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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:
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
SMPS 68000 (Treasure)
Genre: Action































Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
1-2
Sega Game Gear
1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4103
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.99More...[1] 1077
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.99More...[2] 1077
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1077
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 110More...[4] 1077
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1077
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 044780
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM94008JG



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 G-3349



Arcade (Mega Play)
JP
¥? ?
















Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts[6]
A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts[7]
Everyone 10+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts[8]
3+
Wii Virtual Console
DE
800pts[8]
12
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts[11]
PG
Xbox 360
JP
400MSP[16]
A
Xbox 360
JP
(Otameshiban)
FREE
A
Xbox 360
US
400MSP[12]
Everyone 10+
Xbox 360
US
(Trial Game)
FREE
Everyone 10+
Xbox 360
EU
400MSP[14]
3+
Xbox 360
EU
(Trial Game)
FREE
3+
Xbox 360
DE
400MSP[15]
12
Xbox 360
DE
(Trial Game)
FREE
12
Xbox 360
UK
400MSP[13]
3+
Xbox 360
UK
(Trial Game)
FREE
3+
Xbox 360
AU
PG
Xbox 360
AU
(Trial Game)
FREE
PG
Xbox 360
KR
400MSP[19]
All
Xbox 360
KR
(Pyeong-gapan Game)
FREE
All
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥762 (800)[20] NPJD-00012
A
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$4.99[21] NPUB-30078
Everyone 10+
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€4.49[22] NPEB-00096
3+
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€4.49[23] NPEB-00096
12
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£3.69[24] NPEB-00096
3+
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$6.75[26] NPEB-00096
PG
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩6,000[25] NPHB-00243
All
iOS
JP
¥350[30][31] 9+
iOS
US
$2.99[28] 9+
iOS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREE 9+
iOS
EU
€1.59[28] 9+
iOS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREE 9+
iOS
UK
£1.99[28] 9+
iOS
AU
$2.99[28]
Steam
US
$2.99[33] 71117
Steam
EU
€2.49[33] 71117
Steam
UK
£1.99[33] 71117
Steam
AU
$3.49[33] 71117



Google Android OS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREE
Everyone 10+
Google Android OS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREE
3+
Google Android OS
DE
(Sega Forever)
FREE
6
Google Android OS
AU
(Sega Forever)
FREE
PG

Gunstar Heroes (ガンスターヒーローズ) is a run-and-gun action video game developed by Treasure and published by Sega. During development it was known as Blade Gunner and Lunatic Gunstar.

Gameplay

Achievements

Main article: Gunstar Heroes/Achievements.

History

Legacy

Gunstar Heroes was later re-released as part of the Sega Ages 2500 series, alongside Dynamite Headdy and Alien Soldier.

In 2015, it was released for the Nintendo 3DS, as 3D Gunstar Heroes.

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.[36] In 2017 the game was rereleased on iOS and Android as part of the Sega Forever brand.[37]

Version history

Main article: Gunstar Heroes/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
Google Android OS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 44MB 201901312019-01-31 [38] GunstarHeroes Android icon 100.png Download.svg (44.04 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 43MB 201811022018-11-02 [39] GunstarHeroes Android icon 100.png Download.svg (43.36 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 42MB 201808062018-08-06 [40] GunstarHeroes Android icon 100.png Download.svg (41.62 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 42MB 201712202017-12-20 Sega Forever [35] GunstarHeroes Android icon 100.png Download.svg (41.88 MB) i
iOS
0000030000010000010000000000003.1.1 133MB 201808062018-08-06 [41]
iOS
0000030000000000000000000000003.0.0 132MB 201712202017-12-20 Sega Forever [42]
iOS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0 6.7MB 201211302012-11-30 iOS6 Support [43]
iOS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0 5.7MB 201011222010-11-22 [44]

Downloadable content

Title and description Links Releases
Premium Upgrade

Google Android OS
US
2017-12-20[45] $1.99[35]
Google Android OS
EU
2017-12-20[45] €2.29
Google Android OS
UK
2017-12-20[45] £1.99
Google Android OS
AU
2017-12-20[45] $2.99
iOS
US
2017-12-20[45] $1.99[42]
iOS
EU
2017-12-20[45] €2.29[47]
iOS
UK
2017-12-20[45] £1.99[46]
iOS
AU
2017-12-20[45] $2.99[48]

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

1993 09 - Software Sega.jpg

Mega Drive ES print advert

BeepMD JP 1993-09.pdfBeepMD JP 1993-09.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-09: "September 1993" (1993-08-07)

BeepMD JP 1993-10.pdfBeepMD JP 1993-10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-10: "October 1993" (1993-09-08)

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 More...[49]
88 More...[50]
92 More...[51]
92 More...[52]
60 More...[53]
90 More...[54]
90 1999, p133
73 №248, p38
99 №10
98
90 More...[55]
88 №10, p74-76
92
90 №43
90 №1993-10, p41
88
87 No results[56]
88 №14
64 №12, p58
90 №5, p14/15
89
95 №21, p36-41
93 More...[57]
94 More...[58]
83
94 More...[59]
73 №47, p46/47
87 №23, p44/45
94 More...[60]
92 More...[61]
80 №7, p11
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
31 reviews

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
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, AU

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
85 More...[62]
Sega Game Gear
85
Based on
1 review

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

Virtual Console version

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
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 C3C52767
MD5 C46D46F3AB4873CB1ED7AE8B9B70F2B4
SHA-1 C373D3876659095BB869FF0E4BB7FFC68123CF3E
512kB Cartridge (JP)

External links

References

  1. GamePro, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 54
  2. Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 97
  3. Edge, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 22
  4. MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 31
  5. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/01.html (archived: 2017-11-23 05:03)
  6. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_gunstar/ (archived: 2007-02-09 19:24)
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/XpgavPAhFnhc06repiNkZWhYzGqUdzUF (archived: 2010-11-22 23:52)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/gunstar_heroes (archived: 2017-07-05 11:31)
  9. https://archive.is/WfFvQ
  10. https://archive.is/ZnExV
  11. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19750&pageID=4 (archived: 2012-04-03 01:34)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (en-US; Gunstar-Heroes/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a6) (archived: 2010-10-24 15:48)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (en-gb; Gunstar-Heroes/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a6) (archived: 2013-06-15 11:52)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (fr-FR; Gunstar-Heroes/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a6) (archived: 2010-10-24 15:36)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (de-DE; Gunstar-Heroes/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a6) (archived: 2010-11-04 12:20)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (ja-JP; ガンスターヒーローズ/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a6) (archived: 2011-05-09 00:43)
  17. 17.0 17.1 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (en-au; Gunstar-Heroes/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a6) (archived: 2018-07-26 20:04)
  18. 18.0 18.1 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (ko-kr; Gunstar-Heroes/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a6) (archived: 2018-07-26 20:06)
  19. http://www.xbox.com/ko-KR/games/g/gunstarheroesxboxlivearcade/ (archived: 2010-03-08 17:28)
  20. 20.0 20.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjd00012_000000000000000000.html (archived: 2012-10-15 16:22)
  21. 21.0 21.1 PlayStation Store (en-us; UP0177-NPUB30078_00-SVCGUNSTARHEROES) (archived: 2018-03-30 16:11)
  22. 22.0 22.1 PlayStation Store (fr-fr; EP0177-NPEB00096_00-SVCGUNSTARHEROES) (archived: 2018-03-30 16:13)
  23. 23.0 23.1 PlayStation Store (de-de; EP0177-NPEB00096_00-SVCGUNSTARHEROES) (archived: 2018-11-28 01:10)
  24. 24.0 24.1 PlayStation Store (en-gb; EP0177-NPEB00096_00-SVCGUNSTARHEROES) (archived: 2018-03-30 16:11)
  25. 25.0 25.1 PlayStation Store (ko-kr; UP0177-NPHB00243_00-GUNSTARHEROES000) (archived: 2018-03-30 16:14)
  26. 26.0 26.1 PlayStation Store (en-au; EP0177-NPEB00096_00-SVCGUNSTARHEROES) (archived: 2018-03-30 16:12)
  27. http://itunes.apple.com/es/app/gunstar-heroes/id404096825?mt=8 (archived: 2010-11-24 22:41)
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 http://blogs.sega.com/2011/10/25/prices-so-low-theyre-scary/ (archived: 2017-08-29 16:30)
  29. http://blogs.sega.com/2010/11/22/gunstar-heroes-releases-for-iphone/ (archived: 2017-06-07 08:43)
  30. 30.0 30.1 http://www.4gamer.net/games/049/G004989/20101126021/
  31. http://sega.jp/kt/apple/gunstar/ (archived: 2010-12-20 20:30)
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 https://twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/943543302414053377 (archived: 2018-09-09 17:49)
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 http://steamdb.info/app/71117/ (archived: 2013-05-22 19:36)
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 https://steamdb.info/app/71117/ (archived: 2017-05-22 22:43)
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.gunstar.classic (archived: 2017-12-22 18:47)
  36. http://www.ibtimes.com/sega-pulls-gunstar-heroes-shining-force-more-app-store-google-play-1937218 (archived: 2018-02-03 03:45)
  37. http://www.seganerds.com/2017/12/21/gunstar-heroes-lands-on-sega-forever/
  38. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.gunstar.classic (archived: 2019-04-13 00:10)
  39. https://apkpure.com/gunstar-heroes-classic/com.sega.gunstar.classic (archived: 2019-04-13 00:11)
  40. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.gunstar.classic (archived: 2018-08-06 17:37)
  41. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gunstar-heroes-classic/id404096825?mt=8 (archived: 2018-09-09 17:51)
  42. 42.0 42.1 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gunstar-heroes-classic/id404096825?mt=8 (archived: 2017-12-22 19:01)
  43. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gunstar-heroes/id404096825?mt=8 (archived: 2014-08-03 09:23)
  44. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gunstar-heroes/id404096825?mt=8 (archived: 2011-02-14 13:59)
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/943543302414053377 (archived: 2018-09-09 17:49)
  46. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gunstar-heroes-classic/id404096825?mt=8 (archived: 2017-12-22 18:56)
  47. https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/gunstar-heroes-classic/id404096825?mt=8 (archived: 2018-10-23 23:13)
  48. https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/gunstar-heroes-classic/id404096825?mt=8 (archived: 2018-10-23 23:14)
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  50. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 82 (84)
  51. Consoles +, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 132/133 (132)
  52. Computer & Video Games, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-15), page 38-40 (38)
  53. Edge, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 86
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Gunstar Heroes
GunstarHeroes Genesis.png

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Music: Gunstar Heroes (1993) | Gunstar Heroes (2017)

Gunstar Heroes series of games
Sega Mega Drive
Gunstar Heroes (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Gunstar Heroes (1995)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Gunstar Super Heroes (2005)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box (2006)
Wii Virtual Console
Gunstar Heroes (2006)
Xbox Live Arcade
Gunstar Heroes (2009)
Sony PlayStation 3
Gunstar Heroes (2009) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box (2012)
iOS
Gunstar Heroes (2010)
Windows PC
Gunstar Heroes (2011)
Nintendo eShop
3D Gunstar Heroes (2015)
Google Android OS
Gunstar Heroes (2017)
Gunstar Heroes related media
Music
Gunstar Heroes (1993) | Gunstar Heroes Sound Collection (2005)