Wheel of Fortune (GameTek)

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For the Mega-CD version (not by GameTek), see Wheel of Fortune (Mega-CD).

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  • Mega Drive
  • Game Gear
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Wheel of Fortune
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: GameTek
Developer:
Genre: Table

















Number of players: 1-3
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-83016
Sega Game Gear
US
T-83018

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Wheel of Fortune is a video game version of the game show of the same name ported to a variety of systems by GameTek including the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear. Up to three players can play the game with Vanna White (not with Pat Sajak) acting both as host and letter turner.

Being developed in the United Kingdom, European releases were planned after their US counterparts[1], but failed to materialise. This also has the side effect in-game of having words and phrases written in British English rather than American English, such as using "jewellery" instead of "jewelry", despite the game being targeted to an American audience.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Wheel of Fortune (R) Was Brought To You By: GameTek and Imagitec Design
  • Programming: RAB
  • Artwork: Peter Goldsmith, Colin Jackson, Andrew Walker, Andrew Gilmour
  • Sound: Barry Leitch, Ian Howe
  • Playtesting: John McKinnon
  • Packaging Design By: Steve Curran
  • Produced for GameTek By: Liz Curran, Rodney Humble
  • Produced for Imagitec By: Jaz Alden-Salter
  • Thanks to the Following: Scotland, Barry, John, Alan, Martin Hooley, Jaz Alden-Salter, Axel Brown, Carl Wade, and everyone who decided to go without sleep until the product was finished!
Wheel of Fortune:(C) 1992 GameTek, (C) 1992 Califon Productions

Game Gear version

  • Coding by: Richard Clark
  • Artwork by: Micheal Hanrahan
  • Sonics by: Barry Leitch
  • Playtesting by: Piglet, Liz Curran
  • Produced by: Liz Curran, Rodney Humble
  • Thanks go to: Mike Merson, Richard Lodge, Andy, The Big Man
  • Produced in England by: Imagetek Design Inc.


Magazine articles

Main article: Wheel of Fortune (GameTek)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

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Publication Version Score
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
22
[3]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
23
[4]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
43
[5]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
43
[6]
Sega Force (UK) NTSC-U
62
[7]
Sega Mega Drive
39
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Mega Drive, US

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Mega Drive, US (alt)
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Wheel Of Fortune MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (cardboard)

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Game Gear version

Game Gear, US
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Wheel of Fortune GG US Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 e91cdb2a
MD5 398d52a8d7fc8f984205d78cbfa47baa
SHA-1 5d3ce8b008e81bdda2e12b8036b4efb6dff69b9f
128kB Cartridge (US)

References