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Battlecorps
Publisher: Core Design, Victor Entertainment (JP)
Developer:
Distributor: Time Warner Interactive (US)
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Simulation































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥8,000 T-60194
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.95[1] T-115045
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.99[3][4] T-115045-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-115045-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-115045-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-115045-50
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$? 062140



Battlecorps is a first person shooter for the Sega Mega-CD. It takes place in giant mechs.

Gameplay

In Battlecorps, players take control over a "Bipedal Attack Machine" (BAM) to liberate a planet from an infected AI system and its army of robots. Typically this involves destroying specified targets or getting to a location without being killed. When all lives are lost, the game ends.

In order to simulate a 3D world, Battlecorps relies heavily on the use of sprite scaling. However, unlike a game such as Doom, the engine rarely draws flat "walls", instead simulating them by placing a series of large sprites in a line. Ceilings are never rendered, though many stages overcome this by taking place exclusively outside. Battlecorps also gives players a degree of control over the Y axis, allowing him or her to attack flying enemies or "ceiling" turrets.

Draw distance is considerably lower than many other first person shooters of the era, and in order to maintain a steady frame rate, the heads-up display comprises of roughly half the screen. Battlecorps also limits itself to a 256x224 screen resolution at all times.

Magazine articles

Main article: Battlecorps/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM2 US 02.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[5]
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GamePro US 064.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]
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MeanMachinesSega24UK.pdfMeanMachinesSega24UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mean Machines Sega (UK) #24: "October 1994" (1994-08-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №34, p147[7]
92 №153, p65[8]
№154, p53[9]
60 №11, p68/69[10]
89 №19, p56/57
92 №22, p60-63[11]
92 №23, p54-57
96 №12, p22-25
60 №1, p98[12]
95 №44, p102/103[13]
92 №9, p97
84 №57, p46-49
95 №35, p46/47
86 №26, p10/11
70 №70, p101[14]
Sega Mega-CD
85
Based on
14 reviews

Mega-CD, US
Battlecorps MCD US Box Back.jpgBattlecorps MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Battlecorps mcd us disc.jpg
Disc
Battlecorps mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
Battlecorps MCD EU Box Back.jpgBattlecorps MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Battlecorps MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Battlecorps MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, JP
Battlecorps MCD JP Box Back.jpgBattlecorps MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Battlecorps MCD JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Battlecorps MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, BR
Battlecorps MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBattlecorps MCD BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

References