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Slider
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega, Victor Musical Industries (JP)
Developer:
Licensor: Infogrames
Genre: Puzzle[1], Action[2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 (3,914)3,800e[4] T-60017
Sega Game Gear
US
$34.9534.95[7] 2315
Sega Game Gear
EU
2315
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.9924.99[10] 2315
Non-Sega versions

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Slider, known in Japan as Skweek (スクウィーク), is an action game for various home computers by Loriciel. It was ported to the Sega Game Gear by Victor Musical Industries and published by Sega.

Gameplay

The objective of Slider is to move Slider across 99 levels, turning all of the floor tiles pink in a given amount of time. Enemies continously spawn from nests, and Slider can dispatch them with projectiles fired with 1. Bonuses frequently appear across the map, and hitting an enemy, falling off the screen or failing to clear the stage in time causes the player to lose a life.

The Game Gear version of Slider differs slightly from its home computer counterparts, with levels scrolling horizontally rather than vertically. Also collecting all four Teddy Bears grants lives in this version, whereas in the original it acts another means of finishing a stage.

Tiles

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Starting point
A special tile to point out where Slider has begun on the map.
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Floor tiles
Blue and green floor tiles can be changed pink by walking over them.
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Walls
In the Game Gear game, all walls are solid objects that can never be removed.
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Ice
Causes Slider to keep moving in one direction until he overlaps a different type of tile.
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One-way
Attempts to force Slider to travel in one direction. If going against the arrow, Slider will slow down, but going with it will cause him to speed up.
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Enemy nest
Constantly spawns enemies.
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Blue boom
Causes both itself and the eight surrounding tiles to disappear after a short period.
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Green boom
Kills all the enemies currently on-screen.
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Booby trap
Disappears when stepped on.
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Shortcut
Allows Slider to fast travel to another shortcut tile if 1 is pressed.

Weapons

Laser gun
Multi-fire gun
Plus gun
Diagonal gun
Octagonal gun
Freeze gun
Barrier

Bonus items

Teddy bears
Baby Slider
Hamburger
Ice cream
Door
Green sand clock
Pink sand clock
Shoe
Wings
Gift box

Enemies

Ghost
Menace
Slipster
Bopper
Tentacles
Crasher
Painter

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Slider Slider
English (US) Slider Slider
Japanese スクウィーク Skweek

Magazine articles

Main article: Slider/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in (JP) #1991-03: "March 1991" (1991-02-08)
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Print advert in (JP) #1991-04: "April 1991" (1991-03-08)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(UK)
0
[11]
(JP) NTSC-J
58
[12]
(FR)
96
[13]
(UK) PAL
82
[14]
(UK)
76
[15]
(US) NTSC-U
80
[6]
(UK)
28
[16]
(JP) NTSC-J
60
[17]
(ES)
74
[18]
(FR) PAL
68
[19]
(FR)
81
[20]
(ES)
77
[21]
(FR)
90
[22]
(DE)
63
[23]
(UK) NTSC-U
79
[24]
(UK) NTSC-J
84
[25]
(UK) PAL
82
[26]
(UK)
69
[10]
(JP) NTSC-J
56
[27]
(US)
70
[28]
Sega Game Gear
69
Based on
20 reviews

Slider

Game Gear, JP
Slider JP backcover.jpgNospine-small.pngSlider JP cover.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Slider Game Gear JP manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, US
Slider GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSlider US cover.jpg
Cover
Slider EU cart.jpg
Cart
Slider gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
Slider EU backcover.jpgSlider GG EU BoxSpine.jpgSlider EU cover.jpg
Cover
Slider EU cart.jpg
Cart
Slider GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 3d9c92c7
MD5 1a796dfa3b3b9010d259506ddc4a43a6
SHA-1 0788c35636abba46beb01acebfd1697cdb54161c
128kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 4dc6f555
MD5 634a3ef93d9e93b79f194559541adeb8
SHA-1 ab37b26ca62339720d1cefcb152a0aca545359aa
128kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

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  1. File:Slider EU backcover.jpg
  2. File:Slider JP cover.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://sega.jp/fb/segahard/gg/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2013-01-01 20:24)
  4. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-08), page 20
  5. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 9
  6. 6.0 6.1 GamePro, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 77
  7. Electronic Gaming Retail News, "September 1991" (US; 1991-0x-xx), page 28
  8. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1992-02-10), page 17
  9. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1992-02-10), page 17
  10. 10.0 10.1 Sega Force, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 28
  11. ACE, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-08), page 96
  12. Beep! MegaDrive, "June 1991" (JP; 1991-05-08), page 29
  13. Consoles +, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 108
  14. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 149
  15. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 169
  16. Game Zone, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-20), page 57
  17. Hippon Super, "May 1991" (JP; 1991-04-04), page 43
  18. Hobby Consolas, "Abril 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 76
  19. Joypad, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-04-1x), page 162
  20. Joystick, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 120
  21. Micromanía (segunda época), "Abril 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 36
  22. Player One, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-03-10), page 74
  23. Power Play, "8/91" (DE; 1991-07-1x), page 128
  24. Sega Power, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-05), page 48
  25. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 37
  26. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  27. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88
  28. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "November 1991" (US; 1991-1x-xx), page 88


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