The NewZealand Story

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The NewZealand Story
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Taito
Sega Master System
TecMagik
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Visco/Kazuo Okabayashi
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 T-11013
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4063JT
Sega Master System
EU
27035-50
Sega Master System
PT
Sega Master System
UK
£29.9929.99[4] 27035-50
Non-Sega versions

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The NewZealand Story (ザ・ニュージーランド・ストーリー) is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1988. It was later ported to the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Master System, as well as to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, NES, PC Engine, X68000, and ZX Spectrum.

Gameplay

You play as Tiki the kiwi, whose friends have been kidnapped by a giant walrus. A and C shoot arrows and other weapons, and B jumps.

Versions

Mega Drive

The Mega Drive port of The NewZealand Story is unique in that it was based on a prototype revision of the Japanese arcade board, leading to radically different level designs which lack the on-screen map for navigation. There are also fewer levels; 13 versus the 20 seen in other ports.

This version is considered to be harder, as Tiki takes less time to drown underwater while enemies are faster and more aggressive.

Magazine articles

Main article: The NewZealand Story/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: The NewZealand Story/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[5]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
72
[6]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
73
[7]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK) NTSC-J
89
[8]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) NTSC-J
89
[9]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
90
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK) NTSC-J
94
[11]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[12]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
82
[13]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
84
[14]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
70
[15]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-J
89
[16]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
89
[17]
Power Play (DE)
80
[18]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
100
[19]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
90
[20]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
86
[21]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
58
[22]
User (GR) NTSC-J
69
[23]
Zero (UK)
92
[24]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
20 reviews

The NewZealand Story

Mega Drive, JP
TNZS MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
TheNewZealandStory MD JP CartTop.jpg
TNZS MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
TNZS MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
TNZS MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
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TNZS MD KR Cart Back.jpgTNZS MD KR Cart.jpg
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
Computer & Video Games (UK)
82
[4]
Excalibur (CZ)
73
[25]
Game Power (IT)
91
[26]
GamesMaster (UK)
87
[27]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
87
[28]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
84
[29]
Joypad (FR)
92
[30]
Joystick (FR) PAL
88
[31]
Mega Force (FR)
80
[32]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
76
[33]
Player One (FR)
90
[34]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
85
[35]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
84
[36]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[37]
Sega Force (UK)
93
[38]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
91
[39]
Sega Master Force (UK) PAL
92
[40]
Video Games (DE)
78
[41]
Sega Master System
86
Based on
18 reviews

The NewZealand Story

Master System, EU
TNZS SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
TNZS SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
The NewZealand Story SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, PT
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1c77ad21
MD5 4738aa21d4c239fbbd01a25d378b91d3
SHA-1 07b75c12667c6c5620aa9143b4c5f35b76b15418
512kB 1989-12 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 c660ff34
MD5 05e5054e2ea818d4b7eb53d624562dcf
SHA-1 e433b21b505ed5428d1b2f07255e49c6db2edc6c
256kB Cartridge (EU)

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. File:TNZS MD KR Box.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 59
  4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-15), page 92
  5. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 207
  6. Aktueller Software Markt, "Mai 1990" (DE; 1990-04-30), page 64
  7. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1990" (JP; 1990-02-08), page 111
  8. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 34
  9. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 48
  10. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 132
  11. Computer & Video Games, "May 1990" (UK; 1990-04-16), page 104
  12. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-0x-xx), page 1
  13. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  14. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 93
  15. Mega Drive Fan, "August 1990" (JP; 1990-07-07), page 73
  16. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 79
  17. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
  18. Power Play, "6/90" (DE; 1990-05-11), page 125
  19. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  20. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 20
  21. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  22. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  23. User, "Mártios 1991" (GR; 1991-0x-xx), page 66
  24. Zero, "June 1990" (UK; 1990-0x-xx), page 86
  25. Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1993-09-10), page 33
  26. Game Power, "Gennaio 1993" (IT; 199x-xx-xx), page 66
  27. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 2, episode 2" (1992-10-08, 24:00) (+6:18)
  28. Game Zone, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-24), page 28
  29. Hobby Consolas, "Septiembre 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 74
  30. Joypad, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-xx), page 78
  31. Joystick, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 144
  32. Mega Force, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 85
  33. Mega Fun, "05/93" (DE; 1993-0x-xx), page 79
  34. Player One, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-12-10), page 104
  35. Sega Power, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-03), page 34
  36. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 52
  37. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 71
  38. Sega Force, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 52
  39. Sega Force, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-01), page 80
  40. Sega Master Force, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-07-22), page 12
  41. Video Games, "9/92" (DE; 1992-08-26), page 96


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