Barney's Hide & Seek Game

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Barney's Hide & Seek Game
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Licensor: The Lyons Group
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Educational

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive

Barney's Hide & Seek Game is a Sega Mega Drive educational children's game developed by Realtime Associates and published by Sega. Released in the United States in June 1993, it was later released in Brazil in June 1994. Based on the popular children's television franchise Barney, the game features extensive digitized voices recorded by Barney performer Bob West, and introduces children to concepts such as numbers, shapes, and basic problem solving.


Barney must locate both five children and five presents hiding throughout each of the four different levels to progress. Barney can walk, jump, and float with a balloon to reach new areas; he can also blow kisses by pressing any button, although this has no effect on gameplay. By locating all children and presents in all levels, a special ending is unlocked.

Barney does not have a health bar and cannot be harmed. In fact, the game emphasizes safety to such a degree, that if Barney should try to fall from a ledge, the player is presented with a lecture on ledge safety. Additionally, there is a self-play feature that will walk Barney to the end of the level should players put the controller down for an extended time.[1]


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The Forest
Players explore a wooded forest with Barney. Various forest animals can be interacted with, and Barney teaches children how to properly dispose of trash.

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Music Town
This level features fantastical musical instruments such as a xylophone sidewalk and piano fence.

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Under the Sea
Various sea creatures abound as Barney searches underwater.

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The Farm
Farm animals and agriculture are featured throughout this level.

Instrumental songs

Barney's Hide & Seek Game ending.
  1. Barney Theme Song (Tune: Yankee Doodle)
  2. Forest Melody (The Happy Wanderer, Sarasponda, A-Camping We Will Go)
  3. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  4. Music Town Melody (I Am a Fine Musician, Skip to My Lou, Alouette)
  5. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Reprise)
  6. Sea Melody (Row Row Row your Boat, Sailing Sailing, traditional Sea theme)
  7. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Reprise 2)
  8. Farm Songs (Old McDonald Had a Farm, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Bingo)
  9. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Finale)
  10. I Love You (Tune: This Old Man)

Production credits

  • Programming: Michael Dimambro
  • Graphic Design: Darin Hilton
  • Backgrounds: Connie Goldman, Ellen Drucker
  • Animation: Laura Raines Smith, Darin Hilton
  • Design: Ann Lediaev, Jesse Taylor
  • Music: Eric Swanson
  • Sounds: Eric Swanson
  • Layouts: Alan Hickey, Scott Stoabs
  • Testings: Robert Arellano, Bryan Smith
  • Lead Tester for SEGA: Bill Person
  • Product Manager: France M. Tantiado
  • Producer for SEGA: Jesse Taylor
  • Producer for Realtime Associates: Ann Lediaev
  • Thanks to: Dave Bean, Jeffrey Berting, Clyde Grossman, Shippy Ohka, Jessica Taylor, David Warhol
  • Special Thanks to: Sheryl Leach
  • Creative Consultants: Mary Ann Dudko, Margie Larsen
  • Voice of Barney: Bob West
In-game credits

Magazine articles

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Physical scans

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Barney's Hide & Seek Game

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, BR
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