Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!

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Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
GEMS
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9949.99[2] 1035
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1035
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4][5]
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
AS
Sega Game Gear
US
$34.9534.95[7] 2429
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Game Gear
BR
075270

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Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! is a Sega Mega Drive action platform game developed by Interactive Designs and published by Sega. First released in September 1992, it was later ported to the Sega Game Gear by the same developer the following year.

History

Conceptualized by Sega of America producer Michael Latham around characters from the obscure 1998 board game Surf Trip[8][9][10][11] (created by surfer Ric Green[12][13] and illustrated by American artist Cam de Leon[14][15][16][8]), Greendog was partly inspired by Latham’s experiences growing up in the Caribbean. While the producer had greater ambitions for the game's design, Sega of America’s marketing department were not as convinced, and Interactive Designs were only provided half the expected budget and a short five-month development cycle.[17]

Legacy

The game's perceived attitude has seen it become the star of community parody, notably seeing a resurgence in popularity thanks to YouTube personality Joe Redifer of Game Sack. First appearing in episode 154, and being introduced with an eagerly 1990s-attitude-filled exclamation of “Green-DAAAWG”, Redifer’s exaggerated pronunciation has become associated with the game’s modern identity.

In February 2017, the Game Gear version was ported to the Master System by SMS Power! users BcnAbel76 and Revo.[18]

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Source:
In-game credits[19]


Source:
US manual[20]

Game Gear version

Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Television advertisements

US TV advert
UK TV advert

Print advertisements

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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #6: "Octubre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Video Games (DE) #1992-11: "11/92" (1992-10-28)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #7: "Noviembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #14: "Noviembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Force (SE) #1992-02: "2/92" (1992-11-19)
also published in:

Photo gallery

Ric Green's "Surf Trip The Board Game"

Autographed copy of Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!

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Physical scans

Mega Drive version

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)
60
[23]
Consoles + (FR)
70
[24]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[25]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US)
84
[26]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
65
[27]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
60
[28]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
40
[29]
Excalibur (CZ)
70
[30]
GameFan (US)
72
[31]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
98
[2]
Game Informer (US)
85
[32]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
89
[33]
Joypad (FR)
88
[34]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-U
90
[35]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
70
[36]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
70
[37]
Mega (UK) PAL
57
[38]
Mega Force (FR)
85
[39]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
73
[40]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
56
[41]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
49
[4]
Player One (FR)
90
[42]
Play Time (DE)
73
[43]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
68
[44]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
82
[45]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
80
[46]
Sega Force (SE)
81
[47]
Sega Force (UK)
72
[48]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-U
71
[49]
Supergame (BR)
71
[6]
Supersonic (FR)
78
[50]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
70
[51]
User (GR) PAL
82
[52]
Video Games (DE)
63
[53]
Sega Mega Drive
72
Based on
34 reviews

Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!

Mega Drive, US
Greendog MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Greendog MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (alt)

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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
Greendog MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Greendog MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Greendog MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Greendog MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, UK
Greendog MD UK Box Cover.jpg
Cover
Greendog MD US Cart Alt.jpg
Cart
Greendog MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, PT
Greendog MD PT cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
Greendog MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
Greendog MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AS
Greendog MD AS Box.jpg
Cover
Greendog MD AS Cart.jpg
Cart
Greendog MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
75
[7]
Sega Game Gear
75
Based on
1 review

Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, BR
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Cover
Greendog GG BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 c4820a03
MD5 12199da6628b92c9bbd59460ae602a8c
SHA-1 fe47514e9aeecabaed954a65d7241079dfec3d9e
512kB 1992-06 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 f27925b0
MD5 e6c364fce0f71a9eb9e5474cd84c2067
SHA-1 b5bf962000636bb1cbdf134759baa1e25b25d097
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

External links

References

  1. Sega Visions, "August/September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 64
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "November 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 56
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 26
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 64
  5. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 40
  6. 6.0 6.1 Supergame, "Dezembro 1992" (BR; 1992-12-xx), page 38
  7. 7.0 7.1 GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 206
  8. 8.0 8.1 File:Trademark Surf Trip Reg Nº 1558214 1989-09-26 (United States Patent and Trademark Office).pdf
  9. https://www3.wipo.int/branddb/en/showData.jsp?ID=USTM.73776203
  10. File:TheOrangeCountyRegister US 1989-04-10 page 55.png
  11. Press Release: 1989-09-21: RETAILING : Every Dog Has His Day, and Star of Surfer Board Game Is No Exception
  12. 12.0 12.1 Sega Visions, "June/July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 83
  13. https://archive.vn/8faRy/273669b08895cd9a49a9455723ce44323324691c.jpg
  14. https://i.ibb.co/h2mjjrS/53870696-2021991671438060-5926669708217267020-n.jpg (archive.today)
  15. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/surf-trip-board-game-1988-artwork-cam-1831285370 (archive.today)
  16. File:SurfTripInc Registration 1988-06-14 (California Secretary of State).pdf
  17. K Horowitz (2016). Playing at the Next Level: A History of American Sega Games
  18. https://www.smspower.org/Hacks/Greendog-GG-GG2SMS
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjKGdI0egEk
  20. File:Greendog_MD_US_Manual.pdf, page 9
  21. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 46
  22. Sega Force, "1/93" (SE; 1993-01-14), page 35
  23. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 132
  24. Consoles +, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 86
  25. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 96
  26. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "October 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 73
  27. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 30
  28. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 320
  29. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 54
  30. Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1993-09-10), page 33
  31. GameFan, "Volume 1, Issue 1: October 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 6
  32. Game Informer, "September/October 1992" (US; 1992-0x-xx), page 6
  33. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 100
  34. Joypad, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-xx), page 68
  35. Joystick, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 158
  36. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 24
  37. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  38. Mega, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-15), page 50
  39. Mega Force, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 80
  40. Mega Fun, "09/92" (DE; 1992-09-22), page 35
  41. MegaTech, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-20), page 42
  42. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 62
  43. Play Time, "12/92" (DE; 1992-11-04), page 90
  44. Sega Power, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-01), page 28
  45. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 36
  46. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  47. Sega Force, "1/93" (SE; 1993-01-14), page 14
  48. Sega Force, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 56
  49. Supergame, "Novembro 1992" (BR; 1992-11-xx), page 22
  50. Supersonic, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 10
  51. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 83
  52. User, "Ioúnios 1993" (GR; 1993-0x-xx), page 48
  53. Video Games, "11/92" (DE; 1992-10-28), page 48


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