Discworld

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Discworld
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Psygnosis (Europe), Media Entertainment (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Peripherals supported: Shuttle Mouse (JP version only)
Genre: Adventure[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-20502G
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    T-11302H-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    T-11302H-50
    USK: 6
    Sega Saturn
    PT
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.9944.99[5] T-11302H-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    219zł219
    Non-Sega versions

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    Discworld (ディスクワールド) is an adventure game for the Sega Saturn based on the novel by Terry Pratchett. It was followed by Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?.

    History

    Release

    A Sega Mega-CD version was advertised around the same time as the original PC and Macintosh versions of the game, and was set for release in December 1994[6], later January 1995[7], but did not materialise. A North American Saturn release also was planned, prior to publishers THQ dropping out of the Saturn market in the summer of 1997[8].

    While in-game, Perfect 10 Productions and Teeny Weeny Games are credited separately, by the time of the Saturn game's release, the two companies had merged to form Perfect Entertainment, who is credited on the box.

    Production credits

    • Produced by: Angela Sutherland
    • Written and Directed by: Gregg Barnett
    • Featuring the Voices of: Eric Idle, Tony Robinson, Jon Pertwee, Kate Robbins, Rob Brydon
    • Conversion Manager:' Colin Fuidge
    • Programmed By: Jonathan Farshaw
    • TINSEL Game System Programmed by: Mark Roll and John Young
    • Game Creation: Gregg Barnett and David Johnston
    • Dialogue:' Paul Kidd
    • Art Co-ordinator: Paul Mitchell
    • Background Artist: Nick Pratt
    • Character Designers: John Millington and Simon Turner
    • Lead Animator: Simon Turner
    • Additional Animationm: Paul Mitchell, John Cassells, David Swan, Warren Hawkes, Ben Willsher, Karl D'Costa, Steve Packer
    • Music: Rob Lord
    • Sound Effects: Rob Lord and Mark Bandola
    • Voice Sampling: Karl D'Costa, Mark Bandola, Rob Van Deven, Richard Wright, Steven Thompson
    • Additional Programming: Dominic Jackson and Owen Cunningham
    • Quality Assurance: Colin Fuidge, Guillaume Camus, Karen Cox
    • Talent Casting: Angela Sutherland
    • Agent for Terry Pratchet: Colin Smythe
    • Original Autor and Creator of THE DISCWORLD: Terry Pratchet
    • Producer for Psygnosis: Leon Walters
    • Product Manager for Psygnosis: Nadia Lowlar
    • Marketing & PR U.S.A.: Ellen Fuog
    • Lead Tester: John Walsh
    • Playtesters: Jenny Newby, Paul Tweedle
    Source:
    In-game credits


    Magazine articles

    Main article: Discworld/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    Mega-CD US print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #68: "March 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
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    Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-22: "1996-22 (1996-12-27)" (1996-12-13)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Based on
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    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    CD Consoles (FR) PAL
    60
    [9]
    Consoles News (FR) PAL
    89
    [10]
    Consoles + (FR)
    91
    [11]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    53
    [12]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    79
    [13]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    88
    [14]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    84
    [15]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    84
    [16]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    76
    [17]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    80
    [5]
    Player One (FR)
    85
    [18]
    Sega News (CZ)
    84
    [19]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    81
    [20]
    Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
    75
    [21]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
    72
    [22]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    60
    [23]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    83
    [24]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    85
    [25]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    90
    [26]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    81
    [27]
    Ultra Player (FR)
    83
    [28]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    88
    [29]
    Sega Saturn
    80
    Based on
    22 reviews

    Discworld

    Saturn, JP
    Discworld Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDiscworld Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Discworld Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    Discworld Saturn JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, EU
    Discworld Saturn EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Saturn, PT

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    514,241,280 CD-ROM (EU) T-11302H-50 V5.230
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    586,466,496 1996-10-09 CD-ROM (JP) T-20502G V1.000

    References

    1. File:Discworld Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee2.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-10-02 10:31)
    3. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-22 (1996-12-27)" (JP; 1996-12-13), page 60
    4. Computer & Video Games, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-11), page 52
    5. 5.0 5.1 Mean Machines Sega, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-05), page 90
    6. Sega Magazin, "Juni 1994" (DE; 1994-05-11), page 8
    7. Mega Power, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-20), page 6
    8. Ultra Game Players, "August 1997" (US; 1997-07-22), page 14
    9. CD Consoles, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 130
    10. Consoles News, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 91
    11. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 158
    12. Famitsu, "1996-12-20" (JP; 1996-12-06), page 1
    13. MAN!AC, "08/96" (DE; 1996-07-17), page 73
    14. Mega Force, "Été 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 72
    15. Mega Fun, "08/96" (DE; 1996-07-17), page 74
    16. Mega Fun, "09/97" (DE; 1997-08-06), page 70
    17. Mean Machines Sega, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-06-03), page 72
    18. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 125
    19. Sega News, "Listopad 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 22
    20. Sega Power, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-06-06), page 46
    21. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "1/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
    22. Sega Saturn Magazine, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-22), page 70
    23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-21 (1996-12-13)" (JP; 1996-11-22), page 272
    24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 12
    25. Sonic the Comic, "10 December 1996" (UK; 1996-11-27), page 10
    26. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Two" (UK; 1996-09-30), page 60
    27. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 23
    28. Ultra Player, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-07-02), page 104
    29. Video Games, "9/96" (DE; 1996-08-28), page 95


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