Hellfire

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Hellfire
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Masaya (Japan), Seismic Software (US), Sega (Europe), Retro-Bit (Collector's Edition)
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Publisher(s) of original games: Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Toaplan
Genre: Shooting[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[2][3] T-25073
Sega Mega Drive
US
35036
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1137
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[5][6] 1137
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Retro-Bit)
$44.9944.99[7]
Sega Mega Drive
EU
(Retro-Bit)
€39.9939.99[7]

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Hellfire (ヘルファイアー) is a 1989 arcade shoot-em-up developed by Toaplan and published by Taito. It was ported to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990 by Toaplan and NCS.

Gameplay

Hellfire does not follow the typical powerup system of most shmups of the time. Instead, your ship, the CNCS1, can fire either straight to the right (pink), straight to the left (yellow), straight up and down (green), or diagonally in four directions (blue), switching between these modes by pressing B. A shoots, and C shoots the Hellfire, a much more powerful version of your shot which comes in limited quantities for each level.

Versions

  • The Japanese version has louder shots sound effect than the NTSC-U & PAL releases.

Magazine articles

Main article: Hellfire/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Hellfire/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK) PAL
60
[8]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
93
[9]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
90
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
94
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
91
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
78
[13]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
91
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[15]
Game Mania (UK)
92
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
84
[17]
Games-X (UK)
86
[18]
Games-X (UK)
70
[19]
Famicom Hisshoubon (JP) NTSC-J
60
[20]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
94
[21]
Joypad (FR) PAL
95
[22]
Joystick (FR)
97
[23]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
72
[24]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
68
[25]
MegaTech (UK)
90
[26]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC
89
[27]
MegaTech (UK)
93
[6]
Mean Machines (UK)
93
[28]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
93
[29]
Player One (FR)
84
[30]
Power Play (DE)
84
[31]
Raze (UK) NTSC-J
82
[32]
Score (CZ)
60
[33]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC
100
[34]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[5]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
94
[35]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
69
[36]
Sega Force (SE)
91
[37]
Sega Force (UK)
92
[38]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
69
[39]
Supergame (BR)
88
[40]
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
35 reviews

Hellfire

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Hellfire md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
Hellfire MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Hellfire MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Hellfire md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Hellfire MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Hellfire MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Hellfire MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, FR

Hellfire MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
Hellfire MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Hellfire MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, KR

Hellfire MD KR cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, (Retro-Bit)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 184018f9
MD5 dbdc25c40b85e488a1e817557e3e375c
SHA-1 9a91bef8a07f709e1f79f8519da79eac34d1796d
512kB 1990-06 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 cf30acec
MD5 26f695adeabca0e2a31eee07ae2057c2
SHA-1 3cee325f4e8d12157b20c4ca7093bf806f5f9148
512kB 1991-09 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 8e5e13ba
MD5 1e1950f384b6c2320e6d17c381c39d62
SHA-1 17bbf3da65757cad3c7ff82c094e54cc68fd2f73
512kB 1990-06 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. File:Hellfire MD JP Box.jpg
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "November 1990" (JP; 1990-10-XX), page 12
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 72
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Power, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-07), page 28
  6. 6.0 6.1 MegaTech, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-20), page 24
  7. 7.0 7.1 File:TSCE Toaplan Press Release.pdf, page 2
  8. ACE, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-12-xx), page 101
  9. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 31
  10. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 47
  11. Computer & Video Games, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-11-16), page 148
  12. Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 106
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 18
  14. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 57
  15. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-xx-xx), page 1
  16. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  17. GamePro, "December 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 132
  18. Games-X, "14th-20th June 1991" (UK; 1991-06-14), page 35
  19. Games-X, "26th March-1st April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-26), page 24
  20. Famicom Hisshoubon, "1990-18, 19 (1990-09-21, 10-05)" (JP; 1990-09-14), page 17
  21. Hobby Consolas, "Abril 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 56
  22. Joypad, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 140
  23. Joystick, "Novembre 1990" (FR; 1990-1x-xx), page 134
  24. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  25. Mega Drive Fan, "December 1990" (JP; 1990-11-08), page 79
  26. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 78
  27. MegaTech, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-20), page 23
  28. Mean Machines, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-12-xx), page 74
  29. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  30. Player One, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-04-10), page 62
  31. Power Play, "12/90" (DE; 1990-11-16), page 154
  32. Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 71
  33. Score, "Březen 1994" (CZ; 1994-03-14), page 1
  34. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  35. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 28
  36. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  37. Sega Force, "4/93" (SE; 1993-07-08), page 19
  38. Sega Force, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-16), page 56
  39. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 86
  40. Supergame, "Setembro 1992" (BR; 1992-09-xx), page 42


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