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Tinhead

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Tinhead
Publisher: Ballistic, Spectrum HoloByte
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































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




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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.

Gameplay

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 №68, p72[2]
Sega Mega Drive
80
Based on
1 review

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

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