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TinHead MDTitleScreen.png
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Ballistic, Spectrum HoloByte
Sound driver: Sound Images v1.5
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-119236
Sega Mega Drive

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Tinhead is a 1993 platforming run-and-gun developed by MicroProse and published by Ballistic. It was released exclusively in the US for the Sega Mega Drive, though plans appear to have been in place at one stage to bring it to Europe, where it was set to appear in March 1994.


You control a robot named Tinhead, who has to rescue the stars of the galaxy scattered about the planets by Grim Squidge while answering a distress call picked up by a space station. Tinhead's method of attack is shooting a ball from under his helmet in one of three directions with B: diagonally up, straight forward, or diagonally downward/bouncing; use A to change which direction to fire in. C jumps.

The game was re-released the following year, now with Spectrum HoloByte responsible for publishing.

Magazine articles

Main article: Tinhead/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 [2]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
1 review

Mega Drive, US (Ballistic)
Tinhead MD US Box.jpg
Mega Drive, US
(Spectrum HoloByte)
Tinhead MD US Box SpectrumHolobyte.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d6724b84
MD5 18763de130d8fa52a8dabbcafa8e7185
SHA-1 e5acf758e76c95017a6ad50ab0f6ae2db5c9e8bc
1MB 1994-04 Cartridge (US)