Eternal Champions

From Sega Retro

For the Sega Mega-CD game, see Eternal Champions: Challenge From the Dark Side.

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Eternal Champions
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Supporting companies:
Distributor:
Sega Mega Drive
SF Interactive Media (SE rental)
Sound driver: GEMS
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad, Activator
Genre: Action[2][3]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,8007,800 G-4114
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.9969.99[4] 1145
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Mega Hit)
$19.9919.99[5]
ESRB: Teen
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1145
Sega Mega Drive
EU
(Classic)
1145-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 149149
Sega Mega Drive
DE
(Special Collectors Edition)
Sega Mega Drive
ES
(Special Collectors Edition)
Sega Mega Drive
FR
(Special Collectors Edition)
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1145
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£59.9959.99[7][8] 1145
Sega Mega Drive
UK
(Special Collectors Edition)
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
IT
(Special Collectors Edition)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$139.95139.95[10] FETE00SMC
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Platinum)
FETE00SMC
Sega Mega Drive
BR
047010
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM93041JG
Sega Mega Drive
AS
1145
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[15]
CERO: B
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[12]
ESRB: Teen
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[11]
PEGI: 18+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[16]
OFLC: Mature (M)
Steam
US
$2.992.99[18] 34288
ESRB: Teen
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[18] 34288
PEGI: 18+
Steam
DE
€2.492.49[18] 34288
USK: 12
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[18] 34288
BBFC: Suitable for 15 years and over (15)
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[18] 34288
OFLC: Mature (M)
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[20] 34288
ESRB: Teen
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[20] 34288
PEGI: 18+
Steam Linux
DE
€0.990.99[20] 34288
USK: 12
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[20] 34288
BBFC: Suitable for 15 years and over (15)
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[20] 34288
OFLC: Mature (M)
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[20] 34288
ESRB: Teen
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[20] 34288
PEGI: 18+
Steam OS X
DE
€0.990.99[20] 34288
USK: 12
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[20] 34288
BBFC: Suitable for 15 years and over (15)
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[20] 34288
OFLC: Mature (M)

Eternal Champions (エターナルチャンピオンズ) is a 2D fighting game developed for the Sega Mega Drive by Sega Interactive and released in 1993. The game was created by Sega of America to capitalize on the massive success of Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat.

Story

An omniscient being known as the Eternal Champion predicts that mankind will soon fade from existence due to the untimely and unjust deaths of key individuals throughout history who were destined for greatness. Seeking to restore balance to the world, the Eternal Champion gathers these souls from time moments before their deaths. The Eternal Champion only has enough power to restore life to one of these individuals, so he organizes and holds a fighting tournament between them, where the victor will be able to regain their life and change their fate while bringing balance to the universe, whilst the losers will be forced to die just as history recorded.

Gameplay

Much like its highly influential peers, Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat, Eternal Champions is a 2D one-on-one fighting game in which players fight as one of a variety of different characters, in this case dragged from different periods of time to do battle. The player fights their way through a contest, hoping to face the Eternal Champion and return to their normal life. Players compete in best-of-three-round matches with time limits. Like Mortal Kombat, there is a high level of violence.

Characters move with Left and Right, crouch with Down, and jump with Up. Like the Street Fighter games, there are three punches and three kicks that vary based upon speed and power. The punches are X (straight), Y (lunge), and Z (swing). The kicks are A (snap), B (thrust), and C (wheel). The weakest punches and kicks are fast but do minimal damage, medium attacks are a balanced mix of recovery speed and damage, and strong attacks are the most powerful but recover the slowest. Attacks can be blocked by pressing away (for high attacks) or down and away (for low attacks). Grapples are executed by standing close to an opponent and pressing Left or Right and using either the medium or the strong punch button. These attacks cannot be blocked or escaped. If a character is hit several times in a row they become "dizzy" and their opponent can land a free attack.

When playing with a standard three-button control pad,  START  toggles between punches and kicks and  START +A+B+C pauses the game. The game also supports the Activator (and it was packaged with the device in North America). The instruction manual has a list of moves for the device.

Each character has their own unique special attacks that are performed with special button combinations. All special moves are performed by either pressing multiple buttons together or holding a direction to charge and then pressing the opposite direction together with an attack button. There are no rolling motions in this game, and a given special move may only be performed with a specific button (rather than with any punch or any kick button). Every special move costs an amount of Inner Strength, depicted by a Yin/Yang symbol next to the character's health bar at the top of the screen during a fight. Characters cannot perform special moves if they do not have sufficient Inner Strength remaining, but it replenishes over time. Different special attacks decrease the meter by different amounts, and the characters each have a taunt move that decreases their opponent's special attack meter as well. In the single-player mode, the computer opponent can do special moves even after its meter has reached zero.

The game introduces stage-specific finishing moves called Overkills. These are performed by defeating an opponent such that they fall upon a certain area of ground. If they land in the right spot, the life bars disappear and some element of the background kills them.

Modes

There are multiple game modes:

  • Contest: The main single-player mode. The player chooses a character and fights eight computer-controlled opponents before facing the Eternal Champion. If the player loses a match in this mode, the player must not only fight the opponent again but also the previous opponent.
  • Fight: One player fights a computer-controlled opponent or two players fight each other in a single match. Players are provided with numerous options, including the amount of time for each round, the number of rounds, the game speed, and handicaps for each player.
  • Battle Room: A one-on-one battle, again playable by one or two players, in a special room with various hazards that can be enabled, such as grenades, mines, or special weapons that switch the positions of the fighters or steal health from one fighter to give to another.
  • Training: A single-player mode where the player can play three practice mini-games: Dexterity Spheres, where the player hits as many flying spheres as possible before being knocked out; Holo-Trainer, where the player tries to score as many points against a holographic opponent as possible (with different attacks having different point values); and Practice Sphere, where the player attacks a large sphere to practice targeting opponents in certain zones (such as head-, mid-, or foot-range).
  • Tournament: Contains a Round-a-Bout tournament where two players choose nine fighters and try to eliminate all of their opponent's fighters, a Single Elimination tournament where three to 32 players compete in a tournament bracket where each player is eliminated after a single loss, and a Double Elimination tournament where three to 16 players compete in a tournament bracket where each player is eliminated after two losses.

Characters

Note: Move lists assume that the character is facing right. When facing left, Left and Right should be reversed.

P Any punch button
 LP  Light punch
 MP  Medium punch
 HP  Hard punch
K Any kick button
 LK  Light kick
 MK  Medium kick
 HK  Hard kick

Playable

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Shadow
Full name:
Shadow Yamoto
Time period:
1993 AD
Occupation:
corporate assassin
Fighting style:
Taijutsu and Ninjitsu
A ninja assassin from modern-day (1993 AD) Japan. She was thrown off the top of her employer’s skyscraper before she could publicly expose the murderous actions of her syndicate.
Move list
Name Command Description
Twirling Fan Attack Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ LK  (one twirl)
Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ MK  (two twirls)
Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HK  (three twirls)
Shadow does one or more cartwheels (depending on which button is used), then attacks with a steel fan.
High Jump Angle Kick Hold Down for 0.5 seconds, then Up+ MK  Shadow jumps high into the air, then comes down with a dive kick.
Shadow Mode Hold  LP + MP + HP  for 3 seconds Shadow becomes a shadow and can attack without being harmed for 5 seconds.
Smoke Screen  LK + MK + HK , then
 LK + MK  (reappear on left)
 MK + HK  (reappear on right)
 LP + MP  (reappear on left in the air)
 MP + HP  (reappear on right in the air)
Shadow disappears for a moment before reappearing next to her opponent. Alternatively, the player can input a special combination while she is invisible to reappear in a different location.
Shuriken Throw Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ LP  (slow)
Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ MP  (fast)
Shadow throws a shuriken straight ahead. The speed depends on the button used.
Knife Throw Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Up-right+ LP  (slow)
Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Up-right+ MP  (fast)
Shadow throws a knife at an upward angle. The speed depends on the button used.
Smoke Bomb Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Down-right+ LP  (slow)
Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Down-right+ MP  (fast)
Shadow throws a bomb at an arc. The speed depends on the button used.
Flying Mine Uzume-Bi Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HP  Shadow throws a mine that explodes on impact.
Flying Step Tobi Ashi  LK + MK  (short)
 MK + HK  (medium)
 LK + HK  (long)
Shadow slides along the ground, sweeping her opponent. The distance of the slide depends on the buttons used.
Insult  LP + HP  Shadow taunts her opponent, which leaves her open to attack but drains her opponent's Inner Strength.
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RAX
Full name:
RAX Coswell
Time period:
2345 AD
Occupation:
cyber-fighter
Fighting style:
Muay Thai Kickboxing
An American cyber-kickboxer from 2345 AD. His trainer programmed a virus into his RAX exoskeleton software to ensure he lost an important match. Coswell died during the match as a result.
Move list
Name Command Description
Lock and Load  LK + MK  RAX targets his opponent and then launches an energy ball at them from his eye.
Air Jets Hold Down for 0.5 seconds, then Up+ MK  RAX hovers high in the air using the jets on the bottom of his feet. He stops hovering after several seconds or if the player presses  MP .
Cyber Punch  LP + MP + HP  RAX dashes and punches.
Cyber Kick  LK + MK + HK  RAX dashes and kicks.
Jet Knee Smash Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HK  RAX hovers in the air, then uses his jets to fly across the screen with his knee forward.
Overload  LK + HK  RAX overloads his system and launches an energy ball across the screen.
Turbine Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ LK  RAX spins in place, which pulls opponents to the opposite side of him and neutralizes projectiles.
Insult  LP + HP  RAX taunts his opponent, which leaves him open to attack but drains his opponent's Inner Strength.
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Blade
Full name:
Jonathan Blade
Time period:
2030 AD
Occupation:
bounty hunter
Fighting style:
Kenpo
A Syrian bounty hunter from 2030 AD. He was hired by the government to help track down a terrorist that had stolen a lethal virus. Blade was about to apprehend the terrorist when special forces agents opened fire on both of them, accidentally causing the terrorist to drop the vial and release the virus.
Move list
Name Command Description
Stun Beam Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HP  Blade fires a energy ball from his wrist that does no damage but stuns his opponent momentarily on impact.
Tracking Blade Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ LP + MP  Blade releases a spinning blade from his bracelet that hovers in the air before homing in on his opponent and exploding.
Straight Blade Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ MP + HP  Blade releases a spinning blade from his bracelet that flies straight ahead into an opponent.
Personal Shield  LP + MP + HP  Blade surrounds himself in a protective shield that reduces all damage by half while it is active.
Projectile Containment Field  LK + MK  Blade uses his bracelets to slow any incoming projectiles to half speed.
Wild Fury Attack  LK + MK + HK  Blade unleashes a flurry of palm strikes in front of him.
Backfire  LK + HK  Blade shoots a tracking cursor that temporarily prevents his opponent from using projectiles.
Power Drain Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HK  Blade shoots a tethered probe from his bracelet that transfers Inner Strength to him from his opponent if it connects.
Insult  LP + HP  Blade taunts his opponent, which leaves him open to attack but drains his opponent's Inner Strength.
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Jetta
Full name:
Jetta Maxx
Time period:
1899 AD
Occupation:
circus acrobat
Fighting style:
Savate and Pencak Silat
A member of Russian aristocracy from 1899 AD. She was working undercover as a circus acrobat at the time of her death. A boxer revolutionary tampered with her tightrope equipment ahead of a major show in China. She fell to her death in front of the live crowd. When her true identity was revealed, it heightened tensions between both nations.

Jetta Maxx initially started life off as a male clown character. According to Michael Latham, this character's special move ideas were recycled for the Senator secret character in Eternal Champions: Challenge From the Dark Side.

Move list
Name Command Description
Flying Choke Hold Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HP  Jetta throws her bracelet and sleeve at her opponent, which wraps around her opponent's neck if it connects and chokes them.
Phase Hold  LP + MP + HP  for 1 second Jetta concentrates and doubles her movement speed for a duration or until she is hit.
Resonate  LK + HK  while Phase is active Jetta begins to flash red. If she touches her opponent in this state, the opponent's movement is severely restricted for a duration.
Ricochet Hold Down for 1 second, then Up+ LK  (left)
Hold Down for 1 second, then Up+ HK  (right)
Jetta spins into a ball, jumps to the ceiling, then rolls along the ground left or right (depending on the button used).
Bladerang Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ LP  (one hit)
Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ MP  (two hits)
Jetta throws a Bladerang, a small projectile that returns like a boomerang, which hits one or two times (depending on the button used).
Ceiling Grab Hold Down for 1 second, then Up+ MP  Jetta throws a Bladerang, then jumps onto the ceiling. The Bladerang attacks multiple times and returns to Jetta, who then performs a Death Dive.
Death Dive  LK  or  HK  while grabbing the ceiling Jetta dives down toward her opponent.
Moving Corkscrew  LK + MK  (left)
 MK + HK  (right)
Jetta spins on her toes, dealing damage with her hand blades.
Insult  LP + HP  Jetta taunts her opponent, which leaves her open to attack but drains her opponent's Inner Strength.
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Slash
Full name:
Slash
Time period:
50,000 BC
Occupation:
prehistoric hunter
Fighting style:
Pain
A prehistoric hunter from 50,000 BC. He was sentenced to death by the elders of his tribe who feared that Slash would use his high intelligence to usurp them.
Move list
Name Command Description
Massive Club Swing  LP + MP + HP  Slash spins in a circle while swinging his club.
Double-Footed Swing  LK + HK  Slash does a backflip kick.
De-Claw Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HP  Slash shoots a claw from his club across the screen.
Power Thud Club Swing  MP + HP  Slash jumps in the air and drives his club into the ground when he lands, knocking over opponents on the ground.
Spinal Crush Right+ MP  (close) Slash hangs off his opponent while he bashes their head with his club.
Running Headbutt Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HK  Slash charges at his opponent with a headbutt.
Bat Back Projectile  LP + MP  Slash swings his club and bats away an incoming projectile.
Insult  LP + HP  Slash taunts his opponent, which leaves him open to attack but drains his opponent's Inner Strength.
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Trident
Full name:
Trident
Time period:
110 BC
Occupation:
gladiator
Fighting style:
Capoeria
An artificial being created by the Atlanteans from 110 BC. He was killed by a rival before he could compete in the final match of a gladiator tournament. As a consequence, the Roman Empire banished his race to the sea where they were eventually wiped out.
Move list
Name Command Description
Depth Charge Field  LP + MP  Trident surrounds himself in a blue field. If he touches his opponent in this state, the opponent moves as if they are underwater for a duration.
Bio-Drain Field  MP + HP  Trident surrounds himself in a red field. If he touches his opponent in this state, the opponent does half damage for a duration.
Bio-Stun Field  LK + MK  Trident surrounds himself in a green field. If he touches his opponent in this state, the opponent is temporarily stunned.
Repulser Field  MK + HK  Trident surrounds himself in a yellow field that repels opponents and prevents them from moving close to him (and vice versa) for several seconds.
Spinning Trident  LP + MP + HP  Trident spins his trident in front of him at high speed like a drill.
Sliding Spinning Trident Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ MP  Trident lunges forward in a crouched position with his trident extended.
Plasma Bolt Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HP  Trident shoots a plasma bolt across the screen from his trident, which dizzies his opponent on impact.
Liquid Mode  LK + MK + HK  Trident transforms into a liquid state and moves forward a short distance, letting him move through opponents and projectiles.
Insult  LP + HP  Trident taunts his opponent, which leaves him open to attack but drains his opponent's Inner Strength.
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Xavier
Full name:
Xavier Pendragon
Time period:
1692 AD
Occupation:
warlock/alchemist
Fighting style:
Hapkido Cane Fighting
An alchemy student from 1692 AD. He was executed under a false charge of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials.
Move list
Name Command Description
Dragon Trap Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HP  Xavier throws a snake from his cane, which grabs and attacks his opponent if it touches.
Snap Back Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ LP  Xavier extends his cane to twice its length and uses it to attack in front of him.
Identity Change  LP + MP + HP  Xavier shoots a magic ball that transforms his opponent into a different character (chosen at random) for several seconds. If this move is reflected, Xavier is transformed for the rest of the match.
Midas Touch Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ MP  Xavier shoots a magic ball that transmutes his opponent to gold temporarily, stunning them.
Attack and Smack  LK + MK + HK  Xavier extends his cane and uses it to grab his opponent, draw them in, and strike them.
Swap Spell  LP + MP  Xavier casts a spell and switches positions with his opponent.
Confusion Spell  LK + HK  Xavier shoots a magic ball that confuses his opponent, scrambling their controls for 5 seconds.
Insult  LP + HP  Xavier taunts his opponent, which leaves him open to attack but drains his opponent's Inner Strength.
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Midknight
Full name:
Mitchell Midleton Knight
Time period:
1967 AD
Occupation:
bio-chemist
Fighting style:
Jeet Kune Do
A vampire-like mutant hiding in Vietnam. In his former life, he was a noted British biochemist. He was hired by U.S. forces to spike water supplies during the Vietnam War in 1967. He became exposed to the chemical, and was mutated like every other victim. He was killed by a vampire hunter hired by the government before he could create a cure.
Move list
Name Command Description
Bedazzle  LP + MP + HP  Midknight shoots an energy bolt from his eyes that does no damage but forces his opponent to walk toward him if it hits.
Dispel  LK + MK + HK  Midknight surrounds himself in an energy field. If an opponent touches this field, they lose Inner Strength for 40 seconds.
Mist Attack  LK + HK  Midknight vaporizes into mist, flies over to his opponent, and attacks with impunity. He returns to solid form after attacking or if the attack if blocked.
Flying Wall Smash Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Up+ HP  Midknight flies across the screen, slamming his opponent against the wall.
Life Drain Right+ LP + MP + HP  (close) Midknight grabs his opponent and siphons a sixth of their life force.
Overhead Stomach Punch Right+ LK + MK + HK  (close) Midknight hoists his opponent over his head and punches them in the stomach, sending them flying across the screen.
Ceiling Ram Hold Down for 0.5 seconds, then Up+ HK  (close) Midknight grabs his opponent and slams them into the ceiling.
Insult  LP + HP  Midknight taunts his opponent, which leaves him open to attack but drains his opponent's Inner Strength.
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Larcen
Full name:
Larcen Tyler
Time period:
1920 AD
Occupation:
ex-cat burglar
Fighting style:
Praying Mantis Kung Fu
A former cat-burglar from 1920s Chicago. He used to do jobs for a local crime boss. He was hired to plant evidence in the hospital room of a rival mafia leader. It was only when he got to the location that he discovered that his real target was the Chief of Police, and the "evidence" was actually a bomb. Larcen was killed in the explosion that destroyed most of the hospital.
Move list
Name Command Description
Ceiling Crawl Hold Down for 1 second, then Up+ HK  Larcen jumps onto the ceiling. He can move along the ceiling with Left and Right. After a short duration, he performs a Ceiling Drop.
Ceiling Drop  MP  or  HP  while grabbing the ceiling Larcen dives while attacking with his claws and foot blades.
Air Sweep  LK + HK  Larcen jumps backward while throwing his grappling hook out toward the ground, which sweeps his opponent.
Long Distance Sweep Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ HP  Larcen crouches and throws his grappling hook out, which sweeps his opponent.
Power Sweep Hold  LK + MK + HK  for 1.5 seconds Larcen attaches his grappling hook to the ceiling and uses to swing ahead while kicking.
Sai Throw Hold Left for 0.5 seconds, then Right+ MP  Larcen throws a sai across the screen.
Swinging Hammer Fist  LP + MP + HP  Larcen throws a series of quick punches.
Reflect Back Projectile Left+ LP  Larcen swats away a projectile at double speed.
Insult  LP + HP  Larcen taunts his opponent, which leaves him open to attack but drains his opponent's Inner Strength.

Bosses

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Eternal Champion
The mysterious host of the tournament. The final boss of the game. He has infinite Inner Strength. The match against him consists of a single round, but he has five different forms that must be defeated. The player gets some health restored after each form. If the player is defeated by the Eternal Champion, the game ends and cannot be continued.

Stages

Stages are chosen randomly in the single-player mode but can be chosen manually in the two-player mode.

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Shadow
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RAX
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Blade
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Jetta
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Slash
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Trident
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Xavier
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Midknight
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Larcen
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Eternal Champion
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History

Legacy

Sega of America took great pride in Eternal Champions, with the game selling very well in Western territories and being re-released under the Mega Hit Series, Classic Mega Drive, and Sega Platinum Collection ranges, amongst much spin-off merchandise. However, the game was never fully adopted by Sega of Japan, who preferred to concentrate efforts on the Virtua Fighter series (and later products such as Fighting Vipers and Last Bronx). As such, Eternal Champions was sidelined after Sega's US operations were downsized during the late-1990s and is unlikely to make a return in the foreseeable future.

Nevertheless, Eternal Champions was followed by the Sega Mega-CD title Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side, released in 1995 and saw two spin-off games, Chicago Syndicate and X-Perts. A second sequel, Eternal Champions: The Final Chapter, entered production, but work was halted by Sega's Japanese arm.

Eternal Champions has since been re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console service.

Comic adaptation

Sonic the Comic included few "Eternal Champions" comics strips, where the champions work together as a team. The story arcs are: "Eternal Champions" (issue #19 to issue #24) and "Larson's Revenge" (#37 to #40). Furthermore, Sonic the Comic had a special issue Eternal Champions Special, that is fully dedicated to the game, containing three "Eternal Champions" stories: "Death Isn't Forever", "Reality Check" and "Brains & Brawls".

Production credits

Program Code/Design (C) 1993 SEGA
All Rights Reserved
Source:
In-game credits
Eternal Champions MD credits.pdf
[21]

Source:
US manual
Eternal Champions MD US Manual.pdf
[1]


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Eternal Champions/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Eternal Champions/Promotional material.

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
97
80 №14, p42-44
95 [22]
78
Sega Mega Drive
88
Based on
4 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[23]
Alaab Alcomputtar (SA)
90
[24]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE) PAL
83
[25]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[26]
Console Mania (IT)
92
[27]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
92
[28]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
91
[29]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
63
[30]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
65
[31]
Freak (IL)
90
[32]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
75
[33]
Game Power (IT) PAL
84
[34]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[4]
GamesMaster (UK)
81
[35]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[36]
Hyper (AU)
85
[37]
Joker (SI)
93
[38]
Mega (UK) PAL
71
[39]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
84
[40]
Megablast (DE) PAL
73
[41]
Mega Force (FR)
95
[42]
Mega Power (UK) PAL
85
[43]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
82
[8]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
97
[44]
Megazone (AU)
92
[10]
Player One (FR)
78
[45]
Power Unlimited (NL)
90
[46]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
95
[7]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
95
[47]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
72
[48]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
94
[49]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
93
[50]
Sega Force (SE)
90
[51]
Svet Kompjutera (YU)
88
[52]
Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video! (FR) PAL
85
[53]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
66
[54]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
85
[55]
Supergames (AR)
80
[56]
Todo Sega (ES)
95
[57]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
84
[58]
Video Games (DE) PAL
81
[59]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
50
[60]
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
42 reviews

Eternal Champions

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
EC MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Eternal Champions MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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Poster
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PCB
Mega Drive, US (Mega Hit Series)
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Cover
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Cart
Eternal Champions MD US Manual (Mega Hit Series).pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (With AsciiPad SG-6 Joypad)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, US (console pack-in)

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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU (Early Style cover)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU (Classic Mega Drive)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, UK (Special Collectors Edition)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Leaflet
Mega Drive, UK (Special Collectors Edition; Classic)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Leaflet
Mega Drive, FR (Special Collectors Edition)
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Cover
Eternal Champions Master Moves MD FR Leaflet.pdf
Leaflet
Mega Drive, DE (Special Collectors Edition)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Leaflet
Mega Drive, DE (Special Collectors Edition; Classic)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Leaflet
Mega Drive, ES (Special Collectors Edition)
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Cover
Mega Drive, ES (Special Collectors Edition; Classic)
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Cover
Eternal Champions MD ES Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, IT (Special Collectors Edition; Classic)
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Cover
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE rental (SF)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU (Sega Platinum Collection)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, Asia PAL
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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Chinese Manual
Mega Drive, Asia NTSC

Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

Main article: Eternal Champions/Technical information.

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:Eternal Champions MD US Manual.pdf, page 66
  2. File:EC MD JP Box.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 44
  5. Sega Pro, "February 1994" (UK; 1993-12-30), page 14
  6. 7.0 7.1 Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 94
  7. 8.0 8.1 MegaTech, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-21), page 42
  8. Sega Pro, "April 1994" (DE; 1994-03-23), page 31
  9. 10.0 10.1 Megazone, "March 1994" (AU; 1994-02-23), page 44
  10. 11.0 11.1 11.2 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/eternal_champions (Wayback Machine: 2017-06-26 17:22)
  11. http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/QwPsErkMzT5WOzjlm58QjPDA5Q2lEej0 (Wayback Machine: 2011-02-19 10:07)
  12. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Eternal-Champions--277138.html (archive.today)
  13. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/05.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:22)
  14. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_eternal/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-11-19 12:30)
  15. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19741&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 02:06)
  16. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 https://steamdb.info/app/34288/ (Wayback Machine: 2016-07-30 02:47)
  17. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 http://steamdb.info/app/34288/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 20:24)
  18. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 https://steamdb.info/app/34288/history/?changeid=5755296
  19. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 http://steamdb.info/app/34288/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-09-09 22:20)
  20. File:Eternal Champions MD credits.pdf
  21. Hobby Consolas, "Enero 1994" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 56-61 (56)
  22. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 72
  23. Alaab Alcomputtar, "" (SA; 1995-08-xx), page 72
  24. Aktueller Software Markt, "August 1994" (DE; 1994-07-04), page 38
  25. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1994" (JP; 1994-02-08), page 19
  26. Console Mania, "Gennaio 1994" (IT; 199x-xx-xx), page 84
  27. Computer & Video Games, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-15), page 64
  28. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "January 1994" (US; 1993-12-21), page 68
  29. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 44
  30. Famitsu, "1994-02-25" (JP; 1994-02-10), page 1
  31. Freak, "2/94" (IL; 1994-xx-xx), page 44
  32. GameFan, "Volume 2, Issue 1: December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 27
  33. Game Power, "Gennaio 1994" (IT; 199x-xx-xx), page 34
  34. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 3, episode 19" (1994-01-11, 24:00) (+6:10)
  35. Hippon Super, "March 1994" (JP; 1994-02-03), page 61
  36. Hyper, "March 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 32
  37. Joker, "Junij 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 23
  38. Mega, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 22
  39. Mega Action, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 16
  40. Megablast, "2/94" (DE; 1994-03-30), page 35
  41. Mega Force, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 1994-01-08), page 84
  42. Mega Power, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 24
  43. Mean Machines Sega, "February 1994" (UK; 1993-12-28), page 61
  44. Player One, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 80
  45. Power Unlimited, "Nummer 8, Maart 1994" (NL; 1994-02-23), page 34
  46. Sega Magazine, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-10), page 108
  47. Sega Power, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-06), page 60
  48. Sega Pro, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 36
  49. Sega Zone, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 46
  50. Sega Force, "6/94" (SE; 1994-09-14), page 20
  51. Svet Kompjutera, "Maj 1996" (YU; 1996-xx-xx), page 85
  52. Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video!, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-04-15), page 34
  53. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  54. Sonic the Comic, "January 21st 1994" (UK; 1994-01-08), page 10
  55. Supergames, "Ano I, Numero I" (AR; 1994-xx-xx), page 14
  56. Todo Sega, "Enero 1994" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 42
  57. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 65
  58. Video Games, "2/94" (DE; 1994-01-26), page 46
  59. VideoGames, "February 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 68


Eternal Champions

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Main page | Comparisons | Development | Magazine articles | Video coverage | Reception | Promotional material | Region coding | Technical information | Bootlegs


Books: Eternal Champions Special (1994) | Eternal Champions: Sega Genesis Official Power Guide (1994) | Eternal Champions Adventure Gamebook 1: The Cyber Warriors (1994) | Eternal Champions Adventure Gamebook 2: Citadel of Chaos (1994) | Eternal Champions Official Sticker Album (199x)
Videos: Eternal Champions Strategy Video (1994)
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1993-10 | 1993-11-17 J | 11-17



Games in the Eternal Champions Series
Eternal Champions (1993) | Chicago Syndicate (1995) | Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side (1995) | X-Perts (1996) | Eternal Champions (LCD) (1994) | Eternal Champions: The Final Chapter (unreleased)
Eternal Champions related media
Book
Eternal Champions Special (1994) | Eternal Champions: Sega Genesis Official Power Guide (1994) | Eternal Champions Adventure Gamebook 1: The Cyber Warriors (1994) | Eternal Champions Adventure Gamebook 2: Citadel of Chaos (1994) | Eternal Champions Official Sticker Album (1993)