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: Quantum Factory|
|Licensor: FASA Corporation|
|Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (9 tracks)|
|Peripherals supported: Mission Stick|
|Genre: Shooting, Simulation|
|Number of players: 1|
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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.
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.
- Main article: MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat/Magazine articles.
- Main article: MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat/Promotional material.
|Sega Retro Average|
ROM dump status
|442,679,328||CD-ROM (EU)||T-13004H-50 V1.000|
|438,191,712||1997-07-25||CD-ROM (JP)||T-23406G V1.002|
|442,658,160||CD-ROM (US)||T-13004H V1.000|
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|
- https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee3.html (archived: 2020-03-20 23:05)
- File:MechWarrior2 Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-30 (1997-09-05)" (JP; 1997-08-22), page 99
- Saturn Power, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-xx-xx), page 29
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-05-14), page 68
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-05-14), page 90-94 (62)
- Saturn Power, "July 1997" (UK; 1997-05-28), page 64-67 (64)
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-05-14), page 68-69 (68)
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-34 (1997-10-03,10)" (JP; 1997-09-19), page 243 (247)