The Incredible Hulk

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The Incredible Hulk
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: U.S. Gold
Developer:
Licensor: Marvel Entertainment Group
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Krisalis sound driver
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9554.95[3] T-79106
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
79106-50
Sega Mega Drive
EU
(Kixx)
79106-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MD79106
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.9949.99[5][6] 79106-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FHUL00SMC
OFLC: G8
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Master System
EU
29016-50
Sega Master System
EU
(Kixx)
29016-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Master System
AU
FHUL00SEC
OFLC: G8
Sega Master System
BR
028500
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Game Gear
US
T-79078
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Game Gear
EU
79078-50
Sega Game Gear
EU
(Kixx)
79078-50
Sega Game Gear
PT
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[8] 79078-50
Non-Sega versions

The Incredible Hulk is an action game made by Probe Entertainment and published by U.S. Gold for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, and Sega Game Gear.

Story

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Hulk

The Incredible Hulk is a green-skinned and muscular giant possessing incredible strength. He is the alter-ego of the physicist Bruce Banner, who gained the ability to transform into the Hulk following his accidental exposure to gamma rays.

The Hulk's nemesis, the Leader, begins a bid for world domination. He constructs a fortress base in a savage forest, manufactures a vast battalion of robots to march against the nations, and genetically engineers mutants to patrol and protect his fortress. Taking the Hulk's brute strength into account, he enlists the aid of several of the Hulk's arch-rivals.

Gameplay

The Incredible Hulk is a side-scrolling action game with platforming and beat-'em-up elements. The player controls the Hulk, who is tasked with searching for the Leader while defeating his troops. Levels contain hidden rooms and branching paths and sometimes require finding and hitting switches to advance. Each level contains a fight with the Hulk's nemesis Abomination and ends with a fight against another villain. The end level boss fights are timed; the Hulk loses a life if time runs out, but the player can collect Time Coins over the course of the level to increase the time provided.

The Hulk has four states of being that influence the moves at his disposal: Hulk, Super-Hulk, "Hulk-Out," and his human alter-ego Bruce Banner. The Hulk's state is determined by his amount of Gamma, which doubles as his health. The Hulk begins the game in Super-Hulk mode, with his Gamma meter in the light green range. Sustaining enemy attacks reduces his Gamma, and he is reduced to a regular Hulk mode if his Gamma drops into the medium green range. Falling into the dark green range transforms the Hulk into Bruce Banner, who cannot sustain any enemy attacks without dying. Finding Gamma Capsules increases the Hulk's Gamma. Collecting a Mega Gamma Capsule fully fills the Hulk's Gamma meter, placing it into the white range and transforming him into his "Hulk-Out" form, where he has enhanced strength and speed. However, his meter slowly drains while it is in the white range, limiting the time that the Hulk can spend in Hulk-Out form.

The Hulk walks with Left and Right, crouches with Down, and jumps with B. He climbs ladders with Up and Down. He punches with A. He does a downward slap with Up+A and an uppercut with Down+A. The Hulk can use his strength to destroy some walls and objects such as crates that contain items. He can pick up items with C when standing over them. He can also pick up objects such as cars with C and throw them at enemies with A or set them down with C. In Super Hulk form, he gains the Sonic Clap ability, clapping his hands together and damaging enemies in front of him, with A+B+C, and the Foot Mash ability, smashing the ground and knocking enemies back, with DownUpDownA. In Hulk-Out form, he smashes the ground after landing from a high jump.

He grabs enemies in close proximity, which he can then headbutt with A, throw with B, or drop with C. In Super Hulk form, he can additionally throw enemies into the ceiling with UpB. In Hulk-Out form, he crushes enemies with A rather than headbutting them (unless moving), or he can piledrive them with A+B.

In his Banner form, his smaller size allows him to fit into smaller spaces than the Hulk and find hidden rooms. He can crawl in this form with Down-left and Down-right. Banner's only means of offense is finding laser guns, which only have two shots each. He fires with A. The Hulk can find Transformation Capsules, that allow him to transform into his Bruce Banner form without losing Gamma by pausing the game with  START  and pressing C. Banner transforms back into the Hulk after taking damage.

The game's difficulty setting can be adjusted in the options menu to Easy, Medium, or Arcade. There are three different endings depending on the difficulty level chosen.

Items

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Transformation Capsule
Allows the Hulk to transform into his Bruce Banner form without losing Gamma.
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Gamma Capsule
Increases the Hulk's Gamma meter.
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Mega Gamma Capsule
Fills the Hulk's Gamma meter, transforming him into his Hulk-Out form.
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Time Coin
Gives the player extra time to complete the boss fight at the end of the level.
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Gun
Arms Banner with a laser gun with two shots.
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Extra Life
Gives the player an extra life.
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Continue Coin
Gives the player an extra continue.

Levels

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City and Construction Site
Bosses: Abomination and Rhino 

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Tyrannus' Labyrinth
Bosses: Abomination and Tyrannus 

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Leader's Fortress
Bosses: Abomination and Absorbing Man 

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The Leader's Interior
Bosses: Abomination and the Brain 

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Final Confrontation
Bosses: Abomination and the Leader 

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • In Game Programming: Dave Collins
  • Presentation Programming: David Shea, Dave Collins
  • In Game Graphics: Eric Bailey
  • Presentation Graphics: Arc Development, Eric Bailey
  • Original Sound by: Steve Collett
  • Sound Converted by: Mat Furniss
  • Level Design: Nick Baynes
  • Producer - Probe: Terry Haynes
  • Producer - US Gold: Steve Fitton
  • Testing: Dan, Griff, Nat, Jermaine
  • Special Thanks: The Rooster, Big, Bod, Gem, Flo
Source:
In-game credits
Incredible Hulk MD credits.pdf
[9]


Master System and Game Gear versions

  • Programmed by: Keith Burkhill
  • Graphics by: Eric Bailey and Anthony Rosbottom
  • Sound by: Matt Furniss
  • Level Design by: Nick Baines
  • Presentation by Arc Developments and Programmed by: Gary Priest
  • Produced at Probe by: Gary Liddon, Terry Haynes
  • Producer at U.S. Gold: Steve Fitton
  • Tested by: Dan Llewellyn, Jermaine McKen, John Griffiths, Nat Leachman
Source:
In-game credits
Incredible Hulk GG credits.pdf
[10]


Magazine articles

Main article: The Incredible Hulk/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: The Incredible Hulk/Promotional material.

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)
70
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
80
[12]
Cool Gamer (RU)
40
[13]
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
52
[14]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
83
[15]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
55
[2]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
70
[16]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
50
[3]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
83
[17]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
25
[18]
Joypad (FR) PAL
80
[19]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
68
[20]
Mega (UK) PAL
82
[21]
Mega Force (FR)
75
[22]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
55
[23]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
80
[24]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
66
[25]
Player One (FR)
78
[26]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
61
[27]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
50
[28]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
90
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
80
[30]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
90
[31]
Supersonic (FR)
82
[32]
Todo Sega (ES)
84
[33]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
77
[34]
Video Games (DE) PAL
48
[35]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[36]
Sega Mega Drive
69
Based on
28 reviews

The Incredible Hulk

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
The Incredible Hulk MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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Poster
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU (Kixx re-release)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
80
[37]
Joypad (FR) PAL
80
[38]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
71
[39]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
62
[40]
Player One (FR)
80
[41]
Play Time (DE)
65
[42]
Play Time (DE) PAL
58
[43]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
47
[44]
Todo Sega (ES)
70
[45]
Video Games (DE) PAL
48
[46]
Sega Master System
66
Based on
10 reviews

The Incredible Hulk

Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, EU (Kixx re-release)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, AU
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Cover
Master System, BR
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Cover
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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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[47]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
43
[7]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
75
[48]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
25
[8]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
62
[40]
Player One (FR)
80
[41]
Play Time (DE) PAL
58
[43]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
47
[49]
Todo Sega (ES)
79
[50]
Video Games (DE) PAL
48
[46]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
90
[51]
Sega Game Gear
61
Based on
11 reviews

The Incredible Hulk

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, EU (Kixx)
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, PT
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 84a5a2dc
MD5 9990ea46fa6ca7c2e6aa122991d81167
SHA-1 41247e3166ec42b7cada33615da49e53d48fd809
2MB 1994-06 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Master System
CRC32 be9a7071
MD5 285d996c1d7dbf38458df61c28bbaa01
SHA-1 235ad7d259023610d8aa59d066aaf0dba2ff8138
512kB Cartridge (EU/BR)
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 d7055f88
MD5 7b239c8ae257cb78c46a8affa9bc8226
SHA-1 0410dafce21e5f40263ccb39871188ca84f7dd22
512kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:TheIncredibleHulk GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 34
  3. 3.0 3.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 5 May 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 44
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sega Pro, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 41
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 42
  6. Sega Power, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-05), page 47
  7. 7.0 7.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 7 July 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 72
  8. 8.0 8.1 Games World: The Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 21
  9. File:Incredible Hulk MD credits.pdf
  10. File:Incredible Hulk GG credits.pdf
  11. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 98
  12. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 138
  13. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 103
  14. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 101
  15. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "June 1994" (US; 1994-05-24), page 66
  16. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 322
  17. GamePro, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 44
  18. Games World: The Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 15
  19. Joypad, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 66
  20. MAN!AC, "07/94" (DE; 1994-06-08), page 53
  21. Mega, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-21), page 58
  22. Mega Force, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 58
  23. Mega Fun, "08/94" (DE; 1994-07-20), page 62
  24. MegaTech, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-18), page 18
  25. Mean Machines Sega, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-28), page 64
  26. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 100
  27. Sega Magazine, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 80
  28. Sega Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 95
  29. Sega Power, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-05), page 46
  30. Sega Pro, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 40
  31. Sonic the Comic, "September 30th 1994" (UK; 1994-09-17), page 11
  32. Supersonic, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 60
  33. Todo Sega, "Agosto 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 32
  34. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 87
  35. Video Games, "7/94" (DE; 1994-06-29), page 91
  36. VideoGames, "May 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 56
  37. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 156
  38. Joypad, "Juin 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 102
  39. Mega Force, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-07-04), page 78
  40. 40.0 40.1 Mega Fun, "07/94" (DE; 1994-06-22), page 65
  41. 41.0 41.1 Player One, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 117
  42. Play Time, "8/94" (DE; 1994-07-16), page 145
  43. 43.0 43.1 Play Time, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-09), page 105
  44. Sega Pro, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-11), page 56
  45. Todo Sega, "Septiembre 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 44
  46. 46.0 46.1 Video Games, "10/94" (DE; 1994-09-28), page 114
  47. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 40
  48. GamePro, "July 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 134
  49. Sega Pro, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-11), page 48
  50. Todo Sega, "Agosto 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 36
  51. VideoGames, "June 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 76


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