Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer

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Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Publisher: Masaya
Developer:
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,300 (8,549)8,300e[1] T-25123
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM8050JT
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥10,08010,080[3] CC-MDGLL-BK
Sega Mega Drive
JP
(Amazon Genteiban)
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[6]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
900pts900[7]
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
900pts900[8]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
900pts900[10]
OFLC: G

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Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer, commonly known as Gleylancer (グレイランサー), is a 1992 Sega Mega Drive shoot-'em-up by NCS released exclusively in Japan (despite having some of its text, such as in the Mover configuration screen described below, in near-perfect English). It was released internationally on the Wii Virtual Console in 2008.

Despite the English configuration screen, translation group M.I.J.E.T. released a patch which translated the story text in 2006-2007.

The game received a reprint in June 2019 by Columbus Circle. The reprint was limited to 2500 copies and featured new cover art by original illustrator Hiroshi Aizawa.

Story

Lucia is the 16-year-old daughter of a fighter pilot who disappears while fighting a war between humans and aliens in 2025. He was captured by aliens whom he had captured earlier who had the ability to teleport. Lucia hijacks the prototype fighter CSH-01-XA "Gley Lancer" to save him.

Gameplay

The Gley Lancer is a standalone ship that can only shoot straight ahead by pressing B (which can be held down for rapidfire) and change its speed with A. However, up to two Mover sub-ships can be attached to the main ship and fire in any direction with the main ship. Before starting a game, the player is given a choice of how to maneuver Movers around the ship and aim them; the C button performs some related action which is detailed in the selection screen.

Production credits

  • Producer: Toshiro Tsuchida
  • Planning: Hikaru Sato
  • Program: Yukihiro Higuchi
  • Scroll: Eiji Koyama
  • Object: Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Music / Sound Effects: Cube, Yoshiaki Kubodera, Masanori Hikichi, Isao Mizoguchi, Noriyuki Iwadare
  • Creator: Kaichi Satou
  • Character Design: Hiroshi Aizawa
  • Original Art / Animation: Hitoshi Kamata
  • Visual Graphics: Masanori Sakurai, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Business Promotion: Masaki Uchida, Jun Mimura, Yasuaki Yokoe, Kyoko Katagiri
  • Sales Promotion: Akio Matsuda, Norihiko Yonesaka, Kazuhiro Matsuda
  • P.R.: Takashi Kikuchi, Hideo Iwasaki
  • Cooperation: Manabu Takasugi, Tetsuya Ohya, Masayuki Iwamoto, Hideo Suzuki, Takayuki Jingu
  • Executive Producer: Yasumasa Shirakura
  • Gleylancer Produced by: Nippon Computer Systems Co. Ltd.
Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-04: "April 1992" (1992-03-07)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-05: "May 1992" (1992-04-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
87
[12]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
48
[13]
Game Mania (UK) NTSC-J
89
[14]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[15]
Joypad (FR)
90
[16]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
89
[17]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
89
[18]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
89
[19]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
69
[20]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
72
[21]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC
72
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
48
[23]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
82
[24]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
85
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
88
[26]
Sega Force (UK) NTSC-J
79
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
74
[28]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-J
85
[29]
Video Games (DE)
80
[30]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
20 reviews

Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer

Mega Drive, JP
ABGleylancer MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
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GleyLancer MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Gleylancer md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
GleyLancer MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
GleyLancer MD KR cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP (re-release)
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Cover
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Inlay

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 42cf9b5b
MD5 8bd4a97783cda077c342173df0a9b51e
SHA-1 529d88f96eb7082bfbc00be3f42a1b2e365c34b7
1MB 1992-04 Cartridge (JP)

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:ABGleylancer MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://www.amazon.co.jp/MD-MD%E4%BA%92%E6%8F%9B%E6%A9%9F%E7%94%A8-%E3%82%B0%E3%83%AC%E3%82%A4%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B5%E3%83%BC/dp/B07QGYLB73 (Wayback Machine: 2019-08-07 09:36)
  4. https://www.amazon.co.jp/MD-MD互換機用-グレイランサー-【Amazon-co-jp限定】オリジナルPC-スマホ壁紙/dp/B07QJ43FDV (Wayback Machine: 2020-04-30 01:13)
  5. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/06.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 22:42)
  6. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_gleylancer/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-02-27 13:34)
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/s8XeXVeUuiMuHl_8qG7VhxW4VwHw-jC- (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-23 00:51)
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.nintendolife.com:80/reviews/2008/05/gley_lancer_virtual_console (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-01 19:46)
  9. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Gley-Lancer--277479.html (archive.today)
  10. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19746&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 01:44)
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1992" (JP; 1992-07-08), page 26
  12. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 58
  13. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 55
  14. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  15. Hippon Super, "August 1992" (JP; 1992-07-04), page 38
  16. Joypad, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 48
  17. Joystick, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 178
  18. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  19. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 32
  20. Mega Drive Fan, "October 1992" (JP; 1992-09-XX), page 67
  21. Mega, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-15), page 57
  22. MegaTech, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-20), page 56
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-xx), page 102
  24. Sega Power, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-01), page 42
  25. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  26. Sega Pro, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-10), page 36
  27. Sega Force, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-10), page 52
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  29. Supergame, "Outubro 1992" (BR; 1992-10-xx), page 14
  30. Video Games, "9/92" (DE; 1992-08-26), page 56
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