Wolverine: Adamantium Rage

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Wolverine: Adamantium Rage
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1 (Single-player)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-81416
Sega Mega Drive
£44.99[1] T-81416-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F T-81416-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? T-81416-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas T-81416-50
Sega Mega Drive
$129.95[3] FWOL04SMC
Sega Mega Drive
R$? 046730

Wolverine: Adamantium Rage is a 1994 side-scrolling action game released for the Sega Mega Drive and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), by Marvel Software tying into the X-Men franchise. Both versions differ drastically in content and gameplay. The Mega Drive game, which was not released in Japan, was developed by Teeny Weeny Games and published by Acclaim Entertainment. The SNES version in other hand, was developed by Bits Studios and published by LJN.


Wolverine embarks on a quest to find out about his past, but is caught up in a series of fights. The game’s ending is non revealing however, interfering not with the comics.


Playing as the titular character of the game, you must guide Wolverine throughout seven levels, and also coming across his deadly foes.

A jumps; pressing A quickly in mid-jump performs a whirling attack, which can extend Wolverine's jumping reach. Down crouches; Down+A rolls to the direction Wolverine is facing; Also, if Left or Right is pressed while Down is held, a pouncing attack is performed. B kicks, press it quickly for a roundhouse kick. C slashes. Up makes a backhand slash. Pushing B and C simultaneously results in a two way attack.

It’s important to note that two or more enemies can’t be hit at the same time when all of them are standing in front of Wolverine, making it important to take them on out one by one.

Progress is recorded through passwords, which can be input at the options menu.


  • Both PAL and NTSC version are on the same cartridge and can be accessed by modifing the system's region settings. Aside from the usual speed differences, they are identical

Production credits

Acclaim Development by "The Black Team"
  • Producer: Mark Flitman
  • Associate Producers: Ken Kajikawa, Tyrone Miller, Doug Yellin
  • Analysts: Michael Archer, J.J.Mazziotto
  • Special Thanks to: Mike Thomas, Dana Moreshead, Lisa Geisenheimer, CP McBee, Carol Caratciolo, Mike Hong, Linda Spelman, Simon Gouldstone, Joe Allocco, Nat Gunter, John Dempster
TWG Development
  • Programming/Graphics/Maps: Paul Laidlaw, Ian Richards
  • Sprites Drawn by: David Swan, Warren Hawkes, Damien Rochford, Ben Willsher
  • Backgrounds: Karl D'Costa, Tahir Rashad, Paul Mitchell
  • Music: Jason Page, Rob Lord
  • Compression: Nick Pelling
  • Original Design: Angela Sutherland
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Wolverine: Adamantium Rage/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 064.pdf

Print advert in GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

EGM2 US 05.pdf

Print advert in EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[4]

CDConsoles FR 03.pdf

Print advert in CD Consoles (FR) #3: "Janvier 1995" (199x-xx-xx)

ASVG 13 SCG.pdf

Print advert in AS Video Igrice (SCG) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №158, p58-59[5]
74 №75
47 №7, p15
81 №37, p116/117
67 №27, p46/47
89 №26, p62-64[1]
49 №48, p160
87 №12, p78/79
72 №62, p78
76 №40, p64/65
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
10 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, AU
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Mega Drive, BR
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X-Men games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1993) | X-Men (1993) | Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (1994) | X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1995) | X-Women: The Sinister Virus (unreleased)
Sega Game Gear
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1994) | X-Men (1994) | X-Men: GamesMaster's Legacy (1994) | X-Men: Mojo World (1996)
Sega Saturn
X-Men: Children of the Atom (1995) | X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1997)
Sega Master System
X-Men: Mojo World (1996)
Sega 32X
X-Men: Mind Games (Unreleased)
X-Men related media
Sega Tunes: X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1996)