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System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: VIC Tokai
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (11 tracks)
Genre: Fighting[1], Action[2]

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,800 T-2302G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
ESRB: Teen

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Criticom, known as Criticom: The Critical Combat (クリティコム ~ザ・クリティカル コンバット~) is 3D fighting game released for the Sega Saturn.

A sequel, Criticom 2 was planned for the system, but was cancelled.


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Criticom Criticom
Japanese クリティコム ~ザ・クリティカル コンバット~ Criticom: The Critical Combat

Production credits

Saturn Conversion
  • Kronos Staff
    • Programmers: Matt Arrington, Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Pravin Wagh
    • Artwork: Albert Co
    • Sound: Mind Warp Production
  • Point Of View
    • Producer: Mark Nausha
    • Programmers: Chris Warner, Mike Tarlecki

  • Executive Producer: Stan Liu
  • Producer: Albert Co
  • Lead Programmer: Matt Arrington
  • Art Director: Albert Co
  • Programmers: Feng Hu, Joseph Lee
  • Lead Animator: Francis Co
  • Animators: Andy Koo, Stanley Liu, Darrek Rosen, Darrin Krumweide
  • Original Concept: Stanley Liu
  • Game Design: Albert Co, Francis Co, Stan Liu
  • Visual Design: Frazad Varahramyan
  • Music Composition and Performance: Carlton Liu
  • Sound Effects: Carlton Liu, Mind Warp Production
  • Modeling and Texture Mapping: Albert Co, Francis Co
Cinematic Sequences
  • Production Manager: Larry Paolicelli
  • CG Modeling, Animation and Rendering: Kevin Lee, Joan Igawa, Larry Paolicelli, Francis Co, Stan Liu, Albert Co
  • Additional Modeling: Amie Haemi Yi, Hak Soo Ha, Mind Warp Production
  • Voice Over: Joan Igawa, Andy Koo, Frazad Varahramyan, Patricia Winters, Stan Liu, Anthony Lagunzad
  • Cover Art: Albert Co
  • Manual Design and Layout: Albert Co, Frazad Varahramyan
  • Testers: Kronos Dei Team, Chi. Kevin Chu, Darold Higa, Udi Hoh, Dickinson Lo, Takashi Morishima, Mike Nguyen
  • Special Thanks: Robert Yasui, Vic Tokai Inc., Yosuke Soga, Leonard Garcia, Masumi Matsunaga, Jim Daluisio, Sandy Abe, Michael Arrington, Max Chapman, David Sears, Anthony Lagunzad, Patricia Winters, John Park, Louie Flores, Noah Stein
  • Best (Money) Boy: Anthony Lagunzad
  • Master of the Obvious: Andy Koo
  • Animal Handler: Joan Igawa
  • Code Monkey: Stan Liu
In Memory of Bungiee
Source: In-game credits[4]

Magazine articles

Main article: Criticom/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Game Players (US) #0904: "Vol. 9 No. 4 April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
59 [6]
40 [7]
41 [8]
Sega Saturn
Based on
3 reviews

Saturn, JP
Criticom Saturn JP Box Back.jpgCriticom Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Criticom Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Criticom Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Saturn, US
Criticom Saturn US Box Back.jpgCriticom Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Criticom Saturn US Disc.jpg
Criticom sat us manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
413,074,704 1996-11-27 CD-ROM (JP) T-2302G V1.001
Sega Saturn
414,669,360 CD-ROM (US) T-2302H V1.000

Track list

1. (Data track)

2. Track02 (01:40) 

3. Track03 (01:38) 

4. Track04 (01:45) 

5. Track05 (01:41) 

6. Track06 (01:36) 

7. Track07 (01:44) 

8. Track08 (01:45) 

9. Track09 (01:38) 

10. Track10 (00:32) 

11. Track11 (00:32) 

12. Track12 (01:43) 
Running time: 16:14

Extra content

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

Folder / File Type Size description
CCOM_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 516 About this game.
CCOM_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 79 About this game
CCOM_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 180 Copyright