Ground Zero Texas

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

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
$59.95[1] T-93145
Sega Mega-CD
£44.99[2] T-93145-50
Sega Mega-CD
?F T-93145-50
Sega Mega-CD
DM ? T-93145-50
Sega Mega-CD
?Ptas T-93145-50
Sega Mega-CD
$105.95[4] ?

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


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.



Shooting for Ground Zero Texas took roughly three weeks, with about 110 minutes of footage taken in total[5]. A set was constructed in the desert North of Los Angeles, with a final production bill costing over $3 million USD[5].

Magazine articles

Main article: Ground Zero Texas/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


GamePro US 054.pdfGamePro US 054.pdfGamePro US 054.pdf

Print advert in
GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)

SegaVisions US 17.pdf

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

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №148, p38-39[2]
50 №6, p68/69
78 №56, p60[1]
75 №15, p61
91 №28, p74/75/76
82 №20, p20/21
84 №17, p30/31
85 №26
84 №17, p72-74[6]
82 №39, p82/83/84
68 №3, p96/97
91 №52, p40/41
89 №29, p38/39
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
13 reviews

Mega-CD, US
GroundZeroTexas MCD US Box Back.jpgGroundZeroTexas MCD US Box Front.jpg
GroundZeroTexas MCD US Disc1.jpg
Disc 1
GroundZeroTexas MCD US Disc2.jpg
Disc 2
Groundzerotexas mcd us manual.pdf
GroundZeroTexas MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, EU
GroundZeroTexas MCD EU Box Back.jpgGroundZeroTexas MCD EU Box Front.jpg
GroundZeroTexas MCD EU Disc1.jpg
Disc 1
GroundZeroTexas MCD EU Disc2.jpg
Disc 2


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 056.pdf, page 62
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 148.pdf, page 38
  3. File:SegaForceMega UK 07.pdf, page 8
  4. File:Gamestar AU 01.pdf, page 63
  5. 5.0 5.1 File:Edge UK 006.pdf, page 69
  6. File:MeanMachinesSega17UK.pdf, page 72