Gungriffon

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Gungriffon
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega (US, Europe), Game Arts (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (37 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Movie Card, Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: 3D Shooting[1], Shooting[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-4502G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
JP
(Satakore)
¥2,8002,800 T-4509G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9959.99[4] 81046
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81046-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81046-50
USK: 16
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[5] MK81046-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FGUN08SSC
OFLC: G

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Gungriffon, known as Gungriffon: The Eurasian Conflict (ガングリフォン) in Japan is a first person mech shooter for the Sega Saturn.

Gameplay

History

Development

During development Gungriffon was known as 3D Robot Shooting (3Dロボットシューティング).

Sega of America originally intended to release the US version of the game under a new title, Iron Rain. Without naming names, Working Designs alludes in its manual of the localised PlayStation 2 sequel, Gungriffon Blaze, that it convinced Sega's Japanese arm to force the name back to Gungriffon so as not to confuse customers with Iron Storm (that and the new title "sucked really hard")[6]. Working Designs were not involved in the Saturn version of Gungriffon, but had a strong working relationship with Game Arts at the time, seeing prototypes of the technology at Winter CES 1995[6].

Legacy

In Japan, the game was followed by Gungriffon II.

Production credits

  • Director: 宮路 武
  • Main programmer: 浜田 憲一
  • Sub Programmer: 金井 秀樹, 増渕 利道, 小山 洋幸
  • Game Data Making: 原田 修, 浜田 憲一, 庭野 健一
  • Model Animator: 原田 修, 金井 秀樹
  • Visual Coordinator: 高橋 秀信
  • Texture Drawing: 迫 章久, 里 大樹, 横川 憲太郎
  • Background Design: 迫 章久, 横川 憲太郎
  • Special Effect Making: 里 大樹
  • Visual Designer: 安住 政敏
  • Visual Design Assistant: 迫 章久
  • Sound System Programmer: 上条 有
  • Sound Effect Programmer: 松田 明男
  • Sound Treatment & Strategies: 西 隆宏
  • TrueMotion S Data Making: 増渕 利道
  • Situational Designer: 岡田 厚利
  • A.W.G.S. Design: Bee-Craft, 山田 隆博, 阿久津 潤一, 広部 滋
  • 3D Modeling: 柳川 渉
  • Opening & Ending CG: 株式会社リンクス, 倉澤 幹隆, 平野 善久, 西井 育生, 竹中 隆弘, 斎藤 紀生, 大谷 謙, 名越 輝幸, 斎藤 香, 江崎 達也, 田中 将史, 海亀事務所, 林 弘幸, イクイティ エンタテインメント, 鈴木 慎二
  • All Songs Composed & Arranged: 武内 基朗
  • Recording & Mixing Engineer: 小林 敦
  • Manipulator: 小西 輝男
  • Sound Production: Two Five, 溝口 功, 高野 聡
  • Narration Recording: ユーメックススタジオ, 猪股 一彦, 加園 稔
  • Narrator: 野田 圭一
  • Marking Design: ㈲戦船
  • Data Research: 長村 琢哉, 柏木 朗, 早川 真吾
  • Special Thanks for: 須永 有三, 柏木 朗, 吉田 聡士, 大畑 和幸, 岡野 崇宏, 加藤 孝視, 池谷 昌彦, 松田 充弘
  • Sales: 岡部 利香, 菅谷 由美, 小川 陽平
  • Producer: 内田 敏幸
  • Executive Producer: 宮路 洋一
  • Presented by: Game Arts
Source:
In-game credits (JP)


Source:
US manual
[7]

Magazine articles

Main article: Gungriffon/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Gungriffon Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
JP flyer
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-04: "1996-04 (1996-03-08)" (1996-02-23)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-05: "1996-05 (1996-03-22)" (1996-03-08)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-07: "1996-07 (1996-04-26)" (1996-04-12)
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Print advert in Sega Magazin (DE) #35: "Oktober 1996" (1996-09-11)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
88
[8]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
50
[9]
Edge (UK) NTSC-J
50
[10]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
83
[11]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
78
[12]
Fun Generation (DE) NTSC
90
[13]
Gambler (PL)
78
[14]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
82
[4]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[15]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
84
[16]
Maximum (UK)
75
[17]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-J
83
[18]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
83
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
88
[20]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
88
[5]
neXt Level (DE) PAL
75
[21]
Player One (FR)
92
[22]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
62
[23]
Sega News (CZ)
94
[24]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
66
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
88
[26]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
91
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
80
[28]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
63
[29]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-J
78
[30]
Sega Saturn
79
Based on
25 reviews

Gungriffon

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, JP (Satakore)
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Cover
GunGriffon Saturn JP Spinecard Satakore.jpg
Spinecard
GunGriffon Saturn JP Disc Satakore.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
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Cover
Gungriffon sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, DE
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Cover
GunGriffon Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, PT

Saturn, AU
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Cover
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Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
550,951,296 CD-ROM (EU) MK81046-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
619,961,328 1996-01-31 CD-ROM (JP) T-4502G, T-4509G V1.01
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
550,953,648 CD-ROM (US) 81046 V1.010
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-12-25 CD-R Page

References

  1. File:GunGriffon Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee2.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-10-02 10:31)
  3. File:Gungriffon Saturn JP Flyer.pdf
  4. 4.0 4.1 Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 8 August 1996" (US; 1996-07-09), page 75
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mean Machines Sega, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-05), page 74
  6. 6.0 6.1 File:GungriffonBlaze PS2 US Manual.pdf, page 26
  7. File:Gungriffon sat us manual.pdf, page 22
  8. 576 KByte, "Szeptember 1996" (HU; 1996-xx-xx), page 34
  9. Computer & Video Games, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-06-12), page 68
  10. Edge, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-03), page 73
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 22
  12. Famitsu, "1996-03-22" (JP; 1996-03-08), page 30
  13. Fun Generation, "05/96" (DE; 1996-04-10), page 55
  14. Gambler, "11/1996" (PL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
  15. GamePro, "September 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 72
  16. MAN!AC, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 70
  17. Maximum, "May 1996" (UK; 1996-05-30), page 127
  18. Mega Fun, "05/96" (DE; 1996-04-xx), page 66
  19. Mega Fun, "08/96" (DE; 1996-07-17), page 38
  20. Mean Machines Sega, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-03), page 80
  21. neXt Level, "September 1996" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 80
  22. Player One, "Septembre 1996" (FR; 1996-08-29), page 94
  23. Saturn+, "Issue 4" (UK; 1996-10-24), page 29
  24. Sega News, "Říjen 1996" (CZ; 1996-xx-xx), page 8
  25. Sega Power, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-05-09), page 58
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "July 1996" (UK; 1996-06-20), page 72
  27. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 11
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-05 (1996-03-22)" (JP; 1996-03-08), page 225
  29. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 31
  30. Video Games, "5/96" (DE; 1996-04-24), page 94


Gungriffon
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Books: Gungriffon Perfect Guide (1996) | Gungriffon Complete File (1996)

Prereleases: Prototype 1995-12-25