Wolfchild

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  • Game Gear

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Wolfchild
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega-CD
JVC Musical Industries (US)
Sega Mega-CD
Sega (EU)
Sega Mega-CD
Victor Musical Industries (JP)
Sega Mega-CD
Victor Entertainment (JP)
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
Virgin Games
Developer:
Distributor:
Sega Master System
Halifax (Italy)
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Krisalis sound driver
Genre: Action[1][2][3], Arcade[4]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[5] T-60016
Sega Master System
EU
MK-27060-50
Sega Master System
PT
Sega Master System
UK
£32.9932.99[6] MK-27060-50
Sega Master System
IT
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
027300
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥8,8008,800 T-60104
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.9549.95[9] T-6403
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4404
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 99.0099.00[14] 4404
Sega Mega-CD
FR
4404
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.9939.99[11][12] 4404
Sega Mega-CD
AU
OFLC: G8
Sega Mega-CD
BR
062040
Sega Mega-CD
KR
GD0006JT
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-70078-50
Sega Game Gear
PT
GG70078
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[15] T-70078-50

Wolfchild (ウルフチャイルド) is an Amiga platform game by Core Design ported to the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear.

Story

Saul Morrow is the son of a scientist whose biological weapons expertise leads a terrorist organization (called the Chimera in the Mega-CD version) to kidnap him and kill his wife and older son. After discovering this, Saul takes it upon himself to save his father, using his father's latest project, Project Wolfchild, to transform him into a wolf-man that can shoot energy blasts when he gains enough power.

Gameplay

B attacks (punching when powered down, shooting an energy blast when powered up). C jumps. A launches a smart bomb that you collect during levels. There are also various other powerups whose purpose are unknown (TODO).

Stages

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Stage 1 - Wolfship

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Stage 2 - Dense Jungle

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Stage 3 - Outer Jungle

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Stage 4 - Ancient Temple

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Stage 5 - Inner Sanctum

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Stage 6 - Chimera Base

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Stage 7 - Biogenetic Labs

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Stage 8 - Inner Core

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Stage 9 - Draxx's Lair

Versions

The layouts of stage 2 and onward have been heavily modified for the Sega Mega-CD version.

Production credits

Mega-CD version

  • A Core Design Production
  • Programming by: John Kirkland
  • Graphics by: Simon Phipps
  • Intro Graphics: Simon Phipps and Billy Allison
  • Game Design by: Simon Phipps
  • Level Design by: Bob Churchill
  • Core Testing by: Mark and Darren Price
  • Music by: Martin Iveson
  • Produced by: Jeremy Heath Smith, Kaoru Tomiyama
  • Thanks to: Chris Long, Billy Allison, Alex Davis, Satoshi Honda, Toshiyuki Nagai, Crazy Office Boy Takeshi Minagawa, Yoshiaki Iwasawa, Man on the Stairs and All of His Friends, and All at Victor for Their Help and Hospitality
Source:
In-game credits


Mega Drive version

  • A Core Design Production
  • Programming by: John Kirkland
  • Graphics by: Simon Phipps
  • Game Design by: Simon Phipps
  • Level Design by: Bob Churchill
  • Core Testing by: Mark and Darren Price
  • Original Music by: Martin Iveson
  • Audio by: Krisalis Software Ltd
  • Music by: Matt Furniss
  • Music Driver by: S Hollingworth
  • Produced by: Jeremy Heath Smith, Kaoru Tomiyama
  • Thanks to: Chris Long, Billy Allison, Alex Davis, Satoshi Honda, Toshiyuki Nagai, Crazy Office Boy Takeshi Minagawa, Yoshiaki Iwasawa, Man on the Stairs and All of His Friends, and All at Victor for Their Help and Hospitality
Source:
In-game credits


Master System and Game Gear versions

  • Produced by: Ian Mathias
  • Quality Assurance: John Martin, Ken Jordan, James Dillon
  • Manual Organisation by: Gary Penn
  • Marketing: Sean Brennan, Matt Walker
  • Logistics Manager: Catherine Spratt
Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Wolfchild/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Wolfchild/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
76
[16]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
53
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[18]
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
3 reviews

Wolfchild

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Wolfchild MD US Manual.pdf
Manual

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 [19]
56 [20]
69 №24, p154/155
79 [21]
53 №223, p39
95 [22]
47 №7, p81
50 №1993-04, p45
64 №9, p54-57
32 №9, p61
82 №16, p33
57 [23]
58 [24]
47 №43, p44/45
70 №20, p59
70 №7, p49
63 [25]
65 [26]
Sega Mega-CD
62
Based on
18 reviews
Mega-CD, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Mega-CD, KR
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Cover
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Disc
Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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Disc
Wolfchild mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Mega-CD, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover
Mega-CD, AU
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Cover
Mega-CD, BR

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Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Gamers (DE)
40
[27]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
85
[28]
Joypad (FR)
70
[29]
Megablast (DE) PAL
70
[30]
Mega Force (FR)
80
[31]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
78
[32]
Player One (FR)
73
[33]
Sega News (CZ)
90
[34]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
78
[35]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
72
[36]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
68
[37]
Sega Force (SE)
74
[38]
Sega Master Force (UK) PAL
82
[39]
Video Games (DE) PAL
56
[40]
Sega Master System
73
Based on
14 reviews

Wolfchild

Master System, EU
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Cover
Wolfchild SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Wolfchild SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, IT
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Cover
Master System, PT
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Cover
Master System, AU

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Cart
Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Wolfchild sms br manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
76
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
73
[41]
Gamers (DE)
40
[27]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
78
[28]
Joypad (FR) PAL
83
[42]
Mega Force (FR)
84
[43]
Player One (FR)
67
[44]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
78
[35]
Sega Pro (UK)
55
[45]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
72
[46]
Sega Master Force (UK) PAL
79
[47]
Video Games (DE) PAL
57
[48]
Sega Game Gear
70
Based on
12 reviews

Wolfchild

Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, PT
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
385,031,808 CD (EU) 4404
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
385,031,808 CD (JP) T-60104
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 eb5b1cbf
MD5 b2edbcc663643eab07d9101a855fd9e4
SHA-1 000d45769e7e9f72f665e160910ba9fb79eec43f
1MB 1993-08-17[49] Cartridge (US)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 1f8efa1d
MD5 08eb9bf02f5eb4e238f791f27d65449a
SHA-1 92873f8d7b81a57114b135a2dfffc58d45643703
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 840a8f8e
MD5 eba13e76d02e0a051a36d54a8bb55f33
SHA-1 7889b67ee0e5c884fa267688aad4b6c23849268c
256kB Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. File:Wolfchild GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. File:Wolfchild MCD JP Box Back.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
  4. File:Wolfchild SMS EU Box.jpg
  5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "February 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 49
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sega Master Force, "Autumn 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 16
  7. GamePro, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 84
  8. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/zjRWe6EIFQI/m/aLtujahDtYsJ
  9. GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 82
  10. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 55
  11. Sega Force, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-05-27), page 85
  12. Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 26
  13. Select Round, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 2
  14. 14.0 14.1 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 19
  15. 15.0 15.1 Computer & Video Games, "October 1993 (Go! Issue 24)" (UK; 1993-09-15), page 10
  16. Computer + Video Giochi, "Novembre 1993" (IT; 1993-xx-xx), page 73
  17. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 47
  18. GamePro, "February 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 48
  19. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-08), page 19 (21)
  20. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  21. Computer & Video Games, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-15), page 106
  22. GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 80 (82)
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-28), page 80-82 (76)
  24. Player One, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-08-xx), page 57
  25. Sega Force, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-05-27), page 82-85 (82)
  26. Video Games, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-19), page 50 (48)
  27. 27.0 27.1 Gamers, "Oktober/November 1993" (DE; 1993-09-24), page 37
  28. 28.0 28.1 Hobby Consolas, "Agosto 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  29. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 70
  30. Megablast, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-29), page 38
  31. Mega Force, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-10-08), page 108
  32. Micromanía (segunda época), "Septiembre 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 42
  33. Player One, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-08-xx), page 116
  34. Sega News, "Prosinec 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 33
  35. 35.0 35.1 Sega Power, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-02), page 70
  36. Sega Pro, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-09), page 54
  37. Sega Zone, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-xx), page 52
  38. Sega Force, "5/93" (SE; 1993-08-26), page 24
  39. Sega Master Force, "Autumn 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 14
  40. Video Games, "11/93" (DE; 1993-10-27), page 135
  41. GamePro, "November 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 194
  42. Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 134
  43. Mega Force, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-10-08), page 126
  44. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 149
  45. Sega Pro, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-09), page 74
  46. Sega Zone, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-xx), page 53
  47. Sega Master Force, "Autumn 1993" (UK; 1993-09-16), page 77
  48. Video Games, "12/93" (DE; 1993-11-22), page 123
  49. Wolfchild/Hidden content#Build date


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