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Zillion
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System
Genre: Action, Adventure






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
JP
¥5,000 G-1325
Sega Master System
US
$49.99 5075
Sega Master System
UK
£19.95[1] 5075
Sega Master System
FR
?F 5075
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 5075
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 5075
Sega Master System
AU
$? 5075
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?




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Zillion, known as Akai Koudan Zillion (赤い光弾 ジリオン) in Japan, is an action platform game published by Sega for the Sega Master System. It is based upon the Zillion anime series, and was released as a companion to the anime only a few weeks into the series' original run. However, the impression that the anime series had left with Sega and its teams would appear to go beyond just a video game.

In 1986, Sega unveiled a redesigned, futuristic console in preparation for its entry to the North American market. Now known as, simply, The Sega Master System, the full units came equipped with the iconic Light Phaser. The overall design of the Light Phaser is a close copy to the fictional weapons used by the heroic The White Nights of Zillion.

A sequel, Zillion II: The Tri Formation, was released the same year and also developed by Tatsunoko Production.

Production credits

Plan: Ossale Kohta
Program: Dunk PPak Toshi, Kaorin
Sound Coordinate: Bo
Character Design: Sukeban Tamun, Alien Sadamo
Special Thanks to: Mai Asuka, Haruna.H
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Magazine articles

Main article: Zillion/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
69 №1, p77[2]Media:CompleteGuideToConsoles_UK_01.pdf
71 №4, p112[3]Media:CGtC UK 04.pdf
71 №1, p64Media:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf[4]Media:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf
76 №4, p56/57[5]Media:TGM UK 04.pdf
95 №3, p77[6]Media:Generation4 FR 003.pdf
75 №2, p89[7]Media:PowerPlay DE 002.pdf
80 №23, p61
76 №6, p41[8]Media:SegaPro UK 06.pdf
90 №49, p104/105
Sega Master System
78
Based on
9 reviews

Master System, US
Zillion US cover.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Zillion sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
Zillion EU cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, EU
"No Limits" variant
Zillion EU nolimits cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, JP
Zillion JP cover.jpg
Cover
Zillion JP cart.jpg
Cart
ZillionSMSJPManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU
Zillion AU cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
Zillion sms br cover.jpg
Cover
Zillion SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. File:ACE UK 16.pdf, page 167
  2. File:CompleteGuideToConsoles_UK_01.pdf, page 77
  3. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 112
  4. File:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf, page 64
  5. File:TGM UK 04.pdf, page 56
  6. File:Generation4 FR 003.pdf, page 77
  7. File:PowerPlay DE 002.pdf, page 89
  8. File:SegaPro UK 06.pdf, page 41