Brain Dead 13

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Brain Dead 13
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: ReadySoft (US), Coconuts Japan (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (1 track)
Genre: Interactive Anime (インタラクテイブアニメ)[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥6,5006,500 T-7305G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
T-12103H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Non-Sega versions

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Brain Dead 13 (ブレインデッド13) is a full motion video game released, among other consoles, for the Sega Saturn.

A Sega Mega-CD version was extensively advertised in North America (and even appears on the disc of the Mega-CD version of Space Ace), but was cancelled for unknown reasons (presumably due to the release of the Sega Saturn).

Story

After Lance got a mysterious "fix it" call from a dark castle, he goes to reactivate Dr. Nero Neusosis' computers. Upon than, the computer technician learn the antagonist plan is to dominate the world. Now, Lance must stop Dr. Nero Neusosis' evil plan.

Gameplay

Like Dragon's Lair and Space Ace before it, Brain Dead 13 relies heavily on quick time events, though this time also features crossroads allowing the player to determine his or her own path. As such it is a slightly less linear game than its predecessors.

History

Critical reception

Citrics complained that the game itself is simply mindless trial-and-error in comparasion of other FMV games. Both this version and the 3DO one were critiized for the poor quality of the FMV.

Magazine articles

Main article: Brain Dead 13/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Mega-CD print advert in Mega Play (US)
also published in:
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Mega-CD print advert in GamePro (US) #69: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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Mega-CD print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #70: "May 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
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Mega-CD print advert in VideoGames (US) #77: "June 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
45
[5]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
50
[6]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
35
[7]
LeveL (CZ)
71
[8]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
53
[9]
Sega Saturn
51
Based on
5 reviews

Brain Dead 13

Saturn, JP
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Cover
BrainDead13 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
Braindead13 sat us manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
630,444,192 1996-08-23 CD-ROM (JP) T-7305G V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
623,115,360 CD-ROM (US) T-12103H V1.000

References