Captain America and the Avengers (Game Gear)

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Captain America and the Avengers
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Mindscape
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
Videogame Rating Council: GA

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The Sega Game Gear version of Captain America and the Avengers is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up loosely based on an arcade game of the same name by Data East.


Unlike its home console counterparts, the Game Gear version of Captain America and the Avengers is a more simplistic affair, being a one-player only game that is strictly two dimensional in design. Stages have a similar design to original game (being split up into sub-levels), but are populated by less varied enemies and fewer set pieces. As an example, Whirlwind who emerges from a wall from the first stage in the arcade game, triggering a verbal response from the player characters, only appears as a boss fight in stage 1-5 and is not seen before this point.

Like the arcade game, four characters are selectable (Captain America, Iron Man, Vision and Hawkeye), and all share similar movesets. Music is also shared with the arcade game.

Production credits

  • Programming: Steve Ettinger
  • Backgrounds: Phil Knowles
  • Animations: Lance Hutto
  • Assistant Programmer: Cheryl Harada
  • Map Layouts: Alan Hickey
  • Music and Sounds: Eric Swanson
  • Producer for Realtime Associates: Dave Warhol
  • Producer for Software Toolworks: Steve Hutchins
  • Associate Producer for Realtime Associates: Ann Lediaev
  • Testing: Robert Arellano, Marty Lafleur, Wikian Tang, Rob Vance

Magazine articles

Main article: Captain America and the Avengers (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (US) #8: "January/February 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[1]
  • (US) #11: "February/March 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[2]

Physical scans

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Captain America and the Avengers (Game Gear)

Game Gear, US
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Captain America and The Avengers GG US Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 5675dfdd
MD5 dfb20211ef127b605849abfd85300afc
SHA-1 4b859174d57cc4a5a575f8aa9547a83d08e6c117
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)