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Eye of the Beholder

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Eye of the Beholder
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sega (US, Europe), Pony Canyon (Japan)
Developer:
Licensor: TSR
Original system(s): PC
Developer(s) of original games: Westwood Associates, Strategic Simulations
Peripherals supported: CD BackUp RAM Cart, Sega Mouse
Genre: RPG[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥7,573 (7,800)7,800i[3] T-75014
Sega Mega-CD
US
4655
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4655-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£49.9949.99[7][6] 4655-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK

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Eye of the Beholder (アイ・オブ・ザ・ビホルダー) is a Sega Mega-CD RPG. It is based on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons universe, and is the first in a trilogy of Eye of the Beholder games.

Production credits

  • Producer: Yasutaka Ukai
  • Chief Programmer: Makoto Ichinoseki
  • Technical Support: Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Satoru Miki
  • Graphics: Atsuhiro Gunji, Hiroshi Akagi, Ken Takagi, Yasuaki Mizutani, Saeko Satou, Kiyoto Yoshimura
  • Game Design: Atsuhiro Gunji, Masaaki Furuya
  • Music: Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima
  • Sound Effects: YmoH.S
  • Visual
    • Program: Makoto Ichinoseki, Kiyoto Yoshimura, Yoko Ogasawara
    • Graphics: Atsuhiro Gunji, Ken Takagi
  • Sound Edit: Hidefumi Ohara, Keiichi Yoshida, Kiyoto Yoshimura
  • Voices: Martha Carlucci, Teacey Steinmetz, Margot Blattmann, Charlens Landrum, Tim Brown, Harold Johnson, James Ward, Nicholas Beliacff
  • Translation Supervise: Group SNE, Hitoshi Yasuda, Miyuki Kiyomatsu, Megumi Tsuge
  • Promotion: Yoshiaki Matsumoto, Masayoshi Kanagawa
  • Testing: Jeff Gregg
  • Thanks to: Darren, Ross, Eric, Erik, Rich, Darlene, Robert, Albert, Michael, Mr. Fukuda, Elaine, Cynthia, Po, Kuniaki Ikariya (Sega), Yuji Ikeuchi (Sega)
  • Special Thanks to: James Ward (TSR), Nicholas Beliaeff, Kaz Saito (FCI-NY), Doreen Do (FCI-NY), Eiko Nagata (FCI-NY), James MacLean (FCI-NY)


Magazine articles

Main article: Eye of the Beholder/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

BeepMD JP 1993-11.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-11: "November 1993" (1993-10-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
63 [8]
77 [9]
87 [7]
62
70 №280, [1]
50 №1993-11, p41
88 [10]
84 №26, p46/47
88 [11]
88 №12, p76
81 №63, p75
18 №39, p56
Sega Mega-CD
71
Based on
12 reviews

Mega-CD, JP
EotB MCD JP Box Back.jpgEotB MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
AdvancedDD MCD JP Spinecard.JPG
Spinecard
AdvancedDD MCD JP Disc.JPG
Disc
Mega-CD, US
EotB MCD US Box Back.jpgEotB MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
EotB MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Eotb mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
EotB MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, EU
EotB MCD EU Box Back.jpgEotB MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
EotB MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
554,095,920 CD (EU) 4655-50
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
554,794,464 CD (JP) T-75014
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
553,743,120 CD (US) 4655

References

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Dungeons & Dragons games for Sega systems
Heroes of the Lance (1991) | Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (1992) | Eye of the Beholder (1994) | Dungeons & Dragons Collection (1999)
Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (unreleased) | Iron & Blood (unreleased)