Rolo to the Rescue

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Rolo to the Rescue
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US, Europe), Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Steve Hayes
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,900 (9,167)8,900e[3] EM20008
Sega Mega Drive
US
713201
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E138SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
EU
(EA Classics)
EAX02401066I
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 99.9599.95[5] E138SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
(EA Classics)
EAX02401066I
USK: 0
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ0046
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[6][7] E138SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
CZ
(EA Classics)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
042770
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4089JT

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Rolo to the Rescue, called Zou! Zou! Zou! Rescue Daisakusen (ゾウ!ゾウ!ゾウ! レスキュー大作戦) in Japan, is a 1992 platformer developed by Electronic Arts and Vectordean and released by Electronic Arts for the Sega Mega Drive.

Gameplay

The player controls Rolo, an elephant who must rescue his animal friends who have been locked up in cages scattered throughout various landscapes by poachers. The player starts out by choosing levels on a map screen. At the beginning of each level, they are told how many animals to rescue. Holding A runs. B jumps. Jumping on poachers will kill them. Getting hit by a poacher once will make the player lose a life. Some poachers carry the keys to open cages; once the player gets the key, they must simply touch a cage to open it. The animal inside will follow them. Once all the animals are freed, the player must find the exit sign to move on to the next level. Pressing  START  accesses a menu where the player can choose between Rolo and the animals he has collected, each having their own ability:

  • Rabbit: Jumps higher.
  • Beaver: Can survive water.
  • Mole: Digs through certain walls.
  • Squirrel: Climbs walls.

Some levels also contain vacuum cleaners; if Rolo collects these, he can hold C to suck items into his trunk; once something is in his trunk, let go of C, then press C to fire that item at an enemy.

James Pond also makes a small cameo in the game.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Rolo to the Rescue Rolo to the Rescue
English (US) Rolo to the Rescue Rolo to the Rescue
Japanese ゾウ!ゾウ!ゾウ! レスキュー大作戦 Zou! Zou! Zou! Rescue Daisakusen

Production credits

  • Programming: Alan McCarthy
  • Artwork: Leavon Archer
  • Additional Artwork: Sean Nicholls
  • Course Design: Steve Bak
  • Producer: Roland Kippenhan III
  • Executive Producer: Christopher Erhardt
  • Music/Sound FX: Phil Bak
  • Other Bits: Chris Sorrell


Magazine articles

Main article: Rolo to the Rescue/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
66 №6, p52/53
Sega Mega Drive
66
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[9]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
75
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
85
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
95
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 5 (RU)
50
[14]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
83
[15]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[16]
Freak (IL)
94
[17]
Game Mania (UK)
83
[18]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
84
[19]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[20]
Joypad (FR) PAL
84
[21]
Joystick (FR) PAL
82
[22]
Mega (UK) PAL
89
[23]
Mega Action (UK)
92
[24]
Mega Byte (UK) PAL
85
[25]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
83
[26]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
83
[27]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
89
[28]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
80
[7]
Player One (FR)
80
[29]
Play Time (DE)
81
[30]
Score (CZ)
70
[31]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
88
[32]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
72
[33]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
89
[34]
Sega Force (SE)
85
[35]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
93
[36]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
65
[37]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-U
73
[38]
Supersonic (FR)
92
[39]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
65
[40]
Video Games (DE)
79
[41]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
34 reviews

Rolo to the Rescue

Mega Drive, JP
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Cart
Rolo md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU (EA Classics)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, CZ (EA Classics)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, PT (EA Classics)
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Rolo md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 306861a2
MD5 46f0c65ea34800bd53c14712ad57eeff
SHA-1 8f27907df777124311b7415cd52775641276cf0d
512kB 1992-11-03[42] Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1a761e67
MD5 685facf5f572d2113187ecc40b0341bf
SHA-1 0cf2e2a7f00fb3d7a1a6424152693138ece586f1
512kB 1992-11-06[43] Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:RttR 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 67
  4. GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 112
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sega Pro, "April 1993" (DE; 1993-03-26), page 39
  6. Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 99
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mean Machines Sega, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-28), page 78
  8. GamesMaster, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-08-29), page 11
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 196
  10. Aktueller Software Markt, "Avril 1993" (DE; 1993-03-08), page 130
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1993" (JP; 1993-02-08), page 23
  12. Consoles +, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 134
  13. Computer & Video Games, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-15), page 36
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 5, "" (RU; 200x-xx-xx), page 183
  15. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 86
  16. Famitsu, "1993-05-07,14" (JP; 1993-04-23), page 1
  17. Freak, "3/93" (IL; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
  18. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  19. GamesMaster, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-21), page 66
  20. Hippon Super, "March 1993" (JP; 1993-02-04), page 38
  21. Joypad, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 76
  22. Joystick, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 188
  23. Mega, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-21), page 48
  24. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  25. Mega Byte, "March 20, 1993" (UK; 1993-03-20), page 1
  26. Mega Fun, "02/93" (DE; 1993-0x-xx), page 34
  27. Mega Fun, "05/93" (DE; 1993-0x-xx), page 72
  28. MegaTech, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-20), page 46
  29. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 76
  30. Play Time, "5/93" (DE; 1993-04-07), page 110
  31. Score, "Duben 1994" (CZ; 1994-04-01), page 45
  32. Sega Power, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-07), page 42
  33. Sega Pro, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 53
  34. Sega Zone, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-xx), page 34
  35. Sega Force, "5/93" (SE; 1993-08-26), page 16
  36. Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 98
  37. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  38. Supergame, "Junho 1993" (BR; 1993-06-xx), page 14
  39. Supersonic, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 18
  40. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 149
  41. Video Games, "3/93" (DE; 1993-02-24), page 80
  42. File:RttR MD TestScreen.png
  43. File:RolototheRescue MD JP TestScreen.png


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