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[2][3]

















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
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[5] MK81115-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
209zł209
Sega Saturn
AU
OFLC: G
Sega Saturn
BR
R$69.9969.99 193406
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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[7]


Source:
US manual[8]


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
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-13: "1996-13 (1996-08-09)" (1996-07-26)
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Print advert in Super Power (FI) #1997-02 (1997-0x-xx)
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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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Arcade
Division by zero.
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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
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
50
[5]
Edge (UK) NTSC-J
80
[10]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
80
[11]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
90
[12]
Gambler (PL)
77
[13]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
85
[14]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
73
[15]
LeveL (CZ)
86
[16]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
76
[17]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-J
87
[18]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
89
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
89
[20]
Player One (FR)
93
[21]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
89
[22]
Secret Service (PL)
70
[23]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
87
[24]
Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
90
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
91
[26]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
77
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
84
[28]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
91
[29]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
79
[30]
Ultra Game Players (US)
84
[31]
Video Games (DE) PAL
77
[32]
Sega Saturn
82
Based on
24 reviews

Decathlete

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 (Plastic Case)
AthleteKings Saturn EU alt cover.jpg
Cover
AthleteKings saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Athlete Kings Manual SAT EU Alt .jpg
Manual
Saturn, FR (Blister pack)
AthleteKings Saturn FR blister back.jpgAthleteKings Saturn FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Saturn, PT

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain, page 141
  2. File:Decathlete Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-10-07 16:06)
  4. http://sega-saturn.com/saturn/other/july-n.htm (Wayback Machine: 2016-03-05 22:29)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Computer & Video Games, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-11), page 62
  6. http://www.tectoy.com.br/releases/index.htm (Wayback Machine: 1998-06-25 19:48)
  7. File:Decathlete_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  8. File:Decathlete sat us manual.pdf, page 26
  9. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-30 (1997-09-05)" (JP; 1997-08-22), page 118
  10. Edge, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-02), page 74
  11. Famitsu, "1996-07-19" (JP; 1996-07-05), page 1
  12. Fun Generation, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 69
  13. Gambler, "5/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  14. GamesMaster, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-08-29), page 45
  15. Game Informer, "September 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 40
  16. LeveL, "Říjen 1996" (CZ; 1996-10-01), page 79
  17. MAN!AC, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 64
  18. Mega Fun, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-21), page 42
  19. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-05), page 52
  20. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-05), page 91
  21. Player One, "Septembre 1996" (FR; 1996-08-29), page 102
  22. Saturn+, "Issue 4" (UK; 1996-10-24), page 28
  23. Secret Service, "Marzec 1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 67
  24. Sega Power, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-01), page 58
  25. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "2/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-20), page 66
  27. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-11 (1996-07-12)" (JP; 1996-06-28), page 232
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 12
  29. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue One" (UK; 1996-08-xx), page 48
  30. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 10
  31. Ultra Game Players, "October 1996" (US; 1996-09-03), page 110
  32. Video Games, "9/96" (DE; 1996-08-28), page 88


Decathlete

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Prereleases:
Sega Saturn
Decathlete Sample Ban
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)