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Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (Genesis)

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Title Screen

Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse

Developer: Traveller's Tales
Publishers: Sony Imagesoft (US/EU), Sega (JP)
Platform: Genesis
Released in JP: March 31, 1995
Released in US: October 1994
Released in EU: April 1, 1995


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

Mickey Mania is a platform game where you control Mickey Mouse through over 20 levels, based on seven Mickey cartoons from 1928 to 1990, while throwing marbles at enemies and stuff. Other versions exist for the Mega CD/Sega CD, SNES, and PlayStation, with the PlayStation version being titled Mickey's Wild Adventure.

Level Select

Let's go on a wild moose chase!

Go to the Sound Test, set the music to CONTINUE, set the S.E. to APPEAR, set the voice to THINK..., then highlight EXIT and hold Left for five seconds. A short chime will play. Start the game as normal, and the level select screen will appear.

Unused Text

Time Warp

Hmmm...
To do:
It does have hidden warps like in the SNES version, such as jumping too high and too far in the dungeon for the Prince and the Pauper. (Confirmed by FB user Dalek Nic.)

Starting at offset $2038A in the US ROM is unused text for traveling backwards and forwards in time:

WOW!
MICKEY HAS MANAGED TO
FIND A TIME WARP!!!!
MICKEY GOES BACKWARD..

WOW!
MICKEY HAS MANAGED TO
FIND A TIME WARP!!!!
MICKEY GOES FORWARD..

Placeholder Text

Located at offset $20C73 is the following string:

MICKEY MANIA!
OPTION AND TITLE SCREENS WILL GO HERE
PRESS A BUTTON TO PLAY

At offset $20DE2 you'll find the following string:

CONGRATULATIONS!
GAME COMPLETE BIT WILL
GO IN HERE...

Regional Differences

The Japanese version uses a newer Traveller's Tales logo, a different title screen, and Japanese message screens. The number of tries setting in the menu also uses numerals instead of words. Besides that, it's identical to the international versions.

Japanese Lockout

If you load the Japanese game into a US or European system, the lockout screen will say "Developed for use only with NTSC Mega Drive Systems". Oddly, if you use a mod switch or emulator to set the system region to Japan while this screen is displayed, the message will change to "Oh...This machine has some how become an NTSC Mega Drive System" and the game will start.

Before (US/EU) After (JP)
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