Action Replay (Saturn)

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ActionReplay EU SAT.jpg
Fast facts on the Action Replay
Manufacturer: Datel, InterAct
Made for: Sega Saturn
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
$59.95[1] ?
Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn
DM 119,-[3]

The Sega Saturn Action Replay is a cheat cartridge released as part of the Action Replay series.

The original Saturn Action replay stands as the first, and least useful Action Replay cartridge for the Saturn - it is a cartridge which allows users to add cheat codes and modify a game at run-time, and can bypass region locking, allowing for import games to be played. These original Action Replays can be seen as redundant and are not in high demand, having been superseded by the superior Pro Action Replay and Action Replay Plus, which retain all the features seen in this version of the device while adding more.

In North America this Action Replay was released by InterAct as the GameShark, and in Germany as the Game Buster. However, aside from branding differences and some replaced text, the cartridges are identical.


Promotional material

Fusion US 0106.pdf

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Fusion (US) Volume #1, Number #6: "January 1996" (199x-xx-xx)

GamePro US 079.pdfGamePro US 079.pdf

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GamePro (US) #79: "February 1996" (199x-xx-xx)

GamePlayers US 0904.pdf

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Game Players (US) Vol. 9 No. 4 "April 1996" (1996-03-19)

EGM US 081.pdfEGM US 081.pdf

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #81: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

EGM US 082.pdfEGM US 082.pdf

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #82: "May 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

UltraGamePlayers US 093.pdfUltraGamePlayers US 093.pdf

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Ultra Game Players (US) #93: "January 1997" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #91: "February 1997" (199x-xx-xx)[4]

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #92: "March 1997" (1997-xx-xx)[5]

EGM US 095.pdfEGM US 095.pdf

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #95: "June 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
also published in:

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #96: "July 1997" (1997-xx-xx)[6]

GamePro US 107.pdfGamePro US 107.pdf

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GamePro (US) #107: "August 1997" (1997-xx-xx)

EGM US 099.pdfEGM US 099.pdf

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #99: "October 1997" (1997-xx-xx)

EGM US 104.pdfEGM US 104.pdf

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #104: "March 1998" (1998-xx-xx)

Edge UK 032.pdfEdge UK 032.pdf

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Edge (UK) #32: "May 1996" (1996-04-05)

SSM UK 09.pdf

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Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #9: "July 1996" (1996-06-20)
also published in:

NextLevel DE 1996-05.pdf

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neXt Level (DE) "Mai 1996" (1996-0x-xx)

NextLevel DE 1997-05.pdf

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neXt Level (DE) "Mai 1997" (1997-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Saturn, US
GameShark Saturn Box Front.jpg
Saturn, US (newer)
GameShark Saturn US Box Front Newer.jpg
Saturn, UK
ActionReplay Saturn Box Front.jpg
Saturn, UK (alt)
ActionReplay Saturn UK Box Front Alt.jpg
Saturn, DE
GameBuster Saturn Box Front.jpg


  1. File:GamePro US 080.pdf, page 20
  2. File:SSM UK 09.pdf, page 97
  3. File:NextLevel DE 1996-05.pdf, page 45
  4. File:EGM US 091.pdf, page 162
  5. File:EGM US 092.pdf, page 118
  6. File:EGM US 096.pdf, page 124
  7. File:SSM UK 10.pdf, page 70
  8. File:SSM UK 11.pdf, page 59
  9. File:SSM UK 12.pdf, page 11
  10. File:SSM UK 13.pdf, page 64
  11. File:SSM UK 14.pdf, page 64
  12. File:SSM UK 15.pdf, page 47
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