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Psycho Pinball

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Psycho Pinball
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer:
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-4 (alternating)
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £44.99[1] T-120086-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    ?F T-120086-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM ? T-120086-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    ES
    ?Ptas T-120086-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $109.95[2] T-120086-50




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    Psycho Pinball is a pinball game developed by Atoll Soft and published by Codemasters for the Sega Mega Drive (and DOS-based computers). The game was only released in Europe and Australia, however a US version was advertised by GameTek, which never materialised.

    Gameplay

    Psycho Pinball is a 2D pinball game with four tables. Similar to many of its 16-bit rivals at the time, tables are presented from a top-down perspective with vertical scrolling, and broadly attempts to emulate the look and feel of real pinball tables as they were seen in the early 1990s.

    With the default controls, Down launches the ball, Left controls the left flipper and C controls the right flipper. By pausing with Select, the player can freely scroll up and down with Up and Down to see the whole table.

    Tables

    PsychoPinball MD Table Psycho.png
    Psycho
    Psycho is unique in that it allows players to access the three other tables as sub-games.
    PsychoPinball MD Table TheAbyss.png
    The Abyss
    PsychoPinball MD Table WildWest.png Wild West
    PsychoPinball MD Table TrickorTreat.png
    Trick or Treat

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Psycho Pinball/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    GamePlayers US 0904.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Game Players (US) #0904: "Vol. 9 No. 4 April 1996" (1996-03-19)
    also published in:

    SegaMagazine UK 11.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Sega Magazine (UK)No results # ()

    MeanMachinesSega26UK.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #26: "December 1994" (1994-10-28)

    Joypad FR 036.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Joypad (FR) #36: "Novembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

    GamePro DE 1994-12.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in GamePro (DE) #1994-12: "Dezember 1994" (1994-11-25)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    89 [4]
    90 [5]
    84 №6, p15
    86 [6]
    82 №27, p50/51
    90 №48, p132/133
    88 №12, p84/85
    92 №61, p62/63
    92 №39, p50/51
    Sega Mega Drive
    88
    Based on
    9 reviews

    Mega Drive, UK
    PsychoPinball MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    PsychoPinball MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, FR
    PsychoPinball MD FR Box.jpg
    Cover
    PsychoPinball MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, DE
    PsychoPinball MD DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    PsychoPinball MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, ES

    PsychoPinball MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, AU
    PsychoPinball MD AU cover.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 11e9c3f2
    MD5 a2a4f1b23756763acbc76c9b65cf2a0e
    SHA-1 2ea7befb7e52334111385667030ceb647157a397
    1.5MB 1994-09 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 d704784b
    MD5 a82857c9ff950180f16b1ea32d831e0d
    SHA-1 699db175ab8a6abdd941b8a3d81cf203e01053f5
    1.5MB 1994-10 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 f29a5532
    MD5 1b2695e3ca3d0b5a01b158badd387de5
    SHA-1 cbde1f1ca74538b07df1fa948b2657106b6dd485
    2MB EPROM cartridge

    References