Captain America and the Avengers

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Captain America and the Avengers
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Data East (Japan, US)
Sega Mega Drive
Sega (Europe)
Developer:
Licensor: Marvel Entertainment Group
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Developer(s) of original games: Data East
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9554.95[2] T-13056
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1031-50
Sega Mega Drive
EU
(Classic)
1031-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4][3] 1031-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044560
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM93023JG

Captain America and the Avengers is a beat-'em-up developed by Data East. Ports were made to the Sega Mega Drive as well as the competing Super NES.

Despite being developed by a Japanese team, it never saw a release in Japan. The music was arranged by Hitoshi Sakimoto, who is well regarded among Sega Mega Drive composers. Interestingly, the PAL version appears to have been optimized in both music speed and gameplay.

Gameplay

The game employs a 2 button setup, which defaults to A for jumping and B for attacking, although the controls can be redefined. By holding down the attack button, it's possible to guard attacks. Pushing jump and attack simultaneously fires a projectile attack. By attacking late or early during a jump either a dive attack or an aerial shot can be performed.

Stages are littered with rocks, tires, scrap etc. These can be picked up and thrown, as well as downed opponents.

Two stages feature auto scrolling sections that play like a shooting game.

Playable characters

  • Vision
  • Iron Man
  • Captain America
  • Hawkeye

Vision and Iron Man have an aerial downward aimed projectile, while the other two characters propel themselves downwards.

Levels

Notavailable.svg Scene 1: "The Avengers"
Living Laser, Klaw, Whirlwind. Help from Quicksilver.
Notavailable.svg Scene 2: "Target Town"
Giant Robot (Sentinel), Grim Reaper. Help from Wonderman.
Notavailable.svg Scene 3: "Challenge from the Bottom of the Sea"
Wizard, Mech. Taco, Mandarin. Help from Namor the Submariner, Quicksilver.
Notavailable.svg Scene 4: "The Giant Laser Cannon"
Juggernaut, Ultron
Notavailable.svg Scene 5: "The End of Red Skull"
Crossbones, Red Skull, Mech. Skull. Help from Wasp, Wonderman.

Trivia

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For unknown reasons the game uses an unoptimized color palette, with lots of details getting lost due to neighboring colors having a too similar shade.

Versions

The SNES version has more detailed graphics, but has control issues and lacks voice data. It was not ported by Data East but instead by Mindscape. The Sega Mega Drive version is also closer to the arcade version's stage layout.

Production credits

  • Producer: Mentaiko
  • Planner: E.Nishiyama, H.Iwano
  • Graphics: T.Ishiro, T.Sawajiri, Yorokin, H.Sasaki
  • Software: S.Miki, H.Fujiwara, Y.Mizutani
  • Sound: S.Shougo, Tom.Satoh, Ymoh.S
  • Marketing: K.Nakamura, S.Miller
  • P.R.: S.Takeuchi, D.Saitoh
  • Arcade Staff: H.Itoh, K.Miyazawa, H.Ohnuki, T.Haga, M.Tokoro
  • Special Thanks: M.Nakamura, K.Yokoyama, H.Yamaguchi
  • Director: E.Nishiyama, T.Ishiro
© 1992 Data East Corporation

Magazine articles

Main article: Captain America and the Avengers/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Hacker (HR) #5: "03-04/1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
35 [7]
Sega Mega Drive
35
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[8]
Cool Gamer (RU)
30
[9]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
31
[10]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
40
[11]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10 (RU)
80
[12]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
67
[13]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
83
[14]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
46
[15]
Joypad (FR)
72
[16]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-U
50
[17]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
62
[18]
Mega Force (FR)
64
[19]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
27
[20]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
57
[21]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
67
[22]
Player One (FR)
25
[23]
Play Time (DE)
28
[24]
Power Play (DE)
40
[25]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
61
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
37
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
41
[28]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
52
[29]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
82
[30]
Supersonic (FR)
78
[31]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
32
[32]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
60
[2]
Video Games (DE) PAL
54
[33]
Sega Mega Drive
52
Based on
27 reviews

Captain America and the Avengers

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, EU (Classic Mega Drive)
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Mega Drive, PT
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Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, KR
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e0639ca2
MD5 1dc96693afd74e7b0623a6e06fbdcf87
SHA-1 ae71b5744de7ca6aa00d72ccd7713146d87ca002
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 43225612
MD5 60f06161f62e0c11d2de317ceed3c24e
SHA-1 66ec647175251d8c109c6c21440d415e13e14001
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 baac59c0
MD5 39b52537d5e9ee1420b299930168af52
SHA-1 af8271c0c99637413006bdd8c66a7b5412e0ebd7
1MB 1992-12 Page

References

  1. GamePro, "September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 29
  2. 2.0 2.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 86
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Computer & Video Games, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-15), page 80
  4. Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 74
  5. Game Informer, "January/February 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 19
  6. Sega Visions, "February/March 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 103
  7. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "February 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 65
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 42
  9. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 47
  10. Computer & Video Games, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-15), page 72
  11. Digitiser (UK) (1993-02-08)
  12. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10, "" (RU; 2003-10-08), page 36
  13. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 29
  14. GamePro, "February 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 42
  15. GamesMaster, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 81
  16. Joypad, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 68
  17. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 238
  18. Mega, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-15), page 46
  19. Mega Force, "Juin 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 112
  20. Mega Fun, "11/92" (DE; 1992-10-xx), page 42
  21. MegaTech, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-20), page 38
  22. Mean Machines Sega, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-28), page 52
  23. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1993" (FR; 1993-07-10), page 92
  24. Play Time, "5/93" (DE; 1993-04-07), page 104
  25. Power Play, "2/93" (DE; 1993-01-xx), page 142
  26. Sega Power, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-04), page 44
  27. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  28. Sega Pro, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 63
  29. Sega Zone, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-20), page 56
  30. Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 72
  31. Supersonic, "Juillet/Août 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 32
  32. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 38
  33. Video Games, "2/93" (DE; 1993-01-27), page 97


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