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Critical reception

System 16 version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
89 Commodore User 1989-05-26 UKUnited Kingdom UK [1] [details]
80 Computer & Video Games 1989-06-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [2] [details]
81 Your Sinclair 1989-07-17 UKUnited Kingdom UK [3] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 3 83 80 89 9 Very positive
United Kingdom UK All 3 83 80 89 9 Very positive

Mega Drive version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
60 1700 igr dlya Sega 2003-xx-xx RURussia RU [4] [details]
73 Aktueller Software Markt 1990-0x-xx DEGermany DE [5] [details]
68 Beep! MegaDrive 1990-01-08 JPJapan JP NTSC-J [6] [details]
94 Complete Guide to Consoles 1990-11-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [7] [details]
94 The Complete Guide to Sega 1991-05-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [8] [details]
73 Console XS 1992-04-23 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [9] [details]
60 Cool Gamer 2002-10-13 RURussia RU [10] [details]
95 Computer & Video Games 1990-03-16 UKUnited Kingdom UK [11] [details]
73 Electronic Gaming Monthly 1990-xx-xx USUnited States of America US NTSC-U [12] [details]
60 Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 1999-xx-xx RURussia RU [13] [details]
70 Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3 2000-xx-xx RURussia RU [14] [details]
80 Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide 1993-11-18 UKUnited Kingdom UK [15] [details]
78 Famitsu 19xx-xx-xx JPJapan JP NTSC-J [16] [details]
92 The Games Machine 1990-02-08 UKUnited Kingdom UK [17] [details]
91 Joystick 1990-04-xx FRFrance FR [18] [details]
86 Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming 1992-xx-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [19] [details]
86 Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming 199x-xx-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [20] [details]
82 Mega Drive Fan 1990-11-08 JPJapan JP NTSC-J [21] [details]
85 Mega Action 1993-05-20 UKUnited Kingdom UK [22] [details]
94 MegaTech 1991-12-06 UKUnited Kingdom UK [23] [details]
90 Micromanía (segunda época) 1990-1x-xx ESSpain ES [24] [details]
91 Mean Machines 1990-09-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [25] [details]
94 Mean Machines Sega 1992-09-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [26] [details]
93 Player One 1990-xx-xx FRFrance FR [27] [details]
76 Power Play 1990-03-16 DEGermany DE [28] [details]
92 Raze 1990-11-29 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [29] [details]
82 Sega Power 1990-11-01 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [30] [details]
75 Sega Power 1991-09-05 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [31] [details]
91 Sega Pro 1991-12-12 UKUnited Kingdom UK [32] [details]
72 Sega Pro 1993-03-11 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [33] [details]
66 Sega Mega Drive Review 1995-04-03 RURussia RU [34] [details]
77 Sega Saturn Magazine 1995-08-08 JPJapan JP NTSC-J [35] [details]
57 Tricks 16 bit 1998-xx-xx RURussia RU [36] [details]
94 Zero 1990-0x-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [37] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 34 81 57 95 38 Mixed
World NTSC-J 4 76 68 82 14 Positive
World NTSC-U 1 73 73 73 0 Positive
World PAL 6 80 72 92 20 Positive
Japan JP All 4 76 68 82 14 Positive
Japan JP NTSC-J 4 76 68 82 14 Positive
United States of America US All 1 73 73 73 0 Positive
United States of America US NTSC-U 1 73 73 73 0 Positive
United Kingdom UK All 18 87 72 95 23 Very positive
United Kingdom UK PAL 6 80 72 92 20 Positive
France FR All 2 92 91 93 2 Very positive
Germany DE All 2 75 73 76 3 Positive
Spain ES All 1 90 90 90 0 Very positive
Russia RU All 6 62 57 70 13 Positive

Master System version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
89 ACE 1990-05-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [38] [details]
70 Aktueller Software Markt 1990-03-30 DEGermany DE [39] [details]
92 Complete Guide to Consoles 1990-11-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [40] [details]
92 The Complete Guide to Sega 1991-05-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [41] [details]
80 Console XS 1992-04-23 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [42] [details]
89 Computer & Video Games 1990-02-16 UKUnited Kingdom UK [43] [details]
78 Electronic Gaming Monthly 1990-xx-xx USUnited States of America US NTSC-U [44] [details]
92 Game Mania 1993-xx-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [45] [details]
80 The Games Machine 1990-06-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [46] [details]
90 Joystick 1990-03-20 FRFrance FR [47] [details]
80 Micromanía (segunda época) 1990-0x-xx ESSpain ES [48] [details]
92 Mean Machines Sega 1992-09-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [49] [details]
85 Player One 1990-xx-xx FRFrance FR [50] [details]
41 Power Play 1989-12-15 DEGermany DE [51] [details]
88 S: The Sega Magazine 1990-02-01 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [52] [details]
75 Sega Power 1991-02-07 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [53] [details]
75 Sega Power 1991-09-05 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [54] [details]
76 Sega Power 1991-10-30 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [55] [details]
81 Sega Pro 1991-12-12 UKUnited Kingdom UK [56] [details]
74 Sega Pro 1992-10-08 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [57] [details]
85 Sega Pro 1993-03-11 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [58] [details]
88 Software Gids 1990-09-xx NLNetherlands NL [59] [details]
85 Zero 1990-0x-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [60] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 23 82 41 92 51 Mixed
World NTSC-U 1 78 78 78 0 Positive
World PAL 9 82 74 92 18 Very positive
United States of America US All 1 78 78 78 0 Positive
United States of America US NTSC-U 1 78 78 78 0 Positive
United Kingdom UK All 16 84 74 92 18 Very positive
United Kingdom UK PAL 9 82 74 92 18 Very positive
France FR All 2 88 85 90 5 Very positive
Germany DE All 2 56 41 70 29 Average
Spain ES All 1 80 80 80 0 Positive
Netherlands NL All 1 88 88 88 0 Very positive

Sales

System 16 version

Date Japan North America Worldwide

Mega Drive version

Date Japan North America Europe Asia Worldwide

Master System version

Date North America Europe Worldwide

Software charts

System 16 version

Mega Drive version

Master System version

References

  1. Commodore User, "June 1989" (UK; 1989-05-26), page 96
  2. Computer & Video Games, "July 1989" (UK; 1989-06-xx), page 89
  3. Your Sinclair, "August 1989" (UK; 1989-07-17), page 74
  4. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 89
  5. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1990" (DE; 1990-0x-xx), page 77
  6. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 70
  7. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 30
  8. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 47
  9. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 130
  10. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 92
  11. Computer & Video Games, "April 1990" (UK; 1990-03-16), page 98
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 22
  13. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 319
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 80
  15. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 52
  16. Famitsu, "" (JP; 19xx-xx-xx), page 20
  17. The Games Machine, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-08), page 30
  18. Joystick, "Mai 1990" (FR; 1990-04-xx), page 58
  19. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 78
  20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  21. Mega Drive Fan, "December 1990" (JP; 1990-11-08), page 79
  22. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 64
  23. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 78
  24. Micromanía (segunda época), "Diciembre 1990" (ES; 1990-1x-xx), page 60
  25. Mean Machines, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-xx), page 42
  26. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  27. Player One, "Novembre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 38
  28. Power Play, "4/90" (DE; 1990-03-16), page 120
  29. Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 62
  30. Sega Power, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-11-01), page 20
  31. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  32. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 41
  33. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  34. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 59
  35. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  36. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 16
  37. Zero, "April 1990" (UK; 1990-0x-xx), page 74
  38. ACE, "June 1990" (UK; 1990-05-xx), page 63
  39. Aktueller Software Markt, "Avril 1990" (DE; 1990-03-30), page 56
  40. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 98
  41. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 57
  42. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 141
  43. Computer & Video Games, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-16), page 90
  44. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 16
  45. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 81
  46. The Games Machine, "July 1990" (UK; 1990-06-xx), page 51
  47. Joystick, "Avril 1990" (FR; 1990-03-20), page 40
  48. Micromanía (segunda época), "Junio 1990" (ES; 1990-0x-xx), page 60
  49. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 133
  50. Player One, "Septembre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 46
  51. Power Play, "1/90" (DE; 1989-12-15), page 82
  52. S: The Sega Magazine, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-01), page 6
  53. Sega Power, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-02-07), page 44
  54. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 57
  55. Sega Power, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-10-30), page 40
  56. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 19
  57. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 24
  58. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 71
  59. Software Gids, "Sept./Okt. 1990" (NL; 1990-09-xx), page 38
  60. Zero, "April 1990" (UK; 1990-0x-xx), page 75


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Books: Golden Axe (1992)

Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototype 1989-10-14 | 1989-11-22