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Critical reception

Mega Drive version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
89 [[|Æskan]] 1993-02-01 ISFlag IS.svg IS [1] [details]
80 Beep! MegaDrive 1993-07-08 JPFlag JP.svg JP NTSC-J [2] [details]
94 Computer & Video Games 1993-02-15 UKFlag UK.svg UK [3] [details]
78 Dengeki Mega Drive 1993-07-08 JPFlag JP.svg JP NTSC-J [4] [details]
83 Electronic Gaming Monthly 199x-xx-xx USFlag US.svg US NTSC-U [5] [details]
97 Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide 1993-11-18 UKFlag UK.svg UK [6] [details]
100 GamePro 1993-xx-xx USFlag US.svg US NTSC-U [7] [details]
95 GamesMaster 1993-02-18 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [8] [details]
70 Hippon Super 1993-08-03 JPFlag JP.svg JP NTSC-J [9] [details]
91 Hobby Consolas 199x-xx-xx ESFlag ES.svg ES [10] [details]
96 Joypad 199x-xx-xx FRFlag FR.svg FR PAL [11] [details]
93 Joystick 199x-xx-xx FRFlag FR.svg FR PAL [12] [details]
95 Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming 1993-xx-xx UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [13] [details]
93 Mega 1993-02-18 UKFlag UK.svg UK NTSC-U [14] [details]
88 Mega Byte 1993-02-13 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [15] [details]
94 MegaTech 1992-11-20 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [16] [details]
85 Micromanía (segunda época) 1993-0x-xx ESFlag ES.svg ES [17] [details]
97 Mean Machines Sega 1992-11-xx UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [18] [details]
90 Player One 1992-12-10 FRFlag FR.svg FR [19] [details]
73 Power Play 1993-01-xx DEFlag DE.svg DE [20] [details]
84 Sega Magazin 1993-09-01 DEFlag DE.svg DE [21] [details]
80 Sega News 1996-xx-xx CZFlag CZ.svg CZ [22] [details]
92 Sega Power 1993-02-04 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [23] [details]
94 Sega Pro 1993-01-14 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [24] [details]
94 Sega Pro 1993-03-11 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [25] [details]
93 Sega Zone 1993-01-20 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [26] [details]
92 Sega Force 1993-05-13 SEFlag SE.svg SE [27] [details]
91 Sega Force 1992-12-10 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [28] [details]
79 Svet Kompjutera 1996-xx-xx YU20px YU [29] [details]
78 Sega Saturn Magazine 1995-08-08 JPFlag JP.svg JP NTSC-J [30] [details]
93 User 1993-0x-xx GRFlag GR.svg GR PAL [31] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 31 89 70 100 30 Very positive
World NTSC-J 4 77 70 80 10 Positive
World NTSC-U 3 92 83 100 18 Very positive
World PAL 13 93 88 97 9 Very positive
Flag JP.svg JP All 4 77 70 80 10 Positive
Flag JP.svg JP NTSC-J 4 77 70 80 10 Positive
Flag US.svg US All 2 91 83 100 18 Very positive
Flag US.svg US NTSC-U 2 91 83 100 18 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK All 13 94 88 97 9 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK NTSC-U 1 93 93 93 0 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK PAL 10 93 88 97 9 Very positive
Flag FR.svg FR All 3 93 90 96 6 Very positive
Flag FR.svg FR PAL 2 95 93 96 3 Very positive
Flag DE.svg DE All 2 79 73 84 11 Positive
Flag ES.svg ES All 2 88 85 91 6 Very positive
Flag CZ.svg CZ All 1 80 80 80 0 Positive
Flag GR.svg GR All 1 93 93 93 0 Very positive
Flag GR.svg GR PAL 1 93 93 93 0 Very positive
Flag IS.svg IS All 1 89 89 89 0 Very positive
Flag SE.svg SE All 1 92 92 92 0 Very positive
Flag YU 1992.svg YU All 1 79 79 79 0 Positive

Mega-CD version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
94 Computer & Video Games 1993-09-15 UKFlag UK.svg UK [32] [details]
91 Digitiser 1993-07-16 UKFlag UK.svg UK NTSC [33] [details]
80 Edge 1993-08-19 UKFlag UK.svg UK [34] [details]
78 Electronic Gaming Monthly 1993-xx-xx USFlag US.svg US NTSC-U [35] [details]
93 Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide 1993-11-18 UKFlag UK.svg UK [36] [details]
95 GamePro 1993-xx-xx USFlag US.svg US NTSC-U [37] [details]
90 GamesMaster 1993-10-21 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [38] [details]
92 Hyper 1993-xx-xx AUFlag AU.svg AU [39] [details]
96 Joypad 1993-xx-xx FRFlag FR.svg FR PAL [40] [details]
87 Joypad 1994-xx-xx HUFlag HU.svg HU [41] [details]
83 Mega 1993-08-19 UKFlag UK.svg UK NTSC-U [42] [details]
88 Mega Action 1993-08-12 UKFlag UK.svg UK NTSC-U [43] [details]
80 Megablast 1993-12-29 DEFlag DE.svg DE PAL [44] [details]
72 Mega Fun 1993-08-18 DEFlag DE.svg DE PAL [45] [details]
90 Mega Power 1993-07-29 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [46] [details]
92 MegaTech 1993-08-20 UKFlag UK.svg UK NTSC [47] [details]
96 Mean Machines Sega 1993-07-30 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [48] [details]
95 Player One 1993-1x-xx FRFlag FR.svg FR [49] [details]
90 Score 1994-12-01 CZFlag CZ.svg CZ [50] [details]
84 Sega Magazin 1993-09-01 DEFlag DE.svg DE [21] [details]
87 Sega Power 1993-09-02 UKFlag UK.svg UK NTSC-U [51] [details]
78 Sega Pro 1993-08-12 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [52] [details]
90 Sonic the Comic 1993-12-11 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [53] [details]
92 Todo Sega 1993-xx-xx ESFlag ES.svg ES PAL [54] [details]
80 Video Games 1993-08-25 DEFlag DE.svg DE NTSC-U [55] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 25 88 72 96 24 Very positive
World NTSC-U 6 85 78 95 18 Very positive
World PAL 9 87 72 96 24 Very positive
Flag US.svg US All 2 86 78 95 18 Very positive
Flag US.svg US NTSC-U 2 86 78 95 18 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK All 13 89 78 96 18 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK NTSC-U 3 86 83 88 5 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK PAL 5 89 78 96 18 Very positive
Flag FR.svg FR All 2 96 95 96 1 Very positive
Flag FR.svg FR PAL 1 96 96 96 0 Very positive
Flag DE.svg DE All 4 79 72 84 12 Positive
Flag DE.svg DE NTSC-U 1 80 80 80 0 Positive
Flag DE.svg DE PAL 2 76 72 80 8 Positive
Flag ES.svg ES All 1 92 92 92 0 Very positive
Flag ES.svg ES PAL 1 92 92 92 0 Very positive
Flag AU.svg AU All 1 92 92 92 0 Very positive
Flag CZ.svg CZ All 1 90 90 90 0 Very positive
Flag HU.svg HU All 1 87 87 87 0 Very positive

Master System version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
88 Consoles + 1994-0x-xx FRFlag FR.svg FR [56] [details]
94 Computer & Video Games 1994-06-15 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [57] [details]
92 Mean Machines Sega 1994-05-28 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [58] [details]
94 Player One 1994-0x-xx FRFlag FR.svg FR PAL [59] [details]
93 Sega Magazine 1994-05-15 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [60] [details]
92 Sega Magazine 1994-07-15 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [61] [details]
86 Sega Power 1994-07-07 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [62] [details]
91 Sega Pro 1994-06-16 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [63] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 8 91 86 94 8 Very positive
World PAL 7 92 86 94 8 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK All 6 91 86 94 8 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK PAL 6 91 86 94 8 Very positive
Flag FR.svg FR All 2 91 88 94 6 Very positive
Flag FR.svg FR PAL 1 94 94 94 0 Very positive

Game Gear version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
90 Consoles + 1993-xx-xx FRFlag FR.svg FR [64] [details]
93 Computer & Video Games 1993-08-15 UKFlag UK.svg UK [65] [details]
89 Freak 1993-xx-xx ILFlag IL.svg IL [66] [details]
85 GamePro 1993-xx-xx USFlag US.svg US NTSC-U [67] [details]
85 Joypad 1993-xx-xx FRFlag FR.svg FR PAL [68] [details]
87 Joypad 1994-xx-xx HUFlag HU.svg HU [41] [details]
82 Mega Force 1993-11-10 FRFlag FR.svg FR [69] [details]
89 Megazin 1994-xx-xx SIFlag SI.svg SI [70] [details]
88 Mean Machines Sega 1993-09-28 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [71] [details]
96 Player One 1993-1x-xx FRFlag FR.svg FR [49] [details]
85 Score 1994-08-01 CZFlag CZ.svg CZ [72] [details]
93 Sega Magazine 1993-12-10 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [73] [details]
82 Sega Power 1993-09-02 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [74] [details]
93 Sega Pro 1993-10-14 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [75] [details]
90 Sega Zone 1993-12-23 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [76] [details]
92 Sega Force 1993-11-04 SEFlag SE.svg SE [77] [details]
85 Sonic the Comic 1993-09-18 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [78] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 17 88 82 96 14 Very positive
World NTSC-U 1 85 85 85 0 Very positive
World PAL 7 88 82 93 11 Very positive
Flag US.svg US All 1 85 85 85 0 Very positive
Flag US.svg US NTSC-U 1 85 85 85 0 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK All 7 89 82 93 11 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK PAL 6 89 82 93 11 Very positive
Flag FR.svg FR All 4 88 82 96 14 Very positive
Flag FR.svg FR PAL 1 85 85 85 0 Very positive
Flag CZ.svg CZ All 1 85 85 85 0 Very positive
Flag HU.svg HU All 1 87 87 87 0 Very positive
Flag IL.svg IL All 1 89 89 89 0 Very positive
Flag SE.svg SE All 1 92 92 92 0 Very positive
Flag SI.svg SI All 1 89 89 89 0 Very positive

Windows PC version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
88 576 KByte 1996-xx-xx HUFlag HU.svg HU [79] [details]
76 Computer & Video Games 1996-03-14 UKFlag UK.svg UK [80] [details]
75 Dimension-3 1995-xx-xx USFlag US.svg US [81] [details]
75 LeveL 1996-04-03 CZFlag CZ.svg CZ [82] [details]
80 Mean Machines Sega 1996-0x-xx UKFlag UK.svg UK [83] [details]
81 PC Gamer 1996-02-22 UKFlag UK.svg UK [84] [details]
75 PC Gamer 1995-12-10 USFlag US.svg US [85] [details]
70 PC Review 1996-03-15 UKFlag UK.svg UK [86] [details]
70 Score 1996-04-09 CZFlag CZ.svg CZ [87] [details]
79 Svet Kompjutera 1996-xx-xx YU20px YU [29] [details]
94 Sonic the Comic 1996-10-02 UKFlag UK.svg UK PAL [88] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 11 78 70 94 24 Positive
World PAL 1 94 94 94 0 Very positive
Flag US.svg US All 2 75 75 75 0 Positive
Flag UK.svg UK All 5 80 70 94 24 Very positive
Flag UK.svg UK PAL 1 94 94 94 0 Very positive
Flag CZ.svg CZ All 2 73 70 75 5 Positive
Flag HU.svg HU All 1 88 88 88 0 Very positive
Flag YU 1992.svg YU All 1 79 79 79 0 Positive

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References

  1. Æskan, "" (IS; 1993-02-01), page 1
  2. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1993" (JP; 1993-07-08), page 21
  3. Computer & Video Games, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-15), page 24
  4. Dengeki Mega Drive, "August 1993" (JP; 1993-07-08), page 36
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 24
  6. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 40
  7. GamePro, "February 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 40
  8. GamesMaster, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-18), page 60
  9. Hippon Super, "September 1993" (JP; 1993-08-03), page 49
  10. Hobby Consolas, "Enero 1993" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 70
  11. Joypad, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 64
  12. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 234
  13. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 38
  14. Mega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-18), page 42
  15. Mega Byte, "February 13, 1993" (UK; 1993-02-13), page 1
  16. MegaTech, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-20), page 20
  17. Micromanía (segunda época), "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 43
  18. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-xx), page 24
  19. Player One, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-12-10), page 96
  20. Power Play, "2/93" (DE; 1993-01-xx), page 137
  21. 21.0 21.1 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 26
  22. Sega News, "Říjen 1996" (CZ; 1996-xx-xx), page 24
  23. Sega Power, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-04), page 44
  24. Sega Pro, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 34
  25. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  26. Sega Zone, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-20), page 24
  27. Sega Force, "3/93" (SE; 1993-05-13), page 6
  28. Sega Force, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 96
  29. 29.0 29.1 Svet Kompjutera, "Mart 1996" (YU; 1996-xx-xx), page 78
  30. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  31. User, "Ioúlios-Ávgoustos 1993" (GR; 1993-0x-xx), page 48
  32. Computer & Video Games, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-15), page 42
  33. Digitiser (UK) (1993-07-16)
  34. Edge, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 85
  35. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 28
  36. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 120
  37. GamePro, "August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 98
  38. GamesMaster, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-21), page 84
  39. Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 62
  40. Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 140
  41. 41.0 41.1 Joypad, "1/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 15
  42. Mega, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 57
  43. Mega Action, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 27
  44. Megablast, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-29), page 35
  45. Mega Fun, "09/93" (DE; 1993-08-18), page 32
  46. Mega Power, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-29), page 20
  47. MegaTech, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-20), page 56
  48. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-07-30), page 86
  49. 49.0 49.1 Player One, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 148
  50. Score, "Prosinec 1994" (CZ; 1994-12-01), page 26
  51. Sega Power, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-02), page 50
  52. Sega Pro, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 42
  53. Sonic the Comic, "December 11th 1993" (UK; 1993-12-11), page 11
  54. Todo Sega, "Octubre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 40
  55. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 40
  56. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 169
  57. Computer & Video Games, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-15), page 99
  58. Mean Machines Sega, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-28), page 79
  59. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 116
  60. Sega Magazine, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 92
  61. Sega Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 97
  62. Sega Power, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-07), page 62
  63. Sega Pro, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 56
  64. Consoles +, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 168
  65. Computer & Video Games, "September 1993 (Go! Issue 23)" (UK; 1993-08-15), page 6
  66. Freak, "12/93" (IL; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
  67. GamePro, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 229
  68. Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 83
  69. Mega Force, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-11-10), page 114
  70. Megazin, "Letnik 2, Številka 5, Januar 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  71. Mean Machines Sega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-09-28), page 96
  72. Score, "Srpen 1994" (CZ; 1994-08-01), page 60
  73. Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 126
  74. Sega Power, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-02), page 42
  75. Sega Pro, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-14), page 75
  76. Sega Zone, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-23), page 79
  77. Sega Force, "7/93" (SE; 1993-11-04), page 26
  78. Sonic the Comic, "September 18th 1993" (UK; 1993-09-18), page 10
  79. 576 KByte, "Július-Augusztus 1996" (HU; 1996-xx-xx), page 27
  80. Computer & Video Games, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-03-14), page 59
  81. Dimension-3, "Volume 1, Issue 7: December 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 24
  82. LeveL, "Duben 1996" (CZ; 1996-04-03), page 1
  83. Mean Machines Sega, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-0x-xx), page 88
  84. PC Gamer, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-02-22), page 102
  85. PC Gamer, "Vol. 3, No. 1: January 1996" (US; 1995-12-10), page 197
  86. PC Review, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-03-15), page 73
  87. Score, "Duben 1996" (CZ; 1996-04-09), page 1
  88. Sonic the Comic, "15 October 1996" (UK; 1996-10-02), page 11


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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototype 1993-04-21 |
Sega Game Gear
1993-06-14 | EPROM 20