Collin the Speedy Boy is a platforming video game developed and published by Konami and co-published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, being the first ever installment of the Collin the Speedy Boy franchise. The game was released for April 16, 1993 for the Super Nintendo, SEGA Genesis, SEGA Game Gear, SEGA Master System (Brazil only), Turbograpx-16/PC Engine and DOS/PC with the Mobile and iOS version released on 2013, previously exclusive in China, until its' worldwide release on 2015 and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions released in 2014. Recently, ports for the FireTV, Nintendo Switch and Apple TV were released on 2015, 2017 and 2018, respectively. The Apple TV and FireTV ports were handled by Iron Galaxy.
Both the Amiga and Commodore 64 versions were planned, but were both cancelled. However, the Amiga version does have a playable demo. The NES version of the game was also in production, but was cancelled afterwards due to the console not powerful enough, difficulties and they wanted CTSB to be aimed at 16-bit.
The game received critical acclaim from critics, and was a commercial success. The game's success spawned a long-running franchise.
A teenage boy (with the powers of speed) gets chosen by the Fingers to save their town from a evil three eyed bird.
The gameplay is based on the Super Mario Bros. NES games, 1991's Super Mario World and 1991's Sonic the Hedgehog.
The DOS/PC version is the only version of the game to feature cutscenes. However, the characters don't talk using their voices, but only make noises.
- FingerTown (Acts 1, 2 and 3)
- Casino Casinos (Acts 1, 2 and 3)
- Tundra Day (Acts 1, 2 and 3)
- Jungle Tops (Acts 1, 2 and 3)
- Unnamed water zone (Acts 1, 2 and 3)
- Unnamed wooden zone (Acts 1, 2 and 3)
- Unnamed ice zone (acts 1, 2 and 3)
- Unnamed desert zone (acts 1, 2 and 3)
- Gizmo Gadget (Acts 1, 2 and 3)
- Elefish Cave (Acts 1 and 2, with final boss)
The game received high critical acclaim by critics, with the best version being the PC version.
24 years later, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Software teamed up to release a 3D remake to the original game. This features the characters now being in their modern design, the items in their modern design, now 3D graphics and remade music. This will include a brand new mode that starts a completely new game. Originally released as a download-only Collin the Speedy Boy 3D, this installment was later remade as a game in the Collin the Speedy Boy: Respeed Collection remake collection released on May 18, 2018.
- This, and Collin the Speedy Boy 2, are the only CTSB game to not feature voices.
- It is the only Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment game ever to be released on Turbograpx-16/PC Engine, as well as the only game in the franchise to be released for the console.
- This is the only CTSB game where Trent and WesDragon don't appear in. They would later not appear in Halie: Haunted House and its sequel.
- If the NES version wasn't cancelled, then it would've been the only CTSB game to ever has a NES version.
- This game was released in China on 2013 for mobile only.
- This is the only CTSB game to not include the ESRB rating. This is due to the fact that it wasn't introduced in 1994, the year after this game was released.
- A special edition handed by PepsiCo contained special zones and special enemies, as well as a contest that involves beating a stage in a specfic time.