description about what it does.

Chuck has a small number of health units, depicted as hearts. By default, he has a maximum of two, though this can be changed to one or three in the options. Each heart can withstand two hits from an enemy. The heart appears with an outline when it has sustained one hit; the heart disappears but the outline remains after two hits. Chuck can find hearts that replenish his health. If he loses all of his health, he loses a life. Chuck also loses a life if he touches lava, no matter how many hearts he has remaining. If he loses all of his lives, the game ends. There are no continues.

Items

Items are contained in shrunken head statues, which Chuck can punch with his chest head to break open. Sometimes statues contain no item or a ghost enemy. Potions are placed in the player's inventory rather than used immediately. The player can open the Lab with A to check the item inventory or use an item.

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Shrunken Head Statue
Punch to break open.
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Heart
Restores one of Chuck's health hearts.
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Xenon Potion
Causes an earthquake that destroys all enemies on screen. Cannot be used during boss fights.
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Swill Potion
Makes Chuck temporarily invulnerable. Cannot be used during boss fights.
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Trioxy Potion
Creates a ball of light that can be used as a weapon.
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Freeiz Potion
Freezes all enemies on screen, rendering them immobile but still able to be attacked. Cannot be used during boss fights.
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Claxy Potion
Makes Chuck temporarily run faster and jump higher.
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OozeO2 Potion
Makes Chuck temporarily reach farther and punch harder with his chest head.
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Coin
Used as credits for the bonus game.
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Extra Life
Gives the player an extra life. Runs from the statue after being released.
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Head
Gives Chuck his head, which is used as a projectile attack and protects Chuck from one enemy hit.
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Treasure
One of these items is hidden in the third round of each level. It must be found before Chuck can exit the round.

Levels

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Abdomainland

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El Beau Island

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Tibuland

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Armington

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Pumpington

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Last Leg Land

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Eyeland

Bonus Game

Bonus game

At the end of each level, there is a lottery minigame similar to amidakuji. The player places multiple Chucks on five pathways. The number of Chucks corresponds to the number of Coins found in the round. Multiple Chucks can be placed on the same pathway. Once they have all been placed, they walk up the path to the end, crossing whenever there is a juncture. Near the end is a moving maze, which the player can stop with C. Then the Chucks continue to the end of the path, which contains item prizes or a hole that Chuck falls into for no prize.

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
0000040000010000010000000000004.1.1 56MB 202001092020-01-09 [1] DecapAttack Android icon 411.png
Download.svg (info) (55.81 MB)
Google Android OS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 44MB 201901312019-01-31 [12] DecapAttack Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (43.64 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 43MB 201810312018-10-31 [13] DecapAttack Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (42.95 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 41MB 201808062018-08-06 [14] DecapAttack Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (41.21 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 39MB 201710252017-10-25 [15][16] DecapAttack Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (38.61 MB)
iOS
0000040000010000010000000000004.1.1 140.6MB 202001092020-01-09 [17]
iOS
0000020000000000020000000000002.0.2 147.9MB 201906032019-06-03 [18]
iOS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 201901312019-01-31 [17]
iOS
0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 201810312018-10-31 [17]
iOS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 130.5MB 201808062018-08-06 [19]
iOS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0 118MB 201710252017-10-25 [20]

Downloadable content

Main article: Decap Attack/Downloadable content.

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


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Decap Attack/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[21]
Consoles + (FR)
92
[22]
Console XS (UK) PAL
81
[23]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[24]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
50
[25]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
72
[26]
Game Mania (UK)
86
[27]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
92
[28]
Gamers (DE)
73
[29]
Games-X (UK)
70
[30]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
80
[31]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
85
[32]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-U
85
[33]
Joystick (FR)
88
[34]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
78
[35]
Mega (UK)
79
[36]
Mega Action (UK)
76
[37]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
85
[38]
MegaTech (UK)
82
[39]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
82
[40]
Player One (FR)
78
[41]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
93
[5]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
81
[42]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
81
[43]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
80
[44]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
68
[45]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
70
[3]
Video Games (DE)
70
[46]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
28 reviews

Decap Attack

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
DecapAttack MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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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. 1.0 1.1 Google Play (com.sega.decapattack.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2020-05-02 23:14)
  2. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/CPV6hrGp_d4/m/9EpVhNiDfEcJ
  3. 3.0 3.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "December 1991" (US; 1991-1x-xx), page 78
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sega Power, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-04), page 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Power, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-05), page 36
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 https://steamdb.info/app/34318/ (Wayback Machine: 2016-09-14 02:55)
  7. http://steamdb.info/app/34318/ (Wayback Machine: 2016-09-14 02:55)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 http://steamdb.info/app/34318/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 20:37)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 https://steamdb.info/app/34318/history/?changeid=5755286
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 http://steamdb.info/app/34318/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-09-08 19:13)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/923569965764136960 (Wayback Machine: 2018-05-18 20:16)
  12. Google Play (com.sega.decapattack.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2019-04-08 21:33)
  13. APKPure (com.sega.decapattack.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2019-04-08 21:35)
  14. Google Play (com.sega.decapattack.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2018-10-15 23:59)
  15. Google Play (com.sega.decapattack.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2017-10-29 03:04)
  16. APKPure (com.sega.decapattack.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2018-08-01 01:03)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/decap-attack-classic/id1263095173 (Wayback Machine: 2020-06-09 22:41)
  18. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/decap-attack-classic/id1263095173 (Wayback Machine: 2019-10-21 02:01)
  19. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/decap-attack-classic/id1263095173?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2018-09-05 01:02)
  20. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/decap-attack-classic/id1263095173?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2017-10-29 03:09)
  21. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 56
  22. Consoles +, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-11-07), page 70
  23. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 128
  24. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 60
  25. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 305
  26. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 36
  27. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  28. GamePro, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 62
  29. Gamers, "Februar/März 1992" (DE; 1992-xx-xx), page 21
  30. Games-X, "17th-23rd October 1991" (UK; 1991-10-17), page 35
  31. Game Informer, "Fall 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 10
  32. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 54
  33. Joypad, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-11-19), page 90
  34. Joystick, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 128
  35. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  36. Mega, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-15), page 85
  37. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  38. Mega Force, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-11-19), page 78
  39. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
  40. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  41. Player One, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 100
  42. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 56
  43. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  44. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 78
  45. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 49
  46. Video Games, "4/91" (DE; 1991-12-06), page 30


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