Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter

From Sega Retro

(Redirected from Mazin Wars)

This short article is in need of work. You can help Sega Retro by adding to it.

MazinSaga MDTitleScreen.png
Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter
Publisher: Sega, VIC Tokai (US)
Licensor: Dynamic Planning
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,800 G-4078
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-23036
Sega Mega Drive
£39.99[1] 1069
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1069
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1069
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1069
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
? G-4078
Sega Mega Drive
₩? GM8078JG

Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter, called MazinSaga (マジンサーガ) in Japan and Mazin Wars in Europe, is a beat-'em-up developed by Sega in 1993 for the Sega Mega Drive to tie into the MazinSaga manga series.

In 1999, the Biobeast Force, led by Godkaiser Hell, swiftly and successfully destroys the Earth's current state of existence in a matter of months, driving the few survivors underground. One such survivor, Dr. Kabuto, creates the Mazinger-Z, a suit of armor he wears to become capable of battling the Biobeast to save what's left of Earth.

Controls are typical for a Sega beat-'em-up: A performs the special attack, B attacks (typically using Mazinger-Z's sword), and C jumps. The special attack is 3 seconds of swinging your sword around in a circle; performing the special attack costs life energy.

Production credits

  • Original Author: Go Nagai
  • Planner: Takashi Nagai
  • Chief Programmer: Yozi Iwashita
  • Programmer: Hiromitsu Shioya
  • Game Designed by: Team "Saga"
  • Object Graphic Designer: Naoyuki Hayakawa
  • BG Graphic Designer: Yasuo Wakatsuki
  • Assistant Graphic Designer: Hidetoshi Fujioka, Takehito Suzuki
  • Music Composer and Sound Creator: Kazuo Sawa
  • Sound Support: Hiromitsu Shioya
  • Special Thanks: Tadashi Makimura, Nanako Geya, Masaru Miyashita, Masumi Goto
  • Directors: Takashi Yoneda, Tommy Bon Bon, Satsuki Mizuno
  • Producer: Kenzi Nagai
  • Program and Graphic: Almanic Corp.
  • Planning and Production: Dynamic Planning, Inc.
  • ©Dynamic Planning, Inc. 1993
  • ©Sega 1993
  • Presented by: Sega

Magazine articles

Main article: Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79 №22
63 №141, p63[1]
63 №54, p60[3]
81 №7, p46/47
73 №12, p42/43
65 №10, p48/49
90 №18, p32/33/34
85 №18, p65
87 №9, p70-72[4]
90 №33, p50/51/52/53
76 №44, p56/57
81 №22, p67
86 №9, p34/35
65 №19, p64-66[5]
85 №6, p10
91 №12, p30/31
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
18 reviews

Mega Drive, US
MSMF MD US Box.jpg
Mazinsaga md us cart.jpg
Mazin Saga MD US Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, EU
MSMF MD EU Box.jpg
MazinWars MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
MSMF MD JP Box.jpg
MazinSaga MD JP CartTop.jpg
MSMF MD JP Cart.jpg
Mazinsaga md jp manual.pdf
Mega Drive, AU

MazinWars MD AU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, KR
MazinSaga MD KR cover.jpg
MazinSaga MD KR carttop.jpg
MazinSaga MD KR cartback.jpgMazinSaga MD KR cart.jpg
Mega Drive, Asia
MazinSaga MD AS Box.jpg
Mega Drive, FR

Mazin Wars MD FR Manual.pdf

Mega Play version

Mega Play,
MazinWars MegaPlay Box.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1bd9fef1
MD5 f978463dca8bc6f44f28c665b59965f6
SHA-1 5cb87bb4efc8fa8754e687b62d0fd858e624997d
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4b07a105
MD5 f1b8477c6f20e4a4491f01dbc4d869ec
SHA-1 40e48ce531ed013d5a4a6f689e70781df3e0095c
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 45b3a34b
MD5 f3ae6147d9ad2d40e781a49c7263f746
SHA-1 bcaf2820f22d4a7bcf6324f288698192996875bd
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 36459b59
MD5 a9979ae2dd33c6db2c2bd87a28d5ebde
SHA-1 3509fdf8bd0a589c216a5032eef0c09a51c7a578
1MB 1992-12


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:CVG UK 141.pdf, page 63
  2. File:SegaVisions US 15.pdf, page 103
  3. File:GamePro US 054.pdf, page 64
  4. File:MeanMachinesSega09UK.pdf, page 70
  5. File:SegaForce UK 19.pdf, page 64