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Kishi Densetsu

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Kishi Densetsu
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
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Developer:
Genre: Simulation































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥9,800 T-46033




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Kishi Densetsu (騎士伝説) is a 1993 real time war simulation/strategy game for the Sega Mega Drive by Kodansha Research Institute released exclusively in Japan.

Gameplay

Players will assume the role of an Unterstrumführer (equilavent of a second lieutenant) and take command of a Waffen-SS tank platoon. Starting from invasion of Poland, players will command up to 16 tanks in various battlefields in real time and attempt to destory enemy vehicles.

As the players complete levels, both player character and other tank commanders will be promoted to new ranks, gain medals and improve their abilities. New tanks and replacement commanders will also appear after every level. Since death of commanders in permament and amount of replacements are limited, player is encouraged to take good care of their tanks.

Gameplay takes place during real time. Obstacles in the field, such as trees, building or rock formations can lower accuracy and block shots while terrain can improve vehicles' speed or protection. All vehicles in the game have stronger armor in the front, weaker in the sides and weakest in the back, which means flanking enemies and protecting your own flanks will be crucial.

Translation

In 1999, Gaijin Productions released a partial translation patch which translated most of the menu options making the game at least playable. Name was translated to "Panzer Commander".

Magazine articles

Main article: Kishi Densetsu/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

BeepMD JP 1993-07.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-07: "July 1993" (1993-06-08)

BeepMD JP 1993-08.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-08: "August 1993" (1993-07-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
63 №1993-06, p21[1]
82 №, p83[2]
60 №1993-07, p45
Sega Mega Drive
68
Based on
3 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
KishiDensetsu MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
KishiDensetsu MD JP CartTop.jpg
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Cart
Kishi Densetsu MD JAP manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 22e1f04a
MD5 02fe0ed289a6cc0bd64d383e805b9471
SHA-1 2884f79b8f717fc9e244dac0fb441bdc44c68203
1.5MB 1993-05 Cartridge (JP)

References