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Destruction Derby
Publisher: Psygnosis (EU), Soft Bank (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (19 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Arcade Racer Joystick
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-18604G
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[1] T-11303H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-11303H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-11303H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-11303H-50
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?



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.

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 Sony 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

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SSM JP 19960614 1996-09.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #23: "1996-09 (1996-06-14)" (1996-05-24)
also published in:
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SSM JP 19960726 1996-12.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #26: "1996-12 (1996-07-26)" (1996-07-12)
also published in:
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SSM JP 19960913 1996-15.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #29: "1996-15 (1996-09-13)" (1996-08-23)
also published in:

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
63 №406, p29
70
77 №1996/10, p78[8]
69 №49, p68/69[1]
91 №69, p117
80 №85, p46/47/48
68 №12, p70/71[9]
67 №1996-14, p239[10]
67 №, p13Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[11]
75 №95, p10
Sega Saturn
73
Based on
10 reviews

Saturn, EU
DestructionDerby Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
DestructionDerby Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:MeanMachinesSega49UK.pdf, page 68
  2. File:CVG UK 178.pdf, page 52
  3. File:SSM_JP_19960628_1996-10.pdf, page 18
  4. File:SSM_JP_19960712_1996-11.pdf, page 28
  5. File:SSM_JP_19960809_1996-13.pdf, page 30
  6. File:SSM_JP_19960823_1996-14.pdf, page 18
  7. File:SSM_JP_19960927_1996-16.pdf, page 26
  8. File:MegaFun DE 1996-10.pdf, page 78
  9. File:SSM_UK_12.pdf, page 70
  10. File:SSM_JP_19960823_1996-14.pdf, page 241
  11. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 15