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For the Sega Mega Drive release of Cyber Police ESWAT, see ESWAT: City Under Siege.

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Cyber Police ESWAT
Publisher: Sega,
Commodore Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
US Gold
Developer:
System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Master System, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
World
1989  ?


Sega Master System
US
$? 7042
Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[2][3] 7042
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7042
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7042
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7042
Sega Master System
AU
$? 7042
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 026030



Commodore Amiga
UK
£24.99[4] ?
Commodore Amiga
ES
? ?
Atari ST
UK
£24.99[4] ?
Atari ST
ES
?Ptas ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Cassette)
£10.99[6] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Disk)
£15.99[7] ?
Amstrad CPC
ES (Cassette)
? ?
Amstrad CPC
ES (Disk)
? ?
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£10.99[6] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Disk)
£14.99 ?
Commodore 64
ES (Cassette)
? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Cassette)
£? ?
ZX Spectrum
ES (Cassette)
?Ptas ?



Cyber Police ESWAT (サイバーポリス イースワット) is a side-scrolling shooter game developed by Sega for the Sega System 16 arcade board in 1989.

Story

Cyber Police ESWAT sees the player as Duke Oda, a police officer accepted into the crime-ridden Liberty City Police Department's top unit, E.S.W.A.T. (Enhanced Special Weapons and Tactics). Duke starts off as a regular human being, but during the course of the game is given a powered exoskeleton to fight against a powerful high-tech crime organisation named "E.Y.E." which is threatening the city. His ultimate goal is to apprehend "Balzar" a mad scientist, when E.Y.E is revealed to be a rogue artificial intelligence computer.

Gameplay

ESWAT is a run-and-gun game in which the player must eliminate threats approaching from either side of the screen. After completing a few missions, player is accepted to the elite E.S.W.A.T. unit and given a power suit and special weapons. Each stage is divided to several levels, and a boss is waiting at the end of each stage.

Power-Ups

  • Bullets: Increase the number of bullets player has.
  • Plasma Cannon: Powerful energy weapon that penetrates through enemies in a straight line.
  • Multi-Shot: Opens fire to all targets in front of the player in a 90 degrees angle.
  • Heat Charges: Launches two powerful bombs that travel around the screen. Strongest weapon in the game.

History

Legacy

Cyber Police ESWAT's moderate success saw it ported to multiple platforms. Sega brought it to the Sega Master System in 1990, and U.S. Gold were given the license to publish versions for home computers, including the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

A "sequel" or "remake" in the form of ESWAT: City Under Siege was released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1990. Cyber Police ESWAT and ESWAT: City Under Siege are frequently mistaken to be the same game, but although both share a similar gameplay style, the Mega Drive game is very different.

Production credits

Master System version

Planner: Miya
Design: Miya, T.Asano, Satokun, Yasukuni
Program: Kimrom, T.Asano
Sound: Tarnya
Special Thanks: Nonchan, S Kawa, Kou, T.Katoh
Presented by: Sega

Magazine articles

Main article: Cyber Police ESWAT/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

ESWAT System16 US Flyer.jpg

ESWAT System16 US Flyer JrKit.jpg

ESWAT System16 JP Flyer.jpg

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Sega Visions (US) #2: "October/November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #18: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)[8]
  • GamePro (US) #20: "March 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[9]
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Sega Power (UK) #13: "December 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #109: "December 1990" (1990-11-16)[10]
  • ACE (UK) #39: "December 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[11]
  • Sega Power (UK) #14: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)[12]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #110: "January 1991" (1990-12-15)[13]
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Joystick (FR) #10: "Novembre 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
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ACE (UK) #39: "December 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
</div>
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Raze (UK) #2: "December 1990" (1990-10-25)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #40: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)[14]
  • Raze (UK) #3: "January 1991" (1990-11-29)[15]
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #109: "December 1990" (1990-11-16)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #110: "January 1991" (1990-12-15)[16]
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Artwork

Physical scans

System 16 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 №75, p129[17]
76 №96, p97[18]
Arcade
67
Based on
2 reviews

System 16, US
ESWAT System16 US Manual.pdf
Manual
System 16, JP

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
81 №3, p70/71
73 №4, p95[19]
73 №110, p116[20]
50 №6, p40[21]
68 №2, p82/83[22]
64 №4, p57[23]
39
76 №4, p36[2]
51 №13, p24/25[24]
40 №23, p56
70 №2, p53[25]
Sega Master System
62
Based on
11 reviews

Master System, US
ESWAT SMS US Box.jpg
Cover
Eswat sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
ESWAT SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR (cardboard)
ESWAT SMS BR Box Cardboard.jpg
Cover
ESWAT SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
ESWAT SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
ESWAT SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
ESWAT SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
ESWAT SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover
ESWAT SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
88 №110, p16/17[26]
51 №12, p72[27]
51 №12, p172[28]
81 №5, p32[4]
52 №70, p84[29]
Commodore Amiga
65
Based on
5 reviews

Amiga, UK

ESWAT Amiga UK Disk1.jpg
Disk 1
Amiga, ES

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
48 №66, p60[7]
88 №110, p16/17[26]
63 №12, p172[28]
Amstrad CPC
66
Based on
3 reviews

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)

ESWAT CPC UK Cassette.jpg
Cassette
Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)

Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)
ESWAT CPC ES Box Back Cassette.jpgNospine-small.pngESWAT CPC ES Box Front Cassette.jpg
Cover
ESWAT CPC ES Cassette.jpg
Cassette
Amstrad CPC, ES (disk)

ESWAT CPC ES Disk.jpg
Disk

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
55 №111, p62[30]
47 №12, p172[28]
80 №5, p32[4]
67 №34, p32/33[31]
Atari ST
62
Based on
4 reviews

Atari ST, UK
ESWAT ST UK Box Back.jpgNospine.pngESWAT ST UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
Atari ST, ES

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
88 №110, p16/17[26]
80 №76, p36/37[32]
49 №70, p84[29]
61 №54, p58/59[33]
Commodore 64
70
Based on
4 reviews

Commodore 64, UK (cassette)
ESWAT C64 UK Box Cassette.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, UK (disk)

Commodore 64, ES

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №63, p68[34]
ZX Spectrum
68
Based on
1 review

ZX Spectrum, UK
ESWAT Spectrum UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
ESWAT Spectrum UK Cassette.jpg
Cassette
ZX Spectrum, ES
ESWAT Spectrum EU Inlay Erbe.jpg
Cover

References