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Robotica: Cybernation Revolt
Publisher: Sega, Acclaim Entertainment (US)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥6,800 GS-9008
Sega Saturn
US
$49.95[1] T-8104H
Sega Saturn
UK
£49.99[2] MK81008-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81008-50
Sega Saturn
DE
110,-[4] MK81008-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81008-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 192036



Robotica: Cybernation Revolt, known simply as Robotica in North America and Deadalus (ダイダロス) in Japan is an first person shooter for the Sega Saturn.

Gameplay

Robotica: Cybernation Revolt is a first-person shooter similar in design to Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, where the player controls a bipedal walking mechanoid shooting at robots. When entering a level, the player is tasked with finding a light switch, then finding a key, before making their way to the exit without being killed by enemies.

Despite debuting after Doom, the technology on show in Robotica is not as advanced - levels do not vary in height, and it is impossible to look up or down. Similar to the aforementioned games, enemies are represented as 2D sprites which are scaled to give the illusion of depth, however the levels themselves are seemingly rendered as polygons, as opposed to the raycasting techniques seen in Doom (and the PC version of Duke Nukem 3D).

Robotica does not perform well, generally failing to hit 30FPS (or sometimes even 20FPS) in most scenes, particularly when the lights are switched on and multiple enemies are on-screen at once. The game's design partially mitigates this problem by featuring levels constructed out of tight corridors, and by forcing the player to traverse the map and dispatch enemies in the dark, fewer objects are likely to be in the room when the lights are switched on.

A map is included in the top left to guide players when visibilty is low.

Production credits

Source: In-game creditsMedia:Deadalus_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[5]
  • Produce: Akihiko Murakami
  • Main Program: Toshiyuki Kobori
  • Program: Kenichi Shimizu, Yoshimitsu Tamura
  • Movie Design: Manabu Tamura
  • Screen Design: Ichirou Kojima
  • Map Design: Kentarou Noguchi
  • Enemy Design: Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Rendering: Hiroshi Hamagaki
  • Sound Produce: T's Music
  • Music: Takeshi Sato
  • Sound Effect: Munetaka Sakamoto
  • Plan: Masanobu Fukasawa
  • Special Thanks: Syuich Ohira, Kenji Ota, Yoshinari Sunazuka, Kaoru Ogi, Isao Nakasugi, Shuji Fukui, You-Ichirou Naraoka, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Yukie Takahashi

© Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1995 Computer Designed by: Micronet

Track list


1. [Data Track] ({{{time}}})


2. CD Warning Message (00:08)
Running time: 0:08

Magazine articles

Main article: Robotica: Cybernation Revolt/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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VideoGames (US) #79: "August 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #73: "August 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[6]
  • Fusion (US) Volume #1, Number #2: "September 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[7]
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 №1996-01, p26[4]
92 №49, p172[8]
57 №163, p22[9]
52
40 №20, p75
71 №75, p34[10]
68 №328, p39
85 Vol 3, №10, p17/44
80
80
70 №76, p64[1]
79 №12, p68/69
84 №48, p44[11]
60 №1, p147[12]
70 №32, p68-71[13]
48 №38, p91[2]
65 №59, p154[14]
63 №68, p42/43
79 №45, p60/61
70 №1, p70/71[3]
63 №1995-04, p103[15]
51 №, p14Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[16]
81 №7, p80/81
Sega Saturn
67
Based on
23 reviews

Saturn, US
Robotica Saturn US Box Back.jpgRobotica Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Robotica Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Robotica sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Robotica-CybernationRevolt-(Saturn-PAL-COVER-HQ).jpg
Cover
Robotica Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
Deadalus Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDeadalus Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Robotica Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Robotica Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc

External links

References