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File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg 1986-12-16 Computer & Video Games (UK), "January 1987"
Logo-pdf.svg 1987-01-18 Sinclair User (UK), "February 1987"
1987-02-26 Commodore User (UK), "March 1987"
Review
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9/10
90
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Logo-pdf.svg 1987-06-18 Sinclair User (UK), "July 1987" "Outrun Goes Gold"
News about U.S. Gold acquiring the license to port OutRun to home computers. They also describe both the arcade cabinet and the game itself.
Logo-pdf.svg 1987-xx-xx Your Sinclair (UK), "August 1987"
Logo-pdf.svg 1987-11-15 Computer & Video Games (UK), "December 1987"
Cover article
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1987-12-15 Computer & Video Games (UK), "January 1988"

Mega Drive version

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File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-07-xx Mega (TH), "Vol. 127, Jul 1991"
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-07-08 Mega Drive Fan (JP), "August 1991" Preview article, 4 pages
1991-08-03 Hippon Super (JP), "September 1991" "TV game・broad-way"
Review
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NTSC-J 6/10
60
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-08-08 Beep! MegaDrive (JP), "September 1991" "BE-Mega dog race"

Review
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NTSC-J 8/10   8/10   8/10   9/10
83
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1991-08-09 Famitsu (JP), "1991-08-23,30" "Cross review"
Actual ratings breakdown unknown, needs correcting when actual breakdown known.

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NTSC-J 7.5/10
75
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-08-29 Games-X (UK), "29th August-4th September 1991"
Review
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RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Half.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
70
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-09-04 Consoles + (FR), "Septembre 1991"
Review
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76%
76
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-09-15 Computer & Video Games (UK), "October 1991"
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx Joystick (FR), "Octobre 1991"

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NTSC-J 90%
90
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-09-17 Joypad (FR), "Octobre 1991"

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NTSC-J 90%
90
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-09-27 Mean Machines (UK), "October 1991"
Review
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69%
69
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx Player One (FR), "Novembre 1991"
Review
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75%
75
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-10-04 Sega Power (UK), "November 1991"

Review
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NTSC-J 49%
49
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-10-08 Mega Drive Fan (JP), "November 1991" "Game seisekihyou"

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NTSC-J 3.712/5   4.112/5   3.925/5   3.837/5   3.887/5   3.431/5
76
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-10-11 Aktueller Software Markt (DE), "November 1991"

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10/12   8/12   8/12   9/12   8/12
72
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-11-19 Mega Force (FR), "Novembre 1991" "Zapping"

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PAL
Son: Genial Graphisme: Super Animation: Genial Maniabilite: Super
90
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-1x-xx VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US), "December 1991"
Review
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NTSC-U 7/10
70
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-12-06 MegaTech (UK), "Xmas 1991" "Game Index"
MegaTech briefly reviews most of the Mega Drive games released before December 1991.

Review
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58%
58
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-12-06 Video Games (DE), "4/91"

Review
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62%
62
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Logo-pdf.svg 199x-xx-xx Hobby Consolas (ES), "Enero 1992"
Review
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92%
92
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-01-08 Play Time (DE), "2/92"

Review
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74%
74
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-0-xx Game Power (IT), "Febbraio 1992"

Review
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55%
55
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Logo-pdf.svg 199x-xx-xx Game Players Sega Guide! (US), "Vol. 3, No. 1: February/March 1992"
Review
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NTSC-U 6/10
60
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-xx-xx Gamers (DE), "Februar/März 1992"
Review
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3-
47
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-02-20 Sega Force (UK), "March 1992"
Review
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83%
83
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-04-xx Ação Games (BR), "Abril 1992"

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Gráfico: Bom Som: Otimo Desafio: Bom Diversão: Otimo
88
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-04-23 Console XS (UK), "June/July 1992"
Review
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PAL 80%
80
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-09-xx Mean Machines Sega (UK), "October 1992"

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69%
69
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Logo-pdf.svg 199x-xx-xx Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK), "January 1993" "The Complete Mega File"
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming reviews every Mega Drive game released before December 1992.

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PAL 24%
24
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Logo-pdf.svg 1993-03-11 Sega Pro (UK), "April 1993" "The ProFile"
SegaPro re-reviews almost every Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Master System and Game Gear title released up until this point.

Review
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PAL 80%
80
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Logo-pdf.svg 1993-05-20 Mega (UK), "June 1993" "CHEAP and not so nasty"
£19.99 price drop review.
Review
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PAL 57%
57
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Logo-pdf.svg 1993-07-20 MegaTech (UK), "August 1993" "Bargains"
£19.99 price drop review.

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PAL 69%
69
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Logo-pdf.svg 1993-11-18 Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK), ""
Review
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55%
55
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Logo-pdf.svg 1994-xx-xx Joker (SI), "Marec 1994" Tips
Logo-pdf.svg 1994-xx-xx Joypad (HU), "1/1994" Tips
Logo-pdf.svg 1994-05-19 Mega (UK), "June 1994"
Review
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45%
45
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Logo-pdf.svg 1995-08-08 Sega Saturn Magazine (JP), "September 1995" "Beep! MegaDrive readers final rating"
It continued up until then in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP).

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NTSC-J 7.9524/10
80
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1998-xx-xx Tricks 16 bit (RU), "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr"
Reprints/translations:
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63%
63
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 2000-02-15 Velikiy Drakon (RU), "" Tips
Logo-pdf.svg 2003-xx-xx 1700 igr dlya Sega (RU), ""
Reprints/translations:
Review
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60%
60
[Info]

Master System version

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File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg 1987-09-15 Computer & Video Games (UK), "October 1987"

Review
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9/10
90
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1987-10-01 ACE (UK), "November 1987"
Review
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852
85
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1987-1x-xx Tilt (FR), "Décembre 1987"
Review
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17/20
85
[Info]
Cover article
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1987-12-15 Computer & Video Games (UK), "January 1988"
Logo-pdf.svg 198x-xx-xx Génération 4 (FR), "Janvier/Février 1988"

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82%
82
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Logo-pdf.svg 198x-xx-xx Electronic Game Player (US), "January/February 1988"
1988-12-15 The Games Machine (IT), "xxxx 198x"
Review
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85%
85
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Logo-pdf.svg 1988-01-21 The Games Machine (UK), "February 1988"
Review
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72%
72
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Logo-pdf.svg 1988-xx-xx Electronic Game Player (US), "September/October 1988"
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-02-16 The Games Machine (UK), "March 1989"
Logo-pdf.svg 1988-02-18 Soft (DK), ""
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RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svg
100
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1988-0x-xx Dragon (US), "Vol. XIII, No. 4: September 1988"
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RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Half.svg
90
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-xx-xx Electronic Gaming Monthly (US), "1989 Buyer's Guide"
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-xx-xx Guida Video Giochi (IT), "Giugno 1989"
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-xx-xx Games Preview (DK), "8/9 1989"
Review
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80%
80
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Logo-pdf.svg 1989-09-27 S: The Sega Magazine (UK), "October 1989"
Logo-pdf.svg 1989-10-16 Complete Guide to Consoles (UK), ""
Review
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80%
80
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Logo-pdf.svg 1990-11-xx Complete Guide to Consoles (UK), "Volume IV"
Review
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80%
80
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-05-xx The Complete Guide to Sega (UK), "" "Buyer's Guide"
The Complete Guide to Sega reviews most Mega Drive and Master System games released before May 1991.

Review
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PAL 80%
80
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-09-05 Sega Power (UK), "October 1991" "The Hard Line"
Sega Power re-reviews most Master System, Mega Drive and Game Gear titles released before September 1991.
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PAL RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
50
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-02-20 Sega Pro (UK), "March 1992"

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64%
64
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-04-23 Console XS (UK), "June/July 1992"
Review
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PAL 63%
63
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-09-xx Mean Machines Sega (UK), "October 1992" "Games Index"
Mean Machines Sega reviews most Mega Drive, Master System and Game Gear games released before September 1992.

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80%
80
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Logo-pdf.svg 1993-03-11 Sega Pro (UK), "April 1993" "The ProFile"
SegaPro re-reviews almost every Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Master System and Game Gear title released up until this point.

Review
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PAL 73%
73
[Info]

Game Gear version

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File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-06-08 Beep! MegaDrive (JP), "July 1991"
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-08-08 Beep! MegaDrive (JP), "September 1991" "BE-Mega dog race"

Review
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NTSC-J 8/10   4/10   7/10   6/10
63
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-08-08 Beep! MegaDrive (JP), "September 1991"
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-08-29 Games-X (UK), "29th August-4th September 1991"
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RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
60
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx Joystick (FR), "Octobre 1991"

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79%
79
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-10-05 Consoles + (FR), "Octobre 1991"
Review
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86%
86
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-10-08 Game Zone (UK), "November 1991"
Review
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PAL 30%
30
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-10-11 Aktueller Software Markt (DE), "November 1991"

Review
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10/12   8/12   8/12   9/12   9/12
73
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-10-11 Power Play (DE), "11/91"
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64%
64
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-10-15 Computer & Video Games (UK), "November 1991 (Go! Issue 1)"
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75%
75
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx Sega Pro (UK), "November 1991"

Review
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PAL 77%
77
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-1x-xx Game Power (IT), "Dicembre 1991"

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69%
69
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-1x-xx Hobby Consolas (ES), "Diciembre 1991"
Review
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86%
86
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-12-08 ACE (UK), "January 1992"
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RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
25
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Logo-pdf.svg 199x-xx-xx Micromanía (segunda época) (ES), "Enero 1992"

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RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
70
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Logo-pdf.svg 1992-01-02 Sega Power (UK), "February 1992"

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PAL 79%
79
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-0x-xx Consoles + (FR), "Février 1992"
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88%
88
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-04-23 Console XS (UK), "June/July 1992"
Review
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PAL 77%
77
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-09-xx Mean Machines Sega (UK), "October 1992"

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PAL 64%
64
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1993-03-11 Sega Pro (UK), "April 1993" "The ProFile"
SegaPro re-reviews almost every Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Master System and Game Gear title released up until this point.

Review
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PAL 77%
77
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Logo-pdf.svg 1993-11-18 Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK), ""
Review
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70%
70
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Logo-pdf.svg 1995-08-08 Sega Saturn Magazine (JP), "September 1995" "Beep! MegaDrive readers final rating"
It continued up until then in Sega Saturn Magazine.

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NTSC-J 6.4557/10
65
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1996-xx-xx Top Secret (PL), "Maj 1996" Tips
Logo-pdf.svg 1997-01-13 ABC (CZ), "Ročník 41, 11"

PC Engine version

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File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx The Games Machine (IT), "Febbraio 1991"
Review
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91% Star Player
91
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx Génération 4 (FR), "Février 1991"

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88%
88
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-0x-xx Joystick (FR), "Février 1991"

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89%
89
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx Player One (FR), "Février 1991"
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85%
85
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-02-16 Computer & Video Games (UK), "March 1991"
Reprints/translations:

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70%
70
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-02-22 Aktueller Software Markt (DE), "März 1991"

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8/12   9/12   8/12   9/12   8/12
70
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-03-15 Power Play (DE), "4/91"
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63%
63
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Logo-pdf.svg 1991-03-27 Video Games (DE), "1/91"

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62%
62
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