F-117 Night Storm

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F-117 Night Storm
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US, Europe), Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Developer:
Genre: Simulation[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥9,8009,800 EM20029
Sega Mega Drive
US
720801
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E263SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[5][4] E263SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046290

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F-117 Night Storm, called F-117 Stealth Operation: Night Storm (F117ステルス オペレーション:ナイトストーム) in Japan, is a 1993 air combat simulator for the Sega Mega Drive by Electronic Arts.

Gameplay

F-117 Night Storm is an air combat game with the famous yet extremely secretive (and now, retired) stealth aircraft of the United States Air Force is its central point. Players will be sent to various trouble spots around the world to deal with problems ranging from drug dealers to assassinating real world figures with precision strikes. Players will also be hounded by a mysterious adversary named "Cowboy", an overconfident yet extremely skilled enemy mercenary pilot.

Because of the fact that F-117 was still a mystery back in the time the game was released, developers took some liberties from the real life aviation technology. As the players progress, new weapons and new variations of the F-117 will be avaiable, such as capability to carry air to air weapons and an onboard rotary cannon. (Real life F-117 was strictly a surgical strike aircraft with no air-to-air capabilities and it had no other variations.)

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English F-117 Night Storm F-117 Night Storm
English (US) F-117 Night Storm F-117 Night Storm
Japanese F117ステルス オペレーション:ナイトストーム F-117 Stealth Operation: Night Storm

Production credits

  • Game Programming: Chris Ebert, Chuck Sommerville
  • Additional Programming\Mission Scripting [sic]: Brian Krause
  • Game Design: Michael Kosaka
  • Graphics: Michael Kosaka, Alyson Markell, Ivaylo Vaklinov
  • Sound: David Whittaker
  • Project Manager: Susan Manley
  • Senior Producer: Paul Grace
  • Assistant Producer: Steve Matulac
  • Technical Director: Scott Cronce
  • Lead Test: David Costa
  • Voices: James Bailey, Susan Manley, Andrea Smith
  • Product Tester: Russell Byrd
  • Japanese Version Staff: (an additional page of credits added at the end of the above)
    • Game Programming: Yuichi Yamaguchi
    • Graphics: Toru Makiura
    • Assistant Producer: Noriaki Ogata
    • Producer: Ken-ichi Igarashi


Magazine articles

Main article: F-117 Night Storm/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #16: "December/January 1993/1994" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[6]

Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
80
[7]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[8]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[9]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
56
[10]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
80
[11]
GamesMaster (UK)
45
[12]
GamesMaster (UK)
67
[13]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[14]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
85
[15]
Mega (UK) PAL
48
[16]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
86
[17]
Mega Force (FR)
75
[18]
Mega Machines (UK) PAL
86
[19]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
56
[20]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
72
[21]
Player One (FR)
81
[22]
Score (CZ)
40
[23]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
50
[24]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
64
[5]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
83
[25]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
69
[26]
SuperGamePower (BR)
66
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
67
[28]
Tricks (RU)
81
[29]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
74
[30]
Sega Mega Drive
68
Based on
25 reviews

F-117 Night Storm

Mega Drive, JP
F117 MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
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F117Stealth MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
F117 Stealth Operation Night Storm MD JAP manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
F117 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
F117 md us cart.jpg
Cart
F117 Night Storm MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
F117 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
F1117 NightStorm MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, AU
F117 MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
F117 MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
F117 MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1bf67a07
MD5 36074c70a52f1dd2569ad309c6f7bc5b
SHA-1 906c7ac3ea3c460e9093d5082c68e35f1bb1bb0e
2MB 1993-12 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ea6e421a
MD5 d89c8068197892bf9e8abd5fa9d8c61b
SHA-1 ded62d63676664c5b9e8a38e36ce1d2659d1c8d6
2MB 1994-04 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:F117 MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 220
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 49
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Power, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 66
  6. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 97
  7. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 76
  8. Beep! MegaDrive, "June 1994" (JP; 1994-05-07), page 19
  9. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 80
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  11. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 313
  12. GamesMaster, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 108
  13. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 3, episode 17" (1993-12-28, 24:00) (+7:25)
  14. Hippon Super, "June 1994" (JP; 1994-04-30), page 62
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 24
  16. Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 56
  17. Mega Action, "Christmas 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 15
  18. Mega Force, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-12-10), page 94
  19. Mega Machines, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-09), page 48
  20. MegaTech, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-21), page 56
  21. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-11-30), page 58
  22. Player One, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 98
  23. Score, "Srpen 1994" (CZ; 1994-08-01), page 59
  24. Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 110
  25. Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 48
  26. Sega Zone, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-25), page 72
  27. SuperGamePower, "Abril 1994" (BR; 1994-0x-xx), page 32
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  29. Tricks, "Vypusk 7" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 22
  30. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 14