Wild Woody

Moby ID: 21426


An adventurer named Dusty returns home with an enchanted Totem Pole. Due to an assortment of rare events, the spirits of the Totem have been freed and they have created a bizarre parallel universe that can devour the world. Lowman, the "head" of the Totem, needs some "muscle" as he calls it, to bring them back. He finds a pencil on the desk and makes it come to life. The pencil tells Lowman to call him Woody, WILLLLLLLLD Woody. Lowman explains what has happened with his Totem brothers and now Woody goes into the parallel universe, dimension by dimension, and rounds up Lowman's Totem brothers.

In this game, you destroy your enemies by jumping on top of them and Woody can also wipe them out with his eraser. You can erase certain walls to get through them and you can also erase boxes that most of the time teleport if you press down. Other boxes contain items. You also can sketch things and they will come to life, but you can only do this twice because Woody shrinks very quickly from doing this. There are also power-ups that make you grow again.

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Average score: 31% (based on 6 ratings)


Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 10 ratings with 1 reviews)

wild woody is wildly entertaining

The Good
Wild Woody (WW) is one of the few side-scrolling, platforming games that attempts to fully utilise the Sega CD hardware capabilities. This game is not shovelware by any means.

To begin with the CIG story sequences are great - for the system - and help to tell an original, even funny, story.

The in-game graphics are also great, and the control mechanics are smooth and easy to learn. In keeping with the pencil mottif, our hero's regular and special attack moves are all wonderfully designed.

The Bad
It is hard to find serious fault with this game. It is not any easy game to complete, but it never becomes unfairly difficult.

The Bottom Line
Wild Woody is wildly entertaining. Sadly, the game was released when frustration for the Sega CD's limitations and extensive library of shovelware had sealed the system's doom. Hopefully, the gaming world has not the last of Wild Woody or the creative people who gave the character life.

SEGA CD · by ETJB (428) · 2013


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About the Adult tag Lain Crowley (6629) Jun 12, 2012


Special version

There is a special version of this game, given out only the people who worked on it. The only noticeable differences are a tiny island at the bottom left corner of Pirate Act 1 (which fixed a bug where Woody could get caught underwater at the edge of the world), and the addition of a health and give-me-a-sketch buttons to the debug controller.


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  • Wild Woody Sega CD
    Developer Doug Lanford provides background information, easter eggs and cutscene movies.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by James Reed.

Additional contributors: Sciere, Alaka, Cantillon.

Game added March 26, 2006. Last modified February 22, 2023.