High Seas Havoc

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High Seas Havoc
High Seas Havoc
Publisher: Data East (JP/US), Codemasters (EU)

Developer: Data East

System(s): Sega Mega Drive-based arcade hardware, Sega Mega Drive

ROM Size: Sega Mega Drive 1MB

Genre: Action

Release Date RRP Code
Arcade World 199x  ?
Sega Mega Drive JP 1994-04-22 ¥6,800 T-13103
Sega Mega Drive US 1993-08-16 $? T-13076
Sega Mega Drive EU 1994 £? T-120035
Sega Mega Drive AU 1994 $? 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.

Version differences

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

Game Designed by: Akira Ohtani
Logic Designed by: Yasuhiro Matsuda, Hiroyasu Fujimaru
Character Designed by: Mutsunori Sato
Visual Designed by: Kodama Youichi, Megumi Shinya
Music Composed by: Emi Shimizu
SE and Music Composed by: Koremasa
Special Thanks to: Masato Noguchi, Steve Miller, Yasuro Koideya, Hisatada Ohta, Eisuke Tsuzawa, Syuji Ishimaki, Manabu Yokoi, Yukie Shiraiwa, Ayumi Kitazawa, Mari Matsuzaka, Konoa, Data East USA Inc.

Promotional Material

Physical Scans

Mega Drive Version

Sega Mega Drive 70 Sega Retro Average
Based on 9 reviews
Publication Score Source
Consoles + 89 №35, p120
GamesMaster 60 №16, p50/51
Game Players 73
Joypad 90 №33, p38
MegaTech 38 №28, p62/63
Mean Machines Sega 64 №19, p70-72File:MeanMachinesSega19UK.pdf
Player One 86 №45, p86/87
Sega Power 62 №53, p42/43
Sega Pro 68 №31, p62/63
Mega Drive, US
HighSeasHavoc MD US Box.jpg
Havoc MD US Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
Havoc cover MD UK.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
Havoc MD JP Box.jpg
Mega Drive, AU
Havoc MD AU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, AU (missing stickers)
Havoc MD AU missingstickers cover.jpg
Mega Drive, UK

Mega Drive, FR

Mega Drive, DE
Havoc MD DE Cover.jpg

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