General Chaos

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General Chaos
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US, Europe), Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Developer:
Peripherals supported: 4 Way Play
Genre: Action[1], Simulation[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,9008,900 EM20025
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[3][4] 714301
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E248SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
EU
(EA Classics)
EAX02401043
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
PT
(EA Classics)
MDJEA0340
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[6][5] E248SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044660
Sega Mega Drive
ZA
(EA Classics)

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General Chaos, called General Chaos Daikonsen (ジェネラル・カオス 大混戦) in Japan, is a strategy game developed by Electronic Arts for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993.

It sees the player (General Chaos) command a handful of units around a small map, firing at the armies of the enemy (General Havoc). There are five different classes with their own strengths and weaknesses, and the overall aim is to capture the enemy's capital city.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English General Chaos General Chaos
English (US) General Chaos General Chaos
Japanese ジェネラル・カオス 大混戦 General Chaos Daikonsen

Magazine articles

Main article: General Chaos/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #23: "Septembre 1993" (1993-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #17: "Septiembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77
90 №13, p22/23
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
79
[12]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[13]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
68
[14]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT) PAL
69
[15]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
80
[16]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
80
[17]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3 (RU)
60
[18]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
70
[19]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[3]
Gamers (DE)
73
[20]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
81
[21]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
65
[22]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
82
[23]
Hyper (AU)
74
[24]
Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 1 (RU)
70
[25]
Joypad (FR) PAL
86
[26]
Joypad (HU)
92
[27]
Mega (UK) PAL
65
[5]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
88
[28]
Mega Force (FR)
93
[29]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
58
[30]
Mega Power (UK) PAL
80
[31]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
72
[32]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
85
[33]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
71
[34]
Player One (FR)
75
[35]
Score (CZ)
47
[36]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
80
[37]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
91
[38]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
87
[39]
Sega Force Mega (UK) PAL
88
[40]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
67
[41]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
87
[42]
Tricks (RU)
89
[43]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
79
[44]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
71
[45]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[4]
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
39 reviews

General Chaos

Mega Drive, JP
GeneralChaos MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
GeneralChaos MD JP CartTop.jpg
GeneralChaos MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US
GeneralChaos MD US Box.jpg
Cover
GeneralChaos MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
General Chaos MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
GeneralChaos MD US pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, EU
GeneralChaos MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
GeneralChaos MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
GeneralChaos MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, EU (EA Classics)
GeneralChaos MD EU Box Classic.jpg
Cover
GeneralChaos MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, PT
GeneralChaos MD PT cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, PT (EA Classics)
GeneralChaos MD PT eac cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, CZ

GeneralChaos MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
GeneralChaos MD CZ Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
GeneralChaos MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, ZA/KE/LS/MZ/NA/BW/SZ/ZW (EA Classics)
GeneralChaos MD ZA KE LS MZ NA BW SZ ZW Box Classic.jpg
Cover
GeneralChaos MD US Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f1ecc4df
MD5 955622a63dc3b06c13823fb352f50912
SHA-1 aea1dfa67b0e583a3d367a67499948998cb92f56
1MB 1993-08 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 05cc7369
MD5 9ff0afe64a5765a1e2bc1f40bcd2e554
SHA-1 9f205fc916df523ec84e0defbd0f1400a495cf8a
1MB 1994-01 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GeneralChaos 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 GamePro, "September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 36
  4. 4.0 4.1 VideoGames, "October 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 54
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Mega, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 51
  6. Sega Force Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 90
  7. GamesMaster, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-08-29), page 11
  8. Sega Visions, "October/November 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 15
  9. Hobby Consolas, "Septiembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 2
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 86
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1994" (JP; 1994-01-08), page 20
  12. Consoles +, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 134
  13. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 90
  14. Computer & Video Games, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-15), page 80
  15. Computer + Video Giochi, "Novembre 1993" (IT; 1993-xx-xx), page 110
  16. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "October 1993" (US; 1993-09-23), page 66
  17. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 42
  18. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 65
  19. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 50
  20. Gamers, "Oktober/November 1993" (DE; 1993-09-24), page 70
  21. GamesMaster, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 71
  22. Hippon Super, "February 1994" (JP; 1994-01-06), page 42
  23. Hobby Consolas, "Agosto 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 78
  24. Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 48
  25. Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 67
  26. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 106
  27. Joypad, "2/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 24
  28. Mega Action, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 12
  29. Mega Force, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 110
  30. Mega Fun, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-22), page 26
  31. Mega Power, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-29), page 29
  32. MegaTech, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-20), page 56
  33. Magazina Igrushek, "1/1996" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 60
  34. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-07-30), page 74
  35. Player One, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-08-xx), page 136
  36. Score, "Leden 1994" (CZ; 1994-01-03), page 36
  37. Sega Power, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-05), page 68
  38. Sega Pro, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 66
  39. Sega Zone, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-22), page 24
  40. Sega Force Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 88
  41. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  42. Sonic the Comic, "March 18th 1994" (UK; 1994-03-05), page 11
  43. Tricks, "Vypusk 7" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 22
  44. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 79
  45. Video Games, "11/93" (DE; 1993-10-27), page 117