Destruction Derby

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Destruction Derby
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Psygnosis (Europe), SoftBank (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (19 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Arcade Racer, Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Racing[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-18604G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
EU
T-11303H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
DM 89.9589.95[6] T-11303H-50
USK: 6
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[5] T-11303H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
GR
Sega Saturn
PL
199zł199
Sega Saturn
AU
FDES13SSC
OFLC: G
Non-Sega versions

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Destruction Derby (デストラクション・ダービー) is a racing game developed for the Sega Saturn by Reflections Interactive and published by Psygnosis in 1996. It was the first in the series, and went under a working title of Demolish 'Em Derby, being based on the real-life demolition derby sport.

Though advertised, the Saturn version of the game was not released in North America. This version was likely set to be published by Sega themselves, appearing at their booth at E3 1996.

Gameplay

The game is notable for being one of the first to allow cars to receive damage when hit, affecting the handling and performance of the vehicle. There are two modes, racing and battle, each with a running commentary. The Saturn version of Destruction Derby runs at about half the speed of its PlayStation counterpart, has a lower draw distance and some collision detection issues, making it one of the lesser versions of the game.

History

Legacy

Destruction Derby arrived on the Saturn quite late - nearly a year after its PlayStation counterpart. As a result, its sequel, Destruction Derby 2 would be released for the PlayStation and Windows PCs just two months later. Plans for a Saturn version of Destruction Derby 2 were put in place but were ultimately scrapped.

Magazine articles

Main article: Destruction Derby/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

DestructionDerby Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
JP flyer
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-09: "1996-09 (1996-06-14)" (1996-05-24)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-12: "1996-12 (1996-07-26)" (1996-07-12)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-15: "1996-15 (1996-09-13)" (1996-08-23)
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Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR) PAL
60
[12]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
63
[13]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
80
[14]
Gambler (PL)
64
[15]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
70
[16]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
83
[17]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
77
[18]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
69
[5]
Player One (FR)
91
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
80
[20]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
68
[21]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
67
[22]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
67
[23]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
75
[24]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
91
[25]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
84
[26]
Video Games (DE) PAL
78
[27]
Sega Saturn
74
Based on
17 reviews

Destruction Derby

Saturn, JP
DestructionDerby Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDestructionDerby Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Spinecard
DestructionDerby Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Destruction Derby JP 取扱説明書..pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
DestructionDerby Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
DestructionDerby Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, FR (Blister pack)
DestructionDerby Saturn FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Saturn, PT

Saturn, GR

Saturn, AU
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Cover
DestructionDerby Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
650,669,040 CD-ROM (EU) T-11303H-50 V2.900
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
650,666,688 1996-08-02 CD-ROM (JP) T-18604G V3.200

References

  1. File:DestructionDerby Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee2.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-10-02 10:31)
  3. File:DestructionDerby Saturn JP Flyer.pdf
  4. Computer & Video Games, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-11), page 52
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mean Machines Sega, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-10-04), page 68
  6. Sega Magazin, "November 1996" (DE; 1996-10-09), page 77
  7. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-10 (1996-06-28)" (JP; 1996-06-14), page 18
  8. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-11 (1996-07-12)" (JP; 1996-06-28), page 28
  9. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-13 (1996-08-09)" (JP; 1996-07-26), page 30
  10. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-14 (1996-08-23)" (JP; 1996-08-09), page 18
  11. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-16 (1996-09-27)" (JP; 1996-09-13), page 26
  12. CD Consoles, "Novembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 162
  13. Famitsu, "1996-09-27" (JP; 1996-09-13), page 1
  14. Fun Generation, "11/96" (DE; 1996-10-09), page 82
  15. Gambler, "12/1996" (PL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
  16. MAN!AC, "11/96" (DE; 1996-10-09), page 73
  17. Mega Force, "Novembre/Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-1x-xx), page 50
  18. Mega Fun, "10/96" (DE; 1996-09-18), page 62
  19. Player One, "Novembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 117
  20. Sega Power, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-09-26), page 46
  21. Sega Saturn Magazine, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-09-18), page 70
  22. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-14 (1996-08-23)" (JP; 1996-08-09), page 241
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 15
  24. Sonic the Comic, "21 January 1997" (UK; 1997-01-08), page 10
  25. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Two" (UK; 1996-09-30), page 61
  26. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 23
  27. Video Games, "10/96" (DE; 1996-09-25), page 101


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