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Publisher: Buena Vista Interactive
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-239056
Sega Mega Drive
R$? 047200

Gargoyles is an action game for the Sega Mega Drive made in 1995 by Buena Vista Interactive made to tie in with the Gargoyles television series created by Buena Vista for Disney (though the Disney name is nowhere to be found on the actual game).

In the game, you control Goliath, leader of the Manhattan Clan of Gargoyles, who can run, charge (B while running), climb walls (C to jump on; you automatically grab on), punch (B) and throw (A) objects, jump (C), and hover in midair for two seconds (C twice). You can charge in midair to break through the floor or charge through walls which can be broken.

The game uses the MC68000's tas (test and set) opcode to do condition-related things (exactly what is unknown; TODO). tas runs in a different way from other CPUs, and for some unknown reason the Genesis is wired differently (what exactly si going on is unknown; TODO). The designers of the Genesis 3 overlooked this, and for some unknown reason, the game will not run on this model, making it the only game not to run on the Genesis 3 due to something other than additional hardware not being supported.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
2 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, US (cardboard)

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Mega Drive, BR
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2d965364
MD5 182b253e376b3ed4c51be1f87a95aa29
SHA-1 2b76764ca1e5a26e406e42c5f8dbd5b8df915522
3MB 1995-09 Cartridge (US)