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RoboCop 3
Publisher: Flying Edge, Acclaim (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Sound driver: Krisalis/Shaun Hollingworth
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.95[1] T-81226
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? T-81226-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-81226-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-81226-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-81226-50



Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[2] MK-27064-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-27064-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-27064-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-27064-50
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 027350



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,500 T-81097
Sega Game Gear
US
$? T-81178
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.99[4] T-81178-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-81178-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-81178-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-81178-50



RoboCop 3 (ロボコップ3) is an action game developed by Eden Entertainment Software and published by Flying Edge for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. The game also saw a release on competing systems, with the SNES version being released earlier, in 1992.

Gameplay

In standard platforming stages A switches weapons, B fires and C jumps. A is disabled in flight stages and C fires rockets to the ground. Controls can be configured in the options menu. It's noteable that ammo is limited in this game, also that having physical contact with enemies doesn't always mean the player will take damage. Extra weapons can be collected, without replacing the previously owned weapon. Once all ammunition has been spent, Robocop punches. Some boss fights also limit the player to punches.

Weapons

  • Pistol
  • Spreadshot
  • Laser
  • Flamethrower
  • Rocket Launcer

Difficulty levels modify enemy and item placement. Most stages feature invisible checkpoints and end with a boss fight.

Versions

Differences between the SNES and MD version.

  • The Sega Mega Drive version runs at a higher resolution, with more horizontal screen space
  • The Sega Mega Drive version has more options, such as difficulty level, lives and continue modification. Default settings are more difficult (1 life vs 3 lives).
  • Flight stages are very different. The MD version has nighttime stages, the SNES version has daytme stages that also feature a scaling effect. Enemy layout aside from bosses is very different.
  • Extra voice sample "Thank you for your cooperation" and intro scenery in the Sega Mega Drive version, ending shows a city scenery instead of Robocop from the score screen
  • Misc. color count and sound differences, with the Sega Mega Drive having less bright colors.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Developed and Produced by: Eden Entertainment Software Ltd.
  • Written by: Tim Round
  • Graphics by: Richard Carless, Tim Round
  • Music and Sound Effects: Matt Furniss
  • Sound Driver: Shauhn Hollingworth
  • Quality Assurance: Terry, Kain, Ken, Wosit, Thingy
  • Technical Support: Stuart Middleton


Master System and Game Gear versions

  • Developed and Produced by: Eden Entertainment Software Ltd
  • Written by: Stuart Middleton
  • Graphics by: Richard Carless, Terry Baker, Tim Round, Stuart Middleton
  • Music and Sound Effects: Matt Furniss
  • Sound Driver: Shauhn Hollingworth
  • Technical Support: Stuart Middleton, Tim Round

Uncredited

Magazine articles

Main article: RoboCop 3/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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GamePro US 051.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #51: "October 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Sega Visions (US) #15: "October/November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[5]
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 6 No. 12 "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[6]
  • GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[7]
  • VideoGames (US) #61: "February 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[8]

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
56 №146, p111[9]
68 №52, p56[1]
35 №11, p88
37 №14, p46
91 №7, p26/27
52 №15, p118/119[10]
74 №39, p116[11]
78 №48, p62/63
54 №26, p58/59
Sega Mega Drive
61
Based on
9 reviews

Mega Drive, US
RoboCop3 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
RoboCop3 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
RoboCop 3 MD US manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
RoboCop3 MD EU cover.jpg
Cover
RoboCop3 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
55 №3, p28/29[12]
57 №48, p78
52 №26, p71
65 №1, p38/39[13]
Sega Master System
57
Based on
4 reviews

Master System, EU
RoboCop3 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
RoboCop3 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
RoboCop3 SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
RoboCop3 SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
49 №149, p80[14]
68 №52, p190[3]
51 №10, p66[15]
68 №38, p121[16]
58 №6, p38[17]
55 №26, p70
74 №3, p40[18]
Sega Game Gear
60
Based on
7 reviews

Game Gear, US
RoboCop3 GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngRoboCop3 GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
RoboCop3 GG US cart.jpg
Cart
RoboCop 3 GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
RoboCop3 GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngRoboCop3 GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
RoboCop3 GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
RoboCop3 GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngRoboCop3 GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
RoboCop3 GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

=ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512kB 1993-10 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

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)