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Wirehead (SEGA CD)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Wirehead SEGA CD The bear uses Ned as a scratching post.
Wirehead SEGA CD Natasha Pavlova as "SPECTRE Wannabe"
Wirehead SEGA CD Shipping off a creep.
Wirehead SEGA CD Leah Lail as the "Mildly Useful Reporter"

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a decent effort ETJB (394) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

The Press Says

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
GamePro (US) Oct, 1995 2 out of 5 40
Just Games Retro Jul 02, 2007 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

Track 02 is the only redbook audio track on the disc, and it's a 14 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 (2691) added Wirehead (SEGA CD) on Mar 24, 2006