Willy Wombat

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Willy Wombat
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (11 tracks)
Genre: Action[1][2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[3] T-14306G
Sega Rating: All Ages

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Willy Wombat (ウィリーウォンバット) is a top-down action game for the Sega Saturn.

Willy Wombat's existence forced development team, Naughty Dog, to change the name of their title character to "Crash Bandicoot", but whereas Crash Bandicoot and its sequels were a massive success for the Sony PlayStation during the mid-to-late 90s, Willy Wombat saw a much more muted response, remaining exclusive to Japanese Saturns.

Production credits

  • WILLY Charactor Design & Illustration: (C)Susumu Matsushita Company
  • Game Design & Map Design: Ryuichi Nishizawa
  • AQVsystem Development &Program: Michishito Ishizuka
  • Map Design: Head Office, Michitaka Tsuruta, Jin W., Shunichi Takase, Koichi Yotsui, Yumitaka Saito
  • Scenario Direction: Hiromi Nagata
  • Scenario: Seiji Sugou
  • Scenario Script Design: Masao Asakawa
  • Sound Direction & Compose: Takeshi Sato
  • Music: Chamy
  • Sound Effect: Yoshiyuki Kadooka
  • Sound Management: Taiji Ito
  • Graphic Direction: Mina Morioka
  • 3DCG & Enemy Charactor Design: D.D.N.The 2Nd. N. Isobe
  • Texture & Main Charactor Design: Kuro
  • CG Design: Satoshi Arai
  • Record Direction: Michael T. Barlow
  • Voice cast
    • Willy: Tom West
    • Notes: Jason Russel
    • Mail: Deidre Merrell-Ikeda
    • Tagdor: Jeff Manning
    • Java: Dennis Falt
    • Canvas: Lynn Harris
  • WILLYWOMBAT Opening Theme: "Here To Stay"
    • Words: Dawn Marie Moore
    • Music: Chamy
    • Song: Dawn Marie Moore
  • WILLYWOMBAT Ending Theme: "Fearless Heart"
    • Words: Dawn Marie Moore
    • Music: Chamy
    • Song: Dawn Marie Moore
  • Mastering team: Shota Takahashi, Choshi Nakagawa, Tetsuya Komatsu
  • Mastering Adviser: Hiroyuki Ohta, Jun Kanda, Riko Asuwa
  • Special Thanks: 松岡 超 (大沢事務所), Rieko Sumi, Katsuo Saito, Tsuyoshi Murakami
  • W.W.W.team & AQV SYSTEM
  • Produce: Norihito Miyamoto
  • Direction: Tomohisa Goi
  • Presented by: Hudson Soft
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Willy Wombat/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

WillyWombat Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-23: "1997-23 (1997-07-11)" (1997-06-27)

Physical scans

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
501,171,216 1997-04-30 CD-ROM (JP) T-14306G V1.000