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System 16 version

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Logo-pdf.svg 1988-07-15 Computer & Video Games (UK), "August 1988"
Logo-pdf.svg 1988-09-22 Crash (UK), "October 1988"
Logo-pdf.svg 1988-10-20 The Games Machine (UK), "November 1988"

Mega Drive version

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Logo-pdf.svg 1988-11-08 Micom BASIC (JP), "1988-12"
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-05-18 The Games Machine (UK), "June 1989"
Review
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87%
87
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-05-18 The Games Machine (UK), "June 1989"
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-xx-xx Games Preview (DK), "6 1989"
Review
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43%
43
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-06-12 Power Play (DE), "7/89"
Review
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53%
53
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-0x-xx Electronic Gaming Monthly (US), "September/October 1989"
1988-xx-xx Famitsu (JP), "" "Cross review"
Actual ratings breakdown unknown, needs correcting when actual breakdown known.

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NTSC-J 6/10
60
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-10-07 Mega Drive Fan (JP), "November 1989" "Game seisekihyou"

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Version Rating Awards Calculated score
NTSC-J 3.8/5   3.4/5   2.9/5   3.3/5   3/5   3.3/5
66
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-10-16 Complete Guide to Consoles (UK), ""
Review
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87%
87
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-10-16 Complete Guide to Consoles (UK), "" Tips
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-10-xx ACE (UK), "November 1989"
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
PAL 940
94
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-xx-xx Pixel (GR), "Októvrios 1989"
Logo-pdf.svg 1990-01-08 Beep! MegaDrive (JP), "February 1990" "Hatsubaizumi Megadrive soft all-guide"

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NTSC-J 5/10
50
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Logo-pdf.svg 1990-11-xx Complete Guide to Consoles (UK), "Volume IV"
Review
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67%
67
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-04-08 Mega Drive Fan (JP), "May 1991" "American Sega Games" feature
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-05-xx The Complete Guide to Sega (UK), "" "Buyer's Guide"
The Complete Guide to Sega reviews most Mega Drive and Master System games released before May 1991.

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67%
67
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-09-05 Sega Power (UK), "October 1991" "The Hard Line"
Sega Power re-reviews most Master System, Mega Drive and Game Gear titles released before September 1991.
Review
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PAL RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
25
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx Sega Pro (UK), "November 1991"

Review
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PAL 74%
74
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-12-06 MegaTech (UK), "Xmas 1991" "Game Index"
MegaTech briefly reviews most of the Mega Drive games released before December 1991.

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67%
67
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-04-23 Console XS (UK), "June/July 1992"
Review
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PAL 68%
68
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-09-xx Mean Machines Sega (UK), "October 1992" "Games Index"
Mean Machines Sega briefly reviews most Master System, Mega Drive and Game Gear titles released before October 1992.

Review
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PAL 67%
67
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-xx-xx Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK), "November 1992"

Review
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47%
47
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Logo-pdf.svg 199x-xx-xx Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK), "January 1993" "The Complete Mega File"
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming reviews every Mega Drive game released before December 1992.

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PAL 47%
47
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Logo-pdf.svg 1993-03-11 Sega Pro (UK), "April 1993" "The ProFile"
SegaPro re-reviews almost every Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Master System and Game Gear title released up until this point.

Review
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PAL 48%
48
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Logo-pdf.svg 1993-11-18 Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK), ""
Review
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48%
48
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Logo-pdf.svg 1994-xx-xx Joypad (HU), "1/1994" Tips
Logo-pdf.svg 1995-08-08 Sega Saturn Magazine (JP), "September 1995" "Beep! MegaDrive readers final rating"
It continued up until then in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP).

Review
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NTSC-J 4.6086/10
46
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Logo-pdf.svg 1996-10-04 Mean Machines Sega (UK), "November 1996" "Cak Corner"
A mini-feature where Mean Machines Sega spotlights the "worst games in history".
Logo-pdf.svg 1997-02-05 Velikiy Drakon (RU), "" Tips
Logo-pdf.svg 1997-03-15 Velikiy Drakon (RU), "" Tips
Logo-pdf.svg 2000-04-15 Velikiy Drakon (RU), ""

Master System version

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File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-04-11 Computer & Video Games (UK), "May 1989"

Review
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60%
60
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-04-20 The Games Machine (UK), "May 1989"
Review
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43%
43
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-04-xx GamePro (US), "Premiere Issue"
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-04-22 Electronic Gaming Monthly (US), "July/August 1989"
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-05-04 ACE (UK), "June 1989"
Review
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661
66
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-xx-xx Tilt (FR), "Juin 1989"
Review
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12/20
60
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-06-12 Power Play (DE), "7/89"
Review
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17%
17
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-xx-xx GamePro (US), "July/August 1989" "ProView"
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-08-03 Popular Computing Weekly (UK), "August 9 1989"
Review
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42%
42
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-10-16 Complete Guide to Consoles (UK), "" Tips
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-10-16 Complete Guide to Consoles (UK), ""
Review
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49%
49
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Logo-pdf.svg 1990-07-05 S: The Sega Magazine (UK), "August 1990"
Review
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PAL 53%
53
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Wiz 1 IL Sega 1-2.jpg 1991-xx-xx Wiz (IL), ""
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-09-05 Sega Power (UK), "October 1991" "The Hard Line"
Sega Power re-reviews most Master System, Mega Drive and Game Gear titles released before September 1991.
Review
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PAL RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
25
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx Sega Pro (UK), "November 1991"

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PAL 68%
68
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-xx-xx Hobby Consolas (ES), "Marzo 1992"
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45%
45
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-04-23 Console XS (UK), "June/July 1992"
Review
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PAL 60%
60
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-xx-xx Svet Kompjutera (YU), "Maj 1992"
Logo-pdf.svg 1993-03-11 Sega Pro (UK), "April 1993" "The ProFile"
SegaPro re-reviews almost every Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Master System and Game Gear title released up until this point.

Review
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PAL 50%
50
[Info]

PC Engine version

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Logo-pdf.svg 1990-11-xx Complete Guide to Consoles (UK), "Volume IV"
Review
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60%
60
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-1x-xx Aktueller Software Markt (DE), "Dezember 1989"

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7/12   8/12   6/12   6/12   4/12
52
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CD-ROM² version

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File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-12-11 The Games Machine (UK), "January 1990"
Review
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60%
60
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Logo-pdf.svg 1990-11-xx Complete Guide to Consoles (UK), "Volume IV"
Review
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54%
54
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Logo-pdf.svg 1990-03-20 Joystick (FR), "Avril 1990"

Review
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82%
82
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