The Smurfs

From Sega Retro

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  • Mega Drive
  • Mega-CD
  • Master System
  • Game Gear

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The Smurfs
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Infogrames
Developer:
Licensor: I.M.P.S.
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
GEMS
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega-CD
  • Français
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Sega Master System
    Sega Game Gear
  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    T-151016-18
    Sega Mega Drive
    ES
    T-151016-06
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    T-151016-09
    Sega Mega Drive
    NL
    T-151016-20
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    MDJIM0407
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £39.9939.99[4] T-151016-05
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    IT
    T-151016-13
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    FTHE41SMC
    OFLC: G
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    R$59.9959.99 048190
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades
    Sega Mega-CD
    EU
    T-151015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    UK
    T-151015-50
    Sega Master System
    EU
    MK-27082-50
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £29.9929.99[6] MK-27082-50
    Sega Master System
    BR
    027380
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    T-151018-50
    Sega Game Gear
    FR
    Sega Game Gear
    NL
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £29.9929.99[8] T-151018-50
    Non-Sega versions

    The Smurfs, or Les Schtroumpfs, is a Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System, and Sega Game Gear platform game. It was followed by The Smurfs Travel the World.

    In France, the Mega Drive version came bundled with a Smurfling figure in a blister pack.

    Story

    The evil Gargamel has captured four smurfs so that he can have them for dinner. One of the smurfs must go out on a dangerous journey to rescue the others.

    Gameplay

    Mega Drive and Mega-CD versions

    The game is a platformer, mostly played as Hefty Smurf, who must make his way to the exit of each stage. After defeating the first boss and rescuing another smurf, the next stage is played as that smurf. Each smurf has slightly different capabilities. Smurfs walk with Left and Right and run by holding A. They duck with Down and jump with B. The smurfs can defeat most enemies by jumping on top of them (with the exception of spiked enemies such as porcupines).

    Smurfs start each life with three health points (shown as hearts) and lose one after taking damage from an enemy. The number of health points can be increased up to four by collecting health items. A smurf loses a life after losing all four health points, after falling into a bottomless pit, or after time runs out. The game ends after losing every life. The player is given a password after defeating each boss. There are three difficulty levels (Easy, Medium, and Hard).

    Smurfs

    Most stages are played as Hefty Smurf, but some stages are played as one of the other smurfs after they are rescued.

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    Hefty Smurf
    Hefty Smurf can crawl with Down-left and Down-right. He can pick up items, such as springs, by pressing Down when in front of them and set them down with Down again.
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    Jokey Smurf
    Jokey Smurf carries explosive presents, which he can throw with C or set down with Down. The presents explode a short time after they touch the ground, which can be used to defeat enemies or to open sealed passageways. The explosion can harm Jokey if he is too close to it.
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    Brainy Smurf
    Brainy Smurf carries a candle that illuminates dark caves.
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    Greedy Smurf
    Greedy Smurf can throw cakes with C.

    Items

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    Mushroom
    Some items are found inside mushrooms, which can be opened by jumping on them.
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    Sarsaparilla Leaf
    Collect 25 leaves to earn an extra life.
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    Star
    Collect 25 stars to play a bonus stage.
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    Raspberry
    Restores a health point, up to a maximum of 4.
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    Smurf Doll
    Awards an extra life.
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    Key
    Dropped by bosses when they are defeated. Pick up and use to open a cage containing a trapped smurf.

    Acts

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    The Village
    Hefty can enter the houses and appear on their roofs by pressing Up in front of a doorway.

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    The Forest

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    The Bridge

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    Black Forest
    Jokey Smurf is rescued after defeating the boss.

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    The Lake
    Password:
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    This stage is played as Jokey Smurf.

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    The Field

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    The Dam

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    The Swamp
    Hefty can climb the vines by jumping with B. He slides off of them unless he jumps again. Brainy Smurf is rescued after defeating the boss.

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    The Cave
    Password:
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    This stage is played as Brainy Smurf.

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    The Mountain

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    The Mine
    Hefty ducks with Down and flips switches to change tracks with B.

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    The Volcano
    Jokey must ascend the volcano while chased by rising lava. Greedy Smurf is rescued after defeating the boss.

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    The Descent
    Password:
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    The Cliff
    This stage is played as Greedy Smurf.

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    Gargamel's Manor House
    The fight against Azrael and the ascent up the staircase are played as Greedy Smurf. Smurfette is rescued after defeating Gargamel.

    Bonus stages

    A bonus stage is played after the current stage after collecting more than 25 stars.

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    The Raft Ride
    Hefty rides down a river, collecting bonus items. The screen scrolls automatically, and the raft can be moved with Up and Down. The stage ends if the raft is trapped between an object in the water and the screen as it scrolls.

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    The Stork Journey
    Hefty rides a stork through the sky in a mountainous region. The screen scrolls automatically, and the stork can be moved with Up and Down. The stage ends if the stork is trapped between the mountain and the screen as it scrolls.

    History

    Legacy

    The 16-bit version of the game was re-released as Revenge of the Smurfs on the Game Boy Advance in 2002.

    Versions

    The Mega-CD version is identical to the Mega Drive version but has animated introduction and ending cutscenes and a CD audio soundtrack.

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English The Smurfs The Smurfs
    French Les Schtroumpfs
    German Die Schlümpfe
    Spanish Los Pitufos
    Italian I Puffi
    Portuguese (Brazil) Os Smurfs
    Dutch De Smurfen
    Swedish Smurfarna

    Production credits

    Mega Drive version

    • Programmed by: Frederic Bibet, Lionel Laissus and Emmanuel Regis
    • Designed by: Stephane Baudet, Xavier Schon and Vincent Pourieux
    • Graphics: Nicolas Pothier, Jean-Marc Torroella, Xavier Schon, Jerome Guerry and Jean-Christophe Garrido
    • Music: Frederic Mentzen
    • Directed by: Stephane Baudet and Vincent Pourieux
    • Publishing: Edith Protiere
    • Executive Producer: Benoît de Maulmin
    • Produced by: Bruno Bonnell
    • Special Thanks: Thierry Culliford and IMPS, Frederic Jay, Yannick Turbe and all the play testing deparment.
    Source:
    In-game credits
    Smurfs MD credits.pdf
    [9]

    Mega CD version

    • Programmed by: Frederic Bibet, Lionel Laissus and Emmanuel Regis
    • Conversion to MCD by: Robert Toone and Phil Watts, Dave Pridmore
    • Designed by: Stephane Baudet, Xavier Schon and Vincent Pourieux
    • Graphics: Nicolas Pothier, Jean-Marc Torroella, Xavier Schon, Jerome Guerry and Jean-Christophe Garrido, Lee Pullen, Tom Higgins
    • Music: Frederic Mentzen
    • Directed by: Stephane Baudet and Vincent Pourieux
    • Publishing: Edith Protiere
    • Executive Producer: Benoît de Maulmin
    • Produced by: Bruno Bonnell
    • Special Thanks: Thierry Culliford and IMPS, Frederic Jay, Yannick Turbe and all the play testing deparment.
    Source:
    In-game credits
    Smurfs MCD credits.pdf
    [10]

    Master System version

    • Master System version: Bit Managers
    • Program: Ricardo Fernandez, Isidro Gilabert
    • Graphics: Ruben Gomez, Sergio Palacios, Alberto Gonzalez
    • Music: Alberto Gonzalez
    • Design: Stephane Baudet, Xavier Schon
    • Publisher: Edith Protiere
    • Executive Producer: Benoît de Maulmin
    • Producer: Bruno Bonnell
    Source:
    In-game credits

    Game Gear version

    • Game Gear version: Bit Managers
    • Program: Ricardo Fernandez, Isidro Gilabert
    • Graphics: Ruben Gomez, Sergio Palacios, Alberto Gonzalez
    • Music: Alberto Gonzalez
    • Design: Stephane Baudet, Xavier Schon
    • Publisher: Edith Protiere
    • Executive Producer: Benoît de Maulmin
    • Producer: Bruno Bonnell
    Source:
    In-game credits
    Smurfs GG credits.pdf
    [11]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: The Smurfs/Magazine articles.

    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
    (RU)
    50
    [12]
    (RU)
    60
    [13]
    (FR)
    90
    [14]
    (RU)
    60
    [15]
    (UK) PAL
    59
    [4]
    (RU)
    60
    [16]
    (UK) PAL
    85
    [17]
    (UK) PAL
    79
    [18]
    (DE) PAL
    72
    [19]
    (FR) PAL
    81
    [20]
    (DE) PAL
    69
    [21]
    (FR)
    50
    [22]
    (UK) PAL
    86
    [23]
    (FR)
    90
    [24]
    (DE)
    71
    [25]
    (PL)
    80
    [26]
    (UK) PAL
    80
    [27]
    (UK) PAL
    66
    [28]
    (UK) PAL
    74
    [29]
    (UK) PAL
    87
    [30]
    (ES)
    83
    [31]
    (RU)
    74
    [32]
    (DE) PAL
    66
    [33]
    Sega Mega Drive
    73
    Based on
    23 reviews

    The Smurfs

    Mega Drive, UK
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    Cover
    Smurfs MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, FR
    TheSmurfs MD FR Box.jpg
    Cover
    Smurfs MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    The Smurfs MD FR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack; Slouchy)
    Smurfs MD FR slouchy blister front.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack; Sassette)
    Smurfs MD FR sassette blister front.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, DE
    Smurfs MD DE cover.jpg
    Cover
    Smurfs MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, ES
    Smurfs MD ES Box.jpg
    Cover
    Smurfs MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, IT
    Smurfs MD IT Box.jpg
    Cover
    Smurfs MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, NL
    Smurfs MD NL cover.jpg
    Cover
    Smurfs MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, PT
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Mega Drive, BR
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    Cover
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    Cart

    Mega-CD version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    (FR)
    80
    [34]
    (FR)
    80
    [35]
    (DE) PAL
    72
    [36]
    (FR) PAL
    81
    [37]
    (DE)
    69
    [38]
    (FR)
    90
    [39]
    (DE)
    69
    [40]
    (UK) PAL
    78
    [5]
    (UK) PAL
    62
    [41]
    (DE) PAL
    66
    [42]
    Sega Mega-CD
    75
    Based on
    10 reviews

    The Smurfs

    Mega-CD, EU
    TheSmurfs MCD EU Box Back.jpgTheSmurfs MCD EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
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    Spinecard
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    Disc
    Smurfs MCD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    (UK) PAL
    89
    [6]
    (UK) PAL
    71
    [43]
    (UK) PAL
    54
    [44]
    (ES)
    85
    [45]
    Sega Master System
    75
    Based on
    4 reviews

    The Smurfs

    Master System, EU
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Master System, FR
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    Cover
    Master System, BR
    TheSmurfs SMS BR Box.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    TheSmurfs SMS BR Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    (FR) PAL
    88
    [46]
    (UK) PAL
    80
    [47]
    (FR) PAL
    80
    [48]
    (UK) PAL
    88
    [8]
    (FR)
    85
    [49]
    (UK) PAL
    67
    [7]
    (UK) PAL
    49
    [50]
    (ES)
    86
    [51]
    (DE) PAL
    70
    [52]
    Sega Game Gear
    77
    Based on
    9 reviews

    The Smurfs

    Game Gear, EU
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    Cover
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    Cart
    The smurfs GG EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    TheSmurfs GG EU regcard.jpg
    Reg Card
    Game Gear, FR

    The Smurfs GG FR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, FR (Blister pack)
    Smurfs GG FR blister back.jpgSmurfs GG FR blister front.jpg
    Cover
    Game Gear, ES

    The Smurfs GG ES Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, NL
    The Smurfs GG NE Box Back.jpgThe Smurfs GG NE Box Spine.jpgThe Smurfs GG NE Box Cover.jpg
    Cover
    TheSmurfs GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    The smurfs GG EU Manual.jpg
    Manual

    Technical information

    Main article: The Smurfs/Technical information.

    References

    1. File:TheSmurfs GG EU Box Back.jpg
    2. File:TheSmurfs SMS EU Box.jpg
    3. Sega Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 86
    4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 82
    5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sega Magazine, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-06-15), page 94
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Mean Machines Sega, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-30), page 66
    7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sega Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 96
    8. 8.0 8.1 Mean Machines Sega, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-30), page 87
    9. File:Smurfs MD credits.pdf
    10. File:Smurfs MCD credits.pdf
    11. File:Smurfs GG credits.pdf
    12. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 262
    13. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 211
    14. Consoles +, "Janvier 1995" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 96
    15. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 190
    16. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 358
    17. GamesMaster, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-22), page 45
    18. Games World: The Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-xx), page 15
    19. MAN!AC, "05/95" (DE; 1995-04-12), page 62
    20. Mega Force, "Janvier 1995" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 58
    21. Mega Fun, "03/95" (DE; 1995-02-22), page 77
    22. Micro Kid's Multimédia, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 32
    23. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-30), page 62
    24. Player One, "Janvier 1995" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 114
    25. Play Time, "4/95" (DE; 1995-03-08), page 104
    26. Secret Service, "Listopad 1996" (PL; 1996-11-01), page 69
    27. Sega Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 84
    28. Sega Power, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-15), page 78
    29. Sega Pro, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-29), page 54
    30. Sonic the Comic, "31st March 1995" (UK; 1995-03-18), page 12
    31. Todo Sega, "Abril 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 36
    32. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 164
    33. Video Games, "4/95" (DE; 1995-03-22), page 100
    34. Consoles +, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 150
    35. Joypad, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 102
    36. MAN!AC, "06/95" (DE; 1995-05-10), page 61
    37. Mega Force, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 91
    38. Mega Fun, "06/95" (DE; 1995-05-24), page 67
    39. Player One, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 102
    40. Play Time, "7/95" (DE; 1995-06-07), page 111
    41. Sega Pro, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-06-08), page 64
    42. Video Games, "6/95" (DE; 1995-05-17), page 94
    43. Sega Power, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-15), page 77
    44. Sega Pro, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-26), page 44
    45. Todo Sega, "Abril 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 44
    46. Consoles +, "Janvier 1995" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 97
    47. Games World: The Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1994-12-xx), page 23
    48. Mega Force, "Janvier 1995" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 90
    49. Player One, "Janvier 1995" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 104
    50. Sega Pro, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-01-26), page 45
    51. Todo Sega, "Mayo 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 48
    52. Video Games, "6/95" (DE; 1995-05-17), page 108


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