Panic!

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Panic!
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, PlayStation 2
Publisher: Sega
Sega Mega-CD
Data East (US)
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega-CD
CD BackUp RAM Cart, Sega Mouse
Genre: Educational[1], Other[1], Adventure[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥8,800 (9,064)8,800e[3] G-6009
Sega Mega-CD
US
T-13015
ESRB: Teen
Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800 (6,090)[5] SLPM-65121

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"Switch" redirects here. For the 2017 video game console by Nintendo, see Nintendo Switch.

Panic!, called Switch (スイッチ) in Japan, is a 1993 point-and-click adventure game by Sega for the Sega Mega-CD. You play as a cartoon boy who interacts with various different environments to save the world. Each object you interact with has a humorous/absurd effect. It is not related to Double Switch, a later Mega-CD game.

History

A working title of the North American translation appears to have been Haywire. Promotional material showed that the game was rated MA-17 by the VRC, but the final release was rated by the ESRB instead.

It was later remade on the PlayStation 2 in Japan.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Panic! Panic!
Japanese スイッチ Switch

Production credits

Mega-CD version

Source:
In-game credits (JP)


Panic! Staff Credits
American Localization Team
Data East U.S.A., Inc.
  • Script: Ravi Gadhia
  • Project Coordinator: Peter Stern
  • Voice‑over Coordinator: David Hoffman

PlayStation 2 version

-オリジナルスタッフ-
-"PlayStation 2"版スタッフ-
  • 企画・監修: 喰 始
  • 声優: 谷 啓
  • プロデューサー: 牧野 幸文, 石井 正己 (office I)
  • プロデューサー助っ人: 板倉 基之 (office I)
  • 製作監修: 兼子 昌也
  • プログラム: 土本 強, 坂詰 英紀, 大味 健一郎
  • デザイン: 林田 和博, 吉田 チエ, 山本 トモヒロ, 小野 義則, 三浦 香里, 池田 陽介, 本部 真太郎, 松本 粛, 八田 博信, 熊田 勇人
  • サウンド: 瀬津丸 勝, 小林 秀聡
  • テクニカルサポート: 磯田 重晴
  • PR: 長瀬 美樹
  • プロダクトマネジメント: 下村 一誠, 八日市屋 英樹, 森田 信尚
  • プロモーション: 大内 孝悦
  • パブリシティ: 清野 朝実, メディアコミュニケーションチーム
  • プロダクトアドミニストレーション: 清水 順一
  • スペシャルサンクス: ワハハ本舗株式会社, 株式会社ワタナベエンターテインメント, 株式会社スタジオ ロータス, マイルストーン音楽出版株式会社, 佐々木 朋子, 佐々木 若葉 (東京ハイジ), 柴田 文孝, 小泉 一夫, 石坂 郁夫, 遠藤 好人, 西川 彰, 寺沢 彰, 越地 亮宜, 宮野 広行, 鈴木 孝行, 作田 喜尋, 山口 敏樹, 小林 優, ポカスカジャン (大久保 乃武夫・玉井 伸也・中山 省吾), 平間 淳 (ワハハ本舗), 村井 昭彦 (ワハハ本舗), 大平 裕二 (ワタナベエンターテインメント), 木下 小夜子 (スタジオ ロータス), 大浦 真紀子 (スタジオ ロータス), 北島 肇 (マイルストーン音楽出版), Bac28
  • Created by: Wave Master, Office I.
  • Presented by: Sega®
Original Game ©Sega/office I
©Sega/Wave Master/office I
  • ありがとう: 木下 蓮三さん
Source:
In-game credits (JP)

Magazine articles

Main article: Panic!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]
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Print advert in (US) #22: "December/January 1994/1995" (1994-xx-xx)

Switch MCD JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
JP Mega-CD flyer
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Print advert in (JP) #1993-05: "May 1993" (1993-04-08)
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Print advert in (JP) #1993-06: "June 1993" (1993-05-08)

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(JP) NTSC-J
73
[7]
(UK) NTSC-J
87
[8]
(US) NTSC-U
58
[9]
(UK)
90
[10]
(JP) NTSC-J
70
[11]
(US) NTSC-U
40
[12]
(DE) NTSC
68
[13]
(UK) NTSC-J
50
[14]
(UK) NTSC-J
85
[15]
(UK) NTSC-J
90
[16]
(UK) NTSC-J
70
[17]
(US) NTSC-U
25
[18]
(UK) PAL
55
[19]
(UK) NTSC-J
86
[20]
(UK) NTSC-U
42
[21]
(UK) NTSC-J
75
[22]
(JP) NTSC-J
73
[23]
(US) NTSC-U
90
[24]
Sega Mega-CD
68
Based on
18 reviews

Panic!

Mega-CD, JP
Switch MCD JP Box Back.jpgSwitch MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
SWITCH MCD JP Spinecard.JPG
Spinecard
Switch MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
SWITCH MD jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, US
Panic MCD US Box Back.jpgPanic MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Panic MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Panic mcd us manual.pdf
Manual

PlayStation 2 version

PlayStation 2, JP
Switch PS2 JP Box.jpg
Cover
Panic PS2 JP disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
587,092,128 CD (JP) G-6009
Sony PlayStation 2
 ?
CRC32 9e6b36cf
MD5 2fc37e6d50673c9e60e7e8ef1568d4dc
SHA-1 94a87c522063054c98c9e8bfe8c9d522bb9f829d
1,695,875,072 DVD-ROM (JP) SLPM-65121 (V1.01)

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): PlayStation 2
  • Switch on PlayStation.com: JP

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:Switch MCD JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/mega-cd/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-06-22 19:24)
  3. File:Switch MCD JP Flyer.pdf
  4. Sonic Times, "Volume 2 Number 9: October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 7
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/slpm65121.html (Wayback Machine: 2007-08-18 17:09)
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 141
  7. Beep! MegaDrive, "May 1993" (JP; 1993-04-08), page 25
  8. Computer & Video Games, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-15), page 88
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 34
  10. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 126
  11. Famitsu, "1993-04-30" (JP; 1993-04-16), page 1
  12. GamePro, "July 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 51
  13. MAN!AC, "01/95" (DE; 1994-12-07), page 88
  14. Mega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-21), page 58
  15. Mega Action, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 30
  16. MegaTech, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-19), page 44
  17. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-30), page 54
  18. Next Generation, "February 1995" (US; 1995-01-24), page 101
  19. Sega Power, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-15), page 72
  20. Sega Pro, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-08), page 59
  21. Sega Pro, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-23), page 44
  22. Sega Force Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 118
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 86
  24. VideoGames, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 84


Panic!

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