The Faery Tale Adventure

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The Faery Tale Adventure
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
Licensor: MicroIllusions
Original system(s): Amiga
Publisher(s) of original games: MicroIllusions
Developer(s) of original games: MicroIllusions
Genre: Role-playing game

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[2] 705601
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E184SMX
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[3][4] E184SMX
Sega Mega Drive
AU
OFLC: G

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The Faery Tale Adventure is a Sega Mega Drive role-playing game developed by New World Computing and published by Electronic Arts. A port of the titular 1987 MicroIllusions game The Faery Tale Adventure, it was first released in the United States and Europe in July 1991, with an Australian release following soon after.

Versions

This version of the The Faery Tale Adventure is the only home console port the game has received. However, due to its reliance on using a standard game controller (as opposed to the original's keyboard and mouse), it has gained a reputation as being inferior to the original Amiga release.

Six Button Control Pad compatibility

While the game is technically compatible with the Mega Drive's official Six Button Control Pad, the D-pad is overly sensitive, and appears to move the cursor for each frame the pad is held, resulting in the menus being extremely difficult to navigate.

Production credits

  • Design: Talin
  • Programming: Joe Pearce
  • Graphics: Talin, Allison Hershey, Bonita Long-Hemsath, Ernie Potvin
  • Musical Score: Talin
The Faery Tale Adventure is a trademark of MicroIllusions, Inc.
Used with permission.
Licensed to Electronic Arts by New World Computing, Inc.
Copyright 1987 MicroIllusions Inc.
Copyright 1991 New World Computing
All rights reserved.
Source:
In-game credits (opening sequence)

Magazine articles

Main article: The Faery Tale Adventure/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #1: "Juillet/Août 1991" (1991-06-18)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[5]
Consoles + (FR)
95
[6]
Console XS (UK) PAL
81
[7]
Dragon (US)
80
[8]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
70
[9]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
61
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
84
[2]
Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 1 (RU)
80
[11]
Joystick (FR)
75
[12]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
65
[13]
Mega (UK) PAL
31
[14]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
65
[15]
MegaTech (UK)
49
[16]
Mean Machines (UK)
61
[17]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
49
[18]
Player One (FR)
88
[19]
Raze (UK) PAL
69
[20]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[21]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
60
[22]
Sega Power (UK)
30
[23]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
81
[24]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
71
[25]
User (GR) PAL
85
[26]
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
23 reviews

The Faery Tale Adventure

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Faery Tale Adventure MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
FaeryTaleAdventure MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Faery Tale Adventure MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Faery Tale Adventure MD EU Map.jpg
Map
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 963f4969
MD5 135e1eb555ef5cf661b8c9ae953985c3
SHA-1 5d9a448d741743c7e75e5fe462e0da0ea3d18a13
512kB 1991-06 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 38
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "September 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 40
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mean Machines, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-29), page 81
  4. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 16
  5. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 76
  6. Consoles +, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-04), page 46
  7. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 129
  8. Dragon, "Vol. XVI, No. 6: November 1991" (US; 1991-1x-xx), page 64
  9. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 8
  10. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 43
  11. Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 46
  12. Joystick, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 184
  13. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  14. Mega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 71
  15. Mega Force, "Septembre/Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-13), page 90
  16. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
  17. Mean Machines, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-29), page 80
  18. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  19. Player One, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 34
  20. Raze, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-08-29), page 63
  21. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  22. Sega Power, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-10-30), page 33
  23. Sega Power, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-10-30), page 44
  24. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  25. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 14
  26. User, "Ianouários 1992" (GR; 1992-xx-xx), page 86