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688 Attack Sub
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Simulation































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.95[1] 1401
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99 1401
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1401
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1401
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1401
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



688 Attack Sub is a 1991 submarine simulator game, originally developed by Electronic Arts for MS-DOS computers before being brought to the Sega Mega Drive. It was released alongside M-1 Abrams Battle Tank in the extremely short-lived "Simulator Series" in 1991.

Like, M-1 Abrams Battle Tank, 688 Attack Sub was licensed by Sega of America in 1990, shortly before EA began publishing Sega games for themselves.

Gameplay

The player can control a US Los Angeles-class or Soviet Alfa class nuclear powered attack submarine. There are 10 missions that take place in a Cold War scenario. Players can use the periscope, launch torpedoes, activate sonar to view oncoming submarines or torpedoes, among various other things. As it is a simulator tasks are accomplished by pointing (moving the D-pad; holding C will lock it to the next onscreen item in the particular direction) and clicking (A) with an on-screen cursor. The cursor changes icons to indicate what is currently selected.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits with cheat.[3]
  • Programmed by: Ed Fletcher

Magazine articles

Main article: 688 Attack Sub/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
84 №2, p52-54[4]
70 №152, p109/111[5]
84 №1, p16Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[6]
85 №1, p38-39[7]
85 №20, p136[8]
68 №5, p90
88 №1, p76[9]
84 №11, p48-50[10]
90 №14, p80[11]
80 №23, p52
75 №26, p38
83 №1, p18[12]
83 №18, p64
78
70 №30, p39-40[1]
Sega Mega Drive
80
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, US
688AS MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
688 Attack Sub MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
688AttackSub MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f2c58bf7
MD5 7a43a9b9a1fd951ada76d0baf2f8ff26
SHA-1 6795b9fc9a21167d94a0b4c9c38d4e11214e1ea7
1MB 1991 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

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