Radical Rex

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Radical Rex
Radical Rex
North American SNES Cover art
Developer(s) Beam Software
Publisher(s) Activision
Producer(s) Tom Sloper
Composer(s) Marshall Parker
Platform(s) SNES, Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega CD
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (Alternating turns)
Distribution Cartridge, CD-ROM

Radical Rex is a 1 or 2-player platforming video game released in 1994 for North America, Europe and Australia. It was published by Activision and developed by Australian game studio Beam Software for the Super Nintendo, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, and Sega CD. The game stars Radical Rex, a skateboarding, fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus rex. During production, the game was originally titled: "Baby T-Rex".

The Sega CD version of the game has a CD Redbook Audio quality soundtrack composed by Marshall Parker.


Radical Rex must save his land, and his girlfriend Rexanne, from an evil magician named Sethron. In his way are dinosaurs, sea creatures, and other monsters. Rex has a few abilities, including a roar that kills or hurts all enemies on screen, a fire breath which can temporarily immobilize enemies, and a bubble spray which he can use while under water. Sethron is replaced by a Gopher like mammal named Skriitch in the Mega Drive/Genesis and Sega CD versions. Despite this, the Gopher acts the same as its Super NES Counterpart,[1]


The game has received mostly mixed reviews.

For the Super Nintendo version, Electronic Gaming Monthly awarded the game with a 5.5 out of 10.0, while Nintendo Power voted it a 3.4 out of 5.0.[2]

GameFAQs holds a 8.5 for the Rating Average score, for the Mega Drive version.[3]

Sega-16 gave the Mega-CD version a 4.0 out of 10.0 as it was criticized for utilizing the "extreme bad attitude" fad that was being popular through pop culture throughout the 1990s, that the game has offered and also claimed to have a lack of originality. It was also criticized for having repetitive straightforward platforming elements within its gameplay and graphics, cheap obstacles and frustratingly difficult bosses.[4]


  1. ^ Radical Rex Manual. Sega. 
  2. ^ "Radical Rex Critic Reviews for SNES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Radical Rex for Genesis". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  4. ^ Sebastian Sponsel (2009-12-07). "Radical Rex CD". Sega-16.com. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 

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