High Seas Havoc

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High Seas Havoc
System(s): Sega Mega Drive-based arcade hardware, Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Data East (Japan, US)
Sega Mega Drive
Codemasters (Europe)
Developer:
Sound driver: Data East/High Seas Havoc
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
¥? ?



































Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 T-13103
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9954.99[3] T-13076
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-120035
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
DE
T-120035
Sega Mega Drive
FR
T-120037
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ14020
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[4] T-120035
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$99.9599.95[5] FHAV00SMC
OFLC: G

High Seas Havoc, known as Captain Lang (キャプテンラング) in Japan and just Havoc in Europe, is a platform game developed by Data East for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993.

Story

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Introduction

The story is about an anthropomorphic pirate seal named Havoc (Lang in the Japanese version), his young sidekick Tide (Land in the Japanese version), a girl named Bridget, and an evil walrus pirate named Bernardo. Bernardo is looking for Emeralda, a gem with powers that can cause whole armies to be toppled. A map shows where Emeralda is located, and Bernardo is looking for the map. Havoc and Tide discover Bridget unconscious at a beach. When she wakes up in a dwelling, she instructs Havoc to keep her and the map safe. Havoc hides the map in a cliff. After Bernardo's henchmen kidnaps Bridget and Tide, Havoc sets off to rescue them.

Gameplay

The game is a platformer resembling the Sonic the Hedgehog games. The protagonist Havoc is moved with Left or Right and ducks with Down. He jumps by pressing A, B, or C. He can defeat most enemies by jumping on top of them. He can perform a spin attack by pressing A, B, or C again in mid-air. Bosses cannot be harmed by jumping on them; Havoc must use his spin attack instead. Havoc can also lunge forward in a roll by pressing Down+A, Down+B, or Down+C. The roll does not harm enemies but can be used to evade harm.

Havoc has a health bar that goes down as he takes damage from enemies or hazards. He loses a life when he loses all of his health, and the game ends if he loses all of his lives (though there are continues). Some hazards, such as spike traps or lava pits, instantly kill Havoc. Havoc can find items that restore his health or award an extra life. He can also collect diamonds, which give an extra life for every 100 collected.

The game has multiple selectable difficulty levels (Easy, Normal, Hard, and Expert).

Items

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Treasure Chest
Jump on treasure chests to release an item.
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Diamond
Collect 100 diamonds to earn an extra life.
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Goblet
Gives the player 10 diamonds.
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Golden Treasures
Gives the player 50 diamonds.
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Chicken Leg
Recovers half of Havoc's health bar
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Roast Ham
Entirely recovers Havoc's health bar.
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Boots
Makes Havoc run faster.
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Mini Havoc Doll
Gives the player an extra life.

Objects

Saving Point
A ring of spinning spheres. Checkpoint where Havoc is revived after losing a life.
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Low Spring
Launches Havoc a short distance into the air.
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Medium Spring
Launches Havoc a high distance into the air.
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High Spring
Launches Havoc a very high distance into the air.
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Fire Hydrant
Jump on to release a spurt of water to defeat fireballs.
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Goal
Touch to end the stage. Every other stage ends with a boss fight instead.

Stages

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Cape Sealph

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Pirate Ship

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Otarucean

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Burning Hamlet

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Mount Chester

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Frozen Palace

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Fort Bernardo

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The Final

Versions

The first stage "Cape Sealph" has been removed for the PAL version, which starts with the second stage "Pirate Ship". The data is still on the ROM, however, and can be accessed using cheating devices.

An upgraded version of the game was released exclusively in South Korea for a bespoke Data East-made arcade board[6] based on the Mega Drive in the same year. Interestingly the PCB ID is "DE-0407-2" which might suggest there is another unknown Mega Drive based board out there.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Havoc Havoc
English (US) High Seas Havoc High Seas Havoc
Japanese キャプテンラング Captain Lang

Production credits

Data East Corporation
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: High Seas Havoc/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in GamePro (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0904: "Vol. 9 No. 4 April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №16, p50/51
Sega Mega Drive
60
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[9]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
50
[11]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
89
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK) NTSC-U
60
[13]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
84
[14]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
73
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[3]
Gamestar (AU) PAL
92
[5]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
30
[16]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-U
90
[17]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
77
[18]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-U
30
[19]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
66
[20]
Mega Force (FR) NTSC-J
70
[21]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
38
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
64
[23]
Player One (FR)
86
[24]
Play Time (DE) PAL
58
[25]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
68
[26]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
62
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
68
[28]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
60
[29]
SuperGamePower (BR) NTSC-U
90
[30]
Sega Megazone (AU)
80
[31]
Sega Opisaniy i sekretov (RU)
42
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[33]
Todo Sega (ES)
83
[34]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
58
[35]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
65
[36]
Sega Mega Drive
65
Based on
30 reviews

High Seas Havoc

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
High Seas Havoc MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
High Seas Havoc MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, UK
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Cover
Havoc MD EU Cart Back.jpgHigh Seas Havoc MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
High Seas Havoc MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, FR
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Cover
Havoc MD EU Cart Back.jpgHigh Seas Havoc MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
High Seas Havoc MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, DE
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Cover
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Cart
High Seas Havoc MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, AU (missing stickers)
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 17be551c
MD5 5479601228fd14fefbd1d1fd5fceebed
SHA-1 0dc1969098716ba332978b89356f62961417682b
1MB 1993-09 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 76e6d20d
MD5 232874913a8c74deecb24145d60917aa
SHA-1 6e0344aace03b703cb05a9a0e10c47ebe404a247
1MB 1994-03 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 61ba8199
MD5 c2aa79a9bdfccf691ff07b9fc0e34355
SHA-1 7c305a4b8cc220f5321eac80ea3fc104a9f5897a
1MB 1993-12 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 89418d48
MD5 236fa212d395717076dad9ea1892a11a
SHA-1 47307d1a7ea1e813547c94700885595c6e8d156a
1MB 1992 EPROM cartridge Page

External links

References

  1. File:Havoc MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 GamePro, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 60
  4. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-xx-xx), page 29
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gamestar, "October 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 76
  6. http://collectedit.com/collectors/shou-time-213/arcade-pcbs-281/high-seas-havoc-korea-by-data-east-19905 (Wayback Machine: 2019-02-04 11:30)
  7. Game Players, "Vol. 6 No. 12 December 1993" (US; 1993-1x-xx), page 85
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 117
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 43
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 137
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1994" (JP; 1994-03-08), page 20
  12. Consoles +, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 120
  13. Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 100
  14. GameFan, "Volume 2, Issue 1: December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 27
  15. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 2 February 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 68
  16. Hippon Super, "June 1994" (JP; 1994-04-30), page 63
  17. Joypad, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 38
  18. MAN!AC, "04/94" (DE; 1994-03-09), page 32
  19. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-xx-xx), page 28
  20. Mega, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-17), page 39
  21. Mega Force, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 96
  22. MegaTech, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-18), page 6
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-xx), page 71
  24. Player One, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 86
  25. Play Time, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-09), page 104
  26. Sega Magazin, "Dezember 1994" (DE; 1994-11-17), page 83
  27. Sega Power, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-03), page 42
  28. Sega Pro, "Easter 1994" (UK; 1994-03-24), page 62
  29. Sega Zone, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-24), page 44
  30. SuperGamePower, "Abril 1994" (BR; 1994-0x-xx), page 30
  31. Sega Megazone, "October 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 24
  32. Sega Opisaniy i sekretov, "14000 Opisaniy i sekretov" (RU; 2003-03-11), page 38
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  34. Todo Sega, "Febrero 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 56
  35. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 119
  36. Video Games, "4/94" (DE; 1994-03-23), page 82


High Seas Havoc

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: Prototype