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RoboCop Versus The Terminator
Publisher: Virgin Games
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
1994-05-28 ¥8,900 T-70043
Sega Mega Drive
US
1994-03[1] $59[2] T-70166
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1994 T-70166-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
1993-12[3] £44.99[3]  ?
Sega Mega Drive
AU
199x $? FROB07SMC
Sega Mega Drive
KR
199x ₩? GM94009JT


Sega Master System
EU (Classic)
€? 29022-50
Sega Master System
UK
£34.99[4] MK-29022-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-29022-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-29022-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-29022-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? FROB07SEC
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 028520



Sega Game Gear
US
$? T-70128
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[5] T-70128-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-70128-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-70128-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-70128-50



RoboCop Versus The Terminator (ロボコップ VS ターミネーター) is a sidescrolling shoot 'em up that combines elements from the Terminator and RoboCop movie franchises similar to Aliens vs. Predator. The story was largely based on a comic book of the same name, though elements may have been taken from a script for a feature-length film (which was later cancelled). The SNES version has a slightly different story, a more cartoony look as well as different stage layouts and enemies.

Sega Mega-CD and NES versions of the game were planned, but cancelled.

Gameplay

The player controls RoboCop, who has re-assembled himself in the future to stop Skynet. With a variety of weapons he must defeat numerous Terminators in an attempt to save the future. There is also a fight with an ED-209 from the RoboCop series.

A is for switching weapons, two can be carried simulataneously, with the currently inactive weapon being replaced by a new one. B fires and C jumps. The game has a slow autofire function, tapping the buttons can drastically increase fire rate. There is no shot rate limited in place, the rate is controlled by the bullets on screen at the same time, so some bosses can be defeated easily by point blanking and using autofire. Certain enemies have specific weaknesses, e.g. standard Terminators are weak against the plasma rifle. The numer of onscreen bullets can become very high in later stages, with only the flame thrower (which resembles the spreadshot from the Contra series) being able to destroy certain enemy bullets.

There are also a numer of secret rooms.

The game keeps a score. but it can be cheated, e.g. by entering the bonus stage accessed from stage 2 repeatedly, which resets all enemies, items etc.


The game seems to reuse certain graphics from the Mega-CD version of The Terminator, such as the spider enemy.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Programmed & Directed By: John Botti
  • Lead Animator/Art Director: Bob Stevenson
  • Lead Designer: Tim Williams
  • Background Artists: Mike Fields, Kevin Toft
  • Director of Music & FX: Tommy Tallarico
  • Music By: Mark Miller
  • Samples By: Steve Henifin
  • Computer Art Consultant: Nick Bruty
  • Assistant Designer: Noah Tool
  • Additional Animations: Robert Steele, Dean Ruggles
  • Additional Computer Art: Kevin Toft, Tom Tanaka, John Weir
  • Hostage Played By: Jose Villeta
  • Conceptual Art: Julian Moran, Brandon Humprheys, Tom Tanaka
  • Manual By: Russ Ceccola, Lisa Marcinko
  • Design Development: Parker A. Davis, Lyle J. Hall III
  • Testing and Quality Control: Mike McCaa, Erik Harshman, Paul Moore, Ken Love, Bijan Shaheer
  • Producer: Scott Duckett
  • Executive Producer: Neil Young
  • Director of Design: David Bishop
  • Vice President in Charge of Development: Dr. Stephen H. Clarke-Willson

Magazine articles

Main article: RoboCop Versus The Terminator/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 051.pdf

Print advert in














GamePro (US) #51: "October 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

VideoGames US 58.pdfVideoGames US 58.pdf

Print advert in














VideoGames (US) #58: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[7]













  • Game Players (US) Vol. 6 No. 12 "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[8]













  • Mega Play (US) #20: "February 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[9]

Mega UK 16.pdf

Mega Drive print advert in














Mega (UK) #1: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

CVG UK 144.pdf

Master System/Game Gear print advert in














Computer & Video Games (UK) #144: "November 1993" (1993-10-15)
also published in:

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76
93 №144, p34-35[3]Media:CVG UK 144.pdf
88 №52, p58[2]Media:GamePro US 052.pdf
66 №12, p46/47
86 №42
40
66 №15, p58
91 №8, p12/13
90 №24, p52/53/54
90 №14, p62-65[11]Media:MeanMachinesSega14UK.pdf
88 №37, p106/107/108
90 №49, p34/35/36/37
77 №26, p40/41
79 №6, p48/49[12]Media:SegaForceMega UK 06.pdf
Sega Mega Drive
80
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, KR

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75
87 №144, p36[4]Media:CVG UK 144.pdf
89
89 №15, p84/85[13]Media:MeanMachinesSega15UK.pdf
20 №37, p152
84 №49, p90/91
Sega Master System
74
Based on
6 reviews

Master System, EU
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Master System, EU (Classic Master System)
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Master System, AU
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Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75
90 №144, p104[5]Media:CVG UK 144.pdf
68
78 №54, p198[14]Media:GamePro US 054.pdf
89 №28, p114
84 №49, p90/91
Sega Game Gear
81
Based on
6 reviews

Game Gear, US
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:MegaPlay US 20.pdf, page 38
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:GamePro US 052.pdf, page 62
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 File:CVG UK 144.pdf, page 34
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 File:CVG UK 144.pdf, page 36
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 File:CVG UK 144.pdf, page 104
  6. File:SegaVisions US 15.pdf, page 107
  7. File:EGM US 052.pdf, page 194
  8. File:GamePlayers US 0612.pdf, page 118
  9. File:MegaPlay US 20.pdf, page 22
  10. File:SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf, page 25
  11. File:MeanMachinesSega14UK.pdf, page 62
  12. File:SegaForceMega UK 06.pdf, page 48
  13. File:MeanMachinesSega15UK.pdf, page 84
  14. File:GamePro US 054.pdf, page 204


RoboCop and Terminator franchise games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
The Terminator (1992) | T2: The Arcade Game (1992) | RoboCop 3 (1993) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1993) | RoboCop Versus The Terminator (1993)
Sega Master System
The Terminator (1992) | T2: The Arcade Game (1993) | RoboCop 3 (1993) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1993) | RoboCop Versus The Terminator (1994)
Sega Game Gear
The Terminator (1992) | T2: The Arcade Game (1993) | RoboCop 3 (1993) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1993) | RoboCop Versus The Terminator (1994)
Sega Mega-CD
The Terminator (1994)