Battlecorps

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Battlecorps
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Core Design (US, Europe), Victor Entertainment (Japan)
Developer:
Distributor: Time Warner Interactive (US)
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega-CD
    JP
    ¥8,000 (8,240)8,000e[3] T-60194
    Sega Mega-CD
    US
    $49.9549.95[5] T-115045
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Mega-CD
    EU
    T-115045-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    UK
    £44.9944.99[6][7] T-115045-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    AU
    OFLC: G
    Sega Mega-CD
    BR
    062140
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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    Battlecorps (バトルコープス) is a first person shooter for the Sega Mega-CD. It takes place in giant mechs.

    Gameplay

    In Battlecorps, players take control over a "Bipedal Attack Machine" (BAM) to liberate a planet from an infected AI system and its army of robots. Typically this involves destroying specified targets or getting to a location without being killed. When all lives are lost, the game ends.

    In order to simulate a 3D world, Battlecorps relies heavily on the use of sprite scaling. However, unlike a game such as Doom, the engine rarely draws flat "walls", instead simulating them by placing a series of large sprites in a line. Ceilings are never rendered, though many stages overcome this by taking place exclusively outside. Battlecorps also gives players a degree of control over the Y axis, allowing him or her to attack flying enemies or "ceiling" turrets.

    Draw distance is considerably lower than many other first person shooters of the era, and in order to maintain a steady frame rate, the heads-up display comprises of roughly half the screen. Battlecorps also limits itself to a 256x224 screen resolution at all times.

    Production credits

    • Programmed / Game Design / Story : Jon Hilliard
    • Production Designer/ Game Design / Story / Graphic Artist: Jason Gee
    • Music + SF/X: Martin Iveson
    • Live Guitar: Anthony Wheeldon
    • Production Designer / Game Design / Story / Graphic Artist: Jason Gee
    • Game Design / Story / Voices / Creative Manager: Guy Miller
    • Produced by: Jeremy Heath-Smith


    • Producer: Toshiyuki Nagai
    • Director: Gaku Sato
    • Assistant: Ryo Misawa, Kanji Ishizeki
    • Thanks to: Takeshi Minagawa
    • Thanks to: Bob Churchill (Game Evaluation), James Ryman (Cover Design), Lads & Lasses at Core Design...
    Source: In-game credits (JP)[8]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Battlecorps/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    page=79

    Print advert in EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
    also published in:

    page=157

    Print advert in GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[10]

    page=15

    Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #24: "October 1994" (1994-08-xx)

    page=5

    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-09: "September 1994" (1994-08-08)

    page=11

    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-10: "October 1994" (1994-09-08)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    73 [11]
    72 [12]
    89 [13]
    92 [14][15]
    60 [16]
    65 №303, p40
    89 №19, p56/57
    92 [17]
    92 [18]
    96 №12, p22-25
    60 [19]
    95 [20]
    92 №9, p97
    84 №57, p46-49
    95 №35, p46/47
    86 №26, p10/11
    70 [21]
    Sega Mega-CD
    82
    Based on
    17 reviews

    Mega-CD, JP
    Battlecorps MCD JP Box Back.jpgBattlecorps MCD JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Battlecorps MCD JP Spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    Battlecorps MCD JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Mega-CD, US
    Battlecorps MCD US Box Back.jpgBattlecorps MCD US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Battlecorps mcd us disc.jpg
    Disc
    Battlecorps mcd us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega-CD, EU
    Battlecorps MCD EU Box Back.jpgBattlecorps MCD EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Battlecorps MCD EU spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    Battlecorps MCD EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Mega-CD, BR
    Battlecorps MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBattlecorps MCD BR Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Mega-CD, AU
    Battlecorps MCD AU front.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega-CD
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    607,573,344 CD (EU) T-115045-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    612,870,048 CD (JP) T-60194
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    607,260,528 CD (US) T-115045
    Sega Mega-CD
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1994-02-11 Page

    References