Ground Zero Texas

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Ground Zero Texas
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft
Developer:
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
US
$59.9559.95[2] T-93145
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega-CD
EU
T-93145-50
BBFC: Suitable for 15 years and over (15)
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.9944.99[6] T-93145-50
BBFC: Suitable for 15 years and over (15)
Sega Mega-CD
AU
$105.95105.95[7]

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Ground Zero Texas is a Sega Mega-CD game. It relies heavily on full-motion video.

A Japanese version was planned[8], but not released. It was removed from schedules between August[9] and September of 1995.[10]

Gameplay

Ground Zero Texas follows a similar format to Digital Pictures' previous titles Night Trap and Double Switch, in which the player moves between four stationary cameras in locations around a town. However, rather than simply pressing a button to activate traps, the player controls a crosshair and is tasked with shooting aliens disguised as humans, as well as attempting to avoid damage.

Unlike previous titles Ground Zero Texas has an element of randomisation as to where enemies will appear. The core structure of the game always plays out the same, however (lasting just under an hour in total).

There are also pseudo on-rails segments.

Despite the nature of the game, Ground Zero Texas does not support any form of light gun and so must be played with a traditional control pad.

History

Development

Shooting for Ground Zero Texas took roughly three weeks, with about 110 minutes of footage taken in total[11]. A set was constructed in the desert North of Los Angeles, with a final production bill costing over $3 million USD[11].

Production credits

  • Created and Produced By: Digital Pictures, Inc.
  • Executive Producer: Tom Zito
  • Director: Dwight H. Little
  • Producers: Oliver Fuselier, Amanda Lathrourm
  • Original Concept: Ken Melville
  • Story: Edward Neumeier, Joshua Stallings
  • Screenplay: Alan B. McElroy
  • Interactive Design: Amanda Lathrourm, Mark Klein, Gene Kusmiak
  • Computer Graphics: Cuyler Gee
  • Computer Animation: Joshua Solomon
  • Computer Programming: Gene Kusmiak
  • Digital Pictures Lead Tester: Ken Brink, Jr.
  • Sega Test Manager: Steve Patterson
  • Sega Lead Testers: Tony Lynch, Darin Johnston
  • Sega Testers: Dusty Bedford, Steve Bourdet, Mark Fabela, Richie Hideshima, Jason Kuo, Heather Meigs, Sam Saliba, Gregg Vogt
  • Sega Product Manager: Dean Fox
  • Sega Staff Producer: Chris Bankston
  • Special Thanks: Charlie Ogden, Lode Coen, Dale Barcellos, Riley R. Russell III
  • Cast:
    • Reece: Steve Eastin
    • Disalvo: Leslie Harter
    • Pike: Scott Lawrence
    • Breen: Christopher Bradley
    • Mathews: Ricky Aiello
Source:
US manual
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Magazine articles

Main article: Ground Zero Texas/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #17: "February/March 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Console Mania (IT) PAL
90
[13]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[6]
Edge (UK)
50
[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[15]
Freak (IL)
92
[16]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
47
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
78
[2]
Gamers (DE)
40
[18]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
75
[19]
Gamestar (AU)
89
[20]
Hyper (AU)
90
[21]
Joypad (FR) PAL
91
[22]
Joypad (HU)
90
[23]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
82
[24]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
84
[25]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
93
[26]
Mega Force (FR)
91
[27]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
76
[28]
Mega Machines (UK) PAL
91
[29]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
79
[30]
Mega Power (UK) PAL
83
[31]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
85
[32]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
84
[33]
Megazone (AU)
93
[34]
Player One (FR)
82
[35]
Play Time (DE) PAL
73
[36]
Power Up! (UK)
86
[37]
Power Unlimited (NL)
88
[38]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
68
[39]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
91
[40]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
89
[41]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
85
[42]
Sega Force (SE)
92
[43]
Todo Sega (ES)
89
[44]
Tricks (RU)
74
[45]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
73
[46]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[47]
Sega Mega-CD
81
Based on
37 reviews

Ground Zero Texas

Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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Disc 1
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Disc 2
Groundzerotexas mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
GroundZeroTexas MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, EU
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Cover
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Disc 1
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Disc 2

Technical information

Main article: Ground Zero Texas/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
632,854,992 CD-ROM (EU) T-93145-50 (disc 1)
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
603,391,488 CD-ROM (EU) T-93145-50 (disc 2)
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
632,295,216 CD-ROM (US) T-93145 (disc 1)
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
602,330,736 CD-ROM (US) T-93145 (disc 2)

References

  1. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/hSdoIYf_SDg/m/2ePHYUjl27YJ
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "March 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 62
  3. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1994-02-14), page 4
  4. File:LiverpoolEcho_UK_1994-02-26_14.png
  5. File:DailyMirror UK 1994-02-18 13.jpg
  6. 6.0 6.1 Computer & Video Games, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 38
  7. Gamestar, "June 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 63
  8. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1995" (JP; 1994-12-08), page 83
  9. Sega Saturn Magazine, "August 1995" (JP; 1995-07-07), page 89
  10. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  11. 11.0 11.1 Edge, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 69
  12. File:Groundzerotexas mcd us manual.pdf, page 22
  13. Console Mania, "Marzo 1994" (IT; 1994-0x-xx), page 60
  14. Edge, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 68
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 40
  16. Freak, "3/94" (IL; 1994-xx-xx), page 1
  17. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 2 February 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 84
  18. Gamers, "März/April 1994" (DE; 1994-03-04), page 46
  19. GamesMaster, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 61
  20. Gamestar, "June 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 62
  21. Hyper, "March 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 50
  22. Joypad, "Février 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 74
  23. Joypad, "1/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 14
  24. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-xx-xx), page 20
  25. Mega, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 30
  26. Mega Action, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 40
  27. Mega Force, "Février 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 122
  28. Mega Fun, "03/94" (DE; 1994-02-23), page 118
  29. Mega Machines, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-03), page 32
  30. Mega Play, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 49
  31. Mega Power, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 46
  32. MegaTech, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 16
  33. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 72
  34. Megazone, "March 1994" (AU; 1994-02-23), page 34
  35. Player One, "Février 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 82
  36. Play Time, "4/94" (DE; 1994-03-09), page 152
  37. Power Up!, "Saturday, February 26, 1994" (UK; 1994-02-26), page 1
  38. Power Unlimited, "Jaargang 2, Nummer 3, Maart 1994" (NL; 1994-02-23), page 46
  39. Sega Magazine, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 96
  40. Sega Power, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-03), page 40
  41. Sega Pro, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 38
  42. Sega Zone, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 60
  43. Sega Force, "3/94" (SE; 1994-03-29), page 20
  44. Todo Sega, "Marzo 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 82
  45. Tricks, "3/95" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 14
  46. Video Games, "3/94" (DE; 1994-02-23), page 72
  47. VideoGames, "March 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 79


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