DJ Boy

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DJ Boy
System(s): Arcade, Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Arcade
Sega (JP)
Arcade
Sammy (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
Sega (JP/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
Kaneko (US)
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
SMPS Z80
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
¥? ?


































Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4032
Sega Mega Drive
US
33016
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1139-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[3] 1139-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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DJ Boy (DJボーイ) is a 1989 arcade beat-'em-up by Kaneko running on Kaneko-designed hardware and distributed by Sega in Japan and American Sammy elsewhere. Sega and Kaneko ported it to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990.

Gameplay

You play as a kid on rollerskates beating up enemies in various auto-scrolling environments. A punches (lower range, fast timing), B kicks (higher range, slow timing), and C jumps, with a variety of combo moves in between.


Versions

  • The original Arcade verison have a number of lifes (you lose one by taking two hits) and a more stiff gameplay. The Mega Drive version instead, have a heath bar without extra lifes and continues.
  • In the Japanese version of the Mega Drive port, the protagonist must save a girl. In other versions, he instead must recover his stolen radio.
  • In Western releases, recurring opponent "Big Momma" was given a skin colour change (she throw donuts instead of farting), presumably to avoid depicting black stereotypes. Another boss that was changed is the final one (she became brunette instead of black).


Production credits

Arcade version

  • Staff: A Funatsu, A Yasaki, K Matsuoka, Y Mabuchi, M Yukumoto, T Watanabe, S Aizu, H Nagayoshi, H Mikami, T Katou, Y Itou, K Niihara
  • Presented by: Kaneko


Mega Drive version

Inter State
The last two entries (Special Thanks and Inter State) are absent from international versions.


Magazine articles

Main article: DJ Boy/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

DJBoy Arcade JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
Arcade JP flyer
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Mega Drive print advert in GamePro (US) #18: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-04: "April 1990" (1990-03-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-06: "June 1990" (1990-05-08)

Physical scans

Arcade version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
89
[4]
Arcade
89
Based on
1 review

DJ Boy

Arcade, JP

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[5]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
78
[6]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
78
[7]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
59
[8]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
90
[9]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
61
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
84
[11]
The Games Machine (UK)
67
[12]
Joystick (FR)
84
[13]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
37
[14]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
27
[15]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
72
[16]
MegaTech (UK)
78
[17]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
65
[18]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
78
[19]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC
50
[20]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
30
[21]
Sega Pro (UK)
76
[22]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
59
[23]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
47
[24]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
54
[25]
User (GR) NTSC-J
89
[26]
Zero (UK)
89
[27]
Sega Mega Drive
66
Based on
23 reviews

DJ Boy

Mega Drive, JP
DJBoy MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
DJBoy MD JP CartTop.jpg
DJBoy MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Djboy md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
DJBox MD US Box.jpg
Cover
DJBoy MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
DJBox MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
DJBoy MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
DJBoy MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, FR

DJ Boy MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 dc9f02db
MD5 6aef0333e2b1a495c867577ccf037493
SHA-1 981f0eeffa28210cc55702413305244aaf36d71c
512kB 1990-08 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 860e749a
MD5 99334237bb08083ee70120f54f6973ef
SHA-1 d2f111c240d0165a231c236e9ae6e62e73ca9caa
512kB 1990-08 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 202abaa8
MD5 ad9540bec43c7584508c14ffdd1ce690
SHA-1 c66b2e00b8a9172a76f5e699730c7d88740b5dd7
512kB 1990-02 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:DJBoy MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. Sega Force, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-xx), page 63
  4. Computer & Video Games, "February 1990" (UK; 1990-01-16), page 67
  5. Beep! MegaDrive, "May 1990" (JP; 1990-04-07), page 109
  6. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 29
  7. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 45
  8. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 129
  9. Computer & Video Games, "July 1990" (UK; 1990-06-16), page 100
  10. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 38
  11. GamePro, "February 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 73
  12. The Games Machine, "August 1990" (UK; 1990-07-19), page 58
  13. Joystick, "Juillet/Août 1990" (FR; 1990-06-25), page 109
  14. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  16. Mega Drive Fan, "October 1990" (JP; 1990-09-08), page 79
  17. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
  18. Micromanía (segunda época), "Agosto 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 69
  19. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  20. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  21. Sega Power, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-02), page 40
  22. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 47
  23. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  24. Sega Force, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-xx), page 62
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  26. User, "Októvrios 1990" (GR; 1990-xx-xx), page 62
  27. Zero, "August 1990" (UK; 1990-0x-xx), page 74


DJ Boy
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