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Blades of Vengeance

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For the Sega Dreamcast game announced with this title, see Draconus Cult of the Wyrm.

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Blades of Vengeance
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.99[1] 708401
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[2] E259SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E259SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? E259SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E259SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



Blades of Vengeance is a 1993 platformer exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive by Beam Software and Electronic Arts. The game has not been republished in any form so far and has become the perhaps most expensive Electronic Arts game on the system. Three heroes set out to free the land from a ruthless warrior queen. The game has semi realistic artwork and employs a couple of technical tricks such as raster scrolling for background.

Gameplay

You can play as one of three characters, each one has a specific weapon; Amazoness with a Sword, Warrior with an axe and the Wizard with a staff that fires projectiles. B attacks and C jumps. As you play, you collect a variety of magic potions. Hit Start to access a list of collected potions to choose one and A to use it. Money collected throughout the game can be spent in shops.

Magazine articles

Main article: Blades of Vengeance/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
84 №146, p79[2]
88 №54, p56[1]
30 №12, p108
79 №25, p146/147
79 №17, p32/33
44 №15, p57
73 №8, p28/29
48 №2, p62/63/64
72 №24, p84/85/86
53 №15, p72/73[4]
85 №36, p106/107
60 №49, p68
64 №27, p30/31
Sega Mega Drive
66
Based on
13 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
BladesofVengeance MD US manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
BoV MD US Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 74c65a49
MD5 0ef8cf31e77cf8fab03bd7540a4751c0
SHA-1 11f342ec4be17dcf7a4a6a80649b6b5ff19940a5
1MB 1993-11 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:GamePro US 054.pdf, page 60
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 File:CVG UK 146.pdf, page 79
  3. File:MAN!AC DE 1993-11.pdf, page 12
  4. File:MeanMachinesSega15UK.pdf, page 72