Tunnel B1

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Tunnel B1
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment (US), Ocean Software (Europe), Gaga Communications (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (13 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: 3D Shooting[2], Shooting[3]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥5,8005,800 T-18511G
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Saturn
    US
    $59.9959.99[5] T-8144H
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    T-16414H-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    T-16414H-50
    USK: 6
    Sega Saturn
    PT
    STJOC0433
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.9944.99[7] T-16414H-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    209zł209
    Sega Saturn
    AU
    OFLC: G

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    Tunnel B1, later released as 3D Mission Shooting: Finalist (3Dミッション・シューティング ファイナリスト) in Japan, is a sci-fi first person shooter developed by NEON Software and published by Ocean Software in 1996 for the Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation and DOS computers. It features a soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck of Turrican fame.

    The game has the player navigate tunnels in a hovercraft destroying enemies.

    History

    Development

    Tunnel B1 and another project by Neon Software, Viper, were originally conceived as being two parts of the same game, before publishers Ocean Software decided otherwise[8]. The two games run on the same core engine[9].

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Tunnel B1 Tunnel B1
    English (US) Tunnel B1 Tunnel B1
    Japanese 3Dミッション・シューティング ファイナリスト 3D Mission Shooting: Finalist

    Screenshot

    Main article: Tunnel B1/Comparisons.

    Production credits

    • Main Programmer & Game Design: Antony Christoulakis, Jan Jöckel
    • Programming & Tools: Matthias Wiederwach
    • In-Game Graphics: Andreas Samland, Leif Rumbke
    • Level & Game Design: Boris Triebel
    • Soundtrack Produced by: Chip Holland alias Chris Hülsbeck
    • Movie Sequences & Additional Graphics: Thomas Heinrich, Jean‑Philippe Parmentier
    • Additional In‑Game Graphics: Ulli Mayer
    • Additional Graphics: Jens Rotzsche, Jens Baumgardt, Ocean Kreative
    • Additional Programming & Level Design: Michael Büttner, Peter Thierolf
    • Additional Level Design: Eike Radunz
    • Additional Programming: Michael Kleps
    • Tools: Gürkan Demirci
    • Producer: Paul Tresise, Mike Delves
    • Assistant Producer: Tony Burns
    • Quality Assurance: Ocean QA
    • Additional Help: Thomas Pottkämper, Stefan Hartman, Pascal Christoph
    • Special Thanks to: Shinji Takeo
    Source:
    In-game credits


    • Programmed by: Neon
    • Graphics by: Neon
    • Produced by: Mike Delves & Paul Tresise
    • Assistant Producer: Tony Burns
    • Tested by: OCEAN Q.A. - Richard Brooks (Team Leader), Mike Taylor, Ryan Wooldridge
    • Additional Assistance: Paul Flanagan
    • Manual Design by: OCEAN KREATIVE
    Source:
    EU manual

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Tunnel B1/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Tunnel B1/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    25
    [10]
    Edge (UK) PAL
    80
    [11]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    65
    [12]
    Gambler (PL)
    63
    [13]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    65
    [14]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    78
    [7]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    90
    [15]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
    87
    [16]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    57
    [17]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    91
    [18]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    90
    [19]
    Sega Saturn
    72
    Based on
    11 reviews

    Tunnel B1

    Saturn, JP
    TunnelB1 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgTunnelB1 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    TunnelB1 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    TunnelB1 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, US
    TunnelB1 Saturn US Box Back.jpgTunnelB1 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    TunnelB1 US disc.jpg
    Disc
    Tunnelb1 sat us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, EU
    TunnelB1 Saturn EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    TunnelB1 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, FR (Blister pack)
    TunnelB1 Sat FR blister front.jpg
    Cover
    Saturn, PT
    TunnelB1 Saturn PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    TunnelB1 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, AU

    TunnelB1 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    413,702,688 CD-ROM (EU) T-16414H-50 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    413,850,864 1997-06-19 CD-ROM (JP) T-18511G V1.000

    References


    Tunnel B1
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