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Ranger-X
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: Cube/Noriyuki Iwadare
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 G-4097
Sega Mega Drive
US
1076
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1076
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 110110[4]
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044510
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM8098JG

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Ranger-X, called Ex-Ranza (エクスランザー) in Japan, is a run-and-gun game developed by Gau Entertainment (who were bought by Nextech shortly after the game's release) and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993. During development it was known as Transa Banker[5].

Gameplay

You play as a robot fighter called EX-CP who shoots at specified targets in a level while destroying the various enemies and ammunition you may encounter. You can move left to right freely (so if you miss a target you can go back) and can either walk or hover up and fly, but will come down automatically after you release up or stay up too long. There are two weapons: a normal infinite-ammunition gun, shot left with A and right with C, and a special fireball-like weapon with limited ammunition shot with B (it may be shot at the same time as the normal gun). Furthermore, you have a small vehicle which follows you on the ground as you move (or you may choose to ride it) and shoots a normal gun in the same direction as yours.

The game also supports the six button control pad, which allows further control over the vehicle.

Versions

Unlike the NTSC-J version, the NTSC-U and PAL versions use a slightly different color palette when played on the highest difficulty setting. The NTSC-J version has an extra stage that appears to be a test stage used during development. It can be accessed by starting the game in easy mode (go into the options menu, highligh rank setting and quicky push ABCABCABC to unlock easy and heavy difficulty modes).

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Ranger-X Ranger-X
English (US) Ranger-X Ranger-X
Japanese エクスランザー Ex-Ranza

Production credits

Source: In-game opening credits (JP)[6]


Source: In-game ending credits (JP)[6]

Magazine articles

Main article: Ranger-X/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

MegaForce ES 17.pdfMegaForce ES 17.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #17: "Septiembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 [8]
81 [9]
90 [10]
93 [11]
68 №233, p39
94
80 [12]
82 №7, p58/59
50 №1993-07, p45
75 [13]
78 No results[14]
63 №12, p30-33
81 №10, p53
90 №3, p16/17
85
94 №19, p56-61
92 [15]
84 [16]
82
82 №45, p74/75
94 №22, p38-40
90 №10, p28-30
85 [17]
80 №8, p11
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
24 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Ranger X MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
RangerX MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
RangerX MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
RangerX MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Exranza MD JP CartTop.jpg
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Cart
Exranza md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 55915915
MD5 4e8a318ba7f70b42816fbdafd2624bef
SHA-1 2611c818ecb53edc7d561fce1a349acad6abff4a
1MB 1993-06 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b8c04804
MD5 5f78d072f7e67972227d992d966a4879
SHA-1 53908ee1c47f0d9d49e81fc295379552e2198948
1MB 1993-06 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 349bb68d
MD5 604453e2dda349306d573adfba6e6fb7
SHA-1 0006f55e826148cff9e717b582a39a04adf100df
1MB 1993-03 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 c642fdf4
MD5 d47e977300ed8014428974d19e1e39db
SHA-1 f1c883f3bc6343c8a8181261ead3a534520a447f
1MB 1993-01 Page

References


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