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Strange things have been occurring at the Martins' residence. Five teenagers have already disappeared while staying there. Your job is to find out what is happening and assist the SCAT ... See full summary »


James W. Riley (as James Riley), Randy Field


James W. Riley (concept) (as James Riley), Rob Fulop (concept) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Plato ... Kelly
Tracy Matheson Tracy Matheson ... Cindy
Debra Parks Debra Parks ... Lisa
Allison Rhea Allison Rhea ... Ashley (as Alison Rhea)
Christy Ford Christy Ford ... Megan
Joshua Godard Joshua Godard ... Danny (as Josh Goddard)
Jon Rashad Kamal Jon Rashad Kamal ... Victor Martin (as Jon R. Kamal)
Molly Starr Molly Starr ... Sheila Martin
Suzy Cote Suzy Cote ... Sarah Martin
Andras Jones ... Jeff Martin
Giovanni Lemm Giovanni Lemm ... Tony
William Bertrand William Bertrand ... Eddie
William Jones William Jones ... Lt. Simms (as J. Bill Jones)
Arthur Burghardt ... Collins
Heidi Von Brecht Heidi Von Brecht ... Swanson


Strange things have been occurring at the Martins' residence. Five teenagers have already disappeared while staying there. Your job is to find out what is happening and assist the SCAT agents in protecting a group of teenagers who are staying there tonight by trapping anyone with hostile intentions.

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Release Date:

15 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scene of the Crime See more »

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Did You Know?


The Sega CD game was pulled from retail store shelves in late 1993 as a result of the controversy and congressional hearings. However, after the controversy died down and the ESRB rating system became standard use in late 1994, the game was re-released for several systems: Sega CD (with new packaging), Sega CD 32X, 3DO, DOS and Macintosh. The original Sega CD release is now considered a collector's item. See more »


[first lines]
Lt. Simms: I'm Commander Simms, of the Sega Control Attack Team. SCAT mission 230. Five teenage girls have disappeared, after spending the night at the old Lakeshore winery house of Mr and Mrs Victor Martin; and their children Jeff and Sarah. Right now another five girls are heading towards the Martins to spend the night. Your mission: to protect the girls from whatever happened to the last ones.
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Crazy Credits

EASTER EGG: In the original Sega CD version, when the photo tribute of Hasbro's late C.E.O., Stephen D. Hassenfeld appears at the end of the credits, pressing the button commands on the game controller: Up, A, A, A, A, A - will reveal hidden footage. This footage from 1986 shows Hasbro executives playing "Scene of the Crime" (the original title for Night Trap) on their NEMO system. Scrolling text appears over this footage at the bottom of the screen stating: Pawtucket, RI... December, 1986... First demonstration of prototype NEMO system to gathered Hasbro executives... See more »

Alternate Versions

In comparison to the 1992 Sega CD version, the 3DO, Macintosh, MS-DOS and Sega CD 32X versions contain redone titles and opening and closing credits. See more »


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Night Trap Theme
Performed by Sunny BlueSkyes
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One of the coolest games ever!!
11 June 2002 | by dvdmrpSee all my reviews

The first time that I had ever played this game was back in May of 1992. I had received this game and my Sega Cd as a First Communion present. I thought that this game was the greatest game ever. I have always been a movie freak, and this was like a dream come true. I felt like I was playing in the movie. That was really cool. Just be warned. The original Sega CD version is not rated and it has some blood. Now I am not some complainer that complains that kids get corrupted by video game violence. But I am just telling you in case you are! No offense. I mean I played this game when I was 9 and I turned out just fine. My parents told me about violence and how it is wrong. In the games and movies, it is all staged and fake. I knew that it was wrong. Some kids just flip out over this stuff I guess. Anyway, The game is very cool. If you like FMV games, then this is a must buy! If you aren't really a fan, check it out anyway, but if you hate FMV then don't get it. I'd say that this game is a 10/10. Sure, when compared to todays graphical standards it isn't that good, but remember that the game is 10 years old. Wow, has time flown by. The game is still fun today. How many times can you say that about old games? 10/10 Highly recommended.

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