Metal Head

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Metal Head
System(s): Sega 32X
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS 68000
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Action Shooting[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
JP
¥7,8007,800 GM-4008
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega 32X
US
84511
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega 32X
EU
84511-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega 32X
UK
£59.9959.99[5][6] 84511-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega 32X
AU
$99.9599.95[7] FMET01SXC
OFLC: G8
Sega 32X
BR
152060
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
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.

Despite the US box claiming otherwise, Metal Head is a single player game.

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[8]

Magazine articles

Main article: Metal Head/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1995-03: "March 1995" (1995-02-08)
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Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #43: "Abril 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 [9]
Sega 32X
78
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR)
56
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
87
[4]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
84
[11]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
58
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US)
48
[13]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
65
[14]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
91
[15]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
60
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
60
[17]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[6]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
67
[18]
Mega (UK) PAL
87
[19]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
82
[20]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
75
[21]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
87
[5]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
25
[22]
Player One (FR)
72
[23]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
87
[24]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
76
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
80
[26]
Sega Force (SE)
99
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[28]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
73
[29]
Ultimate Future Games (UK) PAL
71
[30]
Video Games (DE) PAL
69
[31]
VideoGames (US)
80
[32]
Sega 32X
72
Based on
26 reviews

Metal Head

32X, JP
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Cover
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Cart
MetalHead 32X JP manual.pdf
Manual
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
Metal Head 32X EU manual.jpg
Manual
32X, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover
32X, PT

32X, AU
MetalHead 32X AU front.jpg
Cover
Metal Head 32X EU cart.jpg
Cart
32X, BR
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Cover
MetalHead 32X BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Metalhead 32x br manual.pdf
Manual
32X, Asia
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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)
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-20 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-14 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-13 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-09 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-07 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-07 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-02 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-28 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-21 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-14 Page

References

  1. File:Metalhead 32x jp frontcover.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://sega.jp/fb/segahard/32x/soft.html (Wayback Machine: 2013-06-19 13:31)
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 136
  4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-15), page 90
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mean Machines Sega, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-30), page 66
  6. 6.0 6.1 Games World: The Magazine, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 14
  7. 7.0 7.1 File:NewReleasesCatalogueApril-May1995AU.pdf, page 28
  8. File:Metalhead 32x us manual.pdf, page 20
  9. GamesMaster, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-16), page 68
  10. CD Consoles, "Mai 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 126
  11. Digitiser (UK) (1995-04-06)
  12. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "June 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 80
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 36
  14. Famitsu, "1995-03-03" (JP; 1995-02-17), page 1
  15. GameFan, "Volume 3, Issue 3: March 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 25
  16. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 4 April 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 45
  17. GamePro, "April 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 62
  18. MAN!AC, "04/95" (DE; 1995-03-08), page 46
  19. Mega, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-xx), page 30
  20. Mega Force, "Mai 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 78
  21. Mega Fun, "04/95" (DE; 1995-03-22), page 76
  22. Next Generation, "April 1995" (US; 1995-03-21), page 92
  23. Player One, "Mai 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 103
  24. Sega Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 80
  25. Sega Power, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-16), page 57
  26. Sega Pro, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-23), page 48
  27. Sega Force, "3/95" (SE; 1995-06-20), page 20
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "March 1995" (JP; 1995-02-08), page 131
  29. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 86
  30. Ultimate Future Games, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-03-02), page 79
  31. Video Games, "4/95" (DE; 1995-03-22), page 89
  32. VideoGames, "April 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 72


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