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The NewZealand Story

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The NewZealand Story
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System
Publisher:
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Visco/Kazuo Okabayashi
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 T-11013
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM4063JT



Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[1] 27035-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F 27035-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 27035-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 27035-50




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The NewZealand Story (ザ・ニュージーランド・ストーリー) is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1988. It was later ported to the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Master System, as well as to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, NES, PC Engine, X68000, Virtual Console, ZX Spectrum.

Gameplay

You play as Tiki the kiwi, whose friends have been kidnapped by a giant walrus. A and C shoot arrows and other weapons, and B jumps.

Versions

Mega Drive

The Mega Drive port of The NewZealand Story is unique in that it was based on a prototype revision of the Japanese arcade board, leading to radically different level designs which lack the on-screen map for navigation. There are also fewer levels; 13 versus the 20 seen in other ports.

This version is considered to be harder, as Tiki takes less time to drown underwater while enemies are faster and more aggressive.

Magazine articles

Main article: The NewZealand Story/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: The NewZealand Story/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75
73 №1990-03, p109[2]
58 №, p85[3]
89 №4, p34[4]
94 №102, p104/105[5]
60 №96, [1]
79
82 №2, p79[6]
84 №5, p93
89 №1, p79[7]
80
100 №23, p54
90 №5, p20[8]
86 №18, p66
92 №8, p86/87
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №133, p92[1]
73 №18, p37[9]
87 №12
87 №12, p28/29
84
92 №13
88 №31, p144
90 №26, p104/105
92 №2, p12/13
85 №35, p34/35
84 №13, p58/59
93 №11, p52/53[10]
91 №17, p80
Sega Master System
87
Based on
13 reviews

Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
The NewZealand Story SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1c77ad21
MD5 4738aa21d4c239fbbd01a25d378b91d3
SHA-1 07b75c12667c6c5620aa9143b4c5f35b76b15418
512kB 1989-12 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 C660FF34
MD5 05E5054E2EA818D4B7EB53D624562DCF
SHA-1 E433B21B505ED5428D1B2F07255E49C6DB2EDC6C
256kB Cartridge (EU)

References

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