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Bank Panic
Publisher:
Arcade
Sega, Bally Midway (US),
SG-1000
Sega Master System
Sega,
MSX
Pony Canyon
Developer:
System(s): Arcade, SG-1000, Sega Master System, MSX
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1984 ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
1985 $?  ?


SG-1000
JP
¥4,300 C-53A
SG-1000
JP
¥4,300 C-53K
SG-1000
TW
NT$? ?



Sega Master System
EU (Card)
€14.95[1] 4084
Sega Master System
UK
£17.99[2] MK-4584-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-4584-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-4584-50
Sega Master System
DE (Card)
DM ? 41022
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-4584-50
Sega Master System
IT (Card)
4006
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?



MSX
JP
¥? ?



Bank Panic (バンクパニック) is an arcade shooting game developed by Sanritsu and manufactured by Sega in 1984. It was later ported by Sega to the SG-1000 and Sega Master System. An unlicensed clone called West Bank was released for several home computer systems. The same hardware would also be used for the later Sega/Sanritsu game Combat Hawk.

Gameplay

The player takes on the role of a sheriff in 19th century USA, protecting a bank from armed robbers. There are twelve doors arranged in a circle, with the player in the centre, which can be viewed three at a time. Robbers who appear from the doors are to be shot (after they draw their weapons, for a higher score) and customers are to be ignored while they make a deposit. Once deposits have been made from all twelve doors, the level is complete.

The original arcade game uses three buttons to shoot the doors in their respective position - left, centre and right. The SG-1000 and Master System versions use Up, 1 and 2 to shoot the left, central and right doors respectively.

Magazine articles

Main article: Bank Panic/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Arcade version

Arcade, US
Arcade, JP

SG-1000 version

SG-1000, JP, (C-53A)
BankPanic SG JP cover.jpg
Cover
Bank Panic C-53A SG-1000 JP CardBack.jpgBankPanic SG1000 JP card.jpg
Card
Bank Panic SG-1000 JP Manual.pdf
Manual
SG-1000, JP, (C-53K)
BankPanic SG JP cover.jpg
Cover
BankPanic SG JP Cardback.jpgBankPanic SG JP Card.jpg
Card
Bank Panic SG-1000 JP Manual.pdf
Manual
SG-1000, TW

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 №1, p49[3]
78 №4, p92[4]
70 №2, p90[5]
60 №23, p55
75 №1, p37[6]
Sega Master System
72
Based on
5 reviews

Master System, EU
BankPanic SMS EU cover.jpg
Cover
BankPanicSMSEUCartridge.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU (card)
BankPanic SMS EU card nolimits cover.jpg
Cover
Bank Panic SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, DE
BankPanic SMS DE card cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, IT
BankPanicSMSITCover.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU

Master System, BR
BankPanic SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
BankPanicSMSBRManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, SE

BankPanicSMSSEManual.jpg
Manual

MSX version

MSX, JP
BankPanic MSX JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBankPanic MSX JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
BankPanic MSX JP Cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. File:ACE UK 16.pdf, page 164
  2. File:Raze UK 11.pdf, page 76
  3. File:CompleteGuideToConsoles_UK_01.pdf, page 49
  4. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 92
  5. File:PowerPlay DE 002.pdf, page 90
  6. File:SegaPro UK 01.pdf, page 37