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High Seas Havoc

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High Seas Havoc
System(s): Sega Mega Drive-based arcade hardware, Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Data East (JP/US), Codemasters (EU)
Developer:
Sound driver: Data East/High Seas Havoc
Genre: Action































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


























Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 T-13103
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.99[1] T-13076
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? T-120035
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-120035
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-120035
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-120035
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MDJ14020
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$99.95[2] FHAV00SMC



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. An upgraded version of the game was also released exclusively in South Korea, for a bespoke Data East-made arcade board 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.

Gameplay

In the game you play as an anthropomorphic seal named Havoc (Lang in the Japanese version) on a quest to rescue a girl named Bridget from the evil pirate Bernardo. All controller buttons are treated the same. Pressing once jumps. Pressing while in midair does a spin attack. Pressing while crouching (hold Down) lunges forward in a roll. Jumping on enemies destroys them and jumping on treasure chests opens them.

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.

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

EGM US 052.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Game Players (US) #0612: "Vol. 6 No. 12 December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[3]

GamePro US 057.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

GamePlayers US 0904.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Game Players (US) #0904: "Vol. 9 No. 4 April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #81: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[4]

Photo gallery

Highseashavoc pcb.jpg

PCB

Highseashavoc PCB .jpg

Arcade PCB (top)

Highseashavoc PCB solder side.jpg

Arcade PCB (bottom)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №1994-04, p18[5]
63 №, p85[6]
89 №35, p120[7]
60 №151, p100[8]
73
80 №55, p58[1]
60 №16, p50/51
30 №1994-06, p63
90 №33, p38[9]
66 №19, p39[10]
38 №28, p62/63
64 №19, p70-72[11]
86 №45, p86/87
62 №53, p42/43
68 №31, p62/63
90 №1, p30/31[12]
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
16 reviews

Mega Drive, US
HighSeasHavoc MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
High Seas Havoc MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Havoc MD EU Cart Back.jpgHigh Seas Havoc MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
High Seas Havoc MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, JP
Havoc MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
CaptainLANG MD JP CartTop.jpg
CaptainLang MD JP Cart Back.jpgCaptainLANG MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU
Havoc-cover-AU.jpg
Cover
Havoc MD AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU (missing stickers)
Havoc MD AU missingstickers cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK

Mega Drive, FR
Havoc MD FR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, DE
Havoc MD DE Cover.jpg
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)

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References