Onslaught

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Onslaught
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Ballistic
Developer:
Original system(s): Amiga
Publisher(s) of original games: Hewson Consultants
Developer(s) of original games: Hewson Consultants
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
ACLD004
Sega Mega Drive
EU
ACLD004
Sega Mega Drive
DE
ACLD004
Sega Mega Drive
FR
ACLD004
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[2] ACLD004

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Onslaught is an unlicensed Sega Mega Drive action strategy simulation game developed by Nextgrand and published by Ballistic. A port of the titular 1989 Hewson Consultants game Onslaught, it was released exclusively in the United States and Europe in June 1991, and is most known for its extremely-poor gameplay and design, and for being one of few commercially-released Sega Mega Drive games to fail the system's TradeMark Security System test (refusing to operate with anything but the earliest Mega Drive hardware.)

History

Upon realizing Onslaught was failing the TradeMark Security System test with newer Mega Drive systems, Ballistic quickly dropped the price and attached a warning sticker to the front of the game's box, noting that the game may not work with systems purchased after September 1, 1991.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Onslaught/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #118: "September 1991" (1991-08-15)
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #27: "October 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in GamePro (US) #29: "December 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Game Players Sega Guide! (US) #0203: "Vol. 2, No. 3: June/July 1991" (1991-0x-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[4]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
47
[5]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-U
63
[6]
Joystick (FR) PAL
70
[7]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
42
[8]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
68
[9]
Power Play (DE)
27
[10]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
47
[2]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
89
[11]
Tilt (FR)
75
[12]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
67
[13]
User (GR) PAL
82
[14]
Sega Mega Drive
61
Based on
12 reviews

Onslaught

Mega Drive, US/EU
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Cover
Onslaught MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Onslaught MD Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, US (Re-release)
Onslaught MD US Box Re-release.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, FR

Onslaught MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, DE
Onslaught MD DE front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 9f19d6df
MD5 455e836ca5dd9cb782e7455e584cf65a
SHA-1 dc542ddfa878f2aed3a7fcedc4b0f8d503eb5d70
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (US/EU)

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References