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T-MEK
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega 32X
Genre: Simulation / Shooter 3D






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
US
$69.99[1] 84520
Sega 32X
UK
£? MK-84520
Sega 32X
FR
?F MK-84520
Sega 32X
DE
DM ? MK-84520
Sega 32X
ES
?Ptas MK-84520



T-MEK is a 1994 arcade game developed and released by Atari Games and ported to the Sega 32X and MS-DOS in 1995 by Bits Corporation. As with the system's version of Primal Rage, the 32X port was oddly published by Sega instead of Time Warner Interactive as with other Atari Games conversions.

T-MEK is very similar to Battlezone in design, but uses vastly improved graphics and puts the player in charge of a hovertank. It is set in the future, and you need to eradicate the T-Mek corporation by destroying your rivals.

Versions

T-MEK runs with a lower screen resolution than its arcade counterpart and has a less stable frame rate. It also resorts to using a checkerboard "mesh" pattern for semi-transparent sprites rather than the true alpha transparency offered by the arcade (and IBM PC) versions.

Production credits

BITS Corporation Team T-MEK 32X
  • Programming: Tom Prosser, Steve Clark
  • Audio driver, MIDI and sound FX conversion: Brian Schmidt
  • Additional support: Dylan Beale
  • Graphics conversion, original graphics for this version: Laurence McDonald
  • Additional level design, production assistance: Jon Torrens
  • QA/Game testing: Steve Cox, Jim Glanville
  • Production/additional design: Tim Hale
  • Special thanks: James Cox, Gary Sheinwald, Foo Katan, Jacqui Lyons, Matthew Ford, Mitzi McGilvray, James Baker, Annette Mahoney, Tracee McVeigh
  • TMEK 32X is based on an original Atari Games Coin-op game
The Atari Games Team T-MEK (Coin-op)
  • Producer: Gary Stark
  • Game design: Matthew Ford
  • Lead programmer: John Grigsby
  • Programmers: Norm Avelar, Gary Stark
  • Support programmer: Mike Albaugh
  • Systems support: David Sheppard
  • Lead animator: Rhizaldi Bugawan
  • 3D animators: Brian France, Rich Chargin
  • Animators: Nick Stern
  • Model makers: John Ferrari, Patrice Moriarity
  • Digital imaging: Dave Portera
  • Project engineer: Don Paaw
  • Technician: Farrokh Khodadadi
  • Audio: Brad Fuller
  • Audio engineer: Chuck Peplinski
  • Cabinet designer: Mark Gruber
  • Product designer: Ralph Perez
  • Controls: Wade Winblad
  • Harnessing: Carol Cameron, Steve Landaverde
  • Woodshop: Connie Osuna
  • Metalshop: Jesus Torres
  • Product manager: David Macias
  • Software Q&A: David Pasquinelli
  • Special thanks to: Mika Jang, Cris Drobney, Rick Yoshida, Darrell Robinson, Pat MaCarthy, Joe Dieu, Leon Fritts, Sean Murphy, Adalbert Miak, Loren Bryant, Hector Fajardo
The Time Warner Interactive Team T-MEK 32X
  • Producer: Mitzi McGilvray
  • Associate producer: Mike Klug
  • Testing: Curtis Soldano, Mike Kruse, Mark Owen, Rob Boone, Jogn Arvay, Jr.,
  • Manual design: Richard Verdoni
  • Manual writer: Jon Mongelluzzo
  • Sega special thanks to: Bill Hindorff, Mark Beaumont, J. Tony Smith, Steve Ackrich, Jane Chaney, Joy Schneer, Brian Paw, Jeff Gregg, Steve Goodale, Earl Malit, Lisa Marino, John Golden, Tracy Egan, Dave Macias, Jon Mongelluzzo, Curtis Clarkson
Source: US manual


Tom Prosser, Steve ClarkBrian SchmidtDylan BealeLaurence McDonaldJon TorrensSteve Cox, Jim GlanvilleTim HaleJames Cox, Gary Sheinwald, Foo Katan, Jacqui Lyons, Matthew Ford, Mitzi McGilvray, James Baker, Annette Mahoney, Tracee McVeighGary StarkMatthew FordJohn GrigsbyNorm Avelar, Gary StarkMike AlbaughDavid SheppardRhizaldi BugawanBrian France, Rich CharginNick SternJohn Ferrari, Patrice MoriarityDave PorteraDon PaawFarrokh KhodadadiBrad FullerChuck PeplinskiMark GruberRalph PerezWade WinbladCarol Cameron, Steve L,averdeConnie OsunaJesus TorresDavid MaciasDavid PasquinelliMika Jang, Cris Drobney, Rick Yoshida, Darrell Robinson, Pat MaCarthy, Joe Dieu, Leon Fritts, Sean Murphy, Adalbert Miak, Loren Bryant, Hector FajardoMitzi McGilvrayMike KlugCurtis Soldano, Mike Kruse, Mark Owen, Rob Boone, Jogn Arvay, Jr.,Richard VerdoniJon MongelluzzoBill Hindorff, Mark Beaumont, J. Tony Smith, Steve Ackrich, Jane Chaney, Joy Schneer, Brian Paw, Jeff Gregg, Steve Goodale, Earl Malit, Lisa Marino, John Golden, Tracy Egan, Dave Macias, Jon Mongelluzzo, Curtis Clarkson

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Magazine articles

Main article: T-MEK/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

32X, US
TMEK 32X US Box Back.jpgTMEK 32X US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Tmek 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
TMEK 32X EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
T-Mek 32X EU cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. File:GamePro US 079.pdf, page 68
  2. File:CVG UK 167.pdf, page 46