Night Trap 32X


"What if you could control your favourite movie?"

"Night Trap, the groundbreaking CD-ROM that makes you the most important character in a real movie, looks better than ever on your Mega-CD 32X.  Forget the laggy response small window and jerky FMV you've come to expect from other CD-ROMs; DigiChromeTM and InstaSwitch combine the hottest digital video images with instantaneous response.  It makes your Mega-CD scream!"

Game Information
Developer Digital Pictures
Publisher Digital Pictures
Distributor Acclaim Entertainment Europe
Copyright Date 1995
Players 1
Age Rating(s) BBFC 15
Save Type None
Cart Version No

Part Numbers
Game T-16202F-50
Front Cover None specific
Back Cover None specific
Manual None specific
Spine Card None specific
CD 1 None specific
CD 2 None specific
Bar Code 3 455196 202221


One of the four Mega-CD 32X title released by Digital Pictures Inc. (the only company to do so), this version of Night Trap has an improved interface with larger and higher quality FMV than the normal Mega-CD version.  The back of the box sports the 6 button pad logo, but no reference to the extra buttons is made in the manual and the game doesn't respond to them.  It probably wasn't worth buying a 32X at the time just to play this version, but if you do have both you'll enjoy this more than the original.

Whilst I haven't viewed every second of footage on both versions, the only real difference seams to be in the intro sequence.  The 32X version shares the same introduction as the 3DO and PC versions, with the commander holding a normal remote control and no mention made of the team being called "S.C.A.T."  In the Mega-CD version he introduces the SCAT team and holds a Genesis pad (well, you see a pad and the hands of someone in combat clothing).  The background set for the introduction on the normal MCD version also looks cheaper and it's very possible that the intro was re-filmed for the MCD version - bearing in mind that the console Night Trap was originally intended for was never released.  Both introductions contain the same information and the differences have no bearing on the game mechanics or plot.

Lastly, there have been rumours about a hidden piece of footage showing Dana Plato topless.  In twelve years of hunting it's never been found - now stop it before you go blind.