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Sub-Terrania (Genesis)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Aliens have invaded a vital subterranean mining colony. Use light-speed reflexes and total concentration to fly your prototype fighter through impossible caverns rescuing miners and blast those aliens into the darkest pits of space!

The game consists of 10 missions. Each mission takes place in a vast cavern, with interesting weather conditions. You must explore it and complete the mission objectives -- usually collecting sub parts, rescuing trapped miners, or destroying giant, epic bosses. You can also explore the levels, but keep an eye on your fuel gauge and beware the many hazards!


Sub-Terrania Genesis Mission 1 Start
Sub-Terrania Genesis I hate this nasty insects...
Sub-Terrania Genesis "Mission accomplished. Return to base"
Sub-Terrania Genesis Trying to activate the alert

Alternate Titles

  • "Subterrainia" -- Informal Name

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User Reviews

Very underrated gem for the Genesis Mark Weber (16) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Classic shooter for the Genesis. Chris Charabaruk (143) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) May, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Edge 1994 9 out of 10 90
Interface 1994 82 out of 100 82
Retrogaming History Mar 27, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Mar 27, 2008 8 out of 10 80
FLUX Apr, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Apr, 1994 70 out of 100 70 Jan 05, 2006 7 out of 10 70
High Score Jul, 1994 3 out of 5 60
The Video Game Critic Jan 08, 2001 D- 16


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The group that created Sub-Terrania were using their own development hardware instead of Sega-supplied. The code they submitted for final was very stable, but had a number of technical "incorrect read/writes" errors since they "hacked" a lot of their data. In the end, it all got sorted out!
Kohler 86 (7208) added Sub-Terrania (Genesis) on Jul 27, 2004