Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators

From Sega Retro

n/a

DigitalPinballLG title.png

Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Time Warner Interactive (US), Sega (Europe), KAZe (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (85 tracks)
Genre: Real Simulation (リアルシミュレーション)[1], Table[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-18901G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
JP
(Ver.9.7)
¥5,8005,800 T-18903G
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9559.95[4] T-4804H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81680-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
DM 110110[8] MK81680-50
USK: 6
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[7] MK81680-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
189zł189
Sega Saturn
AU
OFLC: G

This short article is in need of work. You can help Sega Retro by adding to it.


Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators (デジタルピンボール ラストグラディエーターズ), also referred to as simply Last Gladiators (in North America) or Digital Pinball (in Europe), is a pinball game developed by KAZe and released on the Sega Saturn in 1995. It is one of a number of video pinball games developed by KAZe, and directly follows the Super Pinball series on the Super Famicom.

During development Digital Pinball was known as Pinball Arena: Last Gladiators. It was also once set to be published by U.S. Gold in North America as Fantasy Pinball[9].

Gameplay

Tips and tricks

  • Credits: Staff roll start.
In title screen, CBAABCYZXDownDownStart
  • Secret machine: Playable Secret machine Victor, and ending credits appear.
In title screen, XYZXYZCBAUpUpStart
  • Visual test: Visual effect test of each machine.
In title screen, UpUpDownDownLeftRightLeftRightBAXStart
  • Sound test: Sound effect test of each machine.
In title screen, XXYYZZAABBCCStart
  • Venus Shell: Show developper's message.
In title screen, UpUpDownDownLeftRightLeftRightXBZRStart
  • Debug mode: In-game debug mode.
In title screen, UpUpUpUpABCDownDownXYZStart and play each machine.
  • X+Up, 4-digit number is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen. Upon determining number and Z, you can play a round corresponding to it. If exit this mode, X+Down.
  • Z+Up can play frame-by-frame mode.
  • Making movie:
Start the game at AM8: 00 ~ 11: 00.
  • Another titlescreen:
Start the game on January 1 or December 25.

History

Sequels and re-releases

A Japan-only sequel, Digital Pinball: The Necronomicon was released in 1996. In 1997, Last Gladiators received a Japan-only updated rerelease titled Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators Ver.9.7 (デジタルピンボール ラストグラディエーターズ Ver.9.7).

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Digital Pinball Digital Pinball
English (US) Last Gladiators Last Gladiators
Japanese デジタルピンボール ラストグラディエーターズ Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators

Production credits

Staff
  • Program Wizard: Kunihito Hiramatsu
  • Game Design / Artwork: Takashi Kobayashi
  • Artwork / Animation Description: Akiko Nakamura
  • Artwork: Hiromi Seino, Bryan Golden, Jose Luis Flores, Masakazu Shimizu
  • Instruction Manual: Mina Handa
  • Last Gladiators Making Video: Ichiro Shibata
  • Quality Check: Shinichi Kawai, Minoru Suda, Akihiro Ichihara
  • Publicity: Keiko Yamamoto
  • Director: Norio Nakagata
  • Warlock: Timothy Elwell
  • Gladiators: Chris St. James, Darren Lebrecht
  • Rat: Sony3
  • Producer: Jason Elias, Joann Perritano
  • Production Manager: Ron Schmidt, Emi Akimoto, Yumi Ishigami
  • Casting Director: Lisa Bankert
  • First Assistant Director: Louis Milito
  • Second Assistant Director: Phillip Fracassi
  • P.A.: Brett Boydstun, Melanie Miller
  • Director of Photography: Eric S Foster
  • First A C: Jeff Cutter
  • Second A C: Paul Schmidt
  • Make Up Artist: Tarra Day
  • Costume Designer: June Czerwinski
  • Key Grip: Greg Hewett
  • Dolly Grip: Rick Maxey
  • Gaffer: Carlos Montaner
  • B.B.Electric: Taylor Sparks
  • Transportation Coordinator: Jerry Knight
  • Set Medic: Diane Arnold
  • Caterer: International Catering, Ramiro Lopez
  • Music Producer: Doug Aldrich, Emi Akimoto, Yusuke Takahama
  • Music Composer: Naoto Shibata, Yusuke Takahama
  • Guitar: Katsunori Oota
  • Manipulate: Michihiko Shichi
  • Drum Manipulate: Nobuo Horie
  • Sound Technical Adviser: Naozi Karibe
  • Vocal,Keyboards: Kal Swan
  • Bass Guitar: Ian Mayo
  • Drum Programing / Sampling: Steve Klong
  • Engineer: Mack
  • Special Thanks: Mamoru Watanabe, John Harrell, Kazuko Suzuki, Akihiro Kodaka, Takehiko Saeki, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Licca Kurokawa, Yutaka Sakashita, Hiroko Onose, Yumiko Dobashi, Kazunori Nanji, Hideo Kai
  • Executive Producer: Junichiro Kawazoe
  • Presented by: KAZe
Source:
In-game credits[10]

Magazine articles

Main article: Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in Tips & Tricks (US) #11: "Volume III, Issue 1: January 1996" (199x-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Player (DE)
70
[8]
Consoles + (FR)
89
[11]
Digitiser (UK)
60
[12]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
83
[13]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
74
[14]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
68
[15]
Gamers (DE)
80
[16]
Hobby Consolas (ES) PAL
84
[17]
Joypad (FR)
70
[18]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
79
[19]
Maximum (UK)
25
[20]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
80
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
80
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
67
[7]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
75
[23]
Player One (FR)
75
[24]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
62
[25]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
79
[5]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
22
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
52
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
83
[28]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
73
[29]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
87
[30]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
87
[30]
Ultimate Gamer (US)
80
[31]
Sega Saturn
71
Based on
25 reviews

Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators

Saturn, JP
DigitalPinball Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDigitalPinball Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
DigiPinLG Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
DigiPinLG Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
DigiPinLG SS jp manual.pdf
Manual
DigiPinLG Saturn JP Box Inlay.jpg
Inlay
Saturn, JP (Ver.9.7)
DigitalPinballV97 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgDigitalPinballV97 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
DigiPinLGV97 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
DigiPinLGV97 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
DigiPinLGV97 Saturn JP Inlay.jpg
Inlay
Saturn, US
DigitalPinball Saturn US Box Back.jpgDigitalPinball Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
DigitalPinball Saturn US Disc.png
Disc
Digitalpinball sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Digital Pinball Saturn PAL Cover HQ.jpg
Cover
DigitalPinball Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, FR (Blister pack)
DPLG Sat FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Saturn, DE
DigitalPinball Sat DE cover.jpg
Cover
DigitalPinball Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, AU
DigitalPinball Sat AU cover.jpg
Cover
DigitalPinball Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, SG/MY/BN
DigitalPinball Saturn SG MY BN Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
596,398,992 CD-ROM (EU) MK81680-50 V1.004
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
593,804,736 1995-04-28 CD-ROM (JP) T-18901G V1.002
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
665,557,200 1997-07-30 CD-ROM (JP) T-18903G V1.003
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
595,168,896 CD-ROM (US) T-4804H V1.000

Track list

1. Data track
2. Gladiators Main BGM (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Gladiators
3. Gladiators Main BGM (0:44)
From: Gladiators
4. Gladiators Multiball (Intro Voice) (0:10)
From: Gladiators
5. Gladiators Multiball (0:35)
From: Gladiators
6. It's Time For The Real Champ... (Voice) (0:06)
From: Gladiators
7. Gladiators Multiball Restart Ver2 (0:31)
From: Gladiators
8. Gladiators Multiball Restart (0:31)
From: Gladiators
9. Gladiators Main BGM 2 (0:45)
From: Gladiators
10. Glory To The Brave (Voice) (0:06)
From: Gladiators
11. Roman Triumph (1:13)
From: Gladiators
12. S.P.Q.R. (0:32)
From: Gladiators
13. Retiarius (1:08)
From: Gladiators
14. Thracians (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Gladiators
15. Thracians (0:29)
From: Gladiators
16. Chariot Race (1:01)
From: Gladiators
17. Empire (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Gladiators
18. Empire (0:33)
From: Gladiators
19. Bloody Arena (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Gladiators
20. Bloody Arena (1:00)
From: Gladiators
21. Gladiator Show (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Gladiators
22. Gladiator Show (1:00)
From: Gladiators
23. Knight of The Roses Main BGM (Intro Voice) (0:07)
From: Knight of The Roses
24. Knight of The Roses Main BGM (0:55)
From: Knight of The Roses
25. Knight of The Roses Main BGM Ver2 (0:55)
From: Knight of The Roses
26. Knight of The Roses Multiball (Intro Voice) (0:07)
From: Knight of The Roses
27. Knight of The Roses Multiball (0:53)
From: Knight of The Roses
28. Knight of The Roses Main BGM Ver3 (0:55)
From: Knight of The Roses
29. Knight of The Roses Multiball Restart (0:35)
From: Knight of The Roses
30. Knight of The Roses Main BGM 2 (1:00)
From: Knight of The Roses
31. I Knew You Would Come... (Voice) (0:06)
From: Knight of The Roses
32. Guardian Angels (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Knight of The Roses
33. Guardian Angels (0:54)
From: Knight of The Roses
34. Return To The Castle (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Knight of The Roses
35. Return To The Castle (0:22)
From: Knight of The Roses
36. Roses (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Knight of The Roses
37. Roses (0:54)
From: Knight of The Roses
38. Save Princess (0:30)
From: Knight of The Roses
39. Dragon Cave (0:36)
From: Knight of The Roses
40. Black Knight (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Knight of The Roses
41. Black Knight (1:05)
From: Knight of The Roses
42. Take Up The Gauntlet (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Knight of The Roses
43. Take Up The Gauntlet (0:22)
From: Knight of The Roses
44. Necromancer (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Knight of The Roses
45. Necromancer (0:43)
From: Knight of The Roses
46. Dragon Showdown Main BGM (Intro Voice) (0:07)
From: Dragon Showdown
47. Dragon Showdown Main BGM (0:47)
From: Dragon Showdown
48. Dragon Showdown Multiball (0:34)
From: Dragon Showdown
49. Dragon Showdown Multiball Restart Ver2 (0:43)
From: Dragon Showdown
50. Dragon Showdown Multiball Restart (0:43)
From: Dragon Showdown
51. Dragon Showdown Main BGM 2 (0:53)
From: Dragon Showdown
52. Show Us What Your Made... (Voice) (0:06)
From: Dragon Showdown
53. Thunderballs (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Dragon Showdown
54. Thunderballs (0:41)
From: Dragon Showdown
55. To The Temple (0:48)
From: Dragon Showdown
56. Feed Dragon (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Dragon Showdown
57. Feed Dragon (0:41)
From: Dragon Showdown
58. Lords Of The Dragon (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Dragon Showdown
59. Lords Of The Dragon (1:00)
From: Dragon Showdown
60. Conquerers (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Dragon Showdown
61. Conquerers (1:00)
From: Dragon Showdown
62. Samurai Warriors (0:30)
From: Dragon Showdown
63. Sorceress (1:09)
From: Dragon Showdown
64. Banzai Showdown (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Dragon Showdown
65. Banzai Showdown (0:23)
From: Dragon Showdown
66. Warlock Main BGM (0:54)
From: Warlock
67. Warlock Multiball (0:55)
From: Warlock
68. Warlock Multiball Restart Ver2 (0:32)
From: Warlock
69. Warlock Multiball Restart (0:33)
From: Warlock
70. Warlock Main BGM 2 (0:56)
From: Warlock
71. Show Us What Your Made... (Voice) (0:06)
From: Warlock
72. Moon Struck Jack (0:29)
From: Warlock
73. Whitewolf (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Warlock
74. Whitewolf Millions (1:05)
From: Warlock
75. Bloody Jets (0:34)
From: Warlock
76. Sacrafice (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Warlock
77. Sacrafice (0:22)
From: Warlock
78. Thunderstorm (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Warlock
79. Thunderstorm (0:33)
From: Warlock
80. Deathbringer (0:59)
From: Warlock
81. Rats (Intro Voice) (0:06)
From: Warlock
82. Rats (1:05)
From: Warlock
83. Last Judgement (0:36)
From: Warlock
84. Glory Awaits You (Voice) (0:06)
From: Game Over
85. Making Movie (2:24)
86. Game Select & Option (3:21)
Running time: 48:58

References

  1. File:DigitalPinball Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee1.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-02-27 19:54)
  3. http://www.inlink.com:80/~dkreaver/release.html (Wayback Machine: 1997-05-23 02:45)
  4. Press release: 1995-11-08: TIME WARNER INTERACTIVE PUBLISHES 'LAST GLADIATORS DIGITAL PINBALL' FOR THE SEGA SATURN
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Magazine, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-09-12), page 62
  6. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/jeaGoAYETIo/m/Oz54xDeTE1EJ
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mean Machines Sega, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-09-29), page 90
  8. 8.0 8.1 CD Player, "1/96" (DE; 1996-xx-xx), page 21
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 196
  10. File:DigitalPinballLG Saturn JP SSEnding.pdf
  11. Consoles +, "Novembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 128
  12. Digitiser (UK) (1995-09-21)
  13. Famitsu, "1995-06-30" (JP; 1995-06-16), page 31
  14. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 1 January 1996" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 72
  15. GamePro, "March 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 74
  16. Gamers, "November 1995" (DE; 1995-10-11), page 40
  17. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1995" (ES; 1995-xx-xx), page 106
  18. Joypad, "Novembre 1995" (FR; 1995-11-03), page 46
  19. MAN!AC, "10/95" (DE; 1995-09-13), page 67
  20. Maximum, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-11-xx), page 144
  21. Mega Force, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 100
  22. Mega Fun, "11/95" (DE; 1995-10-18), page 77
  23. Next Generation, "November 1995" (US; 1995-10-24), page 174
  24. Player One, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 130
  25. Saturn+, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 58
  26. Sega Power, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-09-21), page 58
  27. Sega Pro, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-08-10), page 58
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "July 1995" (JP; 1995-06-08), page 127
  29. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-31 (1997-09-12)" (JP; 1997-08-29), page 205
  30. 30.0 30.1 Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 11
  31. Ultimate Gamer, "November 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 78