Hurricanes

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Hurricanes
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: U.S. Gold
Developer:
Licensor: DIC Animation City, Scottish Television
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
1-2
Sega Game Gear
1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
EU
79136-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
UK
79136-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FHUR00SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-79138-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Game Gear
PT
GGJ79138
Sega Game Gear
UK
T-79138-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK

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Hurricanes is a 1994 platformer for various systems, including the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear, by U.S. Gold based on DiC's Hurricanes cartoon. The MD and GG versions were only released in Europe (a SNES port developed by Probe Software was released in the US). Each version has different levels.

Gameplay

Instead of being a soccer simulator, the game is a platformer similar to Marko's Magic Football: you play as one of the players on the fictional Hurricanes football team as they use their football to destroy enemies through various platforming levels. C/1 kicks and A/2 jumps. The ball will always come back to you after you kick it.

In the Game Gear version, you play as the American player Cal, and the goal of each stage is to collect a certain amount of items to open up the exit to the next level (which is represented by a flag with the Hurricanes logo on it.) There are 12 stages which include a forest, an Incan temple, a mountain, and a locker room. After completing the game, you are treated to a one-screen ending with Winston Honeychurch saying, "You Win!" followed by the credits.

The Mega Drive version consists of 5 episodes (worlds), each with three stages. Also, four of the Hurricanes are playable and can be selected for each episode; Cal, Hiro, Amanda, and Rude. However, the characters only differ in appearance and have no different attributes (like jumping higher, running faster, etc.) Unlike the Game Gear version, you don't need to collect items to open up the exit. You just need to get to the end of the level and touch the golden Hurricanes logo. At the end of each episode is a boss (and a sub-boss in the second level of the game).

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Produced by: Arc Developments
  • Programming by: Derrick Owens
  • Graphics by: Darren Wakeman, Carl Entwistle, Craig Davison, Paul Walker, Gary Tonge
  • Level Mapping: Martin Smith, Carl Entwistle
  • Sprite Mapping: Martin Smith
  • Quality Control: Patrick Toner, Rude McKen, John Griffiths
  • Music Composer (uncredited): Andi McGinty


Game Gear version

  • Produced by: Arc Developments
  • Programming by: John Barber, Byron Nilsson
  • Graphics by: Darren Wakeman, Carl Entwistle, Craig Davison, Gary Noden, Paul Walker
  • Music by: Andi McGinty


Promotional material

Main article: Hurricanes/Promotional material.

Magazine articles

Main article: Hurricanes/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

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1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[5]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3 (RU)
80
[6]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
50
[7]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
68
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[8]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
42
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[9]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
60
[10]
Todo Sega (ES)
73
[11]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
63
[12]
Video Games (DE) PAL
63
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[13]
Sega Mega Drive
59
Based on
9 reviews

Hurricanes

Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover

Game Gear version

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Mega Fun (DE) PAL
34
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[14]
Player One (FR) PAL
72
[15]
Sega Game Gear
53
Based on
2 reviews

Hurricanes

Game Gear, EU
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Cover
Hurricanes GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Hurricanes GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, PT
Hurricanes GG PT back.jpgNospine.pngHurricanes GG PT front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

Main article: Hurricanes/Technical information.

References

  1. File:Hurricanes GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. Sega Magazine, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 28
  3. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1994-08-15), page 19
  4. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1994-08-15), page 19
  5. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 138
  6. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 119
  7. MAN!AC, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-09), page 92
  8. MAN!AC, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-09), page 52
  9. MAN!AC, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-09), page 100
  10. Sonic the Comic, "17th February 1995" (UK; 1995-02-04), page 10
  11. Todo Sega, "Abril 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 48
  12. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 87
  13. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 94
  14. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 80
  15. Player One, "Mars 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 107


Hurricanes

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Videos:
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Events:
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