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Battlecorps
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher:
Developer:
Distributor:
Genre: Simulation































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 T-60194
    Sega Mega-CD
    US
    $49.95[1] T-115045
    Sega Mega-CD
    UK
    £44.99[3][4] T-115045-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    FR
    ?F T-115045-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    DE
    DM ? T-115045-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    ES
    ?Ptas T-115045-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    BR
    R$? 062140




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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)Media:Battlecorps_MCD_JP_SSCredits.pdf[5]


    Magazine articles

    Main article: Battlecorps/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    EGM2 US 02.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]

    GamePro US 064.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[7]

    MeanMachinesSega24UK.pdfMeanMachinesSega24UK.pdf

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

    BeepMD JP 1994-09.pdf

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

    BeepMD JP 1994-10.pdf

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

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    73 №1994-10, p19[8]
    72 №, p84[9]
    89 №34, p147[10]
    92 №153, p65[11]
    №154, p53[12]
    60 №11, p68/69[13]
    65 №303, p40
    89 №19, p56/57
    92 №22, p60-63[14]
    92 №23, p54-57
    96 №12, p22-25
    60 №1, p98[15]
    95 №44, p102/103[16]
    92 №9, p97
    84 №57, p46-49
    95 №35, p46/47
    86 №26, p10/11
    70 №70, p101[17]
    Sega Mega-CD
    82
    Based on
    17 reviews

    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, 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, BR
    Battlecorps MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBattlecorps MCD BR Box 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

    References