Master of Weapon

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Master of Weapon
Publisher: Taito
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
¥6,800 T-11063

Master of Weapon (マスターオブウエポン) is a 1989 arcade shoot-'em-up by Taito ported to the Sega Mega Drive exclusively in Japan in 1991.

In Japan, Sega released a version of Tetris as a conversion kit for Master of Weapon cabinets for unknown reasons.


A shoots a gun and B drops bombs. These can be rapidfired, however enemies will only be killed by one or the other. C drops a bomb with a special weapon attached to it. Special weapons and upgrades are collected as powerups found in green capsules throughout each level; they last until you are killed.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits
  • Executive Producer: Takao Ueno
  • Producer: Tomohiro Nishikado
  • Director: Syoji Takahashi
  • Main Programmer: Kuniharu Iwata
  • Programmers: Kakkun, Com, Sasa, Ichi, Haru
  • Character Designers: Thigen, Oza, Kawai, Yaga
  • Music Programmer: Naga
  • Music Editor: Kane
  • Special Thanks to: Helper Suit, Mr X, KZM, Ginya Sekido, Yuji Koga
  • Presented by: Taito

Magazine articles

Main article: Master of Weapon/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №21, p132
49 №2, p67[1]
72 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
3 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 12ad6178
MD5 6d28b0c2d6cf454328a8dcd24b5afc0d
SHA-1 574da95ab171b12546daa56dc28761c6bcc4a5fc
512kB 1991-09 Cartridge (JP)


  1. File:SegaPro UK 02.pdf, page 69