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Ranger-X
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: Cube/Noriyuki Iwadare
Peripherals supported: Six button pad
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4097
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 1076
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[1] 1076
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1076
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 110[3] 1076
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1076
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 044510
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM8098JG



Ranger-X, called Ex-Ranza (エクスランザー) in Japan, is a run-and-gun game developed by Gau Entertainment (who were bought by Nextech shortly after the game's release) and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993.

Gameplay

You play as a robot fighter called EX-CP who shoots at specified targets in a level while destroying the various enemies and ammunition you may encounter. You can move left to right freely (so if you miss a target you can go back) and can either walk or hover up and fly, but will come down automatically after you release up or stay up too long. There are two weapons: a normal infinite-ammunition gun, shot left with A and right with C, and a special fireball-like weapon with limited ammunition shot with B (it may be shot at the same time as the normal gun). Furthermore, you have a small vehicle which follows you on the ground as you move (or you may choose to ride it) and shoots a normal gun in the same direction as yours.

The game also supports the six button control pad, which allows further control over the vehicle.

Versions

Unlike the NTSC-J version, the NTSC-U and PAL versions use a slightly different color palette when played on the highest difficulty setting. The NTSC-J version has an extra stage that appears to be a test stage used during development. It can be accessed by starting the game in easy mode (go into the options menu, highligh rank setting and quicky push ABCABCABC to unlock easy and heavy difficulty modes).

Production credits

Game Design and Program: T.Toyota
Graphics and Game Design: T.Yamamoto
Graphics: Ree.Senfhu
Visual Program: Bugtarou
Music Composer: Y.Hiraiwa
Sound Operator: N.Iwadare
Producer: I.Mizoguchi


Main Program (Team Leader): Toshio Toyota
Main Graphics (G‑Master): Toshio Yamamoto
Graphics (G‑Fighter): Ree Senfhu
3‑D Program (Helper): Bugtarou
Music Composer: Yoshinobu Hiraiwa
Sound Operator (Sound Effects): Noriyuki Iwadare
Sound Driver (Z‑80 Side): Shibuya-Dougen
Producer: Isao Mizoguchi
Special Thanks: Yoshihisa Shimizu, Gow Tougetu

Magazine articles

Main article: Ranger-X/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №25, p140/141[4]
93 №141, p64/65[1]
94
80 №50, p40[5]
82 №7, p58/59
75 №25, p158[6]
78 №1, p32[3]
63 №12, p30-33
81 №10, p53
90 №3, p16/17
85
94 №19, p56-61
92 №9, p94-97[2]
84 №36, p112/113[7]
82
82 №45, p74/75
94 №22, p38-40
90 №10, p28-30
85 №3, p52-54[8]
80 №8, p11
Sega Mega Drive
85
Based on
20 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Ranger X MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Exranza md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

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Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, KR
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Cart

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:CVG UK 141.pdf, page 64
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:MeanMachinesSega09UK.pdf, page 94
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:MAN!AC DE 1993-11.pdf, page 32
  4. File:ConsolesPlus FR 025.pdf, page 140
  5. File:GamePro US 050.pdf, page 42
  6. File:Joypad FR 025.pdf, page 158
  7. File:PlayerOne FR 036.pdf, page 112
  8. File:SegaForceMega UK 03.pdf, page 52