The Flintstones (Ocean)

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The Flintstones
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Ocean Software (US), Sony Electronic Publishing (EU)
Licensor: Universal City Studios, Amblin Entertainment, Hanna-Barbera
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
(Sega Channel)
Non-Sega versions

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The Flintstones, developed by Foley Hi-Tech, and planned to be published by Ocean Software (however, this never happened), is a Sega Mega Drive game based on the 1994 live-action The Flintstones film. This game, unrelated to an identically named release by Taito, is infamous for not receiving a physical cartridge release (only the Super Nintendo version got it), instead being a Sega Channel exclusive available to North American consumers for a brief period of time. Surviving prototypes are known to exist, but the full game has not been seen since 1995.

A Super Nintendo version of the game was released in cartridge form in February 1995, exclusive to North America. The Mega Drive version, presumed to be largely identical, is a seven stage platform game in which players control Fred Flintstone attempting to save a captured Pebbles and Bam-Bam.

In Europe, the game was set to be published by Sony Electronic Publishing in September 1994[2][3], having also appeared at their stand at ECTS Autumn 1994[4]. In North America, it was given a tentative release date of November 1994[5], then December[6], while an Australian release was planned for May 1995[7], and in Europe for August 1995.[8]

While the full game has yet to be found, an early prototype was eventually found and dumped by drx in 2019, and released on Hidden Palace on December 31st, 2019 as part of the Holiday 2019 releases[9]. The prototype only features two playable stages and no music.

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ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Channel
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 9281ff45
MD5 0f93cb052e285e5474f4a20d7111ec1a
SHA-1 23c1ad486457ee73b504133014970aea316634f6
1MB EPROM cartridge[11] Download.svg (370 kB) (info)


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Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: Prototype

Games based on Hanna-Barbera cartoon shows released for Sega systems
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The Flintstones (1991)
Sega Mega Drive
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