Cyborg Hunter

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Cyborg Hunter
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega (Europe), Activision (US), Tec Toy (Brazil)
Developer:
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
Sega Master System
EU
MK-25003-50
Sega Master System
UK
£22.9522.95[3] MK-25003-50
Sega Master System
SE
Sega Master System
AU
25003
Sega Master System
BR

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Cyborg Hunter is an action game produced by Sega for the Sega Master System and distributed by Activision in the US. It is a reskinned version of Chouon Senshi Borgman.

Story

The year is 2242. Monstrous Cyborgs, under control of their violent leader, Vipron want to take over the universe. Players will assume control of "Paladin", a bounty hunter who managed to infiltrate the headquarters and preparing for the final showdown with Vipron. He is assisted by Adina who will provide support during the operation. Paladin must attack different locations within the Cyborg Fortress and acquire weapons and equipment that will help him survive this tough mission.

Gameplay

Cyborg Hunter is a side scrolling action game. Button one attacks with selected weapon while button two jumps. Players can access inventory screen by pressing any button on the second controller.

Similar to Cyber Shinobi, a large status screen covers the upper part of the gameplays screen. A pseudo-3D screen on the left part allows players to detect enemies from afar. Status screen also gives a rough map of the area.

In each area, players must defeat a number of "Chief Cyborgs" in order to proceed. Chief Cyborgs are depicted in white while regular cyborgs are red.

In addition to the new weapons and equipment, players can collect power ups to recover life or psycho power meters.

Cyborg Fortress is divided into four sections and each of these has one or more areas needed to be completed. Getting necessary Key Card from the boss of the section will allow characters to get to the next block. Vipron is located in Area G of Section 4. Some bosses can only be defeated with a certain weapon.

Similar to Metroid series, players can revisit each location but once the necessary items is obtained, there is little reason to do so as the game is quite linear and playing the areas in order is the only way to proceed.

Weapons and Equipment

Normal Punch Your standard method of attack. Avaiable from start.

Psycho Punch Ranged and powerful projectile attack. Each shot reduces the P.P. gauge. Avaiable from start.

Ray Gun Causes same damage as normal punch but ranged. Does not use P.P. gauge.

Light Gun Same as Ray Gun but each shot will pierce the darkness momentarily. Does not use P.P. gauge.

Psycho Gun Most powerful ranged weapon but will drain P.P. gauge quickly.

Bomb Set with pressing Up. Damages all enemies in the screen. Not too powerful.

Shield Allows players to pass through the force field in Area B.

ID Cards Acquired from bosses, these cards will allow you to pass the next section of the Cyborg Fortress.

Jet Engine Allows player to fly. Prevents going through doors while active.

Production credits

  • Producer: Tom Sloper
  • Management: John Crompton
  • Testing: Kelly Zmak
  • Manual: Liz Armstrong
  • Manual Editor: Laura Singer
Source:
US manual[4]


Magazine articles

Main article: Cyborg Hunter/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Challenge: The Team Sega Newsletter (US) #5: "January 1989" (198x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #90: "April 1989" (1989-03-16)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #94: "September 1989" (1989-08-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #24: "September 1989" (1989-08-03)[12]
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #95: "October 1989" (1989-09-16)

Physical scans

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Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
48
[3]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
74
[13]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
74
[14]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
71
[15]
Console XS (UK) PAL
62
[16]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
76
[17]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
71
[18]
S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
64
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[20]
Sega Pro (UK)
63
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
62
[22]
Soft Today (DK)
80
[23]
Software Gids (NL)
72
[24]
Sega Master System
67
Based on
13 reviews

Cyborg Hunter

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 908e7524
MD5 ac90d79743cac1afcd7049f7b4e73bc4
SHA-1 b6131585cb944d7fae69ad609802a1b5d51b442f
128kB Cartridge (EU/US)

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