Action Replay (Saturn)

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Action Replay
Made for: Sega Saturn
Manufacturer: Datel, InterAct
Type: Cheat tool
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9559.95[1] SV-464
Sega Saturn
DE
DM 119,-119,-[3]
Sega Saturn
UK
£54.9954.99[2]
Sega Saturn
CA
CN-464

The Sega Saturn Action Replay is a cheat cartridge released as part of the Action Replay series.

Hardware

The original Saturn Action replay stands as the first, and least useful Action Replay cartridge for the Saturn - it is a cartridge which allows users to add cheat codes and modify a game at run-time, and can bypass region locking, allowing for import games to be played. They also have a comms port, allowing them to hook up to a pc to update codes or backup save data. These original Action Replays can be seen as redundant and are not in high demand, having been superseded by the superior Pro Action Replay and Action Replay Plus, which retain all the features seen in this version of the device while adding more.

Some of the earlier versions of the GameShark require holding down buttons X, Y and Z before starting a game in order to boot imports.

Versions

Localised names

In North America this Action Replay was released by InterAct as the GameShark, and in Germany as the Game Buster. However, aside from branding differences and some replaced text, the cartridges are identical.

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Action Replay Action Replay
English (US) GameShark GameShark
German Game Buster

Magazine articles

Main article: Action Replay (Saturn)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Action Replay (Saturn)/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Saturn, US
GameShark US Older Saturn Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGameShark US Older Saturn Box Front.jpg
Cover
GameShark Saturn Back.jpgGameShark Saturn.jpg
Cart
Saturn, US (Newer)
GameShark Saturn US Box Back Newer.jpgNospine.pngGameShark Saturn US Box Front Newer.jpg
Cover
GameShark Saturn Alt Back.jpgGameShark Saturn Alt.jpg
Cart
Saturn, UK
ActionReplay Saturn UK Box Back.jpgNospine.pngActionReplay Saturn Box Front.jpg
Cover
ActionReplay EU SAT.jpg
Cart
Saturn, UK (Alt)
Nospine.pngActionReplay Saturn UK Box Front Alt.jpg
Cover
ActionReplay EU SAT.jpg
Cart
Saturn, DE
Nospine.pngGameBuster Saturn Box Front Older.jpg
Cover
GameBuster Saturn Older.jpg
Cart
Saturn, DE (Alt)
Nospine.pngGameBuster Saturn Box Front.jpg
Cover
GameBuster Saturn.jpg
Cart
Saturn, CA
GameShark CA Saturn Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGameShark Saturn Box Front.jpg
Cover
GameShark Saturn Back.jpgGameShark Saturn.jpg
Cart

References


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