KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child

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Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Gathering of Developers (US), Take 2 Interactive (Europe)
Developer:
Original system(s): Windows PC
Publisher(s) of original games: Gathering of Developers
Developer(s) of original games: Third Law Interactive
Peripherals supported: Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.9949.99[2] T-41901N
ESRB: Mature 17+
Sega Dreamcast
EU
T-40506D-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
DE
T-40506D-50
USK: 16
Sega Dreamcast
ES
T-40506D-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
FR
T-40506D-50
SELL: 16+
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.9939.99[4][5] T-40506D-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
AU
Non-Sega versions

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KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child is a Sega Dreamcast first-person shooter developed by Tremor Entertainment. Based on the 1997 American comic book Kiss: Psycho Circus (in turn based on the popular hard rock band Kiss), it was first published in the United States by Gathering of Developers on October 29, 2001, the day before Halloween, and was later brought to Europe by Take 2 Interactive the following January.

Plot

Kiss: Psycho Circus features the adventures of a Kiss tribute band who find themselves suddenly endowed with supernatural abilities.

History

An online deathmatch mode was planned for the North American version of Kiss: Psycho Circus, but was ultimately scrapped.[10][11].

Magazine articles

Main article: KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Next Level (AR) #19: "Agosto 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #7: "September/October 2000" (2000-08-01)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 Konzol (HU)
90
[12]
Bonus (SCG) PAL
72
[13]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
80
[14]
Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
60
[15]
DC-UK (UK) PAL
60
[5]
Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
40
[16]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
67
[17]
Dreamplanet (ES)
70
[18]
Dreamzone (FR) PAL
68
[19]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
20
[20]
Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
62
[21]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
72
[22]
Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
75
[23]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
70
[24]
Neo Plus (PL)
60
[25]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
40
[26]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) NTSC-U
50
[2]
Playbox (FR) PAL
78
[27]
Revista Oficial Dreamcast (ES)
30
[28]
Strana Igr (RU)
75
[29]
Video Games (DE) PAL
77
[30]
Sega Dreamcast
63
Based on
21 reviews

KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
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Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
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Cover
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Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-11-28 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-11-03 GD-R Page

References

  1. http://www.ebworld.com/ebx/categories/newReleases/morenr-DC.asp (Wayback Machine: 2000-11-09 20:26)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Official Dreamcast Magazine, "February 2001" (US; 2000-12-26), page 82
  3. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk:80/detProd.asp?ProductCode=3729 (Wayback Machine: 2001-05-30 23:20)
  4. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "February 2001" (UK; 2001-01-04), page 85
  5. 5.0 5.1 DC-UK, "January 2001" (UK; 2000-12-14), page 62
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.amazon.fr:80/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/size=20&store-name=videogames&index=video-games-fr&field-manufacturer=Take+2+Interactive/ (Wayback Machine: 2001-12-17 00:30)
  7. http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004Z4PL (Wayback Machine: 2005-03-06 08:16)
  8. http://www.centromail.es/top/ficha.asp?codmail=16378&codprov= (Wayback Machine: 2001-09-17 15:48)
  9. http://www.gameswarehouse.com.au/DRCnew.asp (Wayback Machine: 2002-01-01 22:11)
  10. Press release: 2000-05-11: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.'s Gathering of Developers Returns to the Promised Lot At This Year's Electronic Entertainment Expo
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 2000" (US; 2000-10-30), page 34
  12. 576 Konzol, "Május 2001" (HU; 2001-xx-xx), page 32
  13. Bonus, "1/2001" (SCG; 2001-02-25), page 46
  14. Consoles +, "Février 2001" (FR; 2001-0x-xx), page 80
  15. Dreamcast Monthly, "January 2001" (UK; 2000-12-21), page 68
  16. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Mai/Juin 2001" (FR; 2001-xx-xx), page 66
  17. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 17" (UK; 2000-12-28), page 70
  18. Dreamplanet, "Abril 2001" (ES; 2001-03-15), page 44
  19. Dreamzone, "Février 2001" (FR; 2001-xx-xx), page 104
  20. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 2001" (US; 2001-01-09), page 130
  21. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 110
  22. Fun Generation, "01/2001" (DE; 2000-12-20), page 41
  23. Gamers' Republic, "January 2001" (US; 2000-12-20), page 68
  24. MAN!AC, "01/2000" (DE; 2000-12-06), page 84
  25. Neo Plus, "Luty 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 45
  26. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "February 2001" (UK; 2001-01-04), page 84
  27. Playbox, "Mars 2001" (FR; 2001-0x-xx), page 32
  28. Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Abril 2001" (ES; 2001-xx-xx), page 48
  29. Strana Igr, "Avgust 2000 2/2" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 46
  30. Video Games, "01/2001" (DE; 2000-12-06), page 92


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