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

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.

Gameplay

In order to make an accurate conversion of the arcade game, Konami opted to produce their own light gun for the console ports Lethal Enforcers known as The Justifier, rather than using the existing first party light guns for their 16-bit consoles (the Menacer in the case of the Mega Drive). Both, the Mega Drive and Mega-CD version of Lethal Enforcers were packaged with a light blue Justifier for the Mega Drive and no stand-alone version of the game without the gun were sold. Because of this, consumers who would purchase both, the cartridge and CD-ROM versions of Lethal Enforcers would be left with a spare Justifier light gun that they would likely never use, since in order for two players to use their guns, a separately-sold pink Justifier is required that daisy-chains into the blue Justifier.

The premise of the game is simple: you're a police officer and you shoot the criminals before they shoot you while leaving the civilians unharmed. When using the standard controller, A/B shoot and C reloads; when using the Justifier, pulling the trigger when aimed at any area of the screen shoots, and pulling the trigger when aimed away from the screen reloads. You can also use weapons some enemies drop, by shooting at the weapon icons which appear on the screen after killing the relevant enemy.

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

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
[24]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[25]
Consoles + (FR)
79
[26]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[27]
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
80
[28]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
95
[29]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[30]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
100
[4]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
70
[31]
Mega (UK) PAL
89
[32]
Mega Machines (UK) PAL
91
[33]
Megazin (SI) PAL
79
[34]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
74
[35]
Player One (FR)
75
[36]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
78
[37]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC
89
[38]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
82
[39]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
78
[40]
Todo Sega (ES) PAL
90
[41]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
82
[42]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
63
[43]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
21 reviews

Lethal Enforcers

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
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Cart
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Poster
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
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Manual
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
[44]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
82
[10]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
65
[45]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
82
[46]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[47]
Freak (IL)
93
[48]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
95
[9]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
93
[49]
GamesMaster (UK)
63
[50]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
70
[51]
Hyper (AU)
89
[52]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
78
[53]
Mega (UK) PAL
89
[32]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
85
[12]
Mega Force (FR)
66
[54]
Mega Force (FR)
67
[55]
Mega Machines (UK) PAL
92
[33]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
80
[56]
Player One (FR)
50
[57]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
78
[58]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
89
[59]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[60]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC
90
[61]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
78
[40]
Video Games (DE) PAL
63
[62]
Sega Mega-CD
79
Based on
25 reviews

Lethal Enforcers

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

Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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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. Game Players, "Vol. 6 No. 12 December 1993" (US; 1993-1x-xx), page 94
  18. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "January 1994" (US; 1993-12-21), page 30
  19. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 166
  20. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 3
  21. Computer & Video Games, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-15), page 38
  22. Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 28
  23. Computer & Video Games, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-15), page 2
  24. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 114
  25. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1993" (JP; 1993-11-08), page 26
  26. Consoles +, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 134
  27. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 98
  28. Computer & Video Games, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-15), page 70
  29. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "December 1993" (US; 1993-11-23), page 120
  30. Famitsu, "1993-11-05" (JP; 1993-10-22), page 1
  31. Hippon Super, "January 1994" (JP; 1993-12-03), page 43
  32. 32.0 32.1 Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 38
  33. 33.0 33.1 Mega Machines, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-09), page 34
  34. Megazin, "Letnik 2, Številka 8, April 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  35. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-10-xx), page 94
  36. Player One, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 104
  37. Sega Power, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-06), page 48
  38. Sega Zone, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-23), page 60
  39. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 87
  40. 40.0 40.1 Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  41. Todo Sega, "Diciembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 52
  42. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 18
  43. Video Games, "2/94" (DE; 1994-01-26), page 79
  44. Beep! MegaDrive, "November 1993" (JP; 1993-10-08), page 28
  45. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 51
  46. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 122
  47. Famitsu, "1993-11-05" (JP; 1993-10-22), page 1
  48. Freak, "11/93" (IL; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
  49. GamesMaster, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-21), page 44
  50. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 3, episode 11" (1993-11-18, 24:00) (+8:18)
  51. Hippon Super, "November 1993" (JP; 1993-10-02), page 41
  52. Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 58
  53. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
  54. Mega Force, "Mega-CD Force: Le Supplément Spécial Mega-CD" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 32
  55. Mega Force, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-12-10), page 112
  56. MegaTech, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-20), page 58
  57. Player One, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 144
  58. Sega Magazine, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-10), page 109
  59. Sega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-xx), page 48
  60. Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 52
  61. Sega Zone, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-25), page 64
  62. Video Games, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-19), page 52


Lethal Enforcers

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototype 1993-08-13
Lethal Enforcers games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega-CD
Lethal Enforcers (1993) | Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters (1994)
Sega Saturn
Lethal Enforcers I & II (Cancelled)