Art Alive!

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Art Alive!
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Educational[3], Table[4]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥3,8003,800 G-4069
Sega Mega Drive
US
$39.9539.95[5] 1703
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1703
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ-1703-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£29.9929.99[7][6] 1703
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
IT
1703
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR

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Art Alive! (アートアライブ) is a Sega Mega Drive paint program developed by Western Technologies and published by Sega. Released in 1991 to mostly warm reception, it was an early attempt to expand the 16-bit platform with non-game software, and would be largely overshadowed by Mario Paint one year later.

A spiritual successor, Wacky Worlds, was released in late 1994.

Gameplay

Starting with a blank canvas, players are given various paint and drawing tools to create their art, like numerous brushes, a spraycan, and a fill tool. Shapes and patterns can be utilized as well. Stamps of Sonic the Hedgehog, ToeJam & Earl, and others can be placed on the canvas and further animated.

Art Alive! lacks the capability to save images to the cartridge. The game’s manual advises players to save their creations to a VHS tape.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Art Alive!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Ação Games (BR) #14: "Junho 1992" (1992-06-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[9]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
55
[10]
Console XS (UK) PAL
79
[11]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
35
[12]
Games-X (UK)
60
[13]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
80
[14]
Game Players Sega Guide! (US) NTSC-U
60
[15]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
51
[16]
Joypad (FR)
50
[17]
Joystick (FR)
75
[18]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
51
[19]
Mega (UK) PAL
19
[20]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
47
[21]
Player One (FR)
68
[22]
Sega Power (UK)
46
[23]
Sega Pro (UK)
79
[24]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
39
[25]
Sega Force (UK)
70
[26]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[27]
Supergame (BR)
88
[8]
Sega Mega Drive
57
Based on
20 reviews

Art Alive!

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Artalive md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
ArtAlive MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU (Cart SEGA®)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Manual (back)
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU (Cart SEGA)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Manual (back)
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (OziSoft)

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Cart
Mega Drive, AU (Silver)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Art Alive md br manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f1b72cdd
MD5 a53f365fb6997a537dff807344995c51
SHA-1 2c57e38592a206a1847e9e202341595832798587
128kB 1991-08 Cartridge

References

  1. File:ArtAlive MD Credits2.png
  2. http://www.farsightstudios.com/history.htm (Wayback Machine: 2001-12-01 17:24)
  3. File:Artalive md jp cover.jpg
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  5. GamePro, "January 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 74
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 7
  7. MegaTech, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-20), page 52
  8. 8.0 8.1 Supergame, "Maio 1992" (BR; 1992-05-xx), page 31
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 39
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1992" (JP; 1992-03-07), page 37
  11. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 127
  12. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 22
  13. Games-X, "5th-11th March 1992" (UK; 1992-03-05), page 20
  14. Game Informer, "January/February 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 7
  15. Game Players Sega Guide!, "Vol. 3, No. 1: February/March 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 73
  16. Game Zone, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-22), page 40
  17. Joypad, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-03-1x), page 76
  18. Joystick, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 124
  19. Mega Drive Fan, "June 1992" (JP; 1992-05-08), page 83
  20. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 19
  21. Micromanía (segunda época), "Septiembre 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 83
  22. Player One, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-05-10), page 104
  23. Sega Power, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-02), page 58
  24. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 62
  25. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  26. Sega Force, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 72
  27. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87


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