Gunstar Heroes

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Gunstar Heroes
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, PlayStation Network, Virtual Console, Xbox 360, Steam, iOS, Android
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
SMPS 68000 (Treasure)
Genre: Action[3][4][5][6][7]

















Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
1-2
Sega Game Gear
1
Official in-game languages:
Sega Mega Drive
  • English
  • 日本語
  • Sega Game Gear
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥6,8006,800 G-4103
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    (Jitsuenyou Sample)
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $49.9949.99[8] 1077
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1077
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM 110110[12] 1077
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £39.9939.99[10][11] 1077
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    044780
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM94008JG
    Sega Game Gear
    JP
    ¥3,8003,800 G-3349
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Arcade (Mega Play)
    JP
    ¥? ?






















    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    600pts600[14]
    CERO: A
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    800pts800[15]
    ESRB: Everyone 10+
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    800pts800[16]
    PEGI: 3+
    Wii Virtual Console
    DE
    800pts800[16]
    USK: 12
    Wii Virtual Console
    AU
    800pts800[19]
    OFLC: PG
    Xbox 360
    JP
    400MSP400[24]
    CERO: A
    Xbox 360
    JP
    (Otameshiban)
    FREEfree
    CERO: A
    Xbox 360
    US
    400MSP400[20]
    ESRB: Everyone 10+
    Xbox 360
    US
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    ESRB: Everyone 10+
    Xbox 360
    EU
    400MSP400[22]
    PEGI: 3+
    Xbox 360
    EU
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 3+
    Xbox 360
    DE
    400MSP400[23]
    USK: 12
    Xbox 360
    DE
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    USK: 12
    Xbox 360
    UK
    400MSP400[21]
    PEGI: 3+
    Xbox 360
    UK
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 3+
    Xbox 360
    AU
    OFLC: PG
    Xbox 360
    AU
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    OFLC: PG
    Xbox 360
    KR
    400MSP400[27]
    GRB: All
    Xbox 360
    KR
    (Pyeong-gapan Game)
    FREEfree
    GRB: All
    Sony PlayStation 3
    JP
    ¥762 (800)762 (800)[28] NPJD-00012
    CERO: A
    Sony PlayStation 3
    US
    $4.994.99[29] NPUB-30078
    ESRB: Everyone 10+
    Sony PlayStation 3
    EU
    €4.494.49[30] NPEB-00096
    PEGI: 3+
    Sony PlayStation 3
    DE
    €4.494.49[31] NPEB-00096
    USK: 12
    Sony PlayStation 3
    UK
    £3.693.69[32] NPEB-00096
    PEGI: 3+
    Sony PlayStation 3
    AU
    $6.756.75[34] NPEB-00096
    OFLC: PG
    Sony PlayStation 3
    KR
    ₩6,0006,000[33] NPHB-00243
    GRB: All
    iOS
    JP
    ¥333 (350)350i[38][39]
    9+
    iOS
    US
    $2.992.99[36]
    9+
    iOS
    US
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    9+
    iOS
    EU
    €1.591.59[36]
    9+
    iOS
    EU
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    9+
    iOS
    UK
    £1.991.99[36]
    9+
    iOS
    AU
    $2.992.99[36]
    Steam
    US
    $2.992.99[42] 71117
    ESRB: Everyone 10+
    Steam
    EU
    €2.492.49[42] 71117
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    DE
    €2.492.49[42] 71117
    USK: 12
    Steam
    UK
    £1.991.99[42] 71117
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    AU
    $3.493.49[42] 71117
    OFLC: PG
    Steam Linux
    US
    $0.990.99[44] 71117
    ESRB: Everyone 10+
    Steam Linux
    EU
    €0.990.99[44] 71117
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    DE
    €0.990.99[44] 71117
    USK: 12
    Steam Linux
    UK
    £0.790.79[44] 71117
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    AU
    $1.351.35[44] 71117
    OFLC: PG
    Steam OS X
    US
    $0.990.99[44] 71117
    ESRB: Everyone 10+
    Steam OS X
    EU
    €0.990.99[44] 71117
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    DE
    €0.990.99[44] 71117
    USK: 12
    Steam OS X
    UK
    £0.790.79[44] 71117
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    AU
    $1.351.35[44] 71117
    OFLC: PG
    Google Android OS
    US
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    ESRB: Everyone 10+
    Google Android OS
    EU
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 3+
    Google Android OS
    DE
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    USK: 6
    Google Android OS
    AU
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    OFLC: PG

    Gunstar Heroes (ガンスターヒーローズ) is a Sega Mega Drive run and gun game developed by Treasure and published by Sega. First released in Japan, the United States, and Europe in September 1993, the game was a critical and commercial success, and is one of Treasure's most fondly-remembered original titles.

    In March 1995, Gunstar Heroes was ported to the Sega Game Gear exclusively in Japan courtesy of developer M2.

    Story

    Gunstar Heroes' story differs depending on the region it was released in:

    International versions

    The Gunstar family has watched over the planet Gunstar 9 (G-9) for generations. In his youth, Professor White Gunstar had defeated the evil robot Golden Silver, a terrible machine that travelled millions of miles to suck the planet dry of its resources. White removed the Mystical Gems from the robot and sealed it on one of the planet's moons.

    However, years later, the evil dictator Colonel Red has found the locations of the Mystical Gems, and intends to reactivate Golden Silver. He kidnaps the oldest Gunstar Sibling, Green, and put him under mind control, and with his help he has acquired all four Gems and turned Gunstar 9's peaceful worker droids into killing machines, and is now preparing to depart for Gunstar 9's moon to reactivate Golden Silver. It is now up to the Gunstar Twins, Red and Blue, to defeat Colonel Red's Empire Army and retrieve the Mystical Gems to prevent Golden Silver's reawakening.

    Japanese version

    Long ago, the Earth was pushed to the edge of oblivion by the god of destruction, Golden Silver, until the four Gunstars, Red, Blue, Green and Yellow, appeared and sealed it on the moon. Fearing its eventual revival, the Gunstars put themselves into cryogenic sleep so that they may stop Golden Silver once again when the time comes. Time passes and everything remains peaceful, until one day when General Grey appears to seek Golden Silver's four power crystals, and sends an excavation unit to the moon.

    Dr. Brown, charged with leading General Grey's excavation unit, uncovers the four Gunstars at their resting place, learns of the events of the past, and vows to help them put a stop to Grey. However, Green has lost his memory, and General Grey tricks him into helping revive Golden Silver. This leaves Red and Blue to bring back their misled ally and stop General Grey from reawakening the terrible destructor.

    Gameplay

    Gunstar Heroes is a run-and-gun game played from a side-scrolling perspective similar to games such as Contra, either in single player or co-operative play. Assuming the role of Gunstar Red or Gunstar Blue, players move forward, defeating enemies using weaponry and melee throws that can be peformed using the B button, and defeating a variety of bosses and mid-bosses. Levels vary in bosses and gimmicks, ranging from riding mine carts to playing a board game.

    The Gunstar Twins each have their own firing stance, which the player(s) can select when starting a new game along with a starting weapon. Red's firing stance is "Free Shot", which allows him to move and shoot at the same time. Blue's firing stance is "Fixed Shot", which prevents him from moving and shooting simultaneously, but allows him to fire in all eight cardinal directions.

    Players have a number that measures their remaining vitality, which starts at 100 at the beginning of the game. If all vitality is lost, the player(s) must retry the stage from a previous checkpoint, but in a co-op game, a player that has fallen can borrow half the surviving player's vitality to continue, providing they have at least 2 points left. Vitality can be increased by picking up Vitality-Up items acquired by shooting enemies, boxes, electronic ducks or sometimes found just lying around. After clearing each level, the player's starting vitality is permanently increased by 20 points, reaching a maximum starting value of 220.

    Weapons

    The game's biggest gameplay mechanic is its weapons system. There are four types of weapons, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The player(s) will start out with one type of weapon at the start of the game, but they can pick up other types of weapons through item drops, and swap their current weapons for other ones. A player can only hold two weapons at a time, which by pressing A can either be selected individually, or combined for a more effective type of weapon. The weapon that isn't flashing is the weapon that's currently in use.


    Levels

    The first four stages in the game can be played in any order the player{s} chooses, while the last three are played in a linear order.

    GunstarHeroes MD Stage 1.png

    Stage 1 - The Ancient Ruins
    The Empire Army's minions have been despatched to attack a peaceful village full of tiny natives in search of the blue crystal. With easy waves of enemies and the simple mid-bosses Papaya Dance and Bravoo Man, this is an ideal stage to start with. At the end of the stage, the player(s) must fight Pink and her flunkies, Kain and Kotarou, who ride a large battle mech known as the Pinky Roader, which they have used to mine for the gem.

    GunstarHeroes MD Stage 2.png

    Stage 2 - The Underground Mine
    This level has the player(s) ride a specially modified mine cart provided to them by Professor White/Dr. Brown in pursuit of Green, who has found the green gem. Once they enter the mine, the player(s) can switch gravity by pressing C twice to ride on either the floor or the ceiling. Enemy droids will attack from their own mine carts or from the large train commandeered by Smash Daisaku.

    At the end of the stage, Green attacks the player(s) in the Seven Force, a multi-phase boss that is one of the most remembered boss fights of the game. The boss has seven forms to attack with, with the Soldier Force always being the first one, and the other six being fought in a randomised order. The number of forms that must be defeated varies by difficulty level, with three forms on Easy, five forms on Normal, and all seven forms on Hard and Expert.

    GunstarHeroes MD Stage 3.png

    Stage 3 - The Flying Battleship
    Captain Orange is departing in a battleship with the grey gem, and the Gunstars must pursue him on-board. Once they make it on board, they must deal with a swarm of droids and the Swapping Reg, then fight Smash Daisaku, who flies around and tosses bombs, on the blades of a helicopter. Afterwards, Orange will appear and deal with the Gunstars personally, attacking strictly with melee attacks and even riding the helicopter blades to cause damage. He is suspectible to melee throws, and takes the most damage from being thrown directly onto the helicopter, losing up to about 400 points when attacked that way.

    GunstarHeroes MD Stage 4.png

    Stage 4 - Black's Dice Palace
    Black has secured the red gem, and has built a silly dice maze for the Gunstars to get through. Upon entering the base, the player(s) must throw the die to move across the board, and complete whatever space they land on. Landing on a "FIGHT!" space will make the player fight a mini-boss or complete a specific challenge within a time limit, while landing on a "TAKE AN ITEM" space will send the player to an enemy-less room full of items. Landing on the "THE WAY BACK" space will send the player all the way back to the start, but won't reset any cleared spaces. In a two-player game, both players advance separately from one another, and only one player will play a challenge at a time, and the game may only allow a specific player to throw the die. If a player loses all their vitality in a challenge, that player must start again from the beginning of the board if they choose to continue using the remaining player's vitality.

    If the player(s) make it to the goal, they will fight Black in the Black Beat Stepper, a mech that moves about using a die, and uses different attacks depending on what space it stops on. Once Black is defeated, he will toss a fake gem in a last-ditch attempt to catch the player(s) off-guard, so they must avoid it and shoot him for the real gem.

    This stage is not present in the Game Gear version of the game.

    GunstarHeroes MD Stage 5.png

    Stage 5
    After having recovered all four gems, the Gunstars return to find that Professor White/Dr. Brown has been tied up, and Yellow has been kidnapped by the Empire Army, demanding all four gems for her ransom. Tasked with saving Yellow, the player(s) must make it through a very long and very large swarm of enemies to reach the Empire Army's ship. At the very end of the level, the player(s) will fight Smash Daisaku for the final time, with the Gunstars being forced to surrender the gems to General Grey in order to save Yellow's life.

    GunstarHeroes MD Stage 6.png

    Stage 6
    Yellow has been saved, and with the Empire Army having headed for the moon with the gems, Professor White/Dr. Brown has supplied the Gunstars with a spaceship that they can use to give chase with. This stage changes the gameplay to that of a space shoot-'em-up in which the player(s) pilots the spaceship to avoid asteroids and take out waves of enemies. By using the D-Pad and pressing C, the ship can boost in a given direction. In a two-player game, one player controls the main ship while the other controls a weapon satellite for added firepower, and the players can choose who will control the main ship before the stage begins. If both players press C at the same time, they will perform a stronger boost that offers the ship invincibility frames.

    After defeating the Seven Force a second time, the player(s) will leave the ship and infiltrate the Empire Army ship as it lands on the moon, and fight the Core Guard System with three phases: Unit of the Hammer, Unit of the Dragon, and Unit of the Runner.

    GunstarHeroes MD Stage 7.png

    Stage 7
    The final stage in the game. This stage is a gauntlet of short platforming sections and multiple boss fights, with each core member of the Empire Army watching the Gunstars' progress on a giant screen and joining in the fight one after the other. In order, the player(s) must fight Kain and Kotarou in the Duck Battalion, Pink and Kotarou in the Pink Lobster, Orange, Black in the Black Fly, and Green.

    After defeating all of these bosses and reaching General Grey's control room, the player(s) will face the final boss, Golden Silver. To defeat Golden Silver, the player(s) should focus on attacking the gems to inflict damage.

    Achievements

    Main article: Gunstar Heroes/Achievements.

    History

    Legacy

    Gunstar Heroes was later re-released as part of Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box in the Sega Ages 2500 series, alongside Dynamite Headdy and Alien Soldier. Interestingly, a prototype version of the game was included as an unlockable bonus.

    In 2015, it was released for the Nintendo 3DS as 3D Gunstar Heroes. The same 3DS port was later included in Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage.

    In May 2014, SMS Power! user Revo released a Sega Game Gear to Sega Master System conversion hack for the portable version of the game. User sdsnatcher later greatly expanded upon the hack in January 2017.[46]

    The game was later announced to be one of the first games to be included in the Mega Drive Mini, and is available in all regional variants of the system. Likewise, the Game Gear version was later included in the blue model Game Gear Micro.

    Development

    Gunstar Heroes was the second game developed by Treasure, behind McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure. However, Gunstar Heroes was published first, and has commonly been referred to as the company's first game regardless.

    During development, Gunstar Heroes was was known by the early titles Blade Gunner and Lunatic Gunstar.

    Versions

    Emulated versions of the game have been released on the Wii Virtual Console, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iOS and Steam. The iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015.[47] In 2017 the game was rereleased on iOS and Android as part of the Sega Forever brand.[48]

    Version history

    Main article: Gunstar Heroes/Changelog.
    System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
    Google Android OS
    0000040000010000010000000000004.1.1 56MB 202001092020-01-09 [5] GunstarHeroes Android icon 411.png
    Download.svg (info) (56.2 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000020000000000010000000000002.0.1 45MB 201906032019-06-03 [49] GunstarHeroes Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (44.86 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 44MB 201901312019-01-31 [50] GunstarHeroes Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (44.04 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 43MB 201811022018-11-02 [51] GunstarHeroes Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (43.36 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 42MB 201808062018-08-06 [52] GunstarHeroes Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (41.62 MB)
    Google Android OS
    0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 42MB 201712202017-12-20 Sega Forever [45] GunstarHeroes Android icon 100.png
    Download.svg (info) (41.88 MB)
    iOS
    0000040000010000010000000000004.1.1 144.5MB 202001092020-01-09 [53]
    iOS
    0000040000000000020000000000004.0.2 201906032019-06-03
    iOS
    0000040000000000000000000000004.0.0 201901312019-01-31
    iOS
    0000030000010000020000000000003.1.2 201810312018-10-31
    iOS
    0000030000010000010000000000003.1.1 133MB 201808062018-08-06 [54]
    iOS
    0000030000000000000000000000003.0.0 132MB 201712202017-12-20 Sega Forever [55]
    iOS
    0000020000000000000000000000002.0 6.7MB 201211302012-11-30 iOS6 Support [56]
    iOS
    0000010000000000000000000000001.0 5.7MB 201011222010-11-22 [57]

    Downloadable content

    Title and description Links Releases
    Premium Upgrade
    iOS
    US
    2017-12-20[58]
    $1.991.99[55]
    iOS
    UK
    2017-12-20[58]
    £1.991.99[59]
    iOS
    EU
    2017-12-20[58]
    €2.292.29[60]
    iOS
    AU
    2017-12-20[58]
    $2.992.99[61]
    Google Android OS
    US
    2017-12-20[58]
    $1.991.99[45]
    Google Android OS
    UK
    2017-12-20[58]
    £1.991.99
    Google Android OS
    EU
    2017-12-20[58]
    €2.292.29
    Google Android OS
    AU
    2017-12-20[58]
    $2.992.99

    Production credits

    Mega Drive version

    Game Gear version

    • System Program, Trouble Shoot: K.Miura
    • SPR Driver, Arm's, Bomb's Program: J.Okada
    • System Design, Special Tools: S.Satoh
    • Tool Program, Support: A.Toyota
    • Tool Program, CD Manage: K.Uchida
    • Obj Design, BG Arts: N.Fujita
    • Obj Design, Boss Motion Design, Good Bye Blue: T.Takeda
    • Obj Design, BG Arts, Scene Set, Trouble Make: N.Horii
    • Audio Design: M.Yuzuno, M.Yoshida, Y.Mizusawa
    • Tokimeki Scene Set, Powerful BG Effects: T.Onda
    • Data Keep, Motion Design, Kitchen Manage: T.Kawachi
    • Data Make, Motion Design, Yellow Fan Club: G.Sumiyoshi
    • Special Guest: M.Kawasaki, T.Abe, Y.Kotaroh, T.Sugama, H.Sakurai, K.Hosobuchi, H.Shiraga
    • Original Works, Special Thanks: Treasure
    • Presented By: Sega

    Digital manuals

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Gunstar Heroes/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-09: "September 1993" (1993-08-07)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-10: "October 1993" (1993-09-08)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #17: "Septiembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
    also published in:

    Artwork

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    88 №10, p74-76
    92
    88 [63]
    89
    Sega Mega Drive
    89
    Based on
    4 reviews
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    60
    [64]
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    83
    [65]
    Consoles + (FR)
    92
    [66]
    Cool Gamer (RU)
    40
    [67]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    92
    [68]
    Edge (UK)
    60
    [69]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    90
    [70]
    Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
    95
    [71]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    73
    [72]
    Freak (IL)
    89
    [73]
    GameFan (US) NTSC-U
    99
    [74]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    90
    [8]
    Gamers (DE)
    80
    [75]
    GamesMaster (UK)
    90
    [76]
    Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
    90
    [77]
    Hobby Consolas (ES)
    85
    [78]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    88
    [79]
    MAN!AC (DE)
    87
    [80]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    64
    [10]
    Mega Action (UK)
    90
    [81]
    Megablast (DE) PAL
    86
    [82]
    Mega Force (FR)
    89
    [83]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    80
    [84]
    MegaTech (UK) PAL
    95
    [85]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    93
    [86]
    Player One (FR)
    94
    [87]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    82
    [88]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    94
    [89]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    73
    [11]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    87
    [90]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    94
    [91]
    Sega Force Mega (UK) NTSC-J
    94
    [92]
    Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
    86
    [93]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    88
    [94]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    80
    [95]
    Todo Sega (ES) PAL
    89
    [96]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    80
    [97]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    85
    [98]
    Sega Mega Drive
    84
    Based on
    38 reviews

    Gunstar Heroes

    Mega Drive, JP
    Gunstar Heroes MD JP Box.jpg
    Cover
    GunstarHeroes MD JP CartTop.jpg
    Gunstarheroes md jp cart.jpg
    Cart
    GunstarHeroes MD jp manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, JP (Jitsuenyou Sample)

    GunstarHeroesSample MD JP Cart Top.jpg
    GunstarHeroesSample MD JP Cart Back.jpgGunstarHeroesSample MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, US
    Gunstar Heroes MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    Gunstar Heroes MD US Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Gunstarheroes md us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, EU
    GunstarHeroes MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    GunstarHeroes MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Gunstar Heroes MD EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, AU
    GunstarHeroes MD AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, BR
    Gunstarheroes md br cover.jpg
    Cover
    Gunstar Heroes MD BR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, KR
    GunstarHeroes MD KR cover.jpg
    Cover

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    GamesMaster (UK)
    80
    [99]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
    85
    [100]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    70
    [101]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    82
    [102]
    Sega Game Gear
    79
    Based on
    4 reviews

    Gunstar Heroes

    Game Gear, JP
    Gunstar Heroes GG JP Top.jpg
    Gunstar Heroes GG JP back.jpgGunstar Heroes GG JP Spine.jpgGunstar Heroes GG JP front.jpgGunstar Heroes GG JP Spine2.jpg
    Cover
    Gunstar Heroes GG JP cart.jpg
    Cart
    Gunstar Heroes GG JP Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Mega Play version

    Mega Play,

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 b813cf0d
    MD5 9a369cfc6355db48677771e345421e0e
    SHA-1 7721e302555f16e3242ad4a47ed87a1de1882122
    1MB 1993-06 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 866ed9d0
    MD5 3fb8a8dfd2cfea48ae3d378918691ee7
    SHA-1 a7b265f49ec74f7febb8463c64535ceda15c8398
    1MB 1993-06 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 1cfd0383
    MD5 bc578767a82f008cd2d3f4226a98ec32
    SHA-1 64ae3ef9d063d21b290849809902c221f6ab10d5
    1MB 1993-06 Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 6f90b502
    MD5 b424a225fcc5bcd9caea0ae48a5d07ec
    SHA-1 a8d7f502d877b0ea3ff2431c94001e9d5dd84868
    1MB 1993-04 Cartridge (JP) Sample Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 c3c52767
    MD5 c46d46f3ab4873cb1ed7ae8b9b70f2b4
    SHA-1 c373d3876659095bb869ff0e4bb7ffc68123cf3e
    512kB Cartridge (JP)

    External links

    References

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