S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard!

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S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard!
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer:
Original system(s): Amiga
Publisher(s) of original games: Zeppelin Games[1]
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Sound Images v1.2
Genre: Puzzle[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-120076-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MD14005
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4][5] T-120076-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FMAN00SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-120088-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Game Gear
UK
£27.9927.99[4][6] T-120088-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Game Gear
AU
OFLC: G
Non-Sega versions

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S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard! is a Mega Drive action platform game developed by Odysseus Software and published by Codemasters. A port of the developer's 1993 Amiga game Sink or Swim[1], it was first published in Europe in November 1994[3], and was also ported to the Game Gear by Big Red Software one month earlier.[6]

Gameplay

The game has you play as Kevin Codner, rescue mariner extraordinaire tasked with saving passengers from the S.S. Lucifer. Similar to Lemmings, this requires guiding the passengers to an exit by interacting with the environment. If the player takes too long the room will be flooded.

History

Neither the Mega Drive or Game Gear versions of S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard! were released in North America or Japan. They remained exclusives for Europe and Australia, although an American release was advertised by GameTek under its original name.[7]

Development

The working titles for the Sega versions were Kevin Codner[8] and Man Overboard!

Magazine articles

Main article: S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0904: "Vol. 9 No. 4 April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Magazine (UK) #11: "November 1994" (1994-10-15)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[10]
Consoles + (FR)
80
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
73
[12]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
60
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 9 (RU)
80
[14]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
79
[15]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
52
[16]
Mega (UK) PAL
75
[5]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
82
[17]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
63
[18]
Player One (FR)
75
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
69
[20]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
69
[21]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
84
[22]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
69
[23]
Sega Mega Drive
71
Based on
15 reviews

S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard!

Mega Drive, EU
SSLucifur MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
ManOverboard MD EU Cart Back.jpgManOverboard MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
ManOverboard MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, AU
SSLMO MD AU back.jpgNospine.pngSSLMO MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
ManOverboard MD EU Cart Back.jpgManOverboard MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
74
[12]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
68
[24]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
60
[25]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
69
[26]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
89
[6]
Player One (FR)
82
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
73
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
70
[28]
Sega Game Gear
73
Based on
8 reviews

S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard!

Game Gear, EU
ManOverboard GG EU back.jpgMan Overboard GG EU Box Spine.jpgManOverboard GG EU front.jpg
Cover
ManOverboard GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Man Overboard GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, AU
Man Overboard GG AU Box Back.jpgMan Overboard GG AU Box Spine.jpgManOverboard GG AU Box Front.jpg
Cover
ManOverboard GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Man Overboard GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, PT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 cae0e3ac
MD5 ae6c1618e6f98d3101b1b91d3835ebac
SHA-1 36c66a1cbf44f4019b84538a6bf452c369239bc9
1MB 1994-08 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 d9a7f170
MD5 d369dcc7c7317b88d401cd7dd54ad951
SHA-1 b167fda9f0e7a6a47027f782a08149e8d4f46e0c
256kB 1994-08-09 Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.odysseus-software.co.uk/ (Wayback Machine: 2001-12-13 00:22)
  2. File:ManOverboard GG EU back.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sega Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-15), page 88
  4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 81
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mega, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 36
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Mean Machines Sega, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-30), page 96
  7. MegaTech, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-18), page 22
  8. Megazone, "May 1994" (AU; 1994-04-20), page 17
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 117
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 197
  11. Consoles +, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 128
  12. 12.0 12.1 Computer & Video Games, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-15), page 49
  13. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 355
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 9, "" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 237
  15. Games World: The Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 15
  16. MAN!AC, "11/94" (DE; 1994-10-12), page 63
  17. Mega Force, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 104
  18. Mega Fun, "11/94" (DE; 1994-10-19), page 74
  19. 19.0 19.1 Player One, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 98
  20. Sega Power, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 58
  21. Sega Pro, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-06), page 62
  22. Sonic the Comic, "November 11th 1994" (UK; 1994-10-29), page 11
  23. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 150
  24. Games World: The Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 22
  25. Mega Force, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 114
  26. Mega Fun, "11/94" (DE; 1994-10-19), page 77
  27. Sega Power, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-20), page 73
  28. Sega Pro, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-06), page 66


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