Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote

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Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
1062
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Mega Hit)
$19.9919.99[3] 1062
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1062-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[5] 1062-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FDES05SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
BR
048100
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote is a Sega Mega Drive platform game developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega. Originally released in the United States in February 1995, the game is based on the 1948 cartoon characters Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.

Gameplay

Characters

Both Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote have a slightly different game to go through, having different items to collect and sharing some of the levels but having a completely different level order.

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Wile E. Coyote
Press A to leap, B to run, and C to jump. Hold down Down and walk to crawl.

Crates - Jump into one of these to obtain one of Wile E.'s famous gadgets, such as Rocket Shoes, Spring Shoes, a Jackhammer, a Flying Suit, and an Umbrella.
Road Runner - If you're able to catch him, he'll quickly run off-screen and leave behind six Stamps and a clock that will attract towards you.
Boulders - If you find any with dynamite, press down on the wooden box to blow it high. Run underneath it or jump on top of it to explore new places, though it'll quickly fall back the way it came.

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Road Runner
Press A to "meep meep", B to run, and C to jump. Hold down Down to peck and eat bird seed.

Boosters - Hit one of these to quickly fly forward at incredibly fast speeds.
Loops - Road Runner is fast enough to run around loops reminiscent of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Wile E. Coyote - If you see a crate, watch out, as Wile E. will pop out and try to grab you. If he catches you, you'll pay with a large portion of health. If you trick him into smashing into something however, he'll drop six Stamps and a clock that'll attract towards you.

Levels

Wile E. Coyote and RoadRunner have different second acts depending on the character. Playing as either will result in the first two stages being flipped; Wile E. gets Red Rock Rendezvous first, then Buttes and Ladders, while Road Runner gets the opposite.

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Red Rock Rendezvous

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Buttes and Ladders

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Choo Choo Terrain

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Karl's Bad Caverns

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Granite Gulch

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Grand Finale

Items

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Stamps
allow the player to reach a bonus stage after collecting a certain amount
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Health
adds to the player's health bar
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Turbo
gives the player a temporary speed boost
DD Time.PNG
Time
adds to the time limit at the bottom of the screen
DD WCHead.PNG
DD RRHead.PNG
Extra Life
gives the player an extra chance at completing the level

History

The game is developed by BlueSky Software, the company well known for making the Vectorman series. The player can play as either the Road Runner, who spends the game avoiding the Wile E.'s traps, or Wile E. Coyote, who spends the game attempting to catch the Road Runner.

The game was later released in North America as part of the Mega Hit Series.

Production credits

  • Producer: Tony Van
  • Assistant Producer: Greg Becksted
  • Project Manager: Jennifer Cleary
  • Lead Programmers: Barbara Michalec, Ron Thompson
  • Programming Team: Keith Freiheit, John Fulbright, Bonita Kane, Jason Weesner
  • Animation Team: Marty Davis, Drew Krevi, Amber Long
  • Background Art and Design Team: Jeff Jonas, Geoff Knobel, Amber Long, Mark Lorenzen, Brandan McDonald, Tom Moon, Jeff Remmer, John Roy, Rick Schmitz, Joe Shoopack
  • Sound and Music: Sam Powell
  • Test Leads: Gregg Vogt, Arnold Feener, Aaron Loichinger
  • Test Team: S.O.A. Test Staff
  • Marketing: France Tantiado
  • Special Thanks to: Rosie Crosgrove, John Crumlish, Jerry Huber, Rich Karpp, Chris Kreidel, Sharie Lynn, Willie Mancero, Laetitia May, Chuck Osieja, Catherine Sollecito, Jane Shrigley, Holly Stein

Magazine articles

Main article: Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #9: "Diciembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #23: "February/March 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #46: "Julio 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
81 №11, p78
46 [7]
Sega Mega Drive
64
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[8]
Consoles + (FR)
84
[9]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
37
[11]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
75
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 9 (RU)
80
[14]
Freak (IL)
84
[15]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
89
[16]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
79
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
75
[18]
Mega (UK) PAL
69
[19]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
55
[20]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
50
[21]
Player One (FR)
80
[22]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
55
[23]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
82
[24]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
50
[25]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
50
[26]
Video Games (DE) PAL
62
[27]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[28]
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
21 reviews

Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Desert Demolition MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Mega Hit Series)
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Cover
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Cart
Desert Demolition (Mega Hits) MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU (Silver)
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Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 c287343d
MD5 5372cdde9efb9f1009810663d62d0050
SHA-1 afc95f7ce66e30abbe10f8d5cd6b791407c7a0bc
1MB 1994-12 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b0ece758
MD5 e4416787ed2258103f68cfded85b4883
SHA-1 f081d9d1affee698efb00188c07443a4c64618b6
1016kB 1994-12-19 CD-R disc[29] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 573fabfb
MD5 eb5d701f3022340157f0026a995d08d4
SHA-1 6d32d81e1a7a06f0acf58af88a4c909621251576
1MB 1994-12-16 CD-R disc[30] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 5109736a
MD5 a243d22093e3ded04ac9a32e6587f96f
SHA-1 cbb8b864039f1bff4446086c6b44de468069093e
1016kB 1994-12-15 CD-R disc[31] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 39f9f304
MD5 c71e29afcc8bec7a9952656d1a85c083
SHA-1 1d6dd50944dd32d14cb83541ed33ef69479700c2
1016kB 1994-12-14 CD-R disc[32] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 375dee15
MD5 6716a1f018aaa5292ef0c772c9ad346d
SHA-1 c287b81ef983fe832bbd44155cd9a880985aa11c
1016kB 1994-12-13 CD-R disc[33] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 16f19283
MD5 36a69270e3bdf2ca18d234fa2bde21c4
SHA-1 e031ffd85b14507ef5833f4b854ceb2e522f9fa7
1MB 1994-12-12 CD-R disc[34] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 5dad49d7
MD5 7ea6cada4b6f8216c9f7273c15d42f84
SHA-1 f7dbf2b88ac9f36eb7cc34ba3f61024dc1754772
947kB 1994-12-12 CD-R disc[35] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 69aaeab6
MD5 d3a3fe7ee633f7d0d455116f0d42fd74
SHA-1 781d636634da8d41addd28c9e34367dacda38576
1016kB 1994-12-08 CD-R disc[36] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d27fe9e5
MD5 2db2387fdae191fbfed286da5ebdc509
SHA-1 355c55039490a4ed882506327d61ec40e583ca12
949kB 1994-12-06 CD-R disc[37] Page

References

  1. GamePro, "March 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 148
  2. VideoGames, "February 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 54
  3. 4.0 4.1 Sega Magazine, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-15), page 92
  4. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-30), page 38
  5. Sega Visions, "May 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 81
  6. Sega Magazine, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-15), page 92/93 (92)
  7. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 192
  8. Consoles +, "Mars 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 106
  9. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 62
  10. Computer & Video Games, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-03-15), page 101
  11. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "April 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 78
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 34
  13. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 9, "" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 95
  14. Freak, "5/95" (IL; 1995-xx-xx), page 1
  15. GameFan, "Volume 3, Issue 3: March 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 18
  16. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 4 April 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 50
  17. GamePro, "April 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 44
  18. Mega, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-28), page 48
  19. Mega Fun, "03/95" (DE; 1995-02-22), page 79
  20. Next Generation, "April 1995" (US; 1995-03-21), page 96
  21. Player One, "Mars 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 98
  22. Sega Power, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-03-16), page 56
  23. Sega Pro, "Easter 1995" (UK; 1995-03-23), page 38
  24. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 51
  25. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 49
  26. Video Games, "3/95" (DE; 1995-02-23), page 92
  27. VideoGames, "April 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 66
  28. http://hiddenpalace.org/Desert_Demolition_(Dec_19,_1994_prototype)
  29. http://hiddenpalace.org/Desert_Demolition_(Dec_16,_1994_prototype)
  30. http://hiddenpalace.org/Desert_Demolition_(Dec_15,_1994_prototype)
  31. http://hiddenpalace.org/Desert_Demolition_(Dec_14,_1994_prototype)
  32. http://hiddenpalace.org/Desert_Demolition_(Dec_13,_1994_prototype)
  33. http://hiddenpalace.org/Desert_Demolition_(Dec_12,_1994_prototype_B)
  34. http://hiddenpalace.org/Desert_Demolition_(Dec_12,_1994_prototype)
  35. http://hiddenpalace.org/Desert_Demolition_(Dec_8,_1994_prototype)
  36. http://hiddenpalace.org/Desert_Demolition_(Dec_6,_1994_prototype)


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