Off-World Interceptor Extreme

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Off-World Interceptor Extreme
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Crystal Dynamics (US), BMG Victor (JP, EU)
Developer:
Original system(s): 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Publisher(s) of original games: Crystal Dynamics
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (1 track)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-15901G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9959.99[5] T-15908H
ESRB: Mature
Sega Saturn
EU
T-15908H-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[6][7] T-15908H-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL

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Off-World Interceptor Extreme (オフワールド・インターセプター エクストリーム) is a Sega Saturn action driving game developed by Crystal Dynamics. An enhanced port of the developer's titular 1994 3DO Interactive Multiplayer game Off-World Interceptor, it was first published in the United States by Crystal Dynamics themselves in October 1995, and was brought to Europe the following month. Later that November, BMG Victor localized and published Off-World Interceptor Extreme in Japan.

Both this game and the 3DO original are most notable for its full-motion video cutscenes, which parody the popular 1988 American movie review television series Mystery Science Theatre 3000 by having a pair of hosts provide sardonic commentary over the in-game cutscenes. The rear of the box even specifically advertises these scenes in a self-aware manner, going out of its way to claim how "cheesy" a trope full-motion video had become in the world of early CD gaming.[8]

Versions

While Off-World Interceptor Extreme is perhaps most-remembered today for its wikipedia:Mystery Science Theatre 3000 parody segments, when the game was localized for Japan by BMG Victor, the commentary was removed and replaced with Japanese-language dubs of the original cutscenes. Interestingly, this remains the only release of the game to feature the original cutscenes as first created for the project.

Magazine articles

Main article: Off-World Interceptor Extreme/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #75: "October 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #2: "December 1995" (1995-11-24)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR)
40
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
78
[12]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[13]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
71
[14]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
73
[5]
Joypad (FR)
79
[15]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
61
[16]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
74
[6]
Player One (FR)
73
[17]
Saturn+ (UK) NTSC-?
71
[18]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
72
[19]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
67
[20]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
65
[7]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
70
[21]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
66
[22]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
53
[23]
Ultimate Future Games (UK) PAL
60
[24]
Sega Saturn
66
Based on
17 reviews

Off-World Interceptor Extreme

Saturn, JP
OWIE Saturn JP Box Back.jpgOWIE Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
OffWorldInterceptor Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
OffWorldInterceptor Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
OWIE Saturn US Box Back.jpgOWIE Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
OWIE Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Owie sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
OWIE Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
OWIE Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
403,946,592 CD-ROM (EU) T-15908H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
453,366,816 1995-08-24 CD-ROM (JP) T-15901G V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
410,313,456 CD-ROM (US) T-15908H V1.000

References

  1. File:OWIE Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee1.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-20 23:04)
  3. http://www.inlink.com:80/~dkreaver/release.html (Wayback Machine: 1997-05-23 02:45)
  4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/cXB8BQnZAf4/m/qnwUPE9SU70J
  5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "January 1996" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 90
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Mean Machines Sega, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-xx), page 81
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sega Saturn Magazine, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-12-15), page 90
  8. File:OWIE Saturn US Box Back.jpg
  9. Next Generation, "November 1995" (US; 1995-10-24), page 185
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 187
  11. CD Consoles, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 116
  12. Consoles +, "Novembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 138
  13. Famitsu, "1995-12-01" (JP; 1995-11-17), page 29
  14. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 11 November 1995" (US; 1995-1x-xx), page 88
  15. Joypad, "Novembre 1995" (FR; 1995-11-03), page 44
  16. Mega Fun, "12/95" (DE; 1995-11-21), page 92
  17. Player One, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 152
  18. Saturn+, "Easter/April 1996" (UK; 1996-03-07), page 61
  19. Sega Power, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-21), page 64
  20. Sega Pro, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-11-02), page 54
  21. Sega Saturn Magazine, "December 1995" (JP; 1995-11-08), page 189
  22. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 15
  23. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 41
  24. Ultimate Future Games, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-01-03), page 88