Light Crusader

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Light Crusader
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS 68000 (Treasure)
Genre: Action[1], RPG[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • 한국어
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥7,8007,800 G-5545
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    1187
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1187-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    1187-18
    Sega Mega Drive
    ES
    1187-06
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    1187-09
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    NL
    1187-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £49.9949.99[4] 1187-05
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    FLIG04SMC
    OFLC: G8
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM95004JG
    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    600pts600[9]
    CERO: A
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    800pts800[7]
    ESRB: Everyone
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    800pts800[5]
    Wii Virtual Console
    AU
    800pts800[10]
    OFLC: PG
    Steam
    US
    $2.992.99[12] 71119
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam
    EU
    €2.492.49[12] 71119
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    DE
    €2.492.49[12] 71119
    USK: 12
    Steam
    UK
    £1.991.99[12] 71119
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    AU
    $3.493.49[12] 71119
    OFLC: PG
    Steam Linux
    US
    $0.990.99[14] 71119
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam Linux
    EU
    €0.990.99[14] 71119
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    DE
    €0.990.99[14] 71119
    USK: 12
    Steam Linux
    UK
    £0.790.79[14] 71119
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    AU
    $1.351.35[14] 71119
    OFLC: PG
    Steam OS X
    US
    $0.990.99[14] 71119
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam OS X
    EU
    €0.990.99[14] 71119
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    DE
    €0.990.99[14] 71119
    USK: 12
    Steam OS X
    UK
    £0.790.79[14] 71119
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    AU
    $1.351.35[14] 71119
    OFLC: PG

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    Light Crusader (ライトクルセイダー) is a Sega Mega Drive action role-playing game developed by Treasure and published by Sega. Released in 1995, the game plays from an isometric perspective and features elements of puzzle platformers and Western computer RPGs.

    During development, the game was known as Relayer.[15]

    History

    When distributed in Australia, Light Crusader was sold in a VHS-style box. The additional space was not used to accommodate any extra items, and the release only included the cartridge and instruction manual. It is the only known occurrence of an Australian Sega Mega Drive release using this packaging format.

    Production credits


    Digital manuals

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Light Crusader/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #37: "November 1995" (1995-09-29)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in MAN!AC (DE) #1995-11: "11/95" (1995-10-11)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    87
    77 №33, p56/57
    89 [16][17]
    Sega Mega Drive
    84
    Based on
    3 reviews
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    70
    [18]
    Consoles + (FR)
    92
    [19]
    Cool Gamer (RU)
    90
    [20]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    85
    [21]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    63
    [22]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
    90
    [23]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    68
    [24]
    Game Players (US) NTSC-U
    76
    [25]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    68
    [26]
    Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
    85
    [4]
    Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 1 (RU)
    70
    [27]
    Joypad (FR)
    88
    [28]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    85
    [29]
    Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-J
    83
    [30]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    83
    [31]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    80
    [32]
    Player One (FR)
    93
    [33]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    89
    [3]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    85
    [34]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    90
    [35]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    65
    [36]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    78
    [37]
    Top Consoles (FR)
    80
    [38]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    85
    [39]
    VideoGames (US)
    80
    [40]
    Sega Mega Drive
    81
    Based on
    25 reviews

    Light Crusader

    Mega Drive, JP
    LightCrusader MD JP Box.jpg
    Cover
    LightCrusader MD JP CartTop.jpg
    LightCrusader MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Lightcrusader md jp manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, US

    Lightcrusader md us cart.jpg
    Cart
    Light Crusader MD US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, US (cardboard)
    LightCrusader MD US Box Back.jpgLightCrusader MD US Box Spine.jpgLightCrusader MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    Lightcrusader md us cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, EU
    LightCrusader MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    LightCrusader MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    LightCrusader MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega Drive, UK
    LightCrusader MD UK Box.jpg
    Cover
    LightCrusader MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    LightCrusader MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    LightCrusader MD UK Poster (front).jpg
    Insert (front)
    LightCrusader MD UK Poster (back).jpg
    Insert (back)
    LightCrusader MD UK pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, FR
    LightCrusader MD FR Box.jpg
    Cover
    LightCrusader MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Light Crusader MD FR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, DE
    LightCrusader MD DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    LightCrusader MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, ES
    LightCrusader MD ES Box.jpg
    Cover
    LightCrusader MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, NL (Blister pack)
    LightCrusader MD NL blister back.jpgLightCrusader MD NL blister front.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, PT
    LightCrusader MD PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    LightCrusader MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, AU (VHS box)
    LightCrusader MD AU Box VHS.jpg
    Cover
    Light Crusader MD AU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, KR
    LightCrusader MD KR Box.jpg
    Cover
    LightCrusader MD KR carttop.jpg
    LightCrusader MD KR cartback.jpgLightCrusader MD KR Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 beb715dc
    MD5 2869e0d4ad512a1fbd9b79d6937d9446
    SHA-1 df58fbcbede4b9659740b5505641d4cc7dd1b7f8
    2MB 1995-07 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 52c7252b
    MD5 20269e49021b8f5d85073453b2e8349e
    SHA-1 4352ae7ba1316e4384c4632be80f2fe277443f51
    2MB 1995-03 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 237076a4
    MD5 53673755ae0c01f8443293e3d846e910
    SHA-1 2b8c0931c33c143d41ef7cff6a8dbb9b8351d613
    2MB 1995-03 Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 6d0cbcb2
    MD5 8d4fa22fdf9ad5515e37f690c8490152
    SHA-1 0f018f95b4933bb5b3b3a91cee8b9a8ecb376942
    2MB 1995-03 Cartridge (KR)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 beb715dc
    MD5 2869e0d4ad512a1fbd9b79d6937d9446
    SHA-1 df58fbcbede4b9659740b5505641d4cc7dd1b7f8
    2MB 1995-07-10 CD-R disc[41] Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 e350ccfa
    MD5 07f0620dd8ad5d278b7981607da9f504
    SHA-1 0bf26dba5324471532db776da1ee4c0c06add1e5
    2MB 1995-06-08 CD-R disc[42] Page

    External links

    References

    1. 1.0 1.1 File:LightCrusader MD JP Box.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
    3. 3.0 3.1 Sega Magazine, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-13), page 82
    4. 4.0 4.1 Games World: The Magazine, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 60
    5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/light_crusader (Wayback Machine: 2017-06-14 10:52)
    6. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Light-Crusader--277853.html (archive.today)
    7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/CF-bNzT4IDl2fodsStu8dC0cuw1-u06- (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-23 02:23)
    8. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/05.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:22)
    9. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_lightcrusader/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-11-10 10:56)
    10. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19753&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 01:43)
    11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 https://steamdb.info/app/71119/ (Wayback Machine: 2016-07-30 06:31)
    12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 http://steamdb.info/app/71119/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 19:32)
    13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 https://steamdb.info/app/71119/history/?changeid=5755277
    14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 http://steamdb.info/app/71119/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-09-13 20:19)
    15. Sega Magazine, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-15), page 74
    16. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-06-26), page 62-66 (62)
    17. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-07-27), page 13
    18. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 116
    19. Consoles +, "Septembre 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 98
    20. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 116
    21. Computer & Video Games, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-12), page 62
    22. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 42
    23. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 74
    24. Famitsu, "1995-06-02" (JP; 1995-05-19), page 32
    25. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 11 November 1995" (US; 1995-1x-xx), page 90
    26. GamePro, "January 1996" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 140
    27. Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 103
    28. Joypad, "Septembre 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 78
    29. MAN!AC, "10/95" (DE; 1995-09-13), page 68
    30. Mega Fun, "09/95" (DE; 1995-08-23), page 72
    31. Mega Fun, "11/95" (DE; 1995-10-18), page 73
    32. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-06-26), page 62
    33. Player One, "Septembre 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 90
    34. Sega Power, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-08-17), page 57
    35. Sega Pro, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-08-10), page 60
    36. Sega Saturn Magazine, "June 1995" (JP; 1995-05-08), page 133
    37. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
    38. Top Consoles, "Septembre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 74
    39. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 19
    40. VideoGames, "November 1995" (US; 1995-10-24), page 92
    41. http://hiddenpalace.org/Light_Crusader_(Jul_10,_1995_prototype)
    42. http://hiddenpalace.org/Light_Crusader_(Jun_8,_1995_prototype)


    Light Crusader

    LightCrusader title.png

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    Prereleases: Prototype 1995-06-08 | 1995-07-10