Devilish: The Next Possession

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DevilishTheNextPossession MDTitleScreen.png
Bad Omen/Devilish: The Next Possession
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: Terpsichorean (Hitoshi Sakimoto)
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
$45.00More...[1] T-47066
Sega Mega Drive
₩? GM4046JT

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Devilish: The Next Possession, known as Bad Omen (バッドオーメン) in Japan, 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 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.

The game's soundtrack was composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto. The series saw another entry released on the Nintendo DS.


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).


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Devilish: The Next Possession Devilish: The Next Possession
Japanese バッドオーメン Bad Omen

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)

BeepMD JP 1992-01.pdfBeepMD JP 1992-01.pdf

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-01: "January 1992" (1991-12-07)

BeepMD JP 1992-03.pdfBeepMD JP 1992-03.pdf

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-03: "March 1992" (1992-02-08)

BeepMD JP 1992-04.pdfBeepMD JP 1992-04.pdf

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-04: "April 1992" (1992-03-07)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 More...[3]
63 More...[4]
75 More...[5]
87 More...[6]
76 More...[7]
50 №1992-04, p85
73 More...[8]
60 More...[9]
38 №5, p91
79 №7, p36-38
73 №33, p39
78 More...[10]
75 №18, p64
85 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
14 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 cover.jpg
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)