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Metal Head
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega 32X
ROM size: 3MB
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
JP
¥7,800 GM-4008
Sega 32X
US
$? 84511
Sega 32X
UK
£49.99 Media:CVG UK 161.pdf[2] 84511-50
Sega 32X
FR
?F 84511-50
Sega 32X
DE
DM ? 84511-50
Sega 32X
ES
?Ptas 84511-50
Sega 32X
BR
R$? 152060
Sega 32X
AS
? 84511




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Metal Head (メタルヘッド) is a Sega 32X action game developed and published by Sega.

Gameplay

Metal Head is an early first-person shooter, in which the player controls a bipedal mech tasked with destroying enemies on the map. It is one of the few 32X games to take place in a full 3D environment (with textured polygons), though comes at the expense of relatively low draw distances and frame rates. There is also a large amount of digitized speech.

History

Development

Metal Head was first announced in mid-1994, although at the time the game was in a very early state of production, with the only available footage being pre-rendered scenes and technical demos. It was originally planned to be a launch title for the 32X, however a series of troubles put the game back a few months until early 1995.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits
Source: US manual credits
  • Producer: Jesse Taylor
  • Marketing Manager: Haven Dubrul
  • Associate Producer: Greg Becksted
  • Lead Testers: Atom Ellis, Peter Clark, Dave Dodge
  • Testers: Rick Greer, John Melchoir, Roger Somerville, Peter Trkovksy, Mark Subotnick, Edward Riel, Jon Ries, Joe Cain, Rachel Briston, Jennifer Vernon, Patrick Tello, Arnold Feener, Jason Friedman, Erick Simonich, Dana Green, Kenneth Ratcliff, Stan Weaver, Bart Larrenaga, Leonard Sayers, Ilya Reeves, Crisi Albertson, Chris Lucich, Howard Gipson
  • Special Thanks: Anne Jordan, Shelly Berliner, Clint Dyer, Eric Smith
  • Manual: Wendy Dinsmore

Magazine articles

Main article: Metal Head/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
56 №7, p126-129Media:CDConsoles FR 07.pdf[4]Media:CDConsoles FR 07.pdf
87 №160, p90/91Media:CVG UK 160.pdf[3]Media:CVG UK 160.pdf
60 №4/95, p45Media:GamePlayers US 0804.pdf[5]Media:GamePlayers US 0804.pdf
60 №69, p60Media:GamePro US 069.pdf[6]Media:GamePro US 069.pdf
78 №27, p68
80 №10, p14
67
87 №29, p30-32
82 №39, p78/79
75 №4/95, p76-78Media:MegaFun DE 1995-04.pdf[7]Media:MegaFun DE 1995-04.pdf
87 №29, p66-68Media:MeanMachinesSega29UK.pdf[8]Media:MeanMachinesSega29UK.pdf
40 №4, p90Media:NextGeneration US 04.pdf[9]Media:NextGeneration US 04.pdf
72 №53, p103
87 №14, p80/81
76 №65, p57
80 №43, p48/49
71 №5, p79
69 №4/95, p89Media:VideoGames DE 1995-04.pdf[10]Media:VideoGames DE 1995-04.pdf
Sega 32X
73
Based on
18 reviews

32X, US
MetalHead 32X US Box Back.jpgMetalHead 32X US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Metal Head 32X US cart.jpg
Cart
Metalhead 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
MetalHead 32X EU Box Back.jpgMetalHead 32X EU Box Spine.jpgMetalHead 32X EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Metal Head 32X EU cart.jpg
Cart
32X, JP
Metalhead 32x jp backcover.jpgMetalhead MD JP BoxSpine.jpgMetalhead 32x jp frontcover.jpg
Cover
Metalhead MD JP CartTop.jpg
Metal Head 32X JP cart.jpg
Cart
MetalHead 32X JP manual.pdf
Manual
32X, BR
MetalHead 32X BR Box.jpg
Cover
MetalHead 32X BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Metalhead 32x br manual.pdf
Manual
32X, Asia
MetalHead 32X Asia Box Back.jpgMetalHead 32X Asia Box Spine.jpgMetal Head 32X AS box front.jpg
Cover
MetalHead 32X Asia Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
Cartridge
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-21
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-18
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-11-14
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-20
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-14
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-13
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-09
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-07
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-07
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-12-02

References

  1. File:EGM US 067.pdf, page 136
  2. File:CVG UK 161.pdf, page 65
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:CVG UK 160.pdf, page 90
  4. File:CDConsoles FR 07.pdf, page 126
  5. File:GamePlayers US 0804.pdf, page 45
  6. File:GamePro US 069.pdf, page 62
  7. File:MegaFun DE 1995-04.pdf, page 76
  8. File:MeanMachinesSega29UK.pdf, page 66
  9. File:NextGeneration US 04.pdf, page 92
  10. File:VideoGames DE 1995-04.pdf, page 85