Wild Woody

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Wild Woody
Wild Woody
Cover art
Developer(s) Sega of America
Publisher(s) Sega of America
Composer(s) Ron Thal
Platform(s) Sega CD
Release date(s) 1995
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution CD-ROM

Wild Woody is a game released by Sega of America for the Sega CD in 1995, just before the discontinuance of the system. The Entertainment Software Ratings Board gave the title a "Kids To Adults" rating. The soundtrack was written and performed by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal.

Storyline[edit]

As Wild Woody, the anthropomorphic pencil, the player must venture through various side-scrolling action-adventure platforming-levels in order to dislodge the totem heads from their fantasy realms and stack them on top of each other, thereby saving the world. Woody can extinguish enemies by means of his eraser, located on the bottom of your body. Woody can also draw things, and, as the good totem states, "Everything [he] draw[s] will become real!" Woody can, for instance, draw airplanes on pieces of paper, which, with a puff of smoke, transform into paper airplanes that sail through the air briefly before plummeting to Earth.

Reception[edit]

Wild Woody appears as number 45 out of Game Revolution's 50 Worst Video Game Names of All Time.[1] The Character is also ranked fifth on Game Informer’s list of "the top 10 worst character names."[2] On the second episode of the official second season of 1UP.com's Broken Pixels, Wild Woody was featured.

Wild Woody was also featured in an episode of the Machinima series 'Taco-Man: The Game Master', with Joseph Kerska reprising his role as the titular character.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "50 Worst Video Game Names of All Time". Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  2. ^ "The Top 10 Worst Character Names," Game Informer 188 (December 2008): 22.