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Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators
Publisher: Time Warner Interactive (US), Sega (EU), KAZe (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (85 tracks)
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-18901G
Sega Saturn
JP (Ver.9.7)
¥5,800 T-18903G
Sega Saturn
US
$59.95[1] T-4804H
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[2] MK81680-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81680-50
Sega Saturn
DE
110,-[3] MK81680-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81680-50
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?



Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators (デジタルピンボール ラストグラディエーターズ), also referred to as simply Last Gladiators (in North America) or Digital Pinball (in Europe), is a pinball game developed by KAZe and released on the Sega Saturn in 1995. It is one of a number of video pinball games developed by KAZe, and directly follows the Super Pinball series on the Super Famicom.

During development Digital Pinball was known as Pinball Arena: Last Gladiators. It was also once set to be published by U.S. Gold in North America as Fantasy Pinball[4].

Gameplay

Tips and tricks

  • Credits: Staff roll start.
In title screen, CBAABCYZXDownDownStart
  • Secret machine: Playable Secret machine Victor, and ending credits appear.
In title screen, XYZXYZCBAUpUpStart
  • Visual test: Visual effect test of each machine.
In title screen, UpUpDownDownLeftRightLeftRightBAXStart
  • Sound test: Sound effect test of each machine.
In title screen, XXYYZZAABBCCStart
  • Venus Shell: Show developper's message.
In title screen, UpUpDownDownLeftRightLeftRightXBZRStart
  • Debug mode: In-game debug mode.
In title screen, UpUpUpUpABCDownDownXYZStart and play each machine.
  • X+Up, 4-digit number is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen. Upon determining number and Z, you can play a round corresponding to it. If exit this mode, X+Down.
  • Z+Up can play frame-by-frame mode.
  • Making movie:
Start the game at AM8: 00 ~ 11: 00.
  • Another titlescreen:
Start the game on January 1 or December 25.

History

Legacy

A Japan-only sequel, Digital Pinball: The Necronomicon was released in 1996. In 1997, Last Gladiators received a Japan-only updated rerelease titled Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators Ver.9.7 (デジタルピンボール ラストグラディエーターズ Ver.9.7).

Production credits

Source: In-game creditsMedia:DigitalPinballLG Saturn JP SSEnding.pdf[5]
Staff
  • Program Wizard: Kunihito Hiramatsu
  • Game Design / Artwork: Takashi Kobayashi
  • Artwork / Animation Description: Akiko Nakamura
  • Artwork: Hiromi Seino, Bryan Golden, Jose Luis Flores, Masakazu Shimizu
  • Instruction Manual: Mina Handa
  • Last Gladiators Making Video: Ichiro Shibata
  • Quality Check: Shinichi Kawai, Minoru Suda, Akihiro Ichihara
  • Publicity: Keiko Yamamoto
  • Director: Norio Nakagata
  • Warlock: Timothy Elwell
  • Gladiators: Chris St. James, Darren Lebrecht
  • Rat: Sony3
  • Producer: Jason Elias, Joann Perritano
  • Production Manager: Ron Schmidt, Emi Akimoto, Yumi Ishigami
  • Casting Director: Lisa Bankert
  • First Assistant Director: Louis Milito
  • Second Assistant Director: Phillip Fracassi
  • P.A.: Brett Boydstun, Melanie Miller
  • Director of Photography: Eric S Foster
  • First A C: Jeff Cutter
  • Second A C: Paul Schmidt
  • Make Up Artist: Tarra Day
  • Costume Designer: June Czerwinski
  • Key Grip: Greg Hewett
  • Dolly Grip: Rick Maxey
  • Gaffer: Carlos Montaner
  • B.B.Electric: Taylor Sparks
  • Transportation Coordinator: Jerry Knight
  • Set Medic: Diane Arnold
  • Caterer: International Catering, Ramiro Lopez
  • Music Producer: Doug Aldrich, Emi Akimoto, Yusuke Takahama
  • Music Composer: Naoto Shibata, Yusuke Takahama
  • Guitar: Katsunori Oota
  • Manipulate: Michihiko Shichi
  • Drum Manipulate: Nobuo Horie
  • Sound Technical Adviser: Naozi Karibe
  • Vocal,Keyboards: Kal Swan
  • Bass Guitar: Ian Mayo
  • Drum Programing / Sampling: Steve Klong
  • Engineer: Mack
  • Special Thanks: Mamoru Watanabe, John Harrell, Kazuko Suzuki, Akihiro Kodaka, Takehiko Saeki, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Licca Kurokawa, Yutaka Sakashita, Hiroko Onose, Yumiko Dobashi, Kazunori Nanji, Hideo Kai
  • Executive Producer: Junichiro Kawazoe

Presented by KAZe

Track list


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2. Gladiators Main BGM (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Gladiators


3. Gladiators Main BGM (00:44)
From: Gladiators


4. Gladiators Multiball (Intro Voice) (00:10)
From: Gladiators


5. Gladiators Multiball (00:35)
From: Gladiators


6. It's Time For The Real Champ... (Voice) (00:06)
From: Gladiators


7. Gladiators Multiball Restart Ver2 (00:31)
From: Gladiators


8. Gladiators Multiball Restart (00:31)
From: Gladiators


9. Gladiators Main BGM 2 (00:45)
From: Gladiators


10. Glory To The Brave (Voice) (00:06)
From: Gladiators


11. Roman Triumph (01:13)
From: Gladiators


12. S.P.Q.R. (00:32)
From: Gladiators


13. Retiarius (01:08)
From: Gladiators


14. Thracians (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Gladiators


15. Thracians (00:29)
From: Gladiators


16. Chariot Race (01:01)
From: Gladiators


17. Empire (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Gladiators


18. Empire (00:33)
From: Gladiators


19. Bloody Arena (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Gladiators


20. Bloody Arena (01:00)
From: Gladiators


21. Gladiator Show (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Gladiators


22. Gladiator Show (01:00)
From: Gladiators


23. Knight of The Roses Main BGM (Intro Voice) (00:07)
From: Knight of The Roses


24. Knight of The Roses Main BGM (00:55)
From: Knight of The Roses


25. Knight of The Roses Main BGM Ver2 (00:55)
From: Knight of The Roses


26. Knight of The Roses Multiball (Intro Voice) (00:07)
From: Knight of The Roses


27. Knight of The Roses Multiball (00:53)
From: Knight of The Roses


28. Knight of The Roses Main BGM Ver3 (00:55)
From: Knight of The Roses


29. Knight of The Roses Multiball Restart (00:35)
From: Knight of The Roses


30. Knight of The Roses Main BGM 2 (01:00)
From: Knight of The Roses


31. I Knew You Would Come... (Voice) (00:06)
From: Knight of The Roses


32. Guardian Angels (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Knight of The Roses


33. Guardian Angels (00:54)
From: Knight of The Roses


34. Return To The Castle (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Knight of The Roses


35. Return To The Castle (00:22)
From: Knight of The Roses


36. Roses (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Knight of The Roses


37. Roses (00:54)
From: Knight of The Roses


38. Save Princess (00:30)
From: Knight of The Roses


39. Dragon Cave (00:36)
From: Knight of The Roses


40. Black Knight (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Knight of The Roses


41. Black Knight (01:05)
From: Knight of The Roses


42. Take Up The Gauntlet (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Knight of The Roses


43. Take Up The Gauntlet (00:22)
From: Knight of The Roses


44. Necromancer (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Knight of The Roses


45. Necromancer (00:43)
From: Knight of The Roses


46. Dragon Showdown Main BGM (Intro Voice) (00:07)
From: Dragon Showdown


47. Dragon Showdown Main BGM (00:47)
From: Dragon Showdown


48. Dragon Showdown Multiball (00:34)
From: Dragon Showdown


49. Dragon Showdown Multiball Restart Ver2 (00:43)
From: Dragon Showdown


50. Dragon Showdown Multiball Restart (00:43)
From: Dragon Showdown


51. Dragon Showdown Main BGM 2 (00:53)
From: Dragon Showdown


52. Show Us What Your Made... (Voice) (00:06)
From: Dragon Showdown


53. Thunderballs (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Dragon Showdown


54. Thunderballs (00:41)
From: Dragon Showdown


55. To The Temple (00:48)
From: Dragon Showdown


56. Feed Dragon (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Dragon Showdown


57. Feed Dragon (00:41)
From: Dragon Showdown


58. Lords Of The Dragon (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Dragon Showdown


59. Lords Of The Dragon (01:00)
From: Dragon Showdown


60. Conquerers (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Dragon Showdown


61. Conquerers (01:00)
From: Dragon Showdown


62. Samurai Warriors (00:30)
From: Dragon Showdown


63. Sorceress (01:09)
From: Dragon Showdown


64. Banzai Showdown (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Dragon Showdown


65. Banzai Showdown (00:23)
From: Dragon Showdown


66. Warlock Main BGM (00:54)
From: Warlock


67. Warlock Multiball (00:55)
From: Warlock


68. Warlock Multiball Restart Ver2 (00:32)
From: Warlock


69. Warlock Multiball Restart (00:33)
From: Warlock


70. Warlock Main BGM 2 (00:56)
From: Warlock


71. Show Us What Your Made... (Voice) (00:06)
From: Warlock


72. Moon Struck Jack (00:29)
From: Warlock


73. Whitewolf (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Warlock


74. Whitewolf Millions (01:05)
From: Warlock


75. Bloody Jets (00:34)
From: Warlock


76. Sacrafice (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Warlock


77. Sacrafice (00:22)
From: Warlock


78. Thunderstorm (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Warlock


79. Thunderstorm (00:33)
From: Warlock


80. Deathbringer (00:59)
From: Warlock


81. Rats (Intro Voice) (00:06)
From: Warlock


82. Rats (01:05)
From: Warlock


83. Last Judgement (00:36)
From: Warlock


84. Glory Awaits You (Voice) (00:06)
From: Game Over


85. Making Movie (02:24)


86. Game Select & Option (03:21)
Running time: 48:58

Magazine articles

Main article: Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Tips & Tricks (US) #11: "January 1996" (199x-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №1996-01, p21[3]
89 №48, p128[6]
60
83 №341, p31
79
40 №2, p144[7]
67 №37, p90[2]
75 №57, p130[8]
79 №22, p62/63
22 №72, p58
52 №49, p58
83 №1995-07, p125[9]
87 №, p9Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[10]
Sega Saturn
68
Based on
13 reviews

Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
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Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
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Manual
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Inlay
Saturn, JP (Ver.9.7)
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
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Inlay

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press release: 1995-11-08: TIME WARNER INTERACTIVE PUBLISHES 'LAST GLADIATORS DIGITAL PINBALL' FOR THE SEGA SATURN
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:MeanMachinesSega37UK.pdf, page 90
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:CDPlayer DE 1996-01.pdf, page 21
  4. File:EGM US 077.pdf, page 196
  5. File:DigitalPinballLG Saturn JP SSEnding.pdf
  6. File:ConsolesPlus FR 048.pdf, page 128
  7. File:MAXIMUM UK 02.pdf, page 144
  8. File:PlayerOne FR 057.pdf, page 130
  9. File:SSM_JP_19950701_1995-07.pdf, page 127
  10. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 11