Johnny Bazookatone

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Johnny Bazookatone
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: U.S. Gold (US, Europe), Soft Vision (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (16 tracks)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥6,8006,800 T-7302G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9959.99[3] T-7909H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
T-7909H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-7909H-50
USK: 12
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[5] T-7909H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL

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Johnny Bazookatone, known as Johnny Bazooka (ジョニー・バズーカ) in Japan, is a side-scrolling platform game developed by Arc Developments and published by U.S. Gold and Soft Vision for the Sega Saturn (and other platforms) in 1996.

The game was notable for shipping with a music CD with tracks from the game.

Gameplay

Worlds

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Prison

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Hotel

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Restaurant

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Hospital

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Penthouse

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El Diablo's Domain

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Johnny Bazookatone Johnny Bazookatone
English (US) Johnny Bazookatone Johnny Bazookatone
Japanese ジョニー・バズーカ Johnny Bazooka

Production credits

An Arc Developments and U.S.Gold Production
  • Published by: U.S. Gold
  • Based on an Original Idea by: Craig Davison
  • Programming Team: Chibsy, Leigh Davies, Derrick Owens, Dan Thomas, Kieren Gracie, Adrian Smith, Mark Dow, Richard Underhill
  • Graphics Team: Paul Walker, David Percival, Darren Wakeman, Martin Povey, Carl Entwistle, Dan Cook, Attila Roth, Gaz Tonge, Pat Toner, Neil Pettitt
  • Design and Mapping: Patrick Toner, Rich Carless
  • Music and SFX: Andi McGinty
  • Music Production: Des Tong
  • Guitarist: Mike Hehir
  • Saxophonist: Chris (Snake) Davis
  • Test Team: Richard Hancock, Craig Jarvis, John Story, Adrian Bolton
  • Producer: Ken Lockley
  • Special Thanks: Geoff Brown, Byron Nilsson, N. Ishihara, James Farnhill
Source:
In-game credits[6]

Magazine articles

Main article: Johnny Bazookatone/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #81: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #40: "February 1996" (1995-12-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in CD Consoles (FR) #13: "Janvier 1996" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70
56 [11]
85
Sega Saturn
70
Based on
3 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR)
60
[12]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
50
[13]
GameFan (US)
83
[14]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
73
[3]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
83
[15]
Hacker (HR)
72
[16]
Joypad (FR)
83
[17]
LeveL (CZ)
71
[18]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
61
[19]
Maximum (UK)
0
[20]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
90
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
79
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
47
[5]
Player One (FR) PAL
95
[23]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
94
[24]
Sega Magazin (DE)
73
[25]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
64
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
53
[28]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
50
[29]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
28
[30]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
65
[31]
Ultimate Future Games (UK) PAL
40
[32]
Video Games (DE) PAL
78
[33]
Sega Saturn
66
Based on
24 reviews

Johnny Bazookatone

Saturn, JP
JohnnyBazookatone Saturn JP Box Back.jpgJohnnyBazookatone Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
JohnnyBazookatone Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
JohnnyBazookatone Saturn US Box Back.jpgJohnnyBazookatone Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
JohnnyBazookatone Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Johnnybazookatone sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
JohnnyBazookatone Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
JohnnyBazookatone Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, DE
JohnnyBazookatone Saturn DE cover.jpg
Cover
JohnnyBazookatone Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
617,272,992 CD-ROM (EU) T-7909H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
617,456,448 1996-02-16 CD-ROM (JP) T-7302G V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
623,435,232 CD-ROM (US) T-7909H V1.000

References

  1. File:JohnnyBazookatone Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee2.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-20 23:05)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 2 February 1996" (US; 1996-0x-xx), page 60
  4. Sega Saturn Magazine, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-01-24), page 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mean Machines Sega, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-01-28), page 89
  6. File:JohnyBazzoka_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 87
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 48
  9. Sega Saturn Magazine, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-01-24), page 100
  10. CD Consoles, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 41
  11. GamesMaster, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-03-14), page 66
  12. CD Consoles, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 66
  13. Famitsu, "1996-05-03" (JP; 1996-04-19), page 1
  14. GameFan, "Volume 4, Issue 3: March 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 13
  15. GamePro, "March 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 60
  16. Hacker, "05/1996" (HR; 1996-xx-xx), page 30
  17. Joypad, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 72
  18. LeveL, "Červen 1996" (CZ; 1996-06-01), page 1
  19. MAN!AC, "04/96" (DE; 1996-03-13), page 72
  20. Maximum, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-xx-xx), page 141
  21. Mega Force, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 36
  22. Mega Fun, "03/96" (DE; 1996-02-20), page 76
  23. Player One, "Mars 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 58
  24. Saturn+, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 14
  25. Sega Magazin, "April 1996" (DE; 1996-03-13), page 72
  26. Sega Power, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-02-15), page 44
  27. Sega Pro, "February 1996" (UK; 1995-12-28), page 46
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-01-24), page 74
  29. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-08 (1996-05-10,24)" (JP; 1996-04-26), page 231
  30. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 17
  31. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 34
  32. Ultimate Future Games, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-02-29), page 76
  33. Video Games, "3/96" (DE; 1996-02-21), page 84


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