Double Hawk

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Double Hawk
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
£29.99[1][2] 7036
Sega Master System
?F 7036
Sega Master System
DM ? 7036
Sega Master System
?Ptas 7036
Sega Master System
$? ?

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Double Hawk is a third-person shooting game for the Sega Master System. It follows the story of John and Jack, two commandos (who for reason don't wear anything above their waists) attempt to bring down a terrorist organization. Of the two, John has a striking resemblance to John Rambo, a character portrayed by Sylvester Stallone.


Double Hawk is a rail shooter game which plays very similar to arcade game Cabal. Players must use their crosshairs to eliminate waves of enemies until the enemy bar in the status screen dissappears. Players also supplied with grenades to attack enemies. Each stage is divided into several parts and a boss is waiting at the end of each stage.

Game has several power ups. "R" symbol gives you a rapid firing machinegun, while "S" symbol gives you a shotgun with a large crosshair. "B" symbol increases number of grenades you hold.

Game supports two-player co-op but with a somewhat unusual design: Whenever a player loses all of his/her lives, he/she starts using other player's lives, which leads to annoyance between players.

Production credits

Names with a * are Opera House staff.

Magazine articles

Main article: Double Hawk/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №30
49 [2]
20 [3]
80 [4]
Sega Master System
Based on
4 reviews

Master System, EU
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DoubleHawk SMS EU Cart.jpg
Master System, EU
® variant
DoubleHawk SMS EU Box R.jpg
Master System, AU

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
CRC32 8370F6CD
MD5 3E6E6CB8729965FDFDBB422F066AD706
SHA-1 D2428BAF22DA8A70A08FF35389D59030CE764372
256kB Cartridge (EU)