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You play as Taz, the famous cartoon-character. Taz is captured by Marvin the Martian and transfered to his intergalactic Zoo! Now it is your job to aid Taz in his great escape from the Zoo-prison and also find a way back home to Earth. To make the escape a little easier, there are items placed here and there, such as cakes which make regain your health. You also find gas tanks, which you can eat and then breath fire.

You will travel through the Zoo, and a big wasteland and many other hostile zones with lots of weird enemies and bizarre bosses.


Taz in Escape from Mars Genesis Behind bars
Taz in Escape from Mars Genesis Jumping between moving platforms
Taz in Escape from Mars Genesis Yikes, the first boss!
Taz in Escape from Mars Genesis Intro: Taz in a box is dropped into the Martian zoo

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Alternate Titles

  • "Escape from Mars Starring Taz" -- Genesis in-game title

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GamePro (US) Oct, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1994 9 out of 12 75
Mean Machines Oct, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1994 28 out of 40 70
Mega Fun Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Oct, 1994 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Jul 26, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Video Games Oct, 1994 50 out of 100 50
The Video Game Critic Jun 06, 2009 F 0


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Wormspinal (639) added Taz in Escape from Mars (Genesis) on Aug 10, 2005
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