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MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat

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MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Activision (US, Europe), Bandai Visual (Japan)
Developer:
Licensor: FASA Corporation
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (9 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Mission Stick
Genre: Shooting[1], Simulation[2]






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,524 (5,800) T-23406G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
T-13004H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
T-13004H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-13004H-50
USK: 12
Sega Saturn
PT
STJAT0621
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99 T-13004H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
BR
191226
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (メックウォリア2) is a first person shooter developed by Quantum Factory and published by Activision for a variety of platforms including the Sega Saturn.

It is part of the Mechwarrior/Battletech universe, a series that has seen most of its success on DOS and Windows computers. The only other game in the series to be released on a Sega platform is BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat for the Sega Mega Drive.

Gameplay

The game has the player pilot a walking mech, destroying targets on a 3D playfield.

Despite its name, the Saturn (and PlayStation) versions of MechWarrior 2 are in fact stripped-down versions of the PC version of the game (of which there are several flavours, beginning with a 1995 DOS release). The controls have been simplified, the maps are smaller, and the gameplay has a more "arcade-like" quality to it. Visuals are similar to the PC 3D accelerated versions of the game, however the game runs at a lower resolution and has different (and often higher quality) textures.

Interestingly the Saturn version also sports more detailed textures and skybox than the PlayStation release, though lacks alpha transparency effects. Maps also vary slightly between the two versions. Music from the 1996 DOS/Windows re-release, MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries is used, rather than the soundtrack bundled with the 1995 version.

Magazine articles

Main article: MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 No results[6]
60 №459, p38
79 [7]
89 [8]
50 [9]
Sega Saturn
71
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, JP
MechWarrior2 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgMechwarrior2 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
MechWarrior2 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
MechWarrior2 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
MechWarrior2 Saturn US Box Back.jpgMechWarrior2 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
MechWarrior2 Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Mechwarriorii sat us manual.pdf
Manual
MechWarrior2QRCSaturnUSManual.pdf
Quick Reference Card
Saturn, EU
MechWarrior2 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
MechWarrior2 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, PT

MechWarrior2 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
442,679,328 CD-ROM (EU) T-13004H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
438,191,712 1997-07-25 CD-ROM (JP) T-23406G V1.002
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
442,658,160 CD-ROM (US) T-13004H V1.000

Extra content

This game has an extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
MECH_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 211 About this game.
MECH_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 59 About original game
MECH_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 29 Copyright


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