The Ooze © 1995 Sega Enterprises, Limited.
The game starts at a chemical plant known as The Corporation, with scientist Dr. Daniel Caine sneaking into the research lab where he worked, in order to find evidence that crimes were being committed using a toxic gas he created. Caine discovers that his colleagues are planning "Operation: Omega": a plan to release a plague upon the populace, and make a fortune because they hold the only cure. However, the Director of The Corporation discovers Caine in the lab. Caine is disposed of by means of chemical waste, but the chemicals do not kill him; instead, they alter him into the angry, sentient, formless creature known as "The Ooze". Swearing revenge, the doctor seeks two things: his former colleagues, and to assume his human form once again. He must now find the DNA helices scattered throughout the wasteland or else end up imprisoned in the Director's lava lamp.
Game ID: 1512
Released in September 1995 in North America.
The Ooze was originally intended to be bundled with the Sega Nomad, a handheld Mega Drive/Genesis. Instead, the game was released near the end of the Genesis's lifecycle. The game was later included as a built-in game for the Arcade Legends Sega Genesis 2 and in the compilation game Sonic Mega Collection Plus.
Export releases :
[JP] "The Ooze [Model G-4134]"
[EU] "The Ooze [Model 1572-50]"
[AU] "The Ooze [Model FTHE18SMC]"
Concept: Dave Sanner
Lead Programmer: Dave Sanner
Design: Jason Kuo, Stieg Hedlund, Dave Sanner
Art Directors: Robert Steele, John Duggan
Artists: Alan Ackerman, Stieg Hedlund, Dean Ruggles, Joe Stephenson, Craig Stitt, Thomas Tobey, Marte Thompson
Intro & Ending Artwork: Tony De Zuniga, Thomas Tobey
Music: Howard Drossin
Sound Effects: Howard Drossin
Boss Programming: Robert Morgan
Programming: Scott Chandler, Jason Plumb, Mark Cerny
Technical Thanks: Scott Chandler, Jason Plumb, Mark Cerny
Producer: Michael Wallis
Product Manager: John Garner
Marketing Specialist: Clint Dyer
Lead Tester: Rey Alferez
Testers: Timothy Spengler, Todd Slepian, Mike Benton, Nelson Chiu, Alfred Dutton, Steve Fallas, Richie Hideshima, Michael Ironside, Dylan Manger, David Paniagua, Sean Potter, Jeff Sanders, Stan Weaver, Michael Wu
Manual: Carol Ann Hanshaw, Neil Hanshaw
Special Thanks: Roger Hector, Sheri Hockaday, Emi Kawamura, Sue Ortlip, Paul Sears, Dean Lester, Michael Kosaka, Hoyt Ng
PC [MS Windows, DVD-ROM] [US] (mar.9, 2007) "Sonic Mega Collection Plus"