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High Seas Havoc
Publisher: Data East (JP/US), Codemasters (EU)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive-based arcade hardware, Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
World
199x  ?



Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 T-13103
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.99[1] T-13076
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? T-120035
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-120035
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-120035
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-120035
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? FHAV00SMC



High Seas Havoc, known as Captain Lang (キャプテンラング) in Japan and just Havoc in Europe, is a platform game developed by Data East for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993. It was also released for a bespoke Data East-made arcade board based on the Mega Drive in the same year.

In the game you play as an anthropomorphic seal named Havoc (Lang in the Japanese version) on a quest to rescue a girl named Bridget from the evil pirate Bernardo. All controller buttons are treated the same. Pressing once jumps. Pressing while in midair does a spin attack. Pressing while crouching (hold Down) lunges forward in a roll. Jumping on enemies destroys them and jumping on treasure chests opens them.

Versions

The first stage "Cape Sealph" has been removed for the PAL version, which starts with the second stage "Pirate Ship". The data is still on the ROM however, and can be accessed using cheating devices.

Production credits

Magazine articles

Main article: High Seas Havoc/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 052.pdf

Print advert in














Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Game Players (US) Vol. 6 No. 12 "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[2]

GamePro US 057.pdf

Print advert in














GamePro (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

GamePlayers US 0904.pdf

Print advert in














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













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #81: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[3]

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №35, p120
60 №151, p100[4]Media:CVG UK 151.pdf
73
80 №55, p58[1]Media:GamePro US 055.pdf
60 №16, p50/51
90 №33, p38
66 №19, p39
38 №28, p62/63
64 №19, p70-72[5]Media:MeanMachinesSega19UK.pdf
86 №45, p86/87
62 №53, p42/43
68 №31, p62/63
Sega Mega Drive
70
Based on
12 reviews

Mega Drive, US
HighSeasHavoc MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Havoc MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
Havoc cover MD UK.jpg
Cover
Havoc MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, JP
Havoc MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
CaptainLANG MD JP CartTop.jpg
CaptainLang MD JP Cart Back.jpgCaptainLANG MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU
Havoc-cover-AU.jpg
Cover
Havoc MD AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU (missing stickers)
Havoc MD AU missingstickers cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK

Mega Drive, FR

Mega Drive, DE
Havoc MD DE Cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 17be551c
MD5 5479601228fd14fefbd1d1fd5fceebed
SHA-1 0dc1969098716ba332978b89356f62961417682b
1MB 1993-09 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 76e6d20d
MD5 232874913a8c74deecb24145d60917aa
SHA-1 6e0344aace03b703cb05a9a0e10c47ebe404a247
1MB 1994-03 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 61ba8199
MD5 c2aa79a9bdfccf691ff07b9fc0e34355
SHA-1 7c305a4b8cc220f5321eac80ea3fc104a9f5897a
1MB 1993-12 Cartridge (JP)

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:GamePro US 055.pdf, page 60
  2. File:GamePlayers US 0612.pdf, page 85
  3. File:EGM US 081.pdf, page 117
  4. File:CVG UK 151.pdf, page 100
  5. File:MeanMachinesSega19UK.pdf, page 71