Last Action Hero

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Last Action Hero
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft
Developer:
Licensor: Columbia Pictures
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-93066
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Game Gear
US
T-93048
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Non-Sega versions

Last Action Hero is a Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear action game based on the 1993 film of the same name starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was only released in North America.

Story

After receiving a magical movie ticket, young Danny Madigan is sucked into a theater screen and into an action movie starring indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater. Jack Slater's archenemy, the ruthless assassin Mr. Benedict, gets a hold of the ticket and transports himself to the real world. Danny and Jack must follow him and stop him.

Gameplay

Mega Drive version

The game is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up played as Jack Slater. Jack moves with Left and Right. He crouches with Down and jumps with C. He punches with B and kicks with A. He can only punch while standing. He can kick while crouching with Down+A but not after jumping, though he can do a jumping split kick with Up+A that hits enemies on both sides of him.

There are two driving stages where Jack is driving a car controlled from an overhead perspective. The car speeds up with Right or slows down with Left. It brakes to a complete stop with B. The car can jump off ramps or squeeze in between vehicles to avoid running into them.

Jack has a health meter with eight segments. He loses health as he is attacked by enemies and loses a life if he loses all of his health or if time runs out. The game ends if the player runs out of lives. There are no continues.

Items

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Movie Ticket
Replenishes some of Jack's health meter. This item occasionally falls from the top of the screen.

Stages

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Action Hero Movie

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Inside the School

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Bonneville Car Chase

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Leo's Funeral

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The Car Chase

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Premiere Night

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The Finale

History

European versions were advertised and planned[2][3][4], but the game ultimately remained a United States exclusive.

Both a Sega Master System version and Mega-CD version[5][6] of Last Action Hero were once planned[7], but were cancelled for unknown reasons.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

The BITS Development Team
  • Programming: Peter Baron
  • Graphics: Laurence McDonald, Carl Cropley
  • Animation: Mark Jones
  • Music and Sound Effects: Shahid Ahmad
  • Play Testing: Jim Hale
  • Concept and Design: Peter Baron, Foo Katan, Chris Kyriacou, Cos Lazouras, Gary Sheinwald
  • Produced by: Chris Kyriacou, Gary Sheinwald
  • Executive Producer: Foo Katan
Copyright 1993 Sony Electronic Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Last Action Hero TM. Copyright 1993 Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Executive Producer: Rich Robinson
  • Producer: Nathan Rose
  • Sony Electronic Publishing Company: Olaf Olafsson, Lester Greenman, Peter Dille, Jeff Benjamin
  • Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.: Arnold Swarzenegger, John McTiernan, Steve Roth, Robert Relyea, Neal Nordlinger
  • Columbia Pictures Merchandising: Lester Borden, Lisa Weisinger Manne, Susan Christison, Catherine Varvaro
Source:
In-game credits[8]

Magazine articles

Main article: Last Action Hero/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in (UK) #145: "December 1993" (1993-11-15)
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Print advert in (FR) #25: "Novembre 1993" (1993-1x-xx)
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Print advert in (DE) #1993-12: "12/93" (1993-11-22)
also published in:
  • (DE) #1993-12: "12/93" (1993-11-10)[9]
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Mega Drive print advert in (ES) #9: "Diciembre 1993" (1993-1x-xx)
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Physical scans

Mega Drive version

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Publication Version Score
(RU) NTSC-U
40
[10]
(AU)
9
[11]
(RU) NTSC-U
60
[12]
Sega Mega Drive
36
Based on
3 reviews

Last Action Hero

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, US (Not For Resale)
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Game Gear version

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Sega Game Gear
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Last Action Hero

Game Gear, US
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Manual

Technical information

Main article: Last Action Hero/Technical information.

References


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