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Action Replay (Saturn)

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Fast facts on the Action Replay
Manufacturer: Datel, InterAct
Made for: Sega Saturn
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
$59.95[1] ?
Sega Saturn
CA
$? ?
Sega Saturn
UK
£54.99[2]
Sega Saturn
DE
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. They also have a comms port, allowing them to hook up to a pc to update codes or backup save data. These original Action Replays can be seen as redundant and are not in high demand, having been superseded by the superior Pro Action Replay and Action Replay Plus, which retain all the features seen in this version of the device while adding more.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.

Some of the earlier versions of the GameShark require holding down buttons X, Y and Z before starting a game in order to boot imports.

Box Name Brand Date & Price Images Documentation
ActionReplay Saturn Box Front.jpg
Action Replay (UK) Datel ? (>=1995)
ActionReplay EU SAT.jpg


ActionReplay Saturn UK Box Front Alt.jpg
Action Replay alt (UK) Datel ?(>=1995)
ActionReplay EU SAT.jpg


GameBuster Saturn Box Front.jpg
Game Buster (DE) ? ?(>=1995)
GameBuster Saturn.jpg


GameShark US Older Saturn Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGameShark US Older Saturn Box Front.jpg
GameShark older (US) InterAct ?(>=1995)
GameShark Saturn.jpg
SV-464 front
GameShark Saturn Back.jpg
SV-464 back


GameShark Saturn US Box Back Newer.jpgNospine.pngGameShark Saturn US Box Front Newer.jpg
GameShark newer (US) InterAct ?(1997)
GameShark Saturn Alt.jpg
GameShark Saturn Alt Back.jpg


GameShark CA Saturn Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGameShark Saturn Box Front.jpg
GameShark (CA) InterAct ?(>=1995)
GameShark Saturn.jpg
CN-464 front
GameShark Saturn Back.jpg
CN-464 back


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References

Sega Saturn Hardware
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Online Services/Add-ons   NetLink Internet Modem (NetLink Keyboard | NetLink Keyboard Adapter | NetLink Mouse) | Saturn Modem (Floppy Drive | Keyboard)
Connector Cables   21 Pin RGB Cable | Monaural AV Cable | RF Unit | Stereo AV Cable | S-Video Cable | Taisen Cable
Development Hardware Programming Box | Sound Box | E7000 | CartDev | SNASM2 | Sega Saturn Address Checker | PSY-Q Development System | MIRAGE Universal CD Emulator
Misc. Hardware   6 Player Adaptor‎ | SBom Multitap‎ | Action Replay | Pro Action Replay | Action Replay Plus | S-S Promoter
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