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Black Dawn
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (51 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Mission Stick
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-7013G
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-7027H
Sega Saturn
UK
£? T-7027H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-7027H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-7027H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-7027H-50
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 191x69



Black Dawn (ブラックドーン) is a 1996 shooter originally developed by Black Ops Entertainment for the PlayStation and later ported by Point of View for the Sega Saturn, and published by Virgin Interactive on both platforms. It is a 3D helicopter-based shooter running on the same engine as Black Ops' earlier game Agile Warrior F-111X where you're tasked with various objectives, like blowing up enemy targets or rescuing hostages.

It is slightly notable for the fact that a few of the songs from its soundtrack, composed by Tommy Tallarico, were later reused as the themes for the Great Megalith and Molten Mine stages on Sonic and the Black Knight, which Tallarico also worked on, with the Molten Mine version being an arrangement made specifically for Black Knight.

Magazine articles

Main article: Black Dawn/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM2 US 29.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #89: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[1]
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SSM UK 15.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #15: "January 1997" (1996-12-17)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
55 №437, p33
85 №19, p70/71[2]
67 №1997-14, p136[3]
81 №, p11Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[4]
Sega Saturn
72
Based on
4 reviews

Saturn, US
BlackDawn Saturn US Box Back.jpgBlackDawn Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Blackdawn sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
BlackDawn Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, JP
BlackDawn Saturn JP Box Back.jpgBlackDawn Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
BlackDawn Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR

Black Dawn Sat BR Manual.pdf
Manual

References

  1. File:EGM US 089.pdf, page 93
  2. File:SSM_UK_19.pdf, page 70
  3. File:SSM_JP_19970502_1997-14.pdf, page 138
  4. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 13