Reportedly the game Marsupilami got a release for Sega Genesis in North America in 1996. I can even find prices for two different version of it — the classic plastic clamshell, and a cardboard box variant. I had never seen the game before playing it though, and had never HEARD of the character before checking out his (quite) lengthy Wikipedia entry either.
As it turns out for me at least the story behind the character is perhaps more fun than the game! Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan for new episodes of Genesis Does every Thursday at 8 PM ET. Like, share and comment to help the channel grow. As always thanks for watching!