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G-LOC: Air Battle
System(s): Sega Y Board, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Krisalis sound driver
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Y Board)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Y Board)
JP
(R360)
¥? ?
Arcade (Y Board)
US
$? ?
















Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,500 G-3204
Sega Game Gear
US
$? 2301
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.99[3][4] 2301
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 2301
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 2301
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 2301
Sega Game Gear
IT
2301
Sega Game Gear
PT
?PTE$ GGJ2301
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? 012120



Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[6]More...[7] 7071
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7071
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7071
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7071
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB2009JG



Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4079
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.99[10] 1120
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[12] 1120
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1120
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1120
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1120
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? 1120-40



Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
JP
¥286 (300)[14] ?
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
US
$3.99[15] ?
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
EU
€3.99[16] ?
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
UK
£3.59[16] ?



G-LOC: Air Battle (G-LOC meaning "G-force induced Loss Of Consciousness") is a 1990 air combat simulator arcade game developed by Sega AM2 for the Sega Y Board hardware. It is a spiritual sequel to After Burner II, featuring similar gameplay ideas and some recycled sound effects, though has always been publicly advertised as a different game entirely. The original arcade version runs on more advanced Sega Y Board hardware, and makes heavy use of sprite scaling & rotation and pre-rendered 3D graphics, anticipating the look of early texture-mapped 3D polygons.

G-LOC is notable for being one of the first video games to offer an R360 arcade cabinet which could rotate 360 degrees on all three axes, immersing the player in the action. These versions of the game are sometimes referred to as G-LOC R360, though the gameplay itself is identical. The game was followed by Strike Fighter in 1991.

Gameplay

Like After Burner, the goal is to eliminate enemy planes, though in G-LOC there are also ground units. Also unlike games using the After Burner name, G-LOC uses a first person perspective, though it does occasionally pan out to a third person view when the player's plane is locked onto by an enemy.

History

Legacy

Though not as popular in arcades as After Burner, G-LOC was still ported to a variety of home platforms, including the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. Computer ports, often going by the name G-LOC R360 were released for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. All these versions suffer from various cutbacks due to weaker hardware, though some versions add extra features such as boss battles.

G-LOC was followed by Strike Fighter, which is extremely similar in design but ditches the time-based missions in favour of gameplay more akin to After Burner.

In Japan, the Game Gear version of G-LOC: Air Battle was brought to the Nintendo 3DS's Virtual Console service in September 2012.

Michael Jackson owned an arcade cabinet of the R360 version. It was auctioned on April 24, 2009[18].

Production credits

Arcade version


Mega Drive version

A Probe Software Production
  • Programmed by: Stu Gregg
  • Graphics by: Bob Stevenson
  • Produced by: Adrian Curry, Neil Young
  • Audio by: Krysalis
  • Music by: Matt Furniss
  • Additional Artwork by: Lloyd Chidgzey


Master System version

  • Planners: Yukino, Yama, Yone
  • Designers: Yukino, Yama
  • Programmers: Yone, Minegishi
  • Sound: Chikako
  • Special Thanks: Matsu Tokujoe, Yeng Joe, Sakino
  • Test Players: Matsu Tokujoe, Yeng Joe, Sakino
  • Presented by: Sega


Game Gear version

  • Planner: Jun Izy
  • Coded by: Amira.T, Enda.D, Yuichi.M
  • Design: Hfhfhf
  • Sound: Tarnya
  • Advice: K. Tany
  • Director: Asohy


Magazine articles

Main article: G-LOC: Air Battle/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: G-LOC: Air Battle/Promotional material.

Artwork

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Sega Y Board version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86 №104, p88/89[20]
91 №82, p80/81
95 №101, p56/57[21]
99 №109, p54/55[22]
Arcade
93
Based on
4 reviews

Y Board, US
Y Board, JP

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
45 №1993-03, p21[23]
49 №, p85[24]
73 №19, p116/117[25]
54 №1, p48Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[26]
65 №220, [2]
50 №19
58 №45, p48[10]
21 №5, p87[27]
50 №1993-03, p39
75
73 №16, p70[28]
65 №35, p186[29]
56 №8, p40/41
22 №7, p38/39
69 №15, p24-27
52 №6, p68-70[30]
45 №27, p124[31]
32 №42, p40/41
80 №18, p42/43
70 №6, p44/45
75 №16, p94/95[32]
Sega Mega Drive
56
Based on
21 reviews

Mega Drive, US
G-Loc MD US Box.jpg
Cover
GLOC MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Gloc md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
G-Loc MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
GLOC MD EU Cart Top.jpg
GLOC MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
G-Loc MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
GLOCAirBattle MD JP CartTop.jpg
GLOCAirBattle MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, Asia
GLOC MD AS Box.jpg
Cover
GLOC MD AS Cart back.jpgGLOC MD AS Cart.jpg
Cart
GLOC MD AS Manual english.jpg
Manual
GLOC MD AS Manual chinese.jpg
Chinese Manual
Mega Drive, ZA
G-Loc MD ZA Box.jpg
Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №151, p109/111[33]
83 №1, p135Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[34]
67 №4, p30
40 №8, p118
82 №15, p128-130[35]
82 №1, p133[36]
45 №2/49
55 №28, p40
83 №4, p40[37]
82 №9, p30/31[38]
77 Sega Pro
67 №2, p38/39[39]
81 №10, p31[9]
Sega Master System
71
Based on
13 reviews

Master System, EU
G-Loc SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
GLOC SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Gloc ms eu manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU
G-Loc SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover
GLOC SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Gloc ms eu manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
G-Loc SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
GLOC SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
G-Loc SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, KR
G-Loc SMS SK Box.jpg
Cover
GLOC SMS KR carttop.jpg
GLOC SMS KR cartback.jpgGLOC SMS KR cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №48, p75[3]
77 №0, p113
75 №25, p48[40]
58 №8
52 №30, p111[41]
75 №1, p31[42]
72 №13, p132
76 №11, p54[43]
92 №3, p76/77[44]
51 №23, p39
60 №23, p61
69 №3, p19[45]
79 №9, p33[46]
Sega Game Gear
70
Based on
13 reviews

Game Gear, US
G-Loc GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngG-Loc GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
G-Loc GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Gloc gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
G-Loc GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngG-Loc GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
G-Loc GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
GLoc GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngGLoc GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Gloc gg jp cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, BR
GLOC GG BR Box.jpg
Cover
Glog gg br cart.jpg
Cart
Gloc gg br manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f2af886e
MD5 59b8fcc1e0c2113d841025e7ee0d152f
SHA-1 81bb08c4080ca9a8af65597d1c7b11ce902c8d9e
1MB 1992-11 Cartridge (US/EU/JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 175c7e63
MD5 6398a354781f5872eb9e846824a1602a
SHA-1 ccbedc9d3c05e212e4e2bea6824999a3c1fd2006
1MB 1992
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 05CDC24E
MD5 7CCD2885039EB291E5EF8789173B4E13
SHA-1 144BD2F8F6E480829C50F71BAA370A838E8CEC41
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 2333F615
MD5 28962F99E33C4F7FB8E513B539FB28F0
SHA-1 ED32016476E40FDE06D8A1A9777875B75D49ADF6
128kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 33237F50
MD5 D8C531467266D86139D0EC4D3CC79439
SHA-1 033C65E52011FD6B9BE86ECB0F5D8209DBBDBBCA
128kB Cartridge (JP) (Alt)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 18DE59ED
MD5 EC61986C03B1BB9C1862BDDD6432BF26
SHA-1 407DA6E4D0916D3F54AD1BA8D45FACE04DAD5657
128kB Cartridge (US/EU)

External links

References

  1. File:CVG UK 118.pdf, page 96
  2. File:EGM US 021.pdf, page 29
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:ACE UK 48.pdf, page 75
  4. File:Raze UK 11.pdf, page 16
  5. Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 20
  6. File:SegaForce UK 02.pdf, page 39
  7. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 40
  8. Sega Power, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-02), page 11
  9. 9.0 9.1 File:Supergame BR 10.pdf, page 31
  10. 10.0 10.1 File:GamePro US 045.pdf, page 52
  11. File:SegaVisions US 11.pdf, page 100
  12. File:SegaForce UK 16.pdf, page 95
  13. File:GamesMaster UK 002.pdf, page 16
  14. 14.0 14.1 http://vc.sega.jp:80/3ds/gloc/index.html (archived: 2012-12-31 21:02)
  15. 15.0 15.1 http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/UMzHLh-tpbkgFOKaGvJXq-raL8tkghCr (archived: 2013-07-07 10:43)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/gamegear/g_loc_air_battle (archived: 2017-07-05 04:46)
  17. http://www.mamedb.com/game/gloc
  18. http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=r360-g-loc-air-battle&page=detail&id=12889
  19. http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=g-loc-air-battle&page=detail&id=3687
  20. File:CVG UK 104.pdf, page 88
  21. File:SinclairUser UK 101.pdf, page 56
  22. File:SinclairUser UK 109.pdf, page 54
  23. File:BeepMD_JP_1993-03.pdf, page 23
  24. File:SSM_JP_19950901_1995-09.pdf, page 87
  25. File:ConsolesPlus FR 019.pdf, page 116
  26. File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 48
  27. File:GamesMaster UK 005.pdf, page 87
  28. File:Joypad FR 016.pdf, page 70
  29. File:Joystick FR 035.pdf, page 186
  30. File:MeanMachinesSega06UK.pdf, page 64
  31. File:PlayerOne FR 027.pdf, page 120
  32. File:SegaForce UK 16.pdf, page 94
  33. File:CVG UK 151.pdf, page 109
  34. File:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf, page 135
  35. File:MeanMachines UK 15.pdf, page 130
  36. File:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf, page 133
  37. File:SegaPro UK 04.pdf, page 40
  38. File:SegaPro UK 09.pdf, page 30
  39. File:SegaForce UK 02.pdf, page 38
  40. File:GamePro US 025.pdf, page 66
  41. File:Generation4 FR 030.pdf, page 111
  42. File:HobbyConsolas ES 001.pdf, page 31
  43. File:Raze UK 11.pdf, page 54
  44. File:SegaForce UK 03.pdf, page 76
  45. File:SegaPro UK 03.pdf, page 19
  46. File:SegaPro UK 09.pdf, page 33


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Games in the After Burner Series
Arcade
After Burner (1987) | After Burner II (home computers) (1987) | G-LOC: Air Battle (home computers) (1990) | Strike Fighter (1991) | Sky Target (1995) | Sega Strike Fighter (2000) | After Burner Climax (2006)
Sega Master System
After Burner (1987) | G-LOC: Air Battle (1991)
LCD handheld game
After Burner (1988)
Sega Mega Drive
After Burner II (1990) | G-LOC: Air Battle (1993)
Sega Game Gear
G-LOC: Air Battle (1990)
Sega Mega-CD
After Burner III (1992)
Sega 32X
After Burner Complete (1995)
Sega Saturn
Sega Ages After Burner II (1996) | Sky Target (1997)
Windows PC
Sky Target (1997)
Java 2, Micro Edition (J2ME)
After Burner II (200x)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 10: After Burner II (2004)
Sony PlayStation Portable
After Burner: Black Falcon (2007)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
After Burner Climax (2010)
Nintendo 3DS
3D After Burner II (2013)
Google Android OS
iOS
After Burner Climax (2013)
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Music
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Film
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