Alien Soldier

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Alien Soldier
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS 68000 (Treasure)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 G-4130
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1186-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 139.00139.00[5] 1186-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[4] 1186-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
GR
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FALI00SMC
OFLC: G8
Steam
US
$2.992.99[7] 71116
ESRB: Everyone
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[7] 71116
PEGI: 7+
Steam
DE
€2.492.49[7] 71116
USK: 12
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[7] 71116
PEGI: 7+
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[7] 71116
OFLC: PG
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[9] 71116
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[9] 71116
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
DE
€0.990.99[9] 71116
USK: 12
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[9] 71116
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[9] 71116
OFLC: PG
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[9] 71116
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[9] 71116
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
DE
€0.990.99[9] 71116
USK: 12
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[9] 71116
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[9] 71116
OFLC: PG
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[11]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
900pts900[13]
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[12]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[15]
OFLC: PG

Alien Soldier (エイリアンソルジャー) is a Mega Drive game developed by Treasure and published by Sega in 1995. It was one of the few Mega Drive games to be released in Japan and Europe, but not North America (however it was made available briefly through the Sega Channel service), and is now considered an extremely rare collectors item. It has since been re-released for the Wii's Virtual Console service, as well as being released as part of the Sega Ages Treasure Box disc for the PlayStation 2.

According to developer interviews, the game was released half-finished due to Mega Drive market collapsing.[16]

In the same year an album was released.

Versions

  • Like many other similar games, PAL release music and sound speed were optimized for 50hz while the gameplay speed wasn't optimized, running slower than it should.
  • Some minor changes to the European version of the game were made, like the removal of the catchphrase "VISUALSHOCK! SPEEDSHOCK! SOUNDSHOCK! NOW IS THE TIME TO THE 68000 HEART ON FIRE!"

Production credits

  • Main Programmer: Viva! Choco Monkey DX
  • Programmer: K.Fujita, M.Maegawa, Fukuryu
  • Sound Programmer: M.Yaida
  • Character Design: K.Shindoh
  • Background Arts: H.Iuchi 8
  • Background Design: Tsunehisa
  • Guest Designer: T.Shiga
  • Music by: N.Hanzawa
  • Sound Effects: S.Murata
  • Producer: Viva! Choco Monkey DX
  • Supervisor: M.Maegawa
  • Computer Designed by: Treasure
  • Presented by: ©Sega 1995
Source: In-game credits


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Alien Soldier/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

1995 05 - Software Mega Drive.jpg

ES print advert

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 [17]
60 [18]
88 [19]
80 [20]
60 №324, p41
82 №31, p54/55
81 №41
68
74
85 [21]
94 [22]
85 [23]
90 №46, p66-69
75 [24]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
Aliensoldier md jp cover.jpg
Cover
AlienSoldier MD JP CartTop.jpg
Alien Soldier MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Alien Soldier MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Aliensoldier md eu cover.jpg
Cover
Aliensoldier md eu cart.jpg
Cart
Alien Soldier MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
AlienSoldier MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, PT
AlienSoldier MD PT cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, GR
Aliensoldier md GR cover.jpg
Cover
Aliensoldier md eu cart.jpg
Cart
Alien Soldier MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU
AlienSoldier MD AU cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 90fa1539
MD5 fd04c4616bb559e646937effdd343a09
SHA-1 8f6eb584ed9487b8504fbc21d86783f58e6c9cd6
2MB 1995-02 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 0496e06c
MD5 32aeea27591d0cb88dc571baa738804e
SHA-1 fa141778bd6540775194d77318f27d2a934e1ac1
2MB 1995-02 Cartridge (EU)

External links

References

  1. File:Aliensoldier md jp cover.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Computer & Video Games, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-xx), page 52
  4. Mean Machines Sega, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-05-27), page 80
  5. Games World Magazin, "" (DE; 1995-xx-xx), page 79
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 https://steamdb.info/app/71116/ (Wayback Machine: 2016-07-30 05:12)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 http://steamdb.info/app/71116/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 19:18)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 https://steamdb.info/app/71116/history/?changeid=5742550
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 http://steamdb.info/app/71116/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-09-05 16:41)
  10. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/05.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:22)
  11. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_aliensoldier/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-10-14 02:15)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/alien_soldier (Wayback Machine: 2017-06-24 15:17)
  13. http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/8d_avWnVBDGnFOuvdttlDI3UJzTkMaov (Wayback Machine: 2015-09-10 02:04)
  14. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Alien-Soldier-276214.html (archive.today)
  15. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19723&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 03:13)
  16. http:/ (Wayback Machine: 2014-10-01 20:07)
  17. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
  18. CD Consoles, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 96-99 (96)
  19. Consoles +, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 131
  20. Computer & Video Games, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-xx), page 52-57 (52)
  21. Mean Machines Sega, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-05-27), page 80/81 (80)
  22. Player One, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 82-84 (82)
  23. Sega Power, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-05-18), page 34/35 (34)
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "March 1995" (JP; 1995-02-08), page 128 (130)


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