Lethal Enforcers

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Lethal Enforcers
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Peripherals supported: Konami Justifier
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥9,800 (10,094)9,800e[3] T-95073
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9949.99[4] T-95096
Videogame Rating Council: MA-17
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-95096-50
BBFC: PG
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£54.9954.99[6] T-95096-50
BBFC: PG
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$159.95159.95[7]
Sega Mega Drive
AS
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥9,800 (10,094)9,800e[8] T-95014
Sega Mega-CD
JP
(Famitsu-ban)
Sega Mega-CD
US
T-95015
Videogame Rating Council: MA-17
Sega Mega-CD
EU
T-95015-50
BBFC: PG
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£54.9954.99[11][12] T-95015-50
BBFC: PG
Non-Sega versions

Lethal Enforcers (リーサルエンフォーサーズ) is a 2-player light-gun shooting game originally released for the arcades by Konami in 1992. It was ported to the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Mega-CD in 1993, as well as the Super NES (with censorship) at around the same time.

In order to make an accurate conversion of the arcade game, Konami opted to produce their own light gun called The Justifier rather than using the existing first-party light gun, the Menacer. Both the Mega Drive and Mega-CD version of Lethal Enforcers were packaged with a light blue Justifier; no stand-alone version of the game without the gun was sold. The game includes a mail-in card for purchasing a pink Justifier, which daisy-chains into the blue Justifier, for player two.

Gameplay

The game is a light gun shooter played from a first-person perspective. The camera automatically moves on a set path through each stage. Stages consist of multiple scenes in which criminals appear and fire on the player if not dispatched quickly. Most enemies are killed in one shot. Each stage ends with a boss encounter. Using a standard control pad, the D-pad moves the crosshair around the screen and A or B fires. The player's revolver holds six rounds and can be reloaded with C. Using the Justifier, pulling the trigger while pointed toward the screen shoots and pulling the trigger when aimed away from the screen reloads.

Sometimes special weapons, such as a rifle or a shotgun, appear and can be picked up by shooting them. These weapons are generally more powerful and last until the player takes damage. These weapons are fired and reloaded the same way as the standard revolver, though the machine gun and grenade gun cannot be reloaded.

The player starts with three to five points of health (depending on the difficulty level) and loses one when hit by enemy fire. Players also lose a point of health if they shoot civilians or fellow police officers. If the player runs out of health, the game ends but can be continued as long as credits remain. The player gains an extra credit for every 2,000 points earned. The game supports two-player simultaneous play.

Players are ranked based on their accuracy after each stage. The ranks are Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Commander. Players lose a rank for each innocent bystander killed. Players must meet a certain rank requirement to advance to the next stage. In two-player games, both players must meet the requirement.

Weapons

Shoot weapon icons to pick them up. Special weapons are lost when the player takes a hit.

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Magnum
Does more damage. Holds 6 rounds.
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Automatic
Does more damage. Holds 12 rounds.
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Assault Rifle
Fires three consecutive shots. Holds 12 rounds.
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Shotgun
Does area damage. Holds 6 rounds.
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Machine Gun
Fires continuously when trigger is held. Holds 36 rounds and cannot be reloaded.
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Grenade Gun
Does large area damage. Holds 8 rounds and cannot be reloaded.

Stages

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The Bank Robbery
Players must attain the rank of Detective to progress to the next stage.

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Shooting Range 1

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Chinatown Assault
Players must attain the rank of Sergeant to progress to the next stage.

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The Hijack
Players must attain the rank of Lieutenant to progress to the next stage.

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Shooting Range 2

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The Drug Dealer
Players must attain the rank of Captain to progress to the next stage.

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The Chemical Plant

History

Release

At least ten special copies of the Mega-CD version were known to be given away in a contest by the Japanese magazine Famitsu.[13][14] [More information on this is needed.]

The Mega-CD version of Lethal Enforcers was the second game to be given an MA-17 rating by Sega's Videogame Rating Council[15], following Night Trap. The game was banned in Germany[16].

Legacy

Lethal Enforcers was followed by Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters, which was also ported to both the Mega Drive and Mega-CD.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Arcade Game Staff
  • Programmer: Y.Hatano
  • Game Graphics: S.Johnson
  • Photographers: J.Narita
  • Sound Effects: H.Maezawa
  • Music Composer: K.Fukui
  • Hardware Design: H.Matsuura, H.Ueno
  • Cabinet Graphics: K.Hale, D.Marshall
  • Director: Y.Hatano
Genesis Staff
  • Programmers: M.Ueno, Y.Matsuhana, Moai Sasaki, K.Hashimoto
  • Game Graphics: N.Takemoto, N.Sasaki
  • Sound Effects: Devi Kobayashi, Como Soeda, Ikejirioduchi, Otsumami Matsuo
  • Sound Programmers: A.Fujio, O.Kasai
  • The Justifier Design: M.Okada, T.Ohishi
  • Package Design: Yoshihashi
  • Director: M.Ueno
  • Producer: Tomikazu Kirita
Copyright 1993 Konami
All Rights Reserved.
Source:
In-game credits

Mega-CD version

Arcade Game Staff
  • Programmer: Y.Hatano
  • Game Graphics: S.Johnson
  • Photographers: J.Narita
  • Sound Effects: H.Maezawa
  • Music Composer: K.Fukui
  • Hardware Design: H.Matsuura, H.Ueno
  • Cabinet Graphics: K.Hale
  • Director: Y.Hatano
Sega-CD Staff
  • Programmers: Y.Matsuhana, Moai Sasaki, M.Ueno, K.Hashimoto
  • Game Graphics: N.Takemoto, N.Sasaki
  • Sound Effects: K.Muraoka, A.Fujio, K.Imai
  • Music Arrange: Tappi
  • Guitar Player: Motoaki Furukawa (Kukeiha Club)
  • The Justifier Design: M.Okada, T.Ohishi
  • Package Design: Yoshihashi
  • Director: Sasaki & Ueno
  • Producer: Tomikazu Kirita
Copyright 1993 Konami
All Rights Reserved.
Source:
In-game credits[17]

Magazine articles

Main article: Lethal Enforcers/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #145: "December 1993" (1993-11-15)
also published in:
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #21: "Enero 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-09: "September 1993" (1993-08-07)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-11: "November 1993" (1993-10-08)

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)
50
[25]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[26]
Consoles + (FR)
79
[27]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[28]
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
80
[29]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
95
[30]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[31]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
100
[4]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
70
[32]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-U
83
[33]
Mega (UK) PAL
89
[34]
Mega Machines (UK) PAL
91
[35]
Megazin (SI) PAL
79
[36]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
74
[37]
Player One (FR)
75
[38]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
78
[39]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC
89
[40]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
82
[41]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
78
[42]
Todo Sega (ES) PAL
90
[43]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
82
[44]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
63
[45]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
22 reviews

Lethal Enforcers

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
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Poster
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, AS
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Mega-CD 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
[46]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
82
[10]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
65
[47]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
82
[48]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[49]
Freak (IL)
93
[50]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
95
[9]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
93
[51]
GamesMaster (UK)
63
[52]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
70
[53]
Hyper (AU)
89
[54]
Joypad (FR) PAL
80
[33]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
78
[55]
Mega (UK) PAL
89
[34]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
85
[12]
Mega Force (FR)
66
[56]
Mega Force (FR)
67
[57]
Mega Machines (UK) PAL
92
[35]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
80
[58]
Player One (FR)
50
[59]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
78
[60]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
89
[61]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[62]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC
90
[63]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
78
[42]
Todo Sega (ES)
87
[64]
Video Games (DE) PAL
63
[65]
Sega Mega-CD
79
Based on
27 reviews

Lethal Enforcers

Mega-CD, JP
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Disc
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Jewel Case
Mega-CD, JP (Famitsu-ban)

Mega-CD, US
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Disc
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Manual
Mega-CD, EU
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Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 51d9a84a
MD5 849d73aedfd102fae1adc762bfbb6dcd
SHA-1 309b41c6d4159f4f07fe9a76aca4fc4ddf45de63
2MB 1993-11 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ca2bf99d
MD5 b837e85dc4a002a511ca4f2a33f4e1be
SHA-1 b9cc7ff3c6a50b2624358785bcadd1451e23993e
2MB 1993-11 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f25f1e49
MD5 63038691ac82a02290404745bce53b13
SHA-1 14245fccf4d7e5d1dd4ad5f426507516e71e3a06
2MB 1993-12 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1993-08-13 Page
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
604,285,248 CD (EU) T-95015-50
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
604,285,248 CD (JP) T-95014
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
604,285,248 CD (US) T-95015

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "November 1993" (JP; 1993-10-08), page 10
  4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 69
  5. Edge, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 23
  6. Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 53
  7. Megazone, "November 1993" (AU; 1993-11-03), page 47
  8. Beep! MegaDrive, "November 1993" (JP; 1993-10-08), page 11
  9. 9.0 9.1 GamePro, "November 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 78
  10. 10.0 10.1 Computer & Video Games, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-15), page 72
  11. Mega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 72
  12. 12.0 12.1 Mega Action, "Christmas 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 50
  13. http://www.sakekan.com/gamecollector06-2.html (Wayback Machine: 2013-03-31 04:35)
  14. http://murakun5555.at.webry.info/201011/article_44.html (Wayback Machine: 2014-11-10 19:52)
  15. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "December 1993" (US; 1993-11-23), page 46
  16. MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
  17. File:Lethal Enforcers MCD credits.pdf
  18. Game Players, "Vol. 6 No. 12 December 1993" (US; 1993-1x-xx), page 94
  19. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "January 1994" (US; 1993-12-21), page 30
  20. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 166
  21. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 3
  22. Computer & Video Games, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-15), page 38
  23. Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 28
  24. Computer & Video Games, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-15), page 2
  25. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 114
  26. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1993" (JP; 1993-11-08), page 26
  27. Consoles +, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 134
  28. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 98
  29. Computer & Video Games, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-15), page 70
  30. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "December 1993" (US; 1993-11-23), page 120
  31. Famitsu, "1993-11-05" (JP; 1993-10-22), page 1
  32. Hippon Super, "January 1994" (JP; 1993-12-03), page 43
  33. 33.0 33.1 Joypad, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 138
  34. 34.0 34.1 Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 38
  35. 35.0 35.1 Mega Machines, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-09), page 34
  36. Megazin, "Letnik 2, Številka 8, April 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  37. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-10-xx), page 94
  38. Player One, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 104
  39. Sega Power, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-06), page 48
  40. Sega Zone, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-23), page 60
  41. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 87
  42. 42.0 42.1 Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  43. Todo Sega, "Diciembre 1993" (ES; 1993-1x-xx), page 52
  44. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 18
  45. Video Games, "2/94" (DE; 1994-01-26), page 79
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  47. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 51
  48. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 122
  49. Famitsu, "1993-11-05" (JP; 1993-10-22), page 1
  50. Freak, "11/93" (IL; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
  51. GamesMaster, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-21), page 44
  52. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 3, episode 11" (1993-11-18, 24:00) (+8:18)
  53. Hippon Super, "November 1993" (JP; 1993-10-02), page 41
  54. Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 58
  55. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
  56. Mega Force, "Mega-CD Force: Le Supplément Spécial Mega-CD" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 32
  57. Mega Force, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-12-10), page 112
  58. MegaTech, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-20), page 58
  59. Player One, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 144
  60. Sega Magazine, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-10), page 109
  61. Sega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-xx), page 48
  62. Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 52
  63. Sega Zone, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-25), page 64
  64. Todo Sega, "Noviembre 1993" (ES; 1993-1x-xx), page 40
  65. Video Games, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-19), page 52


Lethal Enforcers

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1993-08-13



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Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega-CD
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Sega Saturn
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