Jewel Master

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Jewel Master
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Original system(s): X68000[1]
Developer(s) of original games: Amusement[1]
Sound driver: Cube/Noriyuki Iwadare
Genre: Action[2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4047
Sega Mega Drive
US
1025
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1025
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[5][6] 1025
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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Jewel Master (ジュエルマスター) is a Sega Mega Drive action game developed by Sega R&D 2 and published by Sega. A port of the unfinished X68000 Amusement game Blade of the Great Elements[1][7], it was first released in Japan in August 1991, it was brought to the United States and Europe later that year.

Story

The kingdom of Mythgard is terrorized by Demon King Jardine the Mad and his Dark Legion, but is stopped right before successfully destroying Mythgard by the Twelve Masters of the Elements. Jardine manages to destroy eight of the Twelve, and the other four channel their power to a Holy Blade, which you must retrieve to finally defeat Jardine.

Gameplay

You may carry one weapon on each hand, either by equipping a single weapon or combining two weapons into one. You choose the weapons for each hand from the pause menu ( START ). Hit A to empty your hands and C to select and place a weapon. The weapon you place on your left hand is used with A and the right hand with B. C jumps and Down+C jumps down (used to start going down stairs).

Development

Jewel Master was originally in development for the X68000 computer under the name Blade of the Great Elements. Developed by Amusement, a prototype of the original is known to exist in the form of a "test version", and with the disk reportedly having been available for purchase at some point.[1][7] However, it currently remains undumped.

Magazine articles

Main article: Jewel Master/Magazine articles.

Production credits

Source:
Sega TV Game Genga Gallery[8]


Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-09: "September 1991" (1991-08-08)

Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[9]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
50
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
55
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
79
[12]
Console XS (UK) PAL
70
[13]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
50
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
50
[15]
Games-X (UK)
80
[16]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
73
[17]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
40
[18]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
79
[19]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-U
78
[20]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
40
[21]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
63
[22]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
65
[23]
MegaTech (UK)
55
[24]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
55
[25]
Player One (FR)
73
[26]
Power Play (DE)
60
[27]
Score (CZ)
65
[28]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
58
[6]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[29]
Sega Pro (UK)
88
[30]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
61
[31]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
74
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
56
[33]
Supergame (BR)
84
[34]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
68
[35]
Sega Mega Drive
65
Based on
28 reviews

Jewel Master

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Jewelmaster md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Jewelmaster md us manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, BX
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU (alt)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 cee98813
MD5 42ec7e0894625345be8021f9d5f5d52f
SHA-1 9a6e4ca71546e798e1c98e78c4ab72aba46374c5
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2cf6926c
MD5 cbc5b61a39963d4ce24d874034caaf08
SHA-1 52fbcf9902a4a3f70aeb9c3df31019e07e679ea8
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://murakun5555.at.webry.info/201112/article_36.html
  2. File:JewelMaster MD JP Box.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sega Power, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-04), page 11
  5. Sega Force, "Februrary 1992" (UK; 1992-01-23), page 75
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Power, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-05), page 34
  7. 7.0 7.1 @goldwing1992 on Twitter
  8. Sega TV Game Genga Gallery, Graphic Sha, page 81
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 103
  10. Aktueller Software Markt, "Dezember 1991" (DE; 1991-11-15), page 140
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "September 1991" (JP; 1991-08-08), page 35
  12. Consoles +, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-10-05), page 58
  13. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 131
  14. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 61
  15. Famitsu, "1991-09-06" (JP; 1991-08-23), page 39
  16. Games-X, "12th-18th September 1991" (UK; 1991-09-12), page 37
  17. Game Informer, "January/February 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 7
  18. Hippon Super, "September 1991" (JP; 1991-08-03), page 90
  19. Joypad, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-10-1x), page 44
  20. Joystick, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 158
  21. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  22. Mega Drive Fan, "November 1991" (JP; 1991-10-08), page 91
  23. Mega Force, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 1992-01-15), page 89
  24. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 78
  25. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  26. Player One, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 102
  27. Power Play, "1/92" (DE; 1991-12-11), page 181
  28. Score, "Květen 1994" (CZ; 1994-05-01), page 59
  29. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 50
  30. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 67
  31. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  32. Sega Force, "Februrary 1992" (UK; 1992-01-23), page 74
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  34. Supergame, "Maio 1992" (BR; 1992-05-xx), page 42
  35. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 94


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