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DJ Boy
Publisher:
Arcade
Sega (JP), Sammy (US/EU),
Sega Mega Drive
Sega (JP/EU), Kaneko (US)
Developer:
System(s): Kaneko custom arcade hardware, Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































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


























Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,000 G-4032
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 33016
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[1] 1139-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1139-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1139-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1139-50




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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

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

GamePro US 018.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in GamePro (US)

#18: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)

BeepMD JP 1990-04.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP)

#1990-04: "April 1990" (1990-03-08)

BeepMD JP 1990-06.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP)

#1990-06: "June 1990" (1990-05-08)

Physical scans

Arcade version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №99, p67[2]
Arcade
89
Based on
1 review

Arcade, JP

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
65 №1990-05, p107[3]
54 №, p85[4]
78 №4, p29[5]
90 №104, p100/101[6]
84 №19, p71[7]
67 №33, p58[8]
84 №7, p109[9]
37 №3, p79[10]
27 №5, p91
78 №1, p77[11]
60 №23, p53
30 №33, p40
76 №2, p45[12]
59 №18, p65
47 №7, p60/61[13]
89 №10, p74/75
Sega Mega Drive
64
Based on
16 reviews

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
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, FR

DJ Boy MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

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