G Vector

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G Vector
System(s): Sega Saturn
Peripherals supported: 3D Control Pad
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,800 T-30603G

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G Vector (ジーベクター) is an on-the-rails shoot-'em-up game released exclusively for the Sega Saturn in Japan. It is best described as a fusion of Space Harrier (or Panzer Dragoon) and Layer Section.


Pressing A fires your main gun, while holding C autofires. The targeting reticle will mark anything it passes over, and larger objects can be targeted multiple times, up to a maximum of eight targets. Press B to fire lasers at all locked-on targets. You gain additional points for each target that's destroyed; a full volley of eight destroyed targets results in a total of 51,000 bonus points. Bosses will frequently have smaller targets nearby with which to gain big points.

The game is surprisingly cruel with resources. You get a single life with three hit points, and there are no recovery items in sight. There are continues; of course, using a continue throws your score away, and disables the ending. You normally have three continues, but can gain more with the following code: press Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right A B C on the title screen.

There is a total of six stages. As stages are completed in the "Standard Game", they can be accessed in the "Score Attack" for practice, where you're also invulnerable. Stage progress, scores, and the continue code are automatically saved to the Saturn's internal memory.

Production credits

  • Executive Producer: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Team Hinatabokko
  • Direction&Program: Kazuya Hara
  • Main Progam: Hiroki Ueno
  • Graphic: Kiminori Okamoto
  • Sound: Naoki Sakane
  • Music: Hiroyuki Nakanishi
  • Marketing: Takafumi Yamashita, Takuya Miura, Kuniyuki Kishi, Mika Fukaishi
  • Package Design: Kouichi Fujimoto
  • Special Thanks: H.Okuno, K.Murase, A.Yamamoto, Y.Miyazaki, S.W A.T K.K

Magazine articles

Main article: G Vector/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SSM JP 19971024 1997-36.pdf

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-36: "1997-36 (1997-10-24)" (1997-10-09)

SSM JP 19971031 1997-37.pdf

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-37: "1997-37 (1997-10-31)" (1997-10-17)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №462, p32
45 More...[1]
47 More...[2]
61 More...Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[3]
Sega Saturn
Based on
4 reviews

Saturn, JP
GVector Saturn JP Box Back.jpgGVector Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
412,912,416 CD-ROM(JP) T-30603G V1.005