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.
 photo title.jpg

Here is a photo of the prototype cartridge. As you can see, it is pretty beat up.
 photo SwampThing_MD_cart.jpg

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.
 photo 1.jpg

He jumps
 photo 2.jpg

He punches with with both hands
 photo 3.jpg

He can morph into a log and roll over his foes
 photo 4a.jpg

He can turn into a little, red-eyed, green bat and avoid dangerous situations
 photo 4b.jpg

When Swampy falls into a hole…
 photo 4.jpg

he goes to hell and swims. Notice the skulls with attached spinal chord. Nice touch
 photo 5.jpg

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.
 photo 8.jpg

There is also a level inside of (what I can only assume is) a Sunderland Corp. warehouse.
 photo 99.jpg

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)
 photo 7.jpg

and if you do well, you can actually save your score using Swamp Thing’s extra long reach.
 photo 6.jpg


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s