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Warlock title.png
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-81446
Sega Mega Drive
£? T-81446-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F T-81446-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? T-81446-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas T-81446-50
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
R$? 046760

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Warlock is a 1994 action game for the Sega Mega Drive and SNES by Trimark Interactive and Realtime Associates based on the Warlock series of films. In Japan, it had been scheduled to be released in May 1995, but was canceled just before.


C jumps. B attacks. holding down A controls your orb: you can send it into 8 directions by pushing the directional buttons. For rolling push Right+Down. For upper angle attack push and hold Up then B. For down anlge attack first jump by pushing C and in mid air push and hold Down then B. There are multiple spells in the game to help the player and can be collected through the levels. The spells have different effects, for example the blue bottles are healing spells and recover just one hit point, there are also attack spells like red eyed skulls. To switch them push and hold Down and then Start, and to use them push and hold Up and then Start.


Mega Drive and SNES versions differ slightly in terms of content. While most of the graphics are identical (taking color limitations of the MD version and resolution limitation of the SNES in consideration), the game differs slightly in terms of stage layout and boss battles. E.g. stage one boss behaves completely different, there is no high elevator in stage 1, not bat ambush in stage 2 of the SNES version etc.).

Production credits

  • Lead Programmer: Christopher MacDonald
  • Asst. Programmer: David Keith Connelly
  • Animation and Art: Darin Hilton, Phil Knowles, Barbara Lipton, Doran Fish, Jeff Cook, Mark Ferrari
  • Animation: Jeff Berting, Brent Whittington
  • Map Layouts: Alan Hickey, Kevin Chan
  • Music and Sound: Greg Turner, Eric Swanson
  • Production Asst.: Harold West, Chad E. Bunch
  • Realtime Testers: Robert Arellano, Timothy Allen, Heriberto Corona
  • Trimark Testers: Allen Edwards, Saam Shabahang, Matt Duncan, Keith Gould
  • Producer for Realtime Associates: David Bean
  • Exec. Producer for Realtime Associates: David Warhol
  • Producers for Trimark Interactive: Kevin Goldberg, Allen Edwards, Kelly Flock
  • Design Contributions: Victor Mercieca
  • Produced for Acclaim by the White Team...: Dan Feinstein, Mark Thievanich, Brett Gow, Asif Chaudhri, Seth Rosenfeld, Nat Gunter, Shawn Rosen, Elizabeth Burgess
  • Special Thanks...: Mike Dimambro, Andy Hsiung, Steve Martin, Thomas Peng, Jim Schuler
Source: In-game credits

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Magazine articles

Main article: Warlock/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Warlock MD US PrintAdvert 3.jpg

US print advert 3

GamePro US 069.pdf

Print advert in GamePro (US) #69: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

EGM US 070.pdf

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #70: "May 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

SegaVisions US 24.pdf

Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #24: "May 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

VideoGames US 77.pdf

Print advert in VideoGames (US) #77: "June 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №337, p31
72 [2]
20 [3]
80 [4]
70 №16, p84/85
45 [5]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
6 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Warlock MD US Box.jpg
Warlock MD US Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
Warlock MD EU Box.jpg
Warlock EU cart.jpg
Mega Drive, AU
Warlock MD AU cover.jpg
Warlock AU cart.jpg
Mega Drive, BR
Warlock MD BR Box.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 0a46539b
MD5 dadf4e342963216f602b85e6271789db
SHA-1 b64f3d0fa74ec93782b4c0441653d72b675e23a7
2MB 1995-01 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 c9b6edb3
MD5 30ad308fbb8d73deeda5197a1a2e6f0c
SHA-1 870ce90ae5a58838c1e0531abdc0442389189234
2MB 1994-12 Page