Hook

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Hook
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft
Developer:
Licensor: TriStar Pictures
Sound driver: Krisalis sound driver
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[3] T-93026
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-93026-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4] T-93026-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$89.9589.95[6]
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.9549.95[8] T-6205
Sega Mega-CD
EU
T-93055-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 119.95119.95[11] T-93055-50
Sega Mega-CD
PT
CD93055
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.9939.99[10] T-93055-50
Sega Mega-CD
BR
063040
Sega Game Gear
US
T-93028
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-93028-50
Sega Game Gear
AU
$49.9549.95[13]

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Hook is a video game adaption of the movie with the same name, originally released on the SNES and then ported to a variety of consoles including the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD and Sega Game Gear. Plans for a Sega Master System version of the game were put in place, but were ultimately scrapped. A prototype of said version has since emerged during the 2000s, and its ROM has been dumped.

Gameplay

Hook is a 2D platform game where, as the grown up Peter Pan, you travel across Neverland to stop Captain Hook, who has captured your children and returned to terrorize the land once again. A swings your dagger while B jumps. Tinkerbell also briefly gives you the power of flight in certain sections.

While the game is tied to the film, the likenesses of the original cast are completely missing from all versions, and a new set of voice actors are used in the Mega-CD port. Only the John Williams soundtrack and three low quality full motion video clips make the transition from movie to game.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Executive Producers: Shigeo Maruyama, Olaf Olafsson
  • Chief Development Executive: Hiroshi Goto, Yuji Takahashi, Jeff Benjamin
  • Produced by: Yukio Nagasaki, Allan Becker
  • Directed by: Kenshi Naruse
  • Programmed by: Norihiro Tokeshi, Tadakatsu Makiuchi
  • Characters Designed by: Teruo Nagato
  • Graphics Designed by: Akishi Imai, Sadaki Matsumoto, Midori Nasu, Michiyo Komura
  • Music by: John Williams
  • Except When You re Alone by: Leslie Bricusse, John Williams
  • Additional Music by: Tetsuya Furumoto, Katsunori Ujiie
  • Supervisor: Hiroaki Ishikawa
Megadrive version - Core Design Ltd
  • Game Programming by: Stefan Walker
  • Graphics Conversion by: Jason Gee, Stuart Atkinson, Billy Allison


  • special thanks to
  • Sony Imagesoft: Nathan Rose, Diane Coleman, Chris Kantrowitz, John Koronaios, Elsa Nunez, Richard Robinson, Tom Taylor
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment: Lester Borden, Catherine Varvaro, Cassandra Barbour
  • Amblin Entertainment: Mark Snovell, Denise Dole
  • Sony Electronic Publishing Company: Coli Anand, Peter Dille, Dara Eisenhauer, Lester Greenman, Jeanne Hurst, Len Israel, Lesly Reinish, Gil Victorio
  • Sony Music Entertainment (Japan): Akira Sato, Tetsuya Inohara, Yoshikazu Yasuoka, Yasuhito Kawabe, Saeko Takaoka, Ryoji Akagawa, Hiroshi Kiyomoto, Tetsuji Yamamoto, Takako Ishikawa, Yumiko Nakajima, Hiromi Watanabe, Etsumi Shiota
  • Game Designed and Programmed by: Ukiyotei
Hook ©&TM 1991 Tri-Star Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Design © 1992 by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Mega-CD version

  • Executive Producers: Shigeo Maruyama, Olaf Olafsson
  • Chief Development Executive: Hiroshi Goto, Yuji Takahashi, Jeff Benjamin
  • Produced by: Yukio Nagasaki, Allan Becker
  • Directed by: Kenshi Naruse
  • Programmed by: Norihiro Tokeshi, Tadakatsu Makiuchi
  • Characters Designed by: Teruo Nagato
  • Graphics Designed by: Akishi Imai, Sadaki Matsumoto, Midori Nasu, Michiyo Komura
  • Music by: John Williams
  • Except When You re Alone by: Leslie Bricusse, John Williams
  • Additional Music by: Tetsuya Furumoto, Katsunori Ujiie
  • Supervisor: Hiroaki Ishikawa
Mega CD version - Core Design Ltd
  • Directed by: Jeremy Smith
  • Game Programming by: Stefan Walker
  • Other Programming by: Chris Long, John Kirkland
  • Graphics Conversion by: Jason Gee, Mark Watson, Stuart Atkinson, Stefan Walker


  • special thanks to
  • Sony Imagesoft: Nathan Rose, Diane Coleman, Chris Kantrowitz, John Koronaios, Elsa Nunez, Richard Robinson, Tom Taylor
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment: Lester Borden, Catherine Varvaro, Cassandra Barbour
  • Amblin Entertainment: Mark Snovell, Denise Dole
  • Sony Electronic Publishing Company: Coli Anand, Peter Dille, Dara Eisenhauer, Lester Greenman, Jeanne Hurst, Len Israel, Lesly Reinish, Gil Victorio
  • Sony Music Entertainment (Japan): Akira Sato, Tetsuya Inohara, Yoshikazu Yasuoka, Yasuhito Kawabe, Saeko Takaoka, Ryoji Akagawa, Hiroshi Kiyomoto, Tetsuji Yamamoto, Takako Ishikawa, Yumiko Nakajima, Hiromi Watanabe, Etsumi Shiota
  • Game Designed and Programmed by: Ukiyotei
Hook ©&TM 1991 Tri-Star Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Design © 1992 by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Game Gear version

  • Executive Producer: Olaf Olafsson
  • Chief Development Executive: Jeff Benjamin, Richard Robinson
  • Produced by: Allan Becker
  • Assistant Producer: Brian Wiklem
  • Original Program and Design by: Ukiyotei
  • Game Gear version Directed by: Jeremy Smith
  • Produced by: Steve Marsden
  • Programmed by: Matt Taylor, Dave Cooke, David De Pauw
  • Graphics by: Robert "Printhead" Lever
  • Game Gear Music Conversion by: Matt Furniss
  • Special Thanks to: Darren Clayton, Steve Marsden, Dave Cooke, Andrew Taylor, Kevin Howe

Magazine articles

Main article: Hook/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #10: "November/December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in GamePro (US) #51: "October 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #25: "Novembre 1993" (1993-1x-xx)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #145: "December 1993" (1993-11-15)
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Print advert in Video Games (DE) #1993-12: "12/93" (1993-11-22)
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Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #9: "Diciembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #33 (1997-08-07)
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #38 (1998-04-12)
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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #60 (2002-09-05)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[19]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[20]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3 (RU)
80
[21]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[3]
Mega (UK) PAL
66
[22]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
75
[23]
Mega Machines (UK) PAL
41
[24]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
64
[25]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
69
[4]
Player One (FR)
74
[26]
Score (CZ)
80
[27]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
64
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
64
[29]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
74
[30]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
67
[31]
Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video! (FR)
60
[32]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
54
[33]
Sega Mega Drive
66
Based on
17 reviews

Hook

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
Hook MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Hook MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Hook MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
83
[34]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
93
[35]
GamesMaster (UK)
38
[36]
Joypad (FR)
89
[37]
MAN!AC (DE)
65
[38]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
45
[39]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
45
[40]
Mega (UK) PAL
55
[10]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
88
[41]
Mega Force (FR)
79
[42]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
82
[43]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
80
[44]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
72
[45]
Player One (FR)
65
[26]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
67
[46]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
69
[47]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
40
[48]
Sega Force Mega (UK) NTSC-U
66
[49]
Todo Sega (ES) PAL
82
[50]
Video Games (DE) PAL
72
[51]
Sega Mega-CD
69
Based on
20 reviews

Hook

Mega-CD, US
Hook MCD US Box Back.jpgHook MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Hook mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
Hook MCD EU Box Back.jpgHook MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Mega-CD, UK
Hook MCD EU Box Back.jpgHook MCD UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Mega-CD, PT

Mega-CD, BR
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Cover

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Game Gear
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Joypad (FR) PAL
85
[52]
Megablast (DE) PAL
70
[53]
Mega Force (FR)
70
[54]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
68
[55]
Video Games (DE) PAL
40
[56]
Sega Game Gear
67
Based on
5 reviews

Hook

Game Gear, US
Hook GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngHook GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Hook GG US cart.jpg
Cart
Hook GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
Hook GG EU Box Back.jpgHook GG EU Box Spine.jpgHook GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Hook GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Hook GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2c48e712
MD5 70b7314bb4f542cedc0ca9422808f269
SHA-1 67031af6ec4b771bd8d69a44c9945562a063593e
1MB Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a154433a
MD5 0206e412933f236f0ab9ba20973bd74e
SHA-1 da5da918e92211d9a4108c2b39b29b8583242cbb
1MB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
386,497,104 CD (EU) T-93055-50
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
387,223,872 CD (US) T-6205
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 a5aa5ba1
MD5 ce8bf6e6baec621d9cc8302f2b0565b4
SHA-1 404fe95907d816b524acd34c9223c30afcd82fa4
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 f53ced2e
MD5 5b0659fc95d81f10400bc449c2da251b
SHA-1 b9bd292fa4f3ef7dd86ebae9e1b5364ce6653c45
256kB Cartridge (US)

References

  1. File:Hook GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. Sega Visions, "August/September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 104
  3. 3.0 3.1 GamePro, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 75
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Mean Machines Sega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-11-30), page 132
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 10
  6. Megazone, "February 1994" (AU; 1994-01-26), page 46
  7. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/cDtKpbFLo48/m/l9zVB-OepMcJ
  8. GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 59
  9. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 55
  10. 10.0 10.1 Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 49
  11. 11.0 11.1 Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 43
  12. Sega Visions, "June/July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 97
  13. Megazone, "February 1994" (AU; 1994-01-26), page 47
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 206
  15. Sega Visions, "February/March 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 78
  16. Sega Visions, "October/November 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 99
  17. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 19
  18. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 199
  19. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 96
  20. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 103
  21. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 112
  22. Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 58
  23. Mega Fun, "12/93" (DE; 1993-11-24), page 30
  24. Mega Machines, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-09), page 38
  25. MegaTech, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-21), page 84
  26. 26.0 26.1 Player One, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 150
  27. Score, "Cervenec 1994" (CZ; 1994-07-01), page 60
  28. Sega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-xx), page 56
  29. Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 28
  30. Sega Zone, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-20), page 54
  31. Sega Zone, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-28), page 46
  32. Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video!, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 86
  34. Consoles +, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 178
  35. GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 58
  36. GamesMaster, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-19), page 27
  37. Joypad, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 64
  38. MAN!AC, "12/93" (DE; 1993-11-10), page 44
  39. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
  40. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 52
  41. Mega Action, "Christmas 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 5
  42. Mega Force, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-12-10), page 128
  43. Mega Fun, "02/93" (DE; 1993-0x-xx), page 40
  44. MegaTech, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-20), page 34
  45. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-28), page 44
  46. Sega Power, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-03), page 38
  47. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 54
  48. Sega Zone, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-xx), page 60
  49. Sega Force Mega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-24), page 46
  50. Todo Sega, "Diciembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 48
  51. Video Games, "2/94" (DE; 1994-01-26), page 44
  52. Joypad, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 126
  53. Megablast, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-29), page 82
  54. Mega Force, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 1994-01-08), page 120
  55. Sega Pro, "February 1994" (UK; 1993-12-30), page 48
  56. Video Games, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-19), page 124


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