Decathlete

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Decathlete
System(s): Sega Titan Video, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (10 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn Modem (Seganet), Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Sega Titan Video)
JP
¥? ?















Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 GS-9096
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
JP
(Satakore)
¥2,8002,800 GS-9150
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
JP
(SegaNet)
GS-7110
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
81115
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81115-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81115-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[2] MK81115-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
209zł209
Sega Saturn
AU
OFLC: G
Sega Saturn
BR
R$69.9969.99 193406
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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Decathlete (デカスリート), known as Athlete Kings in Europe, is a Sega Titan Video game developed and published by Sega. However, it saw most of its success as a Sega Saturn title, released later in the same year.

Gameplay

As the non-European name suggests, the game features all the events of the decathlon, including the 100-metre dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-metre race, 110-metre hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and the 1500-metre race, and not only was one of the first games to feature all of these sporting events, was the first to present them in 3D.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Athlete Kings Athlete Kings
English (US) Decathlete Decathlete
Japanese デカスリート Decathlete

Production credits

Saturn version

Source: In-game credits[4]


Source: US manual[5]


Magazine articles

Main article: Decathlete/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Decathlete Arcade JP Flyer.jpg

ST-V JP flyer

Decathlete Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
Saturn JP flyer

page=3

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-13: "1996-13 (1996-08-09)" (1996-07-26)

page=4

For Seganet print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-27: "1997-27 (1997-08-08)" (1997-07-25)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Titan Video version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Arcade
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review

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Sega Titan Video, JP
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"Top" instructions
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"Long" instructions
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Cart
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Instuction card(s)

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 [7]
80 [8]
80 №396, p31
90
85 [9]
73 [10]
89 [11]
93 №67, p102/103
87 №83, p58/59
91 [12]
77 [13]
84 [14]
Sega Saturn
82
Based on
12 reviews

Saturn, JP
Decathlete Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDecathlete Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Decathlete Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Decathlete SS jp manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, JP (Satakore)
Decathlete Saturn JP Box Back Satakore.jpgDecAthlete Saturn JP Box Satakore.jpg
Cover
Decathlete Saturn JP Spinecard Satakore.jpg
Spinecard
Decathlete Saturn JP Disc Satakore.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP (SegaNet)
Decathlete Saturn JP Box Back SegaNet.jpgDecAthlete Saturn JP Box SegaNet.jpg
Cover
Decathlete Saturn JP Disc Seganet.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP (SegaNet Gentei Ban Play Set)

Saturn, US
Decathlete Saturn US Box Back.jpgDecathlete Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Decathlete sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
AthleteKings Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
AthleteKings saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, EU (newer)
AthleteKings Saturn EU alt cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, FR (Blister pack)
AthleteKings Saturn FR blister back.jpgAthleteKings Saturn FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Saturn, AU
AthleteKings Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
AthleteKings saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
Decathlete Saturn BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
143,730,720 CD-ROM (EU) MK81115-50 V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
147,239,904 1997-07-14 CD-ROM (JP) GS-7110 V1.100
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
143,067,456 1996-06-07 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9096 V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
143,733,072 1996-08-10 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9150 V1.005

Extra content

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

Folder / File Type Size description
README.DOC TXT 8,445 Messages from the developers.

SegaNet version

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

Folder / File Type Size description
\DECA\README.DOC TXT 6,832 Messages from the developers.
DECA_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 31 Title
DECA_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 77 About this game
DECA_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 48 Copyright


References


Decathlete
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Main page | Comparisons | Hidden content | Magazine articles | Reception


Decathlete series
Decathlete (1996) | Winter Heat (1997) | Virtua Athlete 2K (2000) | Virtua Athlete (2002) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 15: Decathlete Collection (2004)
Decathlete related media
Book
Winter Heat Official Guide (1998)