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: 15
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.9944.99[4] T-93145-50
BBFC: 15
Sega Mega-CD
AU
$105.95105.95[5]

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

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[6]. A set was constructed in the desert North of Los Angeles, with a final production bill costing over $3 million USD[6].

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)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[4]
Edge (UK)
50
[7]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[8]
Freak (IL)
92
[9]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
47
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
78
[2]
Gamers (DE)
40
[11]
GamesMaster (UK)
75
[12]
Gamestar (AU)
89
[13]
Joypad (FR) PAL
91
[14]
Joypad (HU)
90
[15]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
82
[16]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
84
[17]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
93
[18]
Mega Force (FR)
91
[19]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
76
[20]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
79
[21]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
85
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
84
[23]
Player One (FR)
82
[24]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
68
[25]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
91
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
89
[27]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
85
[28]
Tricks (RU)
74
[29]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[30]
Sega Mega-CD
79
Based on
26 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
GroundZeroTexas MCD EU Disc1.jpg
Disc 1
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Disc 2

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
632,854,992 CD (EU) T-93145-50 (disc 1)
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
603,391,488 CD (EU) T-93145-50 (disc 2)
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
632,295,216 CD (US) T-93145 (disc 1)
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
602,330,736 CD (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. File:LiverpoolEcho_UK_1994-02-26_14.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 38
  5. Gamestar, "June 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 63
  6. 6.0 6.1 Edge, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 69
  7. Edge, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 68
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 40
  9. Freak, "3/94" (IL; 1994-xx-xx), page 1
  10. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 2 February 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 84
  11. Gamers, "März 1994" (DE; 1994-03-04), page 46
  12. GamesMaster, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 61
  13. Gamestar, "June 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 62
  14. Joypad, "Février 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 74
  15. Joypad, "1/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 14
  16. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-xx-xx), page 20
  17. Mega, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 30
  18. Mega Action, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 40
  19. Mega Force, "Février 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 122
  20. Mega Fun, "03/94" (DE; 1994-02-23), page 118
  21. Mega Play, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 49
  22. MegaTech, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 16
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 72
  24. Player One, "Février 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 82
  25. Sega Magazine, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 96
  26. Sega Power, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-03), page 40
  27. Sega Pro, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 38
  28. Sega Zone, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 60
  29. Tricks, "3/95" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 14
  30. VideoGames, "March 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 79