Captain America and the Avengers
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|Captain America and the Avengers|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Original system(s): Arcade boards|
|Developer(s) of original games: Data East|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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.
The game employs a 2 button setup, which defaults to for jumping and 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.
- Iron Man
- Captain America
Vision and Iron Man have an aerial downward aimed projectile, while the other two characters propel themselves downwards.
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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.
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.
- 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
- Main article: Captain America and the Avengers/Magazine articles.
|Sega Retro Average|
|Mega Drive, EU (Classic Mega Drive)|
ROM dump status
- GamePro, "September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 29
- Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 74
- Computer & Video Games, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-15), page 80
- Game Informer, "January/February 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 19
- Sega Visions, "February/March 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 103
- Computer & Video Games, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-15), page 72
- Computer & Video Games, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-15), page 29
- GamePro, "February 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 40-41 (42)
- GamePro, "February 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 81
- Joypad, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 68-69 (68)
- Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 238
- Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 46-48 (46)
- Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 52-54 (52)
- Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 72-74 (72)
- Supersonic, "Juillet/Août 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 32 (28)