Black Dawn

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Black Dawn
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (51 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Mission Stick
Genre: 3D Shooting[1], Shooting[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-7013G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
T-7027H
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
T-7027H-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-7027H-50
USK: 16
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
VFBLA07SSC
OFLC: G8
Sega Saturn
BR
191x69

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Black Dawn (ブラックドーン) is a 1996 shooter originally developed by Black Ops Entertainment for the PlayStation and later ported by Point of View for the Sega Saturn, and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment on both platforms. It is a 3D helicopter-based shooter running on the same engine as Black Ops' earlier game Agile Warrior F-111X where you're tasked with various objectives, like blowing up enemy targets or rescuing hostages.

It is slightly notable for the fact that a few of the songs from its soundtrack, composed by Tommy Tallarico, were later reused as the themes for the Great Megalith and Molten Mine stages on Sonic and the Black Knight, which Tallarico also worked on, with the Molten Mine version being an arrangement made specifically for Black Knight.

Magazine articles

Main article: Black Dawn/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #15: "January 1997" (1996-12-17)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[5]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
83
[6]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
68
[7]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[8]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
85
[9]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
67
[10]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
81
[11]
Video Games (DE) PAL
77
[12]
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75
Based on
8 reviews

Black Dawn

Saturn, JP
BlackDawn Saturn JP Box Back.jpgBlackDawn Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
BlackDawn Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
BlackDawn Saturn US Box Back.jpgBlackDawn Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Blackdawn sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
BlackDawn Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, AU
BlackDawn Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, BR

Black Dawn Sat BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
492,579,360 CD-ROM (EU) T-7027H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
471,035,040 1997-02-18 CD-ROM (JP) T-7013G V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
492,624,048 CD-ROM (US) T-7027H V1.002

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
BD_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 220 About this game.
BD_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 126 About this game
BD_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 165 Copyright


References