Tanglewood (2018 video game)

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Tanglewood logo.png
Developer(s)Big Evil Corporation
Publisher(s)Big Evil Corporation
Designer(s)Matt Phillips
Programmer(s)Matt Phillips
Artist(s)Armen Mardirossian
Matthew Weekes
Simon Butler
Composer(s)Nathan 'freezedream' Stanley
Platform(s)Mega Drive, Windows, macOS, Linux, Dreamcast
  • WW: 14 August 2018

Tanglewood is a homebrew platformer video game developed and published by Big Evil Corporation for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. The game was crowdfunded through Kickstarter and was released on 14 August 2018, with emulated versions available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.[1][2] A Dreamcast port is also planned.[3]


Gameplay screenshot


Tanglewood was programmed in 68000 assembly language using original Sega development tools and processes from the 1990s.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

The game was released on physical carts that can be played on Mega Drive systems.[4]


Aggregate score
MetacriticPC: 79/100 (6 reviews)[10]
Review score
Retro Gamer79%[11]


  1. ^ "TANGLEWOOD: An original game for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive". Kickstarter. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ "TANGLEWOOD® on Steam". store.steampowered.com. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  3. ^ Charnock, Tom. "Tanglewood Dreamcast Port Still On Track". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "A new Sega Mega Drive game is coming out this month". Eurogamer.net.
  5. ^ "An Interview with Matt Phillips: Creator of Tanglewood, A Brand New Sega Genesis Physical Release – GamingRebellion". www.gamingrebellion.com.
  6. ^ "Sega-16 – Interview: Matt Phillips (Tanglewood Game Developer)". www.sega-16.com.
  7. ^ "Interview: Matt Phillips, Tanglewood Developer | Retro Gamer".
  8. ^ Gach, Ethan. "Making A New Game For The Original Sega Genesis Isn't Easy". Kotaku.
  9. ^ "This Guy Is Making an All-New Sega Genesis Game the 90s Way". Motherboard. 14 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Tanglewood for PC Reviews". Metacritic.
  11. ^ Thorpe, Nick (September 2018). "Retrorated: Tanglewood". Retro Gamer (186): 98–99. ISSN 1742-3155.

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