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Hellfire
Publisher: Masaya (JP), Seismic (US), Sega (EU)
Developer:
Publisher(s) of original games: Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Toaplan
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Original system(s): Arcade Boards
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 T-25073
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 35036
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[2] 1137
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1137
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1137
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1137
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Hellfire (ヘルファイアー) is a 1989 arcade shoot-em-up developed by Toaplan and published by Taito. It was ported to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990 by Toaplan and NCS.

Gameplay

Hellfire does not follow the typical powerup system of most shmups of the time. Instead, your ship, the CNCS1, can fire either straight to the right (pink), straight to the left (yellow), straight up and down (green), or diagonally in four directions (blue), switching between these modes by pressing B. A shoots, and C shoots the Hellfire, a much more powerful version of your shot which comes in limited quantities for each level.

Versions

  • The Japanese version has louder shots sound effect than the NTSC-U & PAL releases.

Magazine articles

Main article: Hellfire/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #10: "July 1990" (1990-06-08)
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GamePro (US) #18: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №40, p101[4]
93 №4, p31[5]
94 №109, p148/149[6]
91 №151, p106/107/111[7]
84 №17, p130[8]
86 №8
70 №48
94
95 №7, p140/141
97 №10, p134[9]
72 №5, p92
90 №1, p78[10]
89 №2, p23[11]
93 №5, p24-27
93 №3, p74-76[12]
84 №19, p62/63[13]
84
82 №3, p71[14]
92 №5, p56/57[15]
91
100 №23, p53
84 №31, p28/29
94 №9, p28/29[16]
69 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
24 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Hellfire MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Hellfire MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Hellfire md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Hellfire MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Hellfire MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
Hellfire MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Hellfire MD JP CartTop.jpg
Hellfire MD JP Cart Back.jpgHellfire MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Hellfire md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
Hellfire MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Hellfire MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, FR

Hellfire MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 184018f9
MD5 dbdc25c40b85e488a1e817557e3e375c
SHA-1 9a91bef8a07f709e1f79f8519da79eac34d1796d
512kB 1990-06 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 cf30acec
MD5 26f695adeabca0e2a31eee07ae2057c2
SHA-1 3cee325f4e8d12157b20c4ca7093bf806f5f9148
512kB 1991-09 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 8e5e13ba
MD5 1e1950f384b6c2320e6d17c381c39d62
SHA-1 17bbf3da65757cad3c7ff82c094e54cc68fd2f73
512kB 1990-06 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:EGM US 016.pdf, page 72
  2. File:CVG UK 151.pdf, page 107
  3. File:GPSG US 01.pdf, page 17
  4. File:ACE UK 40.pdf, page 101
  5. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 31
  6. File:CVG UK 109.pdf, page 148
  7. File:CVG UK 151.pdf, page 106
  8. File:GamePro US 017.pdf, page 132
  9. File:Joystick FR 010.pdf, page 134
  10. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 78
  11. File:MegaTech UK 02.pdf, page 23
  12. File:MeanMachines UK 03.pdf, page 74
  13. File:PlayerOne FR 019.pdf, page 62
  14. File:Raze UK 03.pdf, page 71
  15. File:SegaForce UK 05.pdf, page 56
  16. File:SegaPro UK 09.pdf, page 28