Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers

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Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Time Warner Interactive
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-48346
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-48346-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
ES
T-48346-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
FR
T-48346-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[3][4] T-48346-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
FI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FSYL00SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046250
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Mega Drive
KR
HIC-95003

Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers is a sidescrolling action game for the Sega Mega Drive. The game stars the Looney Tunes cartoon characters Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird in levels based on the cartoons that feature the characters.

Gameplay

The player controls Sylvester, and the objective is to chase Tweety around the levels while solving puzzles and avoiding enemies. To track down Tweety, the player can use the Tweety Scope (assigned to A by default) or get Sylvester Jr.'s help to search for Tweety's whereabouts in the level, then give chase when possible, using the B button to scratch Tweety for bonus points. Arrows will appear around Tweety when he has finally been cornered at the end of a level, allowing Sylvester to catch him and move on to the next level, with bonus points awarded if the player catches Tweety in as little time as possible.

To get to Tweety, Sylvester may have to interact with various objects to solve puzzles or to defeat, subdue or hide from enemies. The Action button (assigned to B by default) allows Sylvester to pick up, use, push or carry various objects as well as Stage Props for various purposes. Some objects, such as a cat bed, lamp or trash can, can also be used as hiding places from certain enemies by pressing Up to hide inside them until the enemy leaves the area, though Sylvester will be automatically kicked out after a few moments. Some other objects can be stacked on top of one another to reach Tweety or other items. Jumping is assigned to C by default.

Sylvester's health is measured by the life icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen. As he takes damage, he gets dizzier and his head grows more lumps, with the icon's background turning red when he is down to his last hit point. One more hit, and Sylvester loses a life, indicated by one of his lives flying away. Extra lives are earned every 100,000 points.

The game uses an adjustable difficulty level that can be set anywhere between 1% and 100% to make the game easier or harder. However, lower pecentages will prevent the player from playing all the levels. If the difficulty setting is lower than a level's difficulty threshold, the game shows a preview of the next level and then ends.

Items

1 UP
Awards an extra life.
Tuna Can
Restores Sylvester's health.
Clock
Rewinds the level clock by two minutes.
Superhero Suit
Makes Sylvester invincible for a short while.

Stage Props

Umbrella
Slows Sylvester's descent.
Boxing Gloves
Allows Sylvester to punch out Spike and the Red Cat.
Mallet
Allows Sylvester to attack enemies with a whack.
Bone
Can be used to distract Spike and the Robot Dog.
Fish
Can be used to distract the Red Cat in Back Alley Blues.
Pogo Stick
Can be used to bounce higher.
Shrink Potion
Required to subdue the Tweety Monster.

Levels

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Domestic Devils
Minimum difficulty: 1% 

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Domestic Devils 2
Minimum difficulty: 11% 

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Mayhem Express
Minimum difficulty: 21% 

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Back Alley Blues
Minimum difficulty: 31% 

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Hyde and Shriek
Minimum difficulty: 41% 

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Hyde and Shriek 2
Minimum difficulty: 61% 

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Oceans of Trouble
Minimum difficulty: 81% 

Scoring

  • Scratching Tweety: 20,000 points.
  • Mice: 10,000 points.
  • Yarn Balls: 5,000 points.
  • Catnip: 1,000 points.
  • Stage Props: 500 points.
  • Knocking items off shelves: 100 points.

History

Development

Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear versions were planned (the latter appearing at Summer CES 1993[5]), but were cancelled for unknown reasons.

Release

60,000 copies of Cagey Capers were sold in September 1994, becoming Time Warner Interactive's best selling product of all time[6]

Production credits

  • Producer: Su-Moon Paik
  • Director: Matt Powers
  • Art Director: Ted Warnock
  • Design Lead: Paul O'Connor
  • Engineering Team: Kevin T. Seghetti, Matt Powers, Todd Johnson
  • Art Team: Melanie Seghetti, Gerilyn Wilhelm, Jean Xiong
  • Design Team: EM Stock, Gary Goldberg, KJ Holm
  • Music and Sound Effects: Nathan Grigg (Orca Games)
  • Special Thanks: Trevor Grimshaw, Neil Balthaser, Craig Ewert, Dave Gross, Chris Pittenger, Elias Abbou, Ding Palang, Stein Husoy, Developer Resources, The Staff of Alexandria
  • Time Warner Interactive: Linda Blanchard, Bill Hindorff, Jeff Holmes, Mike Klug, Mike Kruse, Mitzi McGilvray, Dan Van Elderen, Dennis Wood
  • Special Thanks: Our Friends and Significant others, let's spend some time together now.
  • Special Thanks The Creative Geniuses of Warner: Chuck Jones, Mel Blanc, Carl Stalling, Friz Freleng
Filmed entirely on location in Los Osos, California.
All animals in the production were treated in a humane fashion.
  • Produced by: TecMagik
  • Created by: Alexandria, Inc.
To all the family of Alexandria, Thank You. Not Limited by What Is...

Magazine articles

Main article: Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #36: "Septiembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #37: "Octubre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[11]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
67
[12]
Consoles + (FR)
75
[13]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[14]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
75
[15]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
64
[16]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
88
[1]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
93
[17]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[18]
Hyper (AU)
78
[19]
Joypad (FR)
85
[20]
Joypad (HU)
94
[21]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
46
[22]
Mega (UK) PAL
65
[23]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
80
[24]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
64
[25]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
60
[26]
Player One (FR)
80
[27]
Play Time (DE) PAL
68
[28]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
83
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
83
[30]
Sega Force (SE)
89
[31]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
82
[32]
Sega Megazone (AU)
78
[33]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
85
[34]
Todo Sega (ES)
83
[35]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
80
[36]
Video Games (DE) PAL
68
[37]
VideoGames (US)
80
[38]
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
29 reviews

Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 89fc54ce
MD5 bbf74e8f5eda63631ce7617370d1f747
SHA-1 bf50d0afe82966907671a46060d27b7b5d92a752
2MB 1993-12 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 9d9c786b
MD5 c215bb67fb8d0f9eba7c4aa5d7feab42
SHA-1 d1ca731869b2ffd452bd4f2b40bb0afdc997936d
2MB 1993-12 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 5b3ea17b
MD5 4593587896caf2a22112b08b4c155734
SHA-1 4982f904fa9a6f42695ab91d40ac283d651d19e3
2MB 1993-12 EPROM cartridge Page

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 6 June 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 66
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sega Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-15), page 97
  3. Mega, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 50
  4. Sega Power, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-04), page 27
  5. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-30), page 28
  6. Press release: 1994-12-07: CPTV ANNOUNCES NEW COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS FOR CELLULOID; STRONG INITIAL SALES FOR "CAGEY CAPERS" VIDEO GAME
  7. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 82
  8. Sega Visions, "October/November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 126
  9. GamePro, "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 180
  10. EGM², "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 136
  11. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 233
  12. Aktueller Software Markt, "Januar 1995" (DE; 1994-12-05), page 30
  13. Consoles +, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 118
  14. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 216
  15. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "June 1994" (US; 1994-05-24), page 68
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 38
  17. GamePro, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 42
  18. Games World: The Magazine, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-08-25), page 12
  19. Hyper, "July 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 44
  20. Joypad, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 74
  21. Joypad, "1/1995" (HU; 1995-xx-xx), page 13
  22. MAN!AC, "11/94" (DE; 1994-10-12), page 47
  23. Mega, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 26
  24. Mega Force, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 114
  25. Mega Fun, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-23), page 114
  26. Magazina Igrushek, "3/1995" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 78
  27. Player One, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 82
  28. Play Time, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-09), page 109
  29. Sega Power, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-01), page 50
  30. Sega Pro, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-08), page 46
  31. Sega Force, "7-8/94" (SE; 1994-10-19), page 16
  32. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 162
  33. Sega Megazone, "September 1994" (AU; 1994-0x-xx), page 20
  34. Sonic the Comic, "December 9th 1994" (UK; 1994-11-26), page 11
  35. Todo Sega, "Junio 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 62
  36. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 193
  37. Video Games, "11/94" (DE; 1994-10-26), page 96
  38. VideoGames, "November 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 80


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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: Prototype A | Prototype B



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