Mr. Bones

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Mr. Bones
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (9/11 tracks)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 GS-9127
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
81016
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81016-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81016-50
USK: 12
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[4] MK81016-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
229zł229
Sega Saturn
AU
FMRB01SSC
OFLC: G8
Sega Saturn
BR
193126
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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Mr. Bones (ミスター・ボーンズ) is a Sega Saturn experimental action game developed by Zono and published by Sega. Conceptualized by Ed Annunziata, the game is an eccentric and surreal experience combining numerous gameplay styles, ranging from action platformer to rhythm game to Tempest-like.

The game is notable for being composed by famed American guitarist Ronnie Montrose, and for being one of the few Western games of the era to receive a published soundtrack in North America, Mr. Bones (album).

Production credits

Developed by Zono Inc.
  • Project Leader: Jeff Fort
  • Hero/Core/Stage Programmer: Simon Hallam
  • Core/Stage Programmer: Dave Castelnouvo
  • Stage Programmer: Thibault Lepoutre
  • Stage Programmer: Bob Meissner
  • Hero Animator/Game Artist: Michael Gates
  • Game Artist: Jason Hough
  • Supplemental Sprite Artist: Brian Collins
  • Administrative Coordinator: Marion Fort
  • Managing Producer: Ed Zobrist
  • Game Design: Annunziata & Novak
Art & Cinematics: Angel Studios
  • Creative Director: Jill Hunt
  • Producer: Jennifer Johnston
  • Cinematic Design/Storyboards: Allen Battino
  • Art Director: Daren Bader
  • Animators: Michael Limber, James Polk, Peter Megow, Rod Stafford
  • Lighting: Carlos Cabral
  • 3D Artists: Stacy Curry, Rob Howard, Lisa Mulvaney, Brian Newlin
  • Technical Consultant: Jim McLeod
  • Technical Support: Mark Adan, Scott Vye, Teresa Shaw
  • Motion Capture Programmer: Tim Monk
  • Motion Capture Support: Art Wasem
  • Production Assistant: Glen Hernandez
  • Music Composed And Performed by: Ronnie Montrose
  • Additional Music Composition, Arrangement And Programming For The Saturn by: Jim Hedges
  • Generator Room Level Music Composed & Produced by: Brian Coburn
  • Interactive Music Design and Audio Programming: Tom Miley
  • Sound design: Brian Coburn
  • Recording And Mix Engineer: Gordon Lyon
  • Audio Production Coordinator: Gordon Lyon
  • Audio: Philip Perkins
  • Midi Sound Recordist: Jennifer Hruska
  • Percussion: Michele Graybeal
  • Song Lyrics: Merle Kessler, Ronnie Thanks Tim Derwallis & Jeremy Stappard @ Sony USA
  • Screenplay by: Merle Kessler
  • Cinematic Post Production: Eric Caplain
  • Talent Coordinator: Adam Sevillia
  • Production Coordinators: Marianne Arotzarena, Debbie Kramer
  • Animator: Suzie Greene, John Broenen
  • Artist: Ernie Chan
  • Additional Animation: Metropolis Digital, Bruce Straley
  • Additional Programming: Ray Frericks
Live Action Crew
  • Director of Photography: Bill Holshevnikoff
  • Ultimattist: Jim Rolin
  • Key Grips: Jamie Campana, Jim Stewart
  • Gaffer: Daryl Flowers, Greg Davies
  • Swing/Grip: Lana Bernberg, Chris Schellenberger
  • Jib Arm Operator: Maciel Lopez
  • Jib From Northern Lights: Mike Murphy
Additional Crew
  • Costumes & Props: Laura Hazless
  • Fiber Optic Specialist: Richard Dubin
  • Make-Up & Props: Joeann Edmonds
  • Assistants On The Set: David Young, Jennifer Hruska, Joe Cain



Magazine articles

Main article: Mr. Bones/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-23: "1997-23 (1997-07-11)" (1997-06-27)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-24: "1997-24 (1997-07-18)" (1997-07-04)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 [6]
76 №92
Sega Saturn
68
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR) PAL
89
[7]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
86
[8]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
63
[9]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
70
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[11]
Gry Komputerowe (PL)
90
[12]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
26
[13]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
58
[14]
Player One (FR)
89
[15]
Secret Service (PL)
56
[16]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
72
[17]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
66
[18]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
70
[19]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
83
[20]
Sega Saturn
71
Based on
14 reviews

Mr. Bones

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
MrBones Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc 1
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Disc 2
Mr. Bones JP 取扱説明書.pdf
Manual
Mr. Bones (ミスター・ボーンズ) Saturn JP Box jewelcasefront.jpg
Jewel Case
Mr. Bones JP Post Card.pdf
Reg Card
Saturn, US
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Cover
MrBones Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc 1
Mrbones sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
MrBones Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, PT

Saturn, GR
Mr Bones Saturn GR Box Front.jpg
Cover
Saturn, AU
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Cover
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
556,407,936 CD-ROM (EU) MK81016-50 (Disc 1) V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
550,709,040 CD-ROM (EU) MK81016-50 (Disc 2) V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
525,067,536 1997-05-14 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9127 (Disc 1) V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
520,641,072 1997-05-13 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9127 (Disc 2) V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
555,843,456 CD-ROM (US) 81016 (Disc 1) V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
550,201,008 CD-ROM (US) 81016 (Disc 2) V1.000

References


Mr. Bones

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Music: Mr. Bones (1996)

Prereleases: Mr. Bones Taiken Sample Ban