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Heavy Nova
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Developer:
Original system(s): X68000
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $59.99More...[1] 22046
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    ? kr 22046



    Sega Mega-CD
    JP
    ¥6,800 T-22014




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    Heavy Nova (ヘビーノバ) is a 1991 action game for the X68000 by Micronet. It was ported to the Sega Mega-CD as one of the system's two launch titles (the other being Wolf Team's Sol-Feace); the Mega-CD port was not released outside Japan. Micronet subsequently ported it to the Sega Mega Drive for an American release in 1992.

    A European Mega Drive release was planned by UbisoftMore...[3] but it did not materialise. However, the American version was available for rent in Sweden.[4]

    Gameplay

    You play as a giant mech beating up other mechs of various sizes. A punches and B kicks. Up rockets up for as long as the button is held; you will eventually come back down.

    History

    Release

    All versions of the game were universally panned for the clumsy controls, terrible hit detection, uninspired level design and terrible sprites' animations. The Mega Drive version, however, was criticized for the same reasons plus the appalling music.

    Production credits

    Mega Drive version

    • Director: Shaka
    • Programming: Shaka, Dampei, Wns, Foma, Azy Mk II, Ikeda
    • Design: Zivo, Nao, Man Chan
    • Music: Studio River Kings, T.Iijima, Shaka
    • Special Thanks: Bignet U.S.A., Tatsurou, Toshirou
    • Producer: Akihiko Murakami
    1991 Micronet


    Mega-CD version

    • Director: Shaka
    • Programming: Shaka, Dampei, Wns, Foma, Azy Mk II, Ikeda
    • Design: Zivo, Nao, Man Chan
    • Music: Naoko, Studio River Kings, T.Iijima, Shaka
    • Special Thanks: Bignet U.S.A., Tatsurou, Toshirou
    • Producer: Akihiko Murakami
    1991 Micronet
    Source: In-game credits (JP)Media:HeavyNova_MCD_JP_SSCredits.pdf[5]


    Track list


    1. [data track] ({{{time}}})


    2. Opening (02:39)


    3. Mission 1: Heavy Doll Training Camp (05:11)


    4. Mission 2: Floating Fortress (03:58)


    5. Battle Results (03:19)


    6. Your Final Examination Is About to Begin (02:04)


    7. Game Over (02:54)


    8. Training Boss 1-1: Trol (IZ-HD310) (03:03)


    9. Training Boss 1-2: Garo (SX-D07RR) / Rebel Boss 2-3: Garo Custom (SX-D07RR) (03:05)


    10. Training Boss 1-3: Zam (ME-F91-A) (03:05)


    11. Rebel Boss 2-1: Garo (SX-D07RR) (03:07)


    12. Rebel Boss 2-2: Zam (ME-F91-A) (03:01)


    13. Rebel Boss 2-4: Zam Custom (ME-F91-C) (03:06)


    14. Final Boss: Idarl (ME-F913) (03:01)


    15. Ending: You Are the Heavy Nova (02:35)


    16. Opening Theme: Idar (ME-F991) (01:14)
    Running time: 45:22

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Heavy Nova/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Heavy Nova/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    20 More...[6]
    42 More...[7]
    80 More...[1]
    49 №18, p66
    54 №18, p74
    Sega Mega Drive
    49
    Based on
    5 reviews

    Mega Drive, US
    HeavyNova MD US Box.jpg
    Cover

    Mega-CD version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    60 More...[8]
    45 More...[9]
    80 More...[10]
    60 №157, [1]
    60 №40
    50 №1992-02, p98
    56 More...[11]
    12 №15, p76/77
    59 More...[12]
    69 More...[13]
    53 More...[14]
    Sega Mega-CD
    55
    Based on
    11 reviews

    Mega-CD, JP
    HeavyNova MD JP Box Back.jpgHeavyNova MD JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    HeavyNova MCD JP spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    HeavyNova MCD JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Heavynova mcd jp manual.pdf
    Manual

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 f6b6a9d8
    MD5 74bb344107592feae3372c27e1dc1841
    SHA-1 f5bda60615c7436a40b5a31a726099583ed85413
    1MB 1991-07 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    483,651,168 CD (JP) T-22014

    References