Risky Woods

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Risky Woods
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US, Europe), Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Developer:
Original system(s): Amiga
Developer(s) of original games: Zeus Software, Dinamic Software
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,900 (9,167)8,900e[3] EM20006
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[5] 715601
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E211SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[7][8] E211SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044430
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM8086JT
Non-Sega versions

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Risky Woods, known in Japan as Jashin Draxos (邪神ドラクソス), is a Sega Mega Drive action platform game developed and published by Electronic Arts. A port of the titular 1992 Amiga game Risky Woods, it was first released in the United States and Europe in December 1992.[5][6] The Mega Drive version, developed by Electronic Arts in-house programmer Steve Wetherill, has some deliberate aesthetic changes which differentiate the port from the original, Spanish-developed home computer version.

Gameplay

Rohan is the lone controllable character, a traveler who must free the monks of the Lost Lands who have been turned to stone. Before each level is a side-scrolling map screen; use A, B, or C to play a level. A fires a weapon at enemies, bags, and treasure chests. B jumps. C is for using keys. Coins left behind by enemies, and other items (such as treasure chest contents) must be picked up by pressing Down to crouch.

Statues block the path through the (fairly linear) stages and can only be removed by collecting circle-shaped keys. Each statue then plays a random sequence of up, down, left and right prompts. The player must memorize these and replay them in the correct order to destroy the statue.

The default weapon is a dagger, though other weapons may be found throughout each level. There is a time limit to complete each level. Rohan can obtain a silver and later a gold armour by accumulating enough points. The silver armor lowers the damage received from attacks, while the gold armor makes Rohan almost invincble, as Rohan drops coins instead of losing health.

Versions

Compared to the home computer versions:

  • Rohan has a different outfit, both in-game and in the ending.
  • The armor system is completely new.
  • The puzzles required to destroy the statues were also added for the Mega Drive version.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Risky Woods Risky Woods
English (US) Risky Woods Risky Woods
Japanese 邪神ドラクソス Jashin Draxos

Production credits

  • By: Steve Wetherill
  • Original Design: Ricardo Puerto, Raul Lopez
  • Musical Scores: Jason A. S. Whitely, Jose A. Martin
  • Product Testing: Rupert Easterbrook, Chris Johnson, Matthew Webster
  • Additional Graphics: James Savage
  • Quality Assurance: Richard Gallagher


Magazine articles

Main article: Risky Woods/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-03: "March 1993" (1993-02-08)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
55 №6, p32/33
72 №18, p67
Sega Mega Drive
64
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[9]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
55
[10]
Consoles + (FR)
83
[11]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
79
[13]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
40
[14]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
74
[15]
Freak (IL)
79
[16]
Game Power (IT)
75
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
78
[5]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
20
[18]
Joypad (FR) PAL
81
[19]
Joystick (FR) PAL
84
[20]
Mega (UK) PAL
64
[21]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
84
[22]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
78
[23]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
74
[8]
Player One (FR)
80
[24]
Play Time (DE)
75
[25]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
65
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
79
[27]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
90
[28]
Sega Force (SE)
81
[29]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
74
[30]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
64
[31]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
37
[32]
Supergame (BR)
84
[33]
Supersonic (FR)
89
[34]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
65
[35]
Video Games (DE) PAL
63
[36]
Sega Mega Drive
70
Based on
30 reviews

Risky Woods

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
RiskyWoods MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
RiskyWoods MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Risky Woods MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
RiskyWoods MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
RiskyWoods MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Risky Woods MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Risky Woods MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d975e93c
MD5 7034bdcc1a0cb38e4d8fc3e44ace6c20
SHA-1 5664febf187d26274996c888778b0ff5268474f2
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1ea07af2
MD5 32c09d5fe55a2f484d8b75d8b7833e8e
SHA-1 9652b8ed0e36ee17ef6c0b007ca3ad237c13a7a0
1MB 1993-02 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:RiskyWoods MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1993" (JP; 1993-02-08), page 66
  4. Sega Visions, "November/December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 93
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 GamePro, "May 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 65
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 GamesMaster, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-03), page 14
  7. Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 97
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mean Machines Sega, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-xx), page 122
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 189
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1993" (JP; 1993-02-08), page 22
  11. Consoles +, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 68
  12. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 170
  13. Computer & Video Games, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-15), page 78
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 26
  15. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 84
  16. Freak, "3/93" (IL; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
  17. Game Power, "Febbraio 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 54
  18. Hippon Super, "March 1993" (JP; 1993-02-04), page 38
  19. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 94
  20. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 237
  21. Mega, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-17), page 60
  22. MegaTech, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-20), page 40
  23. Micromanía (segunda época), "Febrero 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 54
  24. Player One, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-12-10), page 141
  25. Play Time, "5/93" (DE; 1993-04-07), page 101
  26. Sega Power, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-04), page 42
  27. Sega Pro, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 40
  28. Sega Zone, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-xx), page 22
  29. Sega Force, "4/93" (SE; 1993-07-08), page 18
  30. Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 96
  31. Sega Force, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 75
  32. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  33. Supergame, "Abril 1993" (BR; 1993-04-xx), page 10
  34. Supersonic, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 17
  35. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 144
  36. Video Games, "2/93" (DE; 1993-01-27), page 90


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