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ESWAT: City Under Siege

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ESWAT: City Under Siege
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam
Original system(s): Sega System 16
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,000 G-4029
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 1110
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[2] 1110
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1110
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1110
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1110
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800 pts ?



Steam
US
$2.99 ?
Steam
EU
€1.99 ? ?



ESWAT: City Under Siege is a Sega Mega Drive action game released for the console in 1990. It is a reimagining of the 1989 arcade game Cyber Police ESWAT. The Sega Master System version of ESWAT: Cyber Police calls itself ESWAT: City Under Siege on its title screen, but is unrelated to this Mega Drive game.

Story

A police officer (named Duke Oda in Japanese versions) navigates through the crime-ridden Liberty City, shooting and capturing criminals. He is eventually accepted to the Police Department's top unit, E-SWAT (Enhanced Special Weapons and Tactics) and given a powered exoskeleton to fight against powerful crime bosses who threaten the city. His ultimate goal is to destroy E.Y.E., a super computer.

Gameplay

E-SWAT is a run'n gun type of game, on which the player must eliminate threats approaching from either part of the screen; a boss is waiting at the end of each stage. After completing the second mission, you are given a power suit and weapons.

Weapons

Shot: Standard hand gun.
Super: Fire three bullets at the same time automatically.
M.L. (Missile Launcher): Fire missiles that will skim over surfaces.
P.C. (Plasma Cannon): Energy weapon that fires a more powerful projectile if allowed to charge up.
Fire: A massive flame thrower kills everybody on the screen but also drains fuel bar. Single use only.

Missions

Notavailable.svg Mission 1 - Guard Silent City
Notavailable.svg Mission 2 - Infiltrate Cyber Prison
Notavailable.svg Mission 3 - Defend Neo Three-Mile
Notavailable.svg Mission 4 - Attack Mad Scientist
Notavailable.svg Mission 5 - Destroy Dark Base
Notavailable.svg Mission 6 - Penetrate Secret Sewer
Notavailable.svg Mission 7 - Destroy Tactical Complex
Notavailable.svg Mission 8 - Break E.Y.E's Plan

Versions

The Mega Drive version is different from the arcade and Master System versions, with more platforming sequences added in. There aren't special weapons, though the player can equip more weapons. A jetpack is also available to fly around as long as the suit has power.

The japanese version of a game has no continues and title screen has "enhanced specials weapons and tactics" subtitle instead of "City under Siege", while the western version gives player 3 continues that he can use after Game Over screen.

When either of the versions is played on PAL system the music will play at correct speed but gameplay was not optimized and thus is slower than intended.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: ESWAT: City Under Siege/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 016.pdfEGM US 016.pdfEGM US 016.pdf

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #16: "November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
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Artwork

Digital manuals

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №37, p91[7]
92 №2, p14/15[3]
93 №3, p84
92 №4, p29[8]
93 №106, p78/79[9]
80 №34, p55[10]
78 №6, p40[11]
84 №8, p110
73 №5, p91
79 №10, p77
81 №16, p86/87[12]
81 №1, p65
85 №1, p51[13]
92 №1, p77[14]
87 №5, p42-44[15]
89 №6, p22/23[16]
75 №10/90, p133[17]
72 №6, p32[18]
78 №17, p12
80 №23, p53
89 №2, p55[19]
84 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
22 reviews

Mega Drive, US
ESWAT MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Eswat md us cart.jpg
Cart
Eswat md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Eswat md eu cover.jpg
Cover
ESWAT MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
Eswat md jp cover.jpg
Cover
ESWAT MD JP CartTop.jpg
Eswat md jp cart.jpg
Cart
Eswat md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
ESWAT MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
ESWAT MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
ESWAT MD CA Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, FR

ESWAT City Under Siege MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

ESWAT MegaTech Cart Back.jpgESWAT MegaTech Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e72f8a36
MD5 264d8c7c7b1f476fe6ea98411e3cde35
SHA-1 5cb96061bd2b00c82f8d6b46ab9802e2b1820c86
512kB 1990-09 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 87b636a2
MD5 79d155b41da306f95d3dc39f0e8e189c
SHA-1 353f7d136a2c464ee976402b4620b0a42b8b7267
512kB 1990-03 Cartridge (JP)

External links

References

  1. File:EGM US 015.pdf, page 68
  2. File:Raze UK 11.pdf, page 76
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:AcaoGames BR 002.pdf, page 14
  4. File:GamePro US 016.pdf, page 100
  5. File:GPSG US 01.pdf, page 8
  6. File:SegaVisions US 03.pdf, page 22
  7. File:ACE UK 37.pdf, page 91
  8. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 29
  9. File:CVG UK 106.pdf, page 78
  10. File:TGM UK 34.pdf, page 55
  11. File:HobbyConsolas ES 006.pdf, page 40
  12. File:Mega UK 16.pdf, page 86
  13. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 51
  14. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 77
  15. File:MeanMachines UK 05.pdf, page 42
  16. File:PlayerOne FR 006.pdf, page 22
  17. File:PowerPlay DE 031.pdf, page 133
  18. File:Raze UK 06.pdf, page 32
  19. File:SegaPro UK 02.pdf, page 57