Sub-Terrania

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Sub-Terrania
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Scavenger, Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: Zyrinx/Jesper Kyd sound driver
Genre: Shooting

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9954.99[2] 1551
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1551
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1551
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.9949.99[3][5] 1551
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FSUB01SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046560
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Mega Drive
AS
1551

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Sub-Terrania is a 1994 shoot-em-up by Zyrinx released for the Sega Mega Drive. Despite of the existence of a Japanese region coded version, the game was not released in Japan.

Story

A group of aliens has attacked an underground mine and it is up to you to rescue the survivors and drive the aliens away.

Gameplay

Unlike most ships, the underground ship you are given puts you in complete control. You hold the B button to move forward and the D-pad to rotate. If you let go of B you will start falling toward the bottom of the screen. Down reverses thrusters. C shoots. A cycles through weapons and special items. Controls are fully customizable in the game's option menu.

Navigating the ship through tight corridors and dealing with the realistic physics is as important as combating enemies.

The game features a total of 9 stages. Stage 1 to 7 start with a short briefing, explaining the mission objectives. Stages 8 and 9 require the player to figure out the route and objectives by himself.

Later stages also include puzzle elements, e.g. transporting a mirror in order to reflect laser beams. The final objective is to take out the mastermind behind the alien invasion, Svin.

Levels

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Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

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Level 4

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Level 5

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Level 6

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Level 7

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Level 8

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Level 9

Production credits

Zyrinx Inc.
  • Programmers: David Guldbrandsen, Karsten Hvidberg, Jens Bo Albretsen
  • Graphics: Mikael Balle, Jesper Vorsholt Jørgensen, Karsten Lund
  • Music & Sound: Jesper Kyd
  • Additional Programming: Thomas Risager
Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Sub-Terrania/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #14: "Mayo 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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US "game tips poster", distributed with Marvel Comics publications Doom 2099 #18, Ghost Rider 2099 #2 and X-Men 2099 #9 (front)
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(back)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60
88 [8]
85 [9]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
3 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[10]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE) PAL
83
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
90
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
85
[3]
Edge (UK)
90
[13]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[14]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 7 (RU)
70
[15]
FLUX (US)
80
[16]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
70
[1]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
98
[17]
GamesMaster (UK)
89
[18]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[5]
Joypad (FR) PAL
87
[19]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
77
[20]
Mega (UK) PAL
86
[21]
Mega Force (FR)
88
[22]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
76
[23]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
90
[24]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
100
[25]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
91
[26]
Player One (FR)
83
[27]
Play Time (DE)
78
[28]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
79
[4]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[29]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
91
[30]
Sega Force (SE)
78
[31]
SuperGamePower (BR)
86
[32]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
85
[33]
Todo Sega (ES) PAL
87
[34]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
85
[35]
Video Games (DE) PAL
76
[36]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[37]
Sega Mega Drive
83
Based on
32 reviews

Sub-Terrania

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Sub Terrania MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
SubTerrania MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Silver)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Subterrania md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, Asia
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-02-03 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-02-02 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1993-12-15 Page

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 4 April 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 46
  2. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 4 April 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 36
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 82
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-31), page 58
  5. 5.0 5.1 Games World: The Magazine, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-26), page 16
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 31
  7. Hobby Consolas, "Mayo 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 22
  8. Hobby Consolas, "Mayo 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 46-48 (46)
  9. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28)
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 228
  11. Aktueller Software Markt, "August 1994" (DE; 1994-07-04), page 35
  12. Consoles +, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 118
  13. Edge, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-31), page 72
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 38
  15. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 7, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 256
  16. FLUX, "Issue #1" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 81
  17. GamePro, "May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  18. GamesMaster, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28), page 54
  19. Joypad, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 132
  20. MAN!AC, "05/94" (DE; 1994-04-13), page 76
  21. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 26
  22. Mega Force, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 82
  23. Mega Fun, "04/94" (DE; 1994-03-23), page 110
  24. MegaTech, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 56
  25. Magazina Igrushek, "4/1995" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 70
  26. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-xx), page 61
  27. Player One, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 86
  28. Play Time, "5/94" (DE; 1994-04-06), page 140
  29. Sega Pro, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 72
  30. Sega Zone, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-24), page 34
  31. Sega Force, "4/94" (SE; 1994-06-01), page 16
  32. SuperGamePower, "Maio 1994" (BR; 1994-0x-xx), page 30
  33. Sonic the Comic, "April 15th 1994" (UK; 1994-04-02), page 11
  34. Todo Sega, "Mayo 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 38
  35. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 190
  36. Video Games, "5/94" (DE; 1994-04-27), page 98
  37. VideoGames, "May 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 58


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Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1993-12-15 | 1994-02-02 | 02-03