Dune II: Battle for Arrakis

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Dune II: Battle for Arrakis
Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Developer: Westwood Studios

System(s): Sega Mega Drive

ROM Size: 1MB

Sound Driver: GEMS

Genre: Simulation

Number of Players: 1

Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive US 1993 $? T-70246
Sega Mega Drive EU 1994-01 £? T-70246-50
Sega Mega Drive DE 1994  ?DM T-70246-18
Sega Mega Drive AU 1994 $?  ?

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Dune II: Battle for Arrakis, known as Dune: The Battle for Arrakis in the US, is a strategy game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive for the Sega Mega Drive. The game was also translated to German as Dune II: Kampf um den Wustenplaneten.

Battle for Arrakis is a complete overhaul of Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty, a DOS/Amiga game released a year earlier. The Mega Drive version features streamlined controls, gameplay tweaks, new levels and an entirely new set of graphics. Dune II is considered a milestone in the real-time strategy genre, though was bettered by Command & Conquer a few years down the line.

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Physical Scans

Sega Mega Drive 89 Sega Retro Average
Based on 13 reviews
Publication Score Source
Consoles + 91 №32, p106/107/108/109
Computer & Video Games 88 №146, p84
Joypad 85 №31, p128/129
Mega 80 №16, p52/53
Mega Action 83 №9, p16/17
Mega Machines 92 №2, p72/73
Mean Machines Sega 93 №15, p128-130File:MeanMachinesSega15UK.pdf
Player One 95 №42, p78/79/80
Sega Magazine (UK) 93 №1, p120/121File:OfficialSegaMagazine_UK_01.pdf
Sega Power 90 №50, p56/57
Sega Pro 90 №28, p32/33/34
Sega Zone (UK) 90 №15, p62/63
Sonic the Comic 91 №28, p10
Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, DE
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Mega Drive, AU

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