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Puzzle & Action: Tant-R

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Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
System(s): Sega System C, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, Virtual Console
Publisher:
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
SMPS Z80
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Team Player,
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Puzzle (JP MD box), Table[1]






























Number of players:
Arcade
Sega Game Gear
1-2
Sega Mega Drive
1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System C)
JP
¥? ?


















Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,800 G-4118



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 G-3345



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600[4]pts
A

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Puzzle & Action: Tant-R, often known just as Tant-R (タントアール or タントア~ル) is a Sega System C puzzle game developed and published by Sega. It is the first in Puzzle & Action series, and has subsequently been ported to the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear. Tant-R borrows its graphical style from Bonanza Bros., and is therefore often seen as a spin-off.

History

Though the arcade version of Tant-R reached South Korea and Europe (only Spain and Portugal can be confirmed so far, details of how it reached these two countries remain unclear), the Mega Drive version remained exclusive to Japan and no versions of the game have ever made it to North America or Europe.

Sequels and re-releases

The two were paired with the game's sequel, Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R in volume 6 of the Sega Ages 2500 series for the PlayStation 2. Tant-R was also paired with Quiz Syukudai wo Wasuremashita for a compilation on the Sega Saturn. A spinoff Saturn game, Sega Ages Vol.1 Syukudai ga Tant-R, also made.

Magazine articles

Main article: Puzzle & Action: Tant-R/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

BeepMD JP 1994-04.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-04: "April 1994" (1994-03-08)

Physical scans

System C version

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73 №1994-04, p18[5]
84 №, p83[6]
70 №1994-05, p51
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
3 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
TantR MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
PuzzleActionTantR MD JP CartTop.jpg
TantR MD JP Cart Back.jpgTantR MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Game Gear, JP
TantR GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngTantR GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
TantR GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 09151743
MD5 DCEC1000AEA3882B218B0CC0AED5A5D8
SHA-1 75F54793AC09E22E0BE1864EA16E68B2FB4610FF
512kB Cartridge (JP)

External links

References


Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
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Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles | Region coding


Books: Puzzle & Action: Tant-R Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (1994)

Games in the Puzzle & Action Series
Puzzle & Action: Tant-R (1992) | Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R (1994) | Puzzle & Action: Treasure Hunt' (1995) | Taisen Tanto-R Sasissu! (1998)
Compilations
Sega Ages Vol.1 Syukudai ga Tant-R (1996) | Sega Ages Rouka ni Ichidant-R (1996) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 6: Ichini no Tant-R to Bonanza Bros. (2004)