Air Diver

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Air Diver
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Asmik (Japan), Seismic Software (US)
Developer:
Genre: Shooting[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[2] T-20023
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[4] T-35026

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Air Diver (エアダイバー) is a 1990 shoot-'em-up by Asmik for the Sega Mega Drive.

Story

Middle Eastern terrorists have created a military force world powers cannot take down with their own militaries and it's up to you to stop them with your F-119 stealth fighter.

Gameplay

The game plays like After Burner and G-LOC: a 3D flight-simulation shooter where, like G-LOC, you are situated behind the cockpit. A fires your main weapon. B fires a missile (only when you lock on the enemy). C gives the plane a speed boost.

Production credits

  • Programming: Takion / Nari Ozzy
  • Graphics: Jorge
  • Music: Y.W, Ondai Yuri
  • Original Concept: Gurechan
  • Concept Support: Pukupuku
  • Test Play: Meddle Eiji / Hokken Katuyuki
  • Special Thanks: Nago
  • Music Programming: Ishikawa
  • System Creator: Takion
  • Special Advisors: Hiroshi Okamoto, Kazuyuki Takasaki, Push Pop Masa
  • Tools: Shizuka Inochi, Marpi / Takion, DMA Hirano / TRR Team
  • Data Organization: Nari Ozzy / Isarius
  • Story: Yoshihisa Tanaka
  • Visual Sketch: Wa‑nabe, Kenta Abesawa
  • Infomation Provision: Onion, Andorre Kazama / Nabesan
  • Ending Theme Composition: Tatsuya Hamaki
  • Music Direction: Takion / Narichan
  • Graphics Direction: Kenta Abesawa / Isarius
  • Program Direction: Takion / Nari Ozzy
  • Coordinator: Nari Chan
  • Producer: Kazuyuki Takasaki
  • Support: Nanchan, Mariko Koizumi, Michiyo Sugawara, Shizuka Inochi, Gim Keiko
  • Jammer: Meko Saitou, Kaeru Sakurai, Yuco Matui, Sunny Masamori, Baja Baja Kudou / Hokken Katsuyuki, Metali Kawachi / Tiger Mori, Boy Kusakai / Na‑Ka‑Ji‑
  • Word Processor: Isacyan, Narichan
  • Ochakumi: Johnny.B.Good.Eiji
  • Executive Director: Toshiyuki Futamura
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Air Diver/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #10: "May 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #1: "June/July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-03: "March 1990" (1990-02-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-04: "April 1990" (1990-03-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-05: "May 1990" (1990-04-07)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[5]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[6]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
69
[7]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
69
[8]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
77
[9]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
56
[11]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[12]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
30
[13]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[14]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC
58
[15]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
69
[16]
Mega (UK) NTSC
39
[17]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC
69
[18]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
69
[19]
Power Play (DE)
37
[20]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC
50
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
83
[22]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
77
[23]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
74
[24]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
64
[25]
Tilt (FR)
40
[26]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
69
[27]
User (GR)
77
[28]
Sega Mega Drive
61
Based on
24 reviews

Air Diver

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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AirDiver MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Airdiver md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
AirDiver MD US Box.jpg
Cover
AirDiver MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Air Diver MD US Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2041885e
MD5 ac08a4c65e1d8d3b307ebd5331a1c285
SHA-1 0ea311e3ed667d5d8b7ca4fad66f9d069f0bcb77
512kB 1990-02 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 9e2d5b91
MD5 924e3ee7dc14644200c817acecc2d899
SHA-1 540460e95f6a82256ca2a16f347a7b6524f3053f
512kB 1989-11 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. Beep! MegaDrive, "May 1990" (JP; 1990-04-07), page 5
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 66
  4. GamePro, "July 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 59
  5. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 14
  6. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1990" (JP; 1990-03-08), page 109
  7. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 26
  8. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 44
  9. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 126
  10. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 10
  11. Computer & Video Games, "June 1990" (UK; 1990-05-16), page 104
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 20
  13. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 287
  14. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-0x-xx), page 1
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 90
  16. Mega Drive Fan, "August 1990" (JP; 1990-07-07), page 73
  17. Mega, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 65
  18. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 76
  19. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 137
  20. Power Play, "7/90" (DE; 1990-06-15), page 119
  21. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 52
  22. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 18
  23. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  24. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 9
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  26. Tilt, "Septembre 1990" (FR; 1990-0x-xx), page 100
  27. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 6
  28. User, "Ioúlios-Ávgoustos 1991" (GR; 1991-0x-xx), page 89