Elemental Master

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Elemental Master
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Technosoft, Renovation Products (US)
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,800 T-18043
Sega Mega Drive
$49.99[1] T-49236

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Elemental Master (エレメンタルマスター) is a 1990 shoot-'em-up by Technosoft for the Sega Mega Drive released exclusively in Japan before Renovation Products brought it to the US in 1993.


The hero Laden has approached the throne of the evil Gyra preparing for a fight, only to discover that Gyra is in fact Laden's long lost brother, Roki. Roki offers Laden the chance to join him in global domination; Laden refuses in shock, and Roki calls his servants, Clauss and Salome, to begin overthrowing King Lorelei and stealing the ELEMENTAL [sic]. The three disappear, leaving Laden to have to stop them by force.


You can choose one of four stages to play; you have one life but infinite continues and can choose a stage after each continue. After beating these four stages you must complete three more in order. A shoots forward and B shoots backward. You can rapidfire for a limited time; you cannot shoot in both directions simultaneously. Powerups are collected as usual. Since the screen always scrolls up, getting stuck at the bottom will kill you.

Each of the first four stages represents an ELEMENTAL; a powerup related to the four classical elements (fire, water, earth, air). Use C to switch between weapons.

Production credits

  • メイン&ボスプログラム: 玄海難の遊び人
  • 敵移動プログラム: まいぺ~すがんちゃん
  • 美術 (背景): ヘビーメタル・アーミー
  • 美術 (敵&デモ): パンクス・ムートン
  • 音響効果大佐: ゆんけるマタイ
  • 音響効果工兵: ふぁんきい素浪人
  • 影の監督: T.O
  • その他: ETC.
COPYRIGHT 1990 Tecno Soft
Source: In-game credits (JP)

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Magazine articles

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Promotional material

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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 [3]
75 [4]
65 №117, [1]
80 [1]
72 [5]
60 №1991-01, p40
90 №13, p92
70 №5, p91
78 [6]
60 [7]
77 №2, p53
81 №18, p65
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Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, JP
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ElementalMaster MD JP Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 390918c6
MD5 9b04970a603ace521c7cca2acaf69804
SHA-1 fd47e4f8c2d6cc82860ae281faad50e3dee2d033
512kB 1992-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 5f553e29
MD5 32e1a15161ef1f070b023738353bde51
SHA-1 6cbe2cd607aa9850306970a8a61cb9fa82445293
512kB 1990-10 Cartridge (JP)