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Metal Head

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Metal Head
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega 32X
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
JP
¥7,800 GM-4008
Sega 32X
US
$? 84511
Sega 32X
UK
£49.99[2] 84511-50
Sega 32X
FR
?F 84511-50
Sega 32X
DE
DM ? 84511-50
Sega 32X
ES
?Ptas 84511-50
Sega 32X
AU
$99.95Media:NewReleasesCatalogueApril-May1995AU.pdf[4] FMET01SXC
Sega 32X
BR
R$? 152060
Sega 32X
AS
? 84511



Metal Head (メタルヘッド) is a Sega 32X action game developed and published by Sega.

Gameplay

Metal Head is an early first-person shooter, in which the player controls a bipedal mech tasked with destroying enemies on the map. It is one of the few 32X games to take place in a full 3D environment (with textured polygons), though comes at the expense of relatively low draw distances and frame rates (averaging between 10FPS and 12FPS during gameplay). There is also a large amount of digitized speech.

History

Development

Metal Head was first announced in mid-1994, although at the time the game was in a very early state of production, with the only available footage being pre-rendered scenes and technical demos. It was originally planned to be a launch title for the 32X, however a series of troubles put the game back a few months until early 1995.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits


Source: US manual creditsMedia:Metalhead 32x us manual.pdf[5]


Magazine articles

Main article: Metal Head/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SSM JP 19950301 1995-03.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP)

#1995-03: "March 1995" (1995-02-08)


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HobbyConsolas ES 043.pdfHobbyConsolas ES 043.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES)

#43: "Abril 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
56 №7, p126-129[6]
87 №160, p90/91[3]
60 №4/95, p45[7]
60 №69, p60[8]
78 №27, p68
80 №10, p14
67 №4/95, p46[9]
87 №29, p30-32
82 №39, p78/79
75 №4/95, p76-78[10]
87 №29, p66-68[11]
40 №4, p90[12]
72 №53, p103
87 №14, p80/81
76 №65, p57
80 №43, p48/49
71 №5, p79
69 №4/95, p89[13]
Sega 32X
73
Based on
18 reviews

32X, US
MetalHead 32X US Box Back.jpgMetalHead 32X US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Metal Head 32X US cart.jpg
Cart
Metalhead 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
MetalHead 32X EU Box Back.jpgMetalHead 32X EU Box Spine.jpgMetalHead 32X EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Metal Head 32X EU cart.jpg
Cart
32X, JP
Metalhead 32x jp backcover.jpgMetalhead MD JP BoxSpine.jpgMetalhead 32x jp frontcover.jpg
Cover
Metalhead MD JP CartTop.jpg
Metal Head 32X JP cart.jpg
Cart
MetalHead 32X JP manual.pdf
Manual
32X, BR
MetalHead 32X BR Box.jpg
Cover
MetalHead 32X BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Metalhead 32x br manual.pdf
Manual
32X, Asia
MetalHead 32X Asia Box Back.jpgMetalHead 32X Asia Box Spine.jpgMetal Head 32X AS box front.jpg
Cover
MetalHead 32X Asia Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32 BF9B8376
MD5 5AB011DAE907F77E68EB764BEC3870D8
SHA-1 2A7767024E23B55FE193D586A96A3BA3C92E7EA8
3MB Cartridge (EU)
Sega 32X
CRC32 EF5553FF
MD5 03CC5D7549D71BA4E9DDC1BEAE3805FB
SHA-1 4E872FBB44ECB2BD730ABD8CC8F32F96B10582C0
3MB Cartridge (JP/US)

References