Tinhead

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

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-119236
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Rerelease)
Videogame Rating Council: GA

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

Worlds

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Space Port

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Star Hulk

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Intec Planet

Magazine articles

Main article: Tinhead/Magazine articles.

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)
50
[2]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
64
[3]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
50
[4]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
48
[5]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[6]
Sega Mega Drive
58
Based on
5 reviews

Tinhead

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

Versions

Ports for both the Amiga and Super NES were in development and scheduled for 1994 but were cancelled.[7] A Jaguar conversion of the game was also in development and completed but was never released due to low sales of the system.[8][9]

Production credits

MicroProse U.K.
  • Programming: Nick Thompson, Paul Dunning, Jim Gardner, Chris Newcombe
  • Graphics: Trevor Slater, Theo Pantaze, Mark Wilson, Paul Ayliffe, Allan Holloway, John Reitze
  • Game Design and Maps: Richard Lemarchand
  • Quality Assurance: Jason Sampson, Darren Kirby, Robert Husband
  • Music & Sound Effects: Paul Tonge
  • Graphics Technician: Seth Walker
  • Producer: Stuart Whyte
  • Thanks to: Paul Hibbard, Peter Moreland, Andy Hieke, Rob Northern, Everyone at MPS U.S., WALDO
Spectrum HoloByte
  • Producer: Harvey Lee
  • Quality Assurance: Marjorie DeWilde
  • Lead Tester: Robert Wong
  • Testers: Garth Gurley, Randy Lee, Sean McKenna, Hart Nelson, Wi Kian Tang, Sergio Vuskovic, Larry Webber
  • Instruction Manual: Robert Giedt
  • Graphic Services: Carrie Galbraith, Lucija Kordié, Jerome Paterno
  • Product Marketing: Tom Byron
  • Special Thanks: Kurt Boutin, Pat Feely, Clyde Grossman, Gilman Louie, Kathryn Lynch, Martin Moth, Marisa Ong, Ann Pratt, Stan Roach
Source:
US manual[10]

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)

References


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