Junction

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Junction
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Micronet
Developer:
Licensor: Konami
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Publisher(s) of original games: Konami
Developer(s) of original games: Konami
Genre: Puzzle[1][2][3][4], Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,000 (6,180)6,000e[5] T-22023
Sega Mega Drive
US
22016
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,000 (3,090)3,000e[6] T-22017
Sega Game Gear
US
T-22018

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Junction (ジャンクション) is a 1990 arcade puzzle game by Konami, originally titled Cue Brick. Micronet ported it to the Sega Mega Drive the same year and to the Sega Game Gear the following year.

While Junction was publically advertised as having a November 1990 release in North America, it was delayed until mid-April 1991 for unknown reasons.

A Sega Master System GG2SMS hack was released in November 2015.

Gameplay

The goal of each level is to get the red ball around the field to cross all the "bridges" sticking out of the level boundaries solely by moving tiles around in the same way one would solve Fifteen puzzles. The D-pad moves the empty space around and holding B/2 makes the ball move faster. If the ball hits an empty space, hits a level boundary, or falls into the hole, you lose the ball.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Director: Shaka
  • BGV Director: Takahashi Tomoyuki
  • Original Concept: Shiho, Shaka
  • Programming: Shaka, Takahashi Tomoyuki, Kaz
  • Design: Shiho, Ohishi Naohiro, Dreamist No 14, Nishii
  • Map Design: Ohishi Naohiro, Dreamist No 14, Nishii, Shiho, Shaka, Takahashi Tomoyuki
  • Music: Shaka
  • Special Thanks: Nagata Akemi, Narita Yuka
  • Producer: Murakami Akihiko
Source:
In-game credits

Game Gear version

  • Director: Shaka
  • Original Concept: Shiho, Shaka
  • Programming: Shaka, Kaz
  • Design: Shiho, Nao
  • Music: Shaka, Kii
  • Producer: Murakami Akihiko
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Junction/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Junction/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[8]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
78
[9]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[10]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
81
[11]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[12]
Génération 4 (FR)
64
[13]
Joystick (FR)
70
[14]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC
64
[15]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
60
[16]
Power Play (DE)
65
[17]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC
75
[18]
Sega Pro (UK)
76
[19]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
81
[20]
Sega Opisaniy i sekretov (RU)
60
[21]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
44
[22]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
70
[23]
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
16 reviews

Junction

Mega Drive, JP
Junction MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Junction MD JP CartTop.jpg
Junction MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US
Junction MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Junction md us cart.jpg
Cart
Junction MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Junction MD US pcb.jpg
PCB

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[24]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[25]
Game Zone (UK) NTSC
52
[26]
Joystick (FR)
70
[27]
Sega Force Mega (UK) PAL
36
[28]
Sega Game Gear
57
Based on
5 reviews

Junction

Game Gear, JP
Junction GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngJunction GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Junction GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, US
Junction GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngJunction GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Junction GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Junction gg us manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 94cdce8d
MD5 6d8a871ce4b1e88aecd4d0d50a137e99
SHA-1 7981e5764458f5230184c7b2cf77469e1ed34270
512kB 1990-07 Cartridge (US/JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 a8ef36a7
MD5 7dd2ef762d2284a0e551447a9ee11458
SHA-1 70cac7959d29903ad22316e9f5edf60834381d27
128kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 32abaa02
MD5 7b089a66acc807a71adc58c9bd679ecc
SHA-1 d2b536dd1cdd72c66faf179d6ab2f6cf420a5682
128kB Cartridge (US)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:Junction 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. File:Junction GG JP Box Front.jpg
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://sega.jp/fb/segahard/gg/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2013-01-01 20:24)
  5. Beep! MegaDrive, "November 1990" (JP; 1990-10-XX), page 20
  6. Mega Drive Fan, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-08), page 87
  7. Sega Visions, "Winter 1991/1992" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 45
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 150
  9. Aktueller Software Markt, "Juni 1991" (DE; 1991-05-31), page 118
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1990" (JP; 1990-11-08), page 27
  11. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 131
  12. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-1x-xx), page 1
  13. Génération 4, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 100
  14. Joystick, "Janvier 1991" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 112
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  16. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1991" (JP; 1991-01-08), page 83
  17. Power Play, "6/91" (DE; 1991-05-10), page 138
  18. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  19. Sega Pro, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-16), page 18
  20. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  21. Sega Opisaniy i sekretov, "14000 Opisaniy i sekretov" (RU; 2003-03-11), page 95
  22. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  23. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 134
  24. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1991" (JP; 1991-02-08), page 36
  25. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1991-0x-xx), page 1
  26. Game Zone, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-22), page 79
  27. Joystick, "Avril 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 129
  28. Sega Force Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 35


Junction

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