Trampoline Terror!

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Trampoline Terror!
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Masaya
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? 34026

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Trampoline Terror! is a 1990 action game by NCS and DreamWorks published by Masaya exclusively in the US. A Japanese release under the name Explode Star(エクスプロード・スター) was planned, but cancelled for unknown reasons. The game was never announced or released in Europe in any form.


Aliens from space invade Earth, protecting their ship with 32 trampoline-filled levels of shields. Lucky for you, the titular Trampoline Terror, the levels are perfect for you to go in and destroy the shield.


A and C jump. Objects called "P-Balls" are scattered around each level; collect them by touching them and then use B to shoot them out; they can be used to defeat enemies. Trampolines — solid green squares — cause you to jump higher and change color from green to yellow to blue to red before breaking with each successive jump; try to lure enemies into the resultant holes to destroy them. The level ends when all self-destruct switches (a square with an X and a colored circle in the middle) are destroyed; merely walk on one to destroy it.

There's a combo system in place, where if you trigger several switches of the same color in succession you get a higher score. If the combo is large enough, some special event (such as a massive explosion or invincibility) will trigger, depending on the color of the switches.

Magazine articles

Main article: Trampoline Terror!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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JP print advert

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
67 №13, p121
41 №5, p95
60 [1]
20 №18, p68
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
4 reviews

Mega Drive, US
TrampolineTerror MD US Box.jpg
TrampolineTerror md us cart.jpg
Trampoline Terror MD US Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 aabb349f
MD5 c4d2c80b3f21748325470667c1caf574
SHA-1 d0dc2acdc17a1e1da25828f7d07d4ba9e3c9bd78
256KB 1990-08 Cartridge (US)