Devilish: The Next Possession

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DevilishTheNextPossession MDTitleScreen.png
Bad Omen/Devilish: The Next Possession
Publisher: HOT-B (JP), Sage's Creation (US)
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action (JP box), Table (Sega of Japan master list)

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,800 T-28043
Sega Mega Drive
$45.00[1] T-47066
Sega Mega Drive
₩? GM4046JT

Bad Omen (バッドオーメン) is a 1992 Sega Mega Drive game by Aisystem Tokyo and HOT-B as a sequel to Genki's 1991 Game Gear game Devilish. When released overseas, the name was changed to Devilish (or Devilish: The Next Possession) to highlight its relation to the previous game. The game appears to not have been made with Genki's involvement; this is unconfirmed (HOT-B was responsible for distributing Devilish in Europe and possibly contracted out to Genki on a number of occasions). It may have meant to be a port, never mind that the overseas release simply reuses the original's title screen.

Gameplay is identical to the previous game, with A and C cycling between paddle formations (however the formation where the bottom paddle splits into two is no longer available). The game's soundtrack was composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto.

The series saw another entry released on the Nintendo DS.

Production credits

  • Produce: Toyoden
  • Program: Puru Puru, Naō & Satōshi, Kurage, Mutsushige Tsuji
  • BG Graphic: Suzuki
  • SP Graphic: "Lisa" Polaire
  • Sound: YmoH.S
  • Special Thanks: Ohyama Gen, Daikoku Hisaya, A·Tomonaga, Elephant, Kemono Itas., Suzuki, Mr. G, Y.H, Oomori, Conishi, Pearl

Magazine articles

Main article: Devilish: The Next Possession/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


EGM US 032.pdfEGM US 032.pdfEGM US 032.pdf

Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #32: "March 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №7, p88/89
87 №128, p31[3]
76 №33, p58[1]
73 №10
60 №28, p115
38 №5, p91
79 №7, p36/37/38
73 №33, p39
78 №8, p62[4]
75 №18, p64
85 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Devilish MD US Box.jpg
Devilish md us cart.jpg
Devilish MD US manual.pdf
Mega Drive, JP
BadOmen MD JP Box.jpg
BadOmen MD JP CartTop.jpg
BadOmen MD JP Cart Back.jpgBadOmen MD JP Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, KR

BadOmen MD KR cart.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d3f300ac
MD5 6fa7cd092a175c9040b318d289ffff93
SHA-1 bc6f346a162cf91a788a88e44daa246d3d31ee8b
512kB 1992-01 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 975693ce
MD5 81b14012e083985135ca8f1420074d0e
SHA-1 5378af243fb6f592f1e1cd17e3722e2c5e807e72
512kB 1992-01 Cartridge (JP/KR)


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 033.pdf, page 60
  2. File:SegaVisions US 08.pdf, page 58
  3. File:CVG UK 128.pdf, page 31
  4. File:SegaPro UK 08.pdf, page 62