Kolibri

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Kolibri
System(s): Sega 32X
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS (Novotrade)
Genre: Shoot-'em-up

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
US
$59.9559.95[1] 84518
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega 32X
EU
84518-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
DE
DM 129.00129.00 84518-50
Sega 32X
AU
OFLC: G
Sega 32X
BR
R$89.9989.99 152150
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

Kolibri is a shooter created by Ed Annunziata, developed by Novotrade, and published by Sega for the Sega 32X. It is noted for being a rather unusual side-scrolling shooter, as it features a realistic-looking hummingbird as its main character—it possesses special powers granted to it by a crystal from deep inside the earth. "Kolibri" is the word or root word for hummingbird in several European languages.

Story

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Hummingbirds

Long ago, a crystal from outer space embedded itself in the Earth and started creating life. Soon another, similar crystal crashed to Earth and started to destroy what the first crystal had created and sap away its strength. Before being destroyed, the crystal gave a lone hummingbird its power. It is up to this hummingbird to save the Earth.

Gameplay

Kolibri is a shooter game where the player controls a hummingbird and faces malignant insects and other creatures. Kolibri can move around in all directions with the D-pad and shoots with B, which can be held for continuous fire. By default, Kolibri maintains his direction of fire when the player moves back as long as the fire button is held; the player must stop firing to turn around. There is a setting to always fire in the direction that Kolibri is moving. Kolibri can dash in the direction of travel with C.

Most of the levels are free-roaming and allow Kolibri to explore in any direction. Like Ecco the Dolphin, many levels require solving puzzles to proceed. Many levels involve finding Wall Breaker Pods that allow Kolibri to break rock barriers with A. Some barriers must have objects pushed through them. Other levels involve clearing all the enemies in an area before being allowed access to the next area. There are also levels that are autoscrolling like a conventional shoot-'em-up. These levels can scroll both vertically and horizontally.

Kolibri can find Weapon Pods from destroyed enemies that change his weapon. There are several different weapons. Earth Crystals can be found in some of the levels that release Weapon Pods, allowing players to choose their preferred weapon. Kolibri's color changes depending on which weapon he has.

Kolibri starts with four hit points and loses one whenever he touches an enemy or an enemy projectile. The game has no HUD, but whenever Kolibri gains or loses health, his hit points are shown as miniature hummingbirds revolving around him. If he takes damage with no remaining hit points, he loses a life and starts over at the beginning of the level or at a Milestone checkpoint. There are numerous opponents and obstacles, such as toads, chameleons, and giant water drops, that can instantly kill Kolibri regardless of health remaining. There is no life system; player can retry levels as many times as desired. The player can find Life Pods that replenish a hit point (from destroying enemies or from feeding from pollen flowers with A in the early stages) and Rings that protect Kolibri from one additional hit. Kolibri retains his hit points from level to level, but if he loses a life, he starts over with only one. The game has a password system for continuing levels at a later time.

The player can choose between three difficulty levels (Easy, Normal, and Hard) and two bird speeds (Normal and Fast). There is also a cooperative two-player mode that allows two players to control two separate hummingbirds simultaneously. Both players are always on screen at the same time; the screen only moves if both players move together. One player continues to play if the other player loses a life, but the defeated hummingbird can be revived by finding a Hummingbird Pod.

Items

Ring
Surrounds Kolibri and shields him from one hit.
Life Pod
Restores one hit point, up to four.
Wall Breaker Pod
Allows Kolibri to break rock barriers with A.
Slow-Motion Pod
Slows both Kolibri and all enemies.
Energy Field Pod
Gives Kolibri a shield when A is held, then shoots out at enemies after the button is released. One energy shield is given per pod. Can be retained from level to level but lost when Kolibri loses a life.
Hummingbird Pod
Revives a fallen ally in 2-player games.
Earth Crystal
Drizzles out Weapon Pods for the player.
Milestone
Checkpoint where Kolibri is revived after losing a life.

Stages

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Introduction
The player must find a flower with no hummingbirds near it and feed from it with A. Kolibri is endowed with powers from the Earth Crystal and the game begins.

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Warning Signs

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Rescue

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Eruption

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Infestation

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Expiry

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Metastasis

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New Infection

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Deep Seeding

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Plains Infection

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Terra Lesion

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Terra Decay

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Cold Entrance

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Dark Cavity

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Dark Obstruction

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To the Light

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Infected Forest

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Old World Infection

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Penetration

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Extraction

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Remission

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
KOLIBRI is dedicated in memory of Angela Annunziatta
Source:
US manual[3]

Magazine articles

Main article: Kolibri/Magazine articles.

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)
70
[2]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[4]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
86
[5]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
63
[1]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
55
[6]
Hobby Consolas (ES) PAL
83
[7]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
58
[8]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
86
[9]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
75
[10]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
83
[11]
Player One (FR)
88
[12]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
83
[13]
Sega News (CZ)
100
[14]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
81
[15]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
87
[16]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
78
[17]
Sega 32X
78
Based on
16 reviews

Kolibri

32X, US
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Manual
32X, EU
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32X, FR (Blister pack)
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32X, PT

32X, AU
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Cart
32X, BR
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Kolibri 32x br manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
CRC32 20ca53ef
MD5 6af6207b1e67072a9104178130c61712
SHA-1 191ae0b525ecf32664086d8d748e0b35f776ddfe
3MB Cartridge (EU/US)

External links

  • Sega of America webpage: 32X

References


Kolibri

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