Jaguar XJ220

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Jaguar XJ220
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: JVC Musical Industries (US), Sega (Europe), Victor Musical Industries (Japan)
Developer:
Licensor: Jaguar Cars
Peripherals supported: CD BackUp RAM Cart
Genre: Racing[1]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥8,8008,800 T-60094
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.9549.95[3] T-6406
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4602
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 99.0099.00[9] 4602
Sega Mega-CD
FR
4602
Sega Mega-CD
PT
MCD4602
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.9939.99[6][7][4] 4602
Sega Mega-CD
KR
GD0008JT
Non-Sega versions

Jaguar XJ220 (ジャガーXJ220) is a racing game developed by Core Design for the Sega Mega-CD. Similar to the Lotus series, the game is centered around one brand of car, in this case, the Jaguar XJ220, which was the fastest production car in the world at the time (until it was dethroned by the McLaren F1 in 1994).

Gameplay

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Repair shop

The game is a racing game where the player drives a Jaguar XJ220. The car is steered with Left and Right, accelerates with A or C, and brakes with B. The car is equipped with an automatic transmission by default, but if equipped with a manual transmission, it is upshifted with Up and downshifted with Down.

There are three modes: the Grand Prix mode, where the player participates in 16 different races; the World Tour mode, where the player travels to 16 different countries; and the Free Practice mode, where the player can choose from any of the 32 tracks of the other modes. All modes can be played alone or with another player in split-screen mode. Players can also choose whether races consist of 3, 5, 7, or 9 laps. The car has limited fuel and must make pit stops to refuel in races longer than 3 laps. There is also a Track Editor that allows players to create their own tracks to race on.

In the Grand Prix and World Tour modes, the cars take damage on parts such as body panels whenever they collide with other cars or roadside objects as well as suffering wear on parts such as tires. Cars can be repaired after each race. Repairs cost money, which is earned by completing races. The condition of the part is conveyed by its color. Green parts are in good condition and do not need to be replaced. Yellow parts are worn but functional, though they may perform sub-optimally. Red parts are severely damaged and must be repaired to proceed. It costs the same to repair a yellow part as it does a red part, so the player can strategically choose to wait until a part is red before repairing it. The game cannot be continued if the player has red parts but not enough money to repair them.

Grand Prix

The Grand Prix mode takes players through a series of races on 16 different tracks. The tracks are played in series and cannot be selected (except in Free Practice mode). Each race has 20 contestants and is preceded by a qualifying lap that determines the player's starting position. Players can also play practice laps to learn the track before attempting to qualify. Players are awarded prize money depending on their position at the end of each race, which can be spent repairing their cars. The game can be saved after each race.

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Round 1

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Round 2

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Round 3

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Round 4

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Round 5

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Round 6

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Round 7

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Round 8

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Round 9

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Round 10

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Round 11

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Round 12

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Round 13

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Round 14

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Round 15

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Round 16

World Tour

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Country selection

The World Tour mode is similar to Grand Prix, but the player can choose the location of each race. In two-player games, player one chooses the next country. The player can start at any country and must pay a certain amount to travel to the next country depending on its distance from the previous location. The player has a Financial Advisor who evaluates the player's decision of country and may suggest a closer country instead, though the player is free to ignore his advice. There are 16 total countries. The game ends if the player can no longer afford to continue because of travel costs or repair costs.

Like Grand Prix mode, each race is preceded by a qualifying lap that determines the player's starting position, out of 20 positions. Players are awarded prize money depending on their position at the end of each race, which can be spent repairing their cars. The game can be saved after each race.

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Derby, Britain

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El Kharga, Egypt

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Bern, Switzerland

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Austin, USA

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Regina, Canada

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Toyamo, Japan

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Hume, Australia

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Ardea, Greece

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Urbino, Italy

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Aschersleben, Germany

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Bordeaux, France

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São Paulo, Brazil

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Castellón, Spain

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Tilberg, Holland

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Wuhan, China

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Huaraz, Peru

Free Practice

Free Practice mode lets the player choose any of the 32 tracks from the Grand Prix and World Tour modes to race on. In two-player games, player one chooses the track. Unlike the other modes, there is no qualifying lap and there are no AI opponents.

Competitors

Core Design only had the rights to use the Jaguar name but nevertheless includes supercars by other manufacturers under fictionalized names, including Ferrino (Ferrari) and Bezantti (Bugatti).

Team Car Country
Jaguar Jaguar XJ220 Britain
Berantti Berantti 4000 Italy
Ferrino Ferrino Special Italy
Osaka Osaka Wasp Japan
Phoenix Hathaway Phoenix USA
Raphale Raphale Charger France
Shtuck Shtuck Alpino Germany
Tomahawk Tomahawk Laser USA
Berago Berago Lanchetta Italy

Versions

Core Design released Jaguar XJ220 for the Amiga in 1992, but while it shares the same name and a similar concept to the Mega-CD version, the two are very different aesthetically. In addition to full motion video sequences and a CD audio soundtrack, the Mega-CD version uses hardware sprite scaling, more detailed graphics and adds qualifying laps to proceedings, as well as completely overhauling the menus.

On the Amiga, Core used real opponent supercars despite not having a license to do so. They are not referenced in game, but the Porsche 911, Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari F40 and Nissan Skyline are all visible, as are advertisements for Computer and Video Games magazine, all of which were removed in the Mega-CD version.

Production credits

  • Producer: Jeremy Heath-Smith
  • Programmer: Mark Avory
  • Artist: Jason Gee
  • Game Design: Mark Price
  • Music: Martin Iveson
  • Executive Producer: Satoshi Honda
  • Producer: Isamu Senda
  • Chief Director: Toshiyuki Nagai
  • Director: Gaku Sato
  • Marketing: Harunobu Komori, Katsumi Arai, Toshimichi Kawamura, Tatsuo Tateishi, Shunji Nishizawa, Kouki Minami, Kaku Maetani, Yae Uchida, Katsura Iino
  • Illustration: Akio Nakamura
  • Package and Manual Design: Mir (Y. Yajima)
  • Manual: Etsuko Matsuoka
  • Play Testing: Nobuaki Horie, Ryou Misawa
  • Special Thanks: Takeshi Minagawa, Kaoru Tomiyama, Yasushi Endo, Kazuya Tominaga, Takashi Kimura
Source:
JP manual[10]

Magazine articles

Main article: Jaguar XJ220/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-01: "January 1993" (1992-12-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-02: "February 1993" (1993-01-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-03: "March 1993" (1993-02-08)
also published in:
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #49: "August 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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Print advert in AS Magazin-Video Igrice (SCG) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[14]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[15]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
85
[16]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
73
[17]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
79
[18]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
85
[19]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[20]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
88
[21]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
60
[22]
Game Power (IT) PAL
65
[23]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
95
[24]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
60
[25]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
84
[26]
Joypad (FR)
74
[27]
Joypad (HU)
81
[28]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
92
[29]
Mega (UK) PAL
52
[30]
Mega Action (UK) NTSC-U
65
[31]
Mega Force (FR)
82
[32]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
64
[33]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
90
[34]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
90
[5]
Player One (FR)
60
[35]
Sega Magazin (DE)
70
[9]
Sega News (CZ)
71
[36]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[37]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
72
[38]
Sega Force (SE)
83
[39]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
65
[40]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
77
[41]
Todo Sega (ES)
76
[42]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
58
[43]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
80
[44]
Sega Mega-CD
73
Based on
33 reviews

Jaguar XJ220

Mega-CD, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
JaguarXJ220 MD jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, KR
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Cover
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Disc
JaguarXJ220 MD jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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Disc
Jaguarxj220 mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
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Manual
Mega-CD, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover
Mega-CD, PT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
481,209,792 CD (EU) 4602
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
481,209,792 CD (JP) T-60094
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
481,212,144 CD (US) T-6406

Track list

1. Data track
2. Title (6:03)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
3. Map (2:38)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
4. Damage (3:03)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
5. Podium (2:02)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
6. Bm Happy (1:47)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
7. Bm Mellow (2:10)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
8. Bust! (2:37)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
9. Speed E Boy (4:24)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
10. Funky Fever (5:21)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
11. Moody Breeze (4:42)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
12. Indego (3:42)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
13. Groovy Havok (5:48)
Composed by: Martin Iveson
Running time: 44:17

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
  2. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/8w5batTvqzg/m/sUBDKxmTNXoJ
  3. GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 141
  4. 4.0 4.1 MegaTech, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-20), page 29
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mean Machines Sega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-26), page 40
  6. Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 26
  7. Mega Power, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 74
  8. Select Round, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 2
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 16
  10. File:JaguarXJ220 MD jp manual.pdf, page 26
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-08), page 13
  12. Svet Kompjutera, "Jul/Avgust 1995" (YU; 1995-xx-xx), page 2
  13. Svet Kompjutera, "Septembar 1995" (YU; 1995-xx-xx), page 32
  14. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 99
  15. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-08), page 22
  16. Computer & Video Games, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-15), page 107
  17. Computer & Video Games, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 52
  18. Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 112
  19. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 121
  20. Famitsu, "1993-04-02" (JP; 1993-03-19), page 1
  21. GameFan, "Volume 1, Issue 7: June 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 16
  22. Game Players, "Vol. 6 No. 8 August 1993" (US; 1993-0x-xx), page 122
  23. Game Power, "Giugno 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 46
  24. GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 140
  25. GamesMaster, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 76
  26. Hobby Consolas, "Septiembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 124
  27. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 77
  28. Joypad, "1/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 16
  29. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 20
  30. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 46
  31. Mega Action, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-17), page 37
  32. Mega Force, "Mega-CD Force: Le Supplément Spécial Mega-CD" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 15
  33. Mega Fun, "09/93" (DE; 1993-08-18), page 34
  34. MegaTech, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-20), page 31
  35. Player One, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-08-xx), page 55
  36. Sega News, "Říjen 1996" (CZ; 1996-xx-xx), page 25
  37. Sega Power, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 56
  38. Sega Pro, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-13), page 58
  39. Sega Force, "6/93" (SE; 1993-09-30), page 24
  40. Sega Force, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-05-27), page 74
  41. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  42. Todo Sega, "Septiembre 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 46
  43. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 92
  44. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 42


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