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Factory Panic

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Title Screen

Factory Panic

Also known as: Ganbare Gorby! (JP), Crazy Company (BR)
Developer: Japan System House
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Game Gear
Released in JP: June 21, 1991
Released in EU: 1991
Released in BR: 199?

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

It's Factory Panic, where Mikhail Gorbachev some guy takes from an evil capitalist dog's factory according to his ability and gives freely to the Soviet people according to their need.

Debug Chamber

Cash for chambers!

A debug menu can be entered from the title screen by pressing 1 twice and 2 three times in any order (e.g. 2, 1, 2, 1, 2), then holding Left and pressing Start.

This menu offers a map select, sound effect and music tests, and an invulnerability toggle. Selecting "Quit" starts the game with the selected options.

(Source: RetroSpark)

Regional Differences

In the Japanese release, the player controls Mikhail Gorbachev (nicknamed "Gorby"), while the European and Brazilian versions have identical gameplay minus some of the Soviet overtones (nicknamed "Sovertones"). Some guy who's not Gorby is still breaking into a factory to give people free Game Gears though, so it remains pretty socialist.

Title Screen

The Japanese title screen is extremely sparse, while the international version was fancied up a bit with a depiction of the evil polluting factory some guy is about to righteously invade. The text was moved a bit so as not to obscure the new background.

Ganbare Gorby! Factory Panic
GanbareGorby-GG-Title.png FactoryPanic-GG-Title.png

Player Character

In-game and in cutscenes, the main character has seen a marginally complete makeover to make him look unlike any contemporary Soviet leaders.

Ganbare Gorby! Factory Panic
GanbareGorby-GG-Gorby.png FactoryPanic-GG-SomeGuy.png