Wirehead (SEGA CD)

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Wirehead has the player controlling Ned Hubbard, a man with a wireless controller implanted in his brain, via the joypad.

The bad guys are chasing after Ned for his "mind implant", and of course, the only way to get it is to open his head. Reminiscent of Dragon's Lair, a path opens up, and the player has to choose the right direction, otherwise Ned will be killed.

The sets and locations include real-life chase sequences and stunts that take the player through areas like the Queen Mary, a saloon fight, an airplane, a water raft, multiple car chases, and even wrestling with a bear.


Wirehead SEGA CD ... duuuh... pretty lady...
Wirehead SEGA CD The three heroes plot their next move.
Wirehead SEGA CD The bear uses Ned as a scratching post.
Wirehead SEGA CD Landing a jump off a loading platform.

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An above-average Mega CD game Aginnon (142) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
a decent effort ETJB (447) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

Sega-16.com Sep 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Defunct Games Aug 06, 2006 60 out of 100 60
Just Games Retro Jul 02, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GamePro (US) Oct, 1995 2 out of 5 40
The Video Game Critic Dec 26, 2014 F 0


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Track 02 is the only redbook audio track on the disc, and it's a 9 second clip of a siren and a voice saying "code monkeys" at a slowed to increasing pitch. This is likely inspired by Digital Pictures' "Number Nine" redbook track #02 on their games.
Tony Van (2665) added Wirehead (SEGA CD) on Mar 24, 2006