Toy Story

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Toy Story
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$59.99[1] T-239046
Sega Mega Drive
£49.99[2] 1193-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1193-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1193-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1193-50
Sega Mega Drive
?PTE$ MDJSE0129 /
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
R$89.99[4] 050020

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Toy Story (トイ・ストーリー) is a Sega Mega Drive game based on the film with the same name developed by Traveller's Tales and Psygnosis and published by Sega. Similar versions were also released for the Game Boy, Super Nintendo and Windows PCs.


In most levels, the controls are simple and consistent: A and C jumps and B whips enemies, stunning them for a brief amount of time. Each level has a predefined objective which you usually must complete in a set amount of time.

Toy Story on the Mega Drive achieves several technical feats rarely seen on the console, the most notable being a stage played from a first-person perspective (using raycasting techniques similar to those found in Wolfenstein 3D). It also features a sound driver capable of playing Amiga MOD music files, which is used for the title screen and end credits and also breaks presumed colour limitations in the cutscenes through clever use of the console's shadow/highlight mode.

Production credits

  • Published by: Disney Interactive
  • Program and Design: Jon Burton (Traveller's Tales)
  • Art Direction: Andy Ingram (Traveller's Tales)
  • Producer: Craig Annis (Disney Interactive)
  • Senior Producer: Steve Riding (Sony Psygnosis)
Traveller's Tales
  • Project Design and Development: Jon Burton, Andy Ingram
  • Backgrounds: Andy Ingram, Bev Bush
  • 3D Animation: Dave Burton, James Cunliffe, Andy Ingram
  • Additional Programming: David Dootson, Paul Hunter, Chris Stanforth
  • Production Support: Karen Roberts
Disney Interactive
  • Senior Producer: Patrick Gilmore
  • Associate Producer: Leila Chang
  • Music Adaptation: Patrick Collins
  • Project Manager: C. Steve Booth
  • Senior Software Production Administrator: Michael Clement
  • Pull-String Animation: Oliver Wade, Tamara Holcomb
  • Original Toy Story Music and Score: Randy Newman
  • Voice Artists: Corey Burton, R. Lee Ermey, Pat Fraley, Jim Hanks, Wallace Shawn
  • Manual Writer: Kevin G. Sullivan
  • Test Supervisor: Jeff Blattner
  • Lead Tester: William "Chip" Beaman
  • Testers: Andre Anguilar, Kristin Bachman, Roger Bray, John Castro, Kevin Cope, Paul Factora, Tim Garrity, Brian Larkin, Pat Larkin, Wes Lazara, Ronny Louie, Luigi Priore, Hugo Stevenson
  • Additional Test Support: Keith Higashihara
Sony Psygnosis
  • Music Supervisor: Phil Morris
  • Music Composition and Adaptation: Andy Blythe, Marten Joustra
  • Sound Design and Music Implementation: Allister Brimble
  • Production Support: John Rostron, Sara Lawrence, Greg Duddle
  • Quality Assurance Manager: Chris Rowley
  • Technical Directors: Tony Apodaca, Kevin Bjorke - Lighting, David Valdez - Layout
  • Animation Department Manager: Triva von Klark
  • Animators: Ash Brannon, Dave Feiten, Mark Oftedal, Steve Segal
  • Special Thanks: Ralph Guggenheim, Bonnie Arnold, John Lasseter, Pam Kerwin, Monica Corbin
Walt Disney Feature Animation and Disney Animation Services
  • Production Support: Tamara Boutcher, Stephanie Parker
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Toy Story/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

ToyStory MD Cling.jpg

US window cling
US TV Advert
US VHS advertisement

EGM US 077.pdfEGM US 077.pdf

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

CVG UK 174.pdf

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #174: "May 1996" (1996-04-12)

Hyper AU 034.pdf

Print advert in Hyper (AU) #34: "August 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №53, p108-110[6]
92 №172, p48-51[2]
93 №40, p36-39
90 №46, p28-33[7]
76 №5/96, p81[8]
92 №41, p60-63[9]
75 №5/96, p92/93[10]
95 №63, p66-69[11]
85 №29, p16-18[12]
93 №77, p30-33
85 №77, p17/18
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Toy Story MD US Manual (Alt).pdf
Mega Drive, US (big box)
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Mega Drive, US (Majesco)

Toy Story MD US manual.pdf
Mega Drive, EU
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Toy Story MD EU Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, AU
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Mega Drive, BR
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Toy Story MD BR Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, KR

Mega Drive, SE
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Mega Drive, PT

Toy Story MD PT Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, ZA
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Toy Story games for Sega systems
Toy Story (1996) | Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue! (2000) | Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000) | Toy Story 2 Woody Sousaku Daisakusen!! (2000) | Shooting Beena Toy Story 3: Woody to Buzz no Daibouken! (2010)