Normy's Beach Babe-O-Rama

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Normy's Beach Babe-O-Rama
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts[1]
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[2] 720401
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E285SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[4][5] E285SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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Normy's Beach Babe-O-Rama is a Sega Mega Drive action platform game developed by Realtime Associates and published by Electronic Arts. Based on the 1985 Norman Keith Robinson comic strip series Making It[6][7], it was first released in the United States and Europe in March 1994, and was also eventually brought to Australia.

A Japanese version, set to be published by Electronic Arts Victor, was planned for December 1993[8], but was cancelled.

Story

Creator Norman Keith Robinson posing with a Making It promotional display.

Gameplay

You play as Normy, a beach bum, who discovers a UFO stealing the girls on the beach he spends most of his time near and sends them to random times in the history of Earth. Aided by a special "Space 'n' Time" suntan lotion found near a toxic dump (which conveniently pops up shortly after the kidnapping), you must rescue these girls.

A dashes forward quickly, B jumps, and C uses your weapon. You start out with a simple spring-loaded boxing glove (collected near the beginning of the first level) but acquire more weapons as the game progresses which replace the one you already have. You lose your weapon after completing a level. Down crouches; you can use your weapon while crouching.

Levels

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New Jersey, 65,000,047 B.C.

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England, 1447

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The Jungle, 1932

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Transylvania, 1973

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Planet X-Y+Z, 2447

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Heck, Whenever

History

Development

Production credits

  • Vagabond Programmers: Michael 'The Weasel' DiMambro, Chris 'School of Fish' MacDonald, Rick 'The Genuis' Koenig
  • Design: Keith 'Normy' Robinson, David 'The Big W' Warhol, Ann 'The Little L' Lediaev
  • Original Concept: Keith 'Normy' Robinson, David 'The Big W' Warhol, Ann 'The Little L' Lediaev
  • Background Artwork: Ellen 'The Timid' Drucker, Connie 'The Animal' Goldman
  • Animation: Lance 'Haun Rogue' Hutto, Darin 'Kiwihead' Hilton, Jeff 'Magic Chef' Cook, Jeffrey 'Bert' Berting, Barbara 'Lefty' Lipton-Hull, Laura 'Rainforest' Raines Smith
  • Level Layout and Design: Scott 'Beavis' Stoabs
  • Music: Eric 'FM' Swanson
  • Foley Artist: Eric 'FM' Swanson
  • Game Tuning and Testing: Scott 'Beavis' Stoabs, Robert 'Smith' Arellano, Antonio 'Ego-Maniac' Barnes, John 'Blade' D. Boerio, Steve 'Smoothy' Imes
  • Weasel Training: Alan 'Nine Fingers' Hickey
  • Producer: David 'Monkeyboy' Bean
  • Executive Producer: David 'The Bigger W' Warhol
  • Producer for EA: Scott Berfield
  • Assistant Producer for EA: Michael 'Skippy' Anthony Lubuguin
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Normy's Beach Babe-O-Rama/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
35 №20, p26/27
Sega Mega Drive
35
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[9]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
58
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
53
[11]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
46
[12]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
54
[2]
Joypad (FR) PAL
83
[13]
Mega (UK) PAL
48
[5]
Mega Action (UK)
74
[14]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
75
[15]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
38
[16]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
53
[4]
Player One (FR)
82
[17]
Play Time (DE)
70
[18]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
56
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
31
[20]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
75
[21]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
73
[22]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
62
[23]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
26
[24]
Video Games (DE) PAL
40
[25]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[26]
Sega Mega Drive
57
Based on
21 reviews

Normy's Beach Babe-O-Rama

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, ES

Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b56a8220
MD5 62146cdc28437a346fb4816877e56a91
SHA-1 286d4f922fa9a95740e791c284d141a49983d871
1MB 1993-12 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Realtime_Associates
  2. 2.0 2.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 7 July 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 59
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sega Pro, "April 1994" (DE; 1994-03-23), page 41
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Mean Machines Sega, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-02-28), page 68
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 49
  6. https://easyreadernews.com/robinson-video-game-maker-making-beach-cartoonist/
  7. https://tcrf.net/Normy%27s_Beach_Babe-O-Rama
  8. Sega '93 Winter Catalogue: TV Game World, page 24
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 156
  10. Aktueller Software Markt, "Juli 1994" (DE; 1994-06-06), page 34
  11. Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 102
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 34
  13. Joypad, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 120
  14. Mega Action, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 22
  15. Mega Fun, "03/94" (DE; 1994-02-23), page 109
  16. MegaTech, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-20), page 46
  17. Player One, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 94
  18. Play Time, "5/94" (DE; 1994-04-06), page 137
  19. Sega Magazine, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 98
  20. Sega Power, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-03), page 46
  21. Sega Pro, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 64
  22. Sega Zone, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 42
  23. Sonic the Comic, "June 10th 1994" (UK; 1994-05-28), page 11
  24. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 184
  25. Video Games, "4/94" (DE; 1994-03-23), page 86
  26. VideoGames, "August 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 82


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