Astro Warrior

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Astro Warrior
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Shooting[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
JP
¥5,0005,000 G-1312
Sega Master System
US
5069
Sega Master System
BR
Sega Master System
KR
GB-1312
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?























Astro Warrior (アストロウォーリアー) is an early Sega Master System game developed and published by Sega in 1986. It is a very basic vertical scrolling shoot-'em-up, in which the player pilots a spaceship and is tasked with destroying as many enemies and structures as possible. At the end of each galaxy, there is a boss.

Astro Warrior was never released as a stand-alone game in Europe (bar Portugal), instead being bundled on the same cartridge as Pit-Pot in Astro Warrior / Pit Pot. In North America, it was bundled with Hang-On in Hang-On / Astro Warrior. The game was also brought to arcades through Mega-Tech hardware.

The game was re-released in Brazil and Portugal as Sapo Xulé: S.O.S. Lagoa Poluída in 1996, based on Sapo Xulé, a popular 1980s toy from Brazil.

Story

The Devil Star Imperial Forces are invading the galaxy. The Allied Forces have entrusted their Warrior, aboard the Astro Raider, to attack the invasion force and destroy their mother ship.

Gameplay

The game is a top-down shooter, taking place through three stages with a boss at the end of each. Each stage has many different kinds of enemies that attack in various patterns. After all stages are completed, the game repeats at a higher difficulty. The Astro Raider can be moved in any direction with the D-Pad. It shoots with 1 or 2, which can be held for continuous fire, though it is faster to press the button repeatedly. Power-ups drop down the screen after shooting a certain number of targets on the ground.

The Astro Warrior is destroyed if it is hit by an enemy. If the Astro Warrior is destroyed, all power-ups are lost. The player starts with three lives, and if all are lost, the game is over. The player gains an extra life every 50,000 points.

Items

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Speed
Upgrades the Astro Raider's movement speed.
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Triple Shot
Changes the Astro Raider's weapon to the Triple Shot, which shoots three bullets simultaneously.
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Laser Shot
Changes the Astro Raider's weapon to the Laser Shot, which shoots two laser beams simultaneously. Laser beams pierce through targets.
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Assistor
Gives the Astro Raider a support drone, which follows the ship and mirrors its shots. The player can have up to two Assistors at a time.

Stages

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Galaxy Zone
Map: 1️⃣ 
Boss: Zanoni

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Asteroid Zone
Map: 1️⃣ 
Boss: Nebiros

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Nebula Zone
Map: 1️⃣ 
Boss: Belzebul

Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Astro Warrior/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Master System version

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
82
[3]
Console XS (UK) PAL
67
[4]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
69
[5]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
67
[6]
Tilt (FR)
65
[7]
Sega Master System
70
Based on
5 reviews

Astro Warrior

Master System, JP
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Cover
AstroWorriorSMSJPManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, US ("No Limits" ℠)
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Cover
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Cart
Astrowarrior sms us manual.pdf
Manual
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Poster
Master System, US ("No Limits" ®)
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Cover
Master System, BR
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Cover
Master System, BR (Cardboard)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, BR (Re-release)
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Cover
Master System, PT
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Cover
Master System, KR

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 299cbb74
MD5 e645faa5628caab5129383fdbf4df090
SHA-1 901697a3535ad70190647f34ad5b30b695d54542
128kB Cartridge (JP/US)

References


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