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Fido Dido

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Fido Dido
Publisher: Kaneko
Developer: Teeny Weeny Games, Krisalis Software (sound)
Planned release date: 1993-11[1], 1994-04[2]
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action
State before cancellation: Late in development
Status of prototype(s): Prototype dumped
Sound driver: Krisalis/Shaun Hollingworth

Fido Dido is an unreleased Sega Mega Drive game based on the character and former mascot of 7-Up, Fido Dido. It was developed by Teeny Weeny Games and was set to be published by Kaneko in 1993.

Despite the game being reportedly finished, Fido Dido was cancelled for unknown reasons, though a ROM of the complete game has since been dumped. Pirated versions of the game have also been spotted, and its widespread circulation frequently leads to the misconception this game was officially released. Fido Dido even got to the stage where it was given cover art in the US and rated by Sega's Videogame Rating Council (as GA). It was also demonstrated at CES 1993.

The reasoning behind Fido Dido's cancellation is unknown, however it was around this time when 7-Up changed their mascot to Cool Spot, which may have been a factor. Furthermore, Kaneko's US arm was closed during this period, leading to the cancellation of other games such as Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill. There was also reportedly a SNES version in development, though this has yet to be unearthed.

A UK version said to be "out now" was reviewed in the Easter 1994 issue of Sega Pro magazine.

Password

Level Password
Level 2 ALLISFAIR
Level 3 SOFTWAREWOLF
Level 4 BONETOPICK
Level 5 FEAROFFLYING
Level 6 SINCORSWIM
Ending YIPPIEEAYEAY

Production credits

  • Production from Kaneko: Jeff Hill
  • Director, casting, editing, design and production: Angela Sutherland
  • Principal programmer: Paul Laidlaw
  • Sets, characters and wardrobe: Paul Mitchell
  • Assistant programmer: Brian Rogers
  • Key grips, assistant graphics and testing: Guillaume Camus
  • Music converted by: Matt Furniss
Source: In-game credits


Artwork

Magazine articles

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73 №56, p57[3]
55 №21, p41[4]
82 №26
75 №56, p62
83 №31, p58/59
74 №1, p33[5]
Sega Mega Drive
74
Based on
6 reviews

Main article: Fido Dido/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 051.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #51: "October 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[6]

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1 fa69728de541321a5d55fd2c11ce8222d7daac45
1MB 1993-10 Download.svg (382 kB) i

References