Swamp Thing for Sega!

I’m sure I’m late to the party on this one but I never thought Swamp Thing for Sega would see the light of day, nor did I think I’d ever get the opportunity to play it. Plans to release the game were scrapped after the NES and Game Boy games were released. I recently found a download of the game at Sega Retro.
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Here is a photo of the prototype cartridge. As you can see, it is pretty beat up.
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Game play is much more fun than that of the NES and Game Boy versions. Swamp Thing has more range of motion and abilities. His energy/life meter is represented by the tree at the bottom of the screen.
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He jumps
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He punches with with both hands
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He can morph into a log and roll over his foes
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He can turn into a little, red-eyed, green bat and avoid dangerous situations
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When Swampy falls into a hole…
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he goes to hell and swims. Notice the skulls with attached spinal chord. Nice touch
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I’m still exploring the game and its capabilities but so far I’ve encountered a good deal of UnMen as well as lumberjacks, hard at work in a tree.
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There is also a level inside of (what I can only assume is) a Sunderland Corp. warehouse.
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Unlike the NES game, if you die, you can continue!
(If you’ve ever played the Nintendo version of the game, you will truly understand how exciting this feature is)
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and if you do well, you can actually save your score using Swamp Thing’s extra long reach.
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