Sub-Terrania

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Sub-Terrania
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Scavenger, Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: Zyrinx/Jesper Kyd sound driver
Genre: Shooting

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9954.99[2] 1551
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1551
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1551
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.9949.99[3][5] 1551
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FSUB01SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046560
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Mega Drive
AS
1551

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Sub-Terrania is a 1994 shoot-em-up by Zyrinx released for the Sega Mega Drive. Despite of the existence of a Japanese region coded version, the game was not released in Japan.

Story

A group of aliens has attacked an underground mine and it is up to you to rescue the survivors and drive the aliens away.

Gameplay

Unlike most ships, the underground ship you are given puts you in complete control. You hold the B button to move forward and the D-pad to rotate. If you let go of B you will start falling toward the bottom of the screen. Down reverses thrusters. C shoots. A cycles through weapons and special items. Controls are fully customizable in the game's option menu.

Navigating the ship through tight corridors and dealing with the realistic physics is as important as combating enemies.

The game features a total of 9 stages. Stage 1 to 7 start with a short briefing, explaining the mission objectives. Stages 8 and 9 require the player to figure out the route and objectives by himself.

Later stages also include puzzle elements, e.g. transporting a mirror in order to reflect laser beams. The final objective is to take out the mastermind behind the alien invasion, Svin.

Levels

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Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

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Level 4

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Level 5

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Level 6

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Level 7

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Level 8

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Level 9

Production credits

Zyrinx Inc.
  • Programmers: David Guldbrandsen, Karsten Hvidberg, Jens Bo Albretsen
  • Graphics: Mikael Balle, Jesper Vorsholt Jørgensen, Karsten Lund
  • Music & Sound: Jesper Kyd
  • Additional Programming: Thomas Risager
Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Sub-Terrania/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #14: "Mayo 1994" (1994-0x-xx)
also published in:
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US "game tips poster", distributed with Marvel Comics publications Doom 2099 #18, Ghost Rider 2099 #2 and X-Men 2099 #9 (front)
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(back)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60
88 [8]
85 [9]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
3 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[10]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE) PAL
83
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
90
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
85
[3]
Edge (UK)
90
[13]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
67
[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[15]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 7 (RU)
70
[16]
FLUX (US)
80
[17]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
70
[1]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
98
[18]
GamesMaster (UK)
89
[19]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[5]
Hyper (AU)
85
[20]
Joypad (FR) PAL
87
[21]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
77
[22]
Mega (UK) PAL
86
[23]
Mega Force (FR)
88
[24]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
76
[25]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
90
[26]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
100
[27]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
91
[28]
Player One (FR)
83
[29]
Play Time (DE)
78
[30]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
79
[4]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[31]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
91
[32]
Sega Force (SE)
78
[33]
SuperGamePower (BR)
86
[34]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
85
[35]
Todo Sega (ES) PAL
87
[36]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
85
[37]
Video Games (DE) PAL
76
[38]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[39]
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
34 reviews

Sub-Terrania

Mega Drive, US
SubTerrania MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Sub Terrania MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
SubTerrania MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Silver)
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Cover
SubTerrania MD AU Cart Silver.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
SubTerrania MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Subterrania md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, Asia
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 dc3c6c45
MD5 d3bd3dc31b1903148c0ce92a98a6869a
SHA-1 70a5d4da311dd8a92492d01676bf9170fa4bd095
2MB 1993-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e8ced28d
MD5 19d202d3dc41b74372cf6810989589ac
SHA-1 23c6a0616f170f6616bc8214f3d45f1f293bba9f
2MB 1994-02 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 7638ea91
MD5 160a5c43041904415aef38ba90838cc7
SHA-1 e4e25a7a9a583be0dd8e7aa0f1ab3e96b2180bc6
2MB 1994-02 Cartridge (Asia)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 9c13d25c
MD5 58396741c6c704e8b74cf63606384c0c
SHA-1 3766bfaf355cc239187255a142daddcd42d1fc58
1.25MB 1993-07 EPROM cartridge[40] Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 3a1022d1
MD5 70a1ab4156874bab69573b05b914dbff
SHA-1 57279fa2bc9baf07d701be44e51e42d7f1e0e2a2
2MB 1993-10 EPROM cartridge[41] Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 707fa63c
MD5 35aca51fa35e9a6131a4891bed718a8d
SHA-1 44d3072e25eff5be8de9021f76fe3bb00ecaf56f
2MB 1993-10 EPROM cartridge[42] Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 dc3c6c45
MD5 d3bd3dc31b1903148c0ce92a98a6869a
SHA-1 70a5d4da311dd8a92492d01676bf9170fa4bd095
2MB 1993-12-15 CD-R disc Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b368e394
MD5 6e241867ffd0f5ccf1451cff3a97ac58
SHA-1 91609b5083fac0d8c00a25d3831eff5fb02eac5b
2MB 1994-02-02 CD-R disc Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e8ced28d
MD5 19d202d3dc41b74372cf6810989589ac
SHA-1 23c6a0616f170f6616bc8214f3d45f1f293bba9f
2MB 1994-02-03 CD-R disc Page

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 4 April 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 46
  2. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 4 April 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 36
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 82
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-31), page 58
  5. 5.0 5.1 Games World: The Magazine, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-26), page 16
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 31
  7. Hobby Consolas, "Mayo 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 22
  8. Hobby Consolas, "Mayo 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 46-48 (46)
  9. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28)
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 228
  11. Aktueller Software Markt, "August 1994" (DE; 1994-07-04), page 35
  12. Consoles +, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 118
  13. Edge, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-31), page 72
  14. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "May 1994" (US; 1994-04-21), page 72
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 38
  16. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 7, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 256
  17. FLUX, "Issue #1" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 81
  18. GamePro, "May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  19. GamesMaster, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28), page 54
  20. Hyper, "July 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 40
  21. Joypad, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 132
  22. MAN!AC, "05/94" (DE; 1994-04-13), page 76
  23. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 26
  24. Mega Force, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 82
  25. Mega Fun, "04/94" (DE; 1994-03-23), page 110
  26. MegaTech, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 56
  27. Magazina Igrushek, "4/1995" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 70
  28. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-xx), page 61
  29. Player One, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 86
  30. Play Time, "5/94" (DE; 1994-04-06), page 140
  31. Sega Pro, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 72
  32. Sega Zone, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-24), page 34
  33. Sega Force, "4/94" (SE; 1994-06-01), page 16
  34. SuperGamePower, "Maio 1994" (BR; 1994-0x-xx), page 30
  35. Sonic the Comic, "April 15th 1994" (UK; 1994-04-02), page 11
  36. Todo Sega, "Mayo 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 38
  37. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 190
  38. Video Games, "5/94" (DE; 1994-04-27), page 98
  39. VideoGames, "May 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 58
  40. Hidden Palace: Sub-Terrania (July 1993 Prototype)
  41. Hidden Palace: Sub-Terrania (October 1993 Prototype A)
  42. Hidden Palace: Sub-Terrania (October 1993 Prototype B)


Sub-Terrania

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