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Critical reception

Mega Drive version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
60 1700 igr dlya Sega 2003-xx-xx RURussia RU [1] [details]
91 ACE 1990-10-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [2] [details]
75 Aktueller Software Markt 1991-11-15 DEGermany DE [3] [details]
70 Beep! MegaDrive 1991-08-08 JPJapan JP NTSC-J [4] [details]
94 Complete Guide to Consoles 1990-11-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [5] [details]
94 The Complete Guide to Sega 1991-05-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [6] [details]
75 Console XS 1992-04-23 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [7] [details]
75 Famitsu 1991-08-09 JPJapan JP NTSC-J [8] [details]
90 Game Mania 1993-xx-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [9] [details]
82 Game Power 1991-1x-xx ITItaly IT [10] [details]
60 Hippon Super 1991-08-03 JPJapan JP NTSC-J [11] [details]
72 Hobbytes 1994-xx-xx RORomania RO [12] [details]
92 Joystick 1990-1x-xx FRFrance FR [13] [details]
90 Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming 199x-xx-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [14] [details]
63 Mega Drive Fan 1991-10-08 JPJapan JP NTSC-J [15] [details]
91 MegaTech 1991-12-06 UKUnited Kingdom UK [16] [details]
80 Micromanía (segunda época) 1991-0x-xx ESSpain ES [17] [details]
93 Mean Machines 1990-10-29 UKUnited Kingdom UK [18] [details]
91 Mean Machines Sega 1992-09-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [19] [details]
96 Player One 1990-xx-xx FRFrance FR [20] [details]
86 Power Play 1990-10-12 DEGermany DE [21] [details]
89 Raze 1990-10-25 UKUnited Kingdom UK NTSC [22] [details]
93 Sega Power 1990-11-01 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [23] [details]
100 Sega Power 1991-09-05 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [24] [details]
70 Sega Pro 1992-02-20 UKUnited Kingdom UK [25] [details]
65 Sega Pro 1993-03-11 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [26] [details]
60 Sega Saturn Magazine 1995-08-08 JPJapan JP NTSC-J [27] [details]
80 Supergame 1992-05-xx BRBrazil BR [28] [details]
95 Tilt 1991-1x-xx FRFrance FR [29] [details]
78 Tricks 16 bit 1998-xx-xx RURussia RU [30] [details]
85 Zero 1990-12-06 UKUnited Kingdom UK [31] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 31 82 60 100 40 Mixed
World NTSC-J 5 66 60 75 15 Positive
World PAL 4 83 65 100 35 Mixed
Japan JP All 5 66 60 75 15 Positive
Japan JP NTSC-J 5 66 60 75 15 Positive
United Kingdom UK All 15 87 65 100 35 Mixed
United Kingdom UK PAL 4 83 65 100 35 Mixed
France FR All 3 94 92 96 4 Very positive
Germany DE All 2 81 75 86 11 Very positive
Spain ES All 1 80 80 80 0 Positive
Italy IT All 1 82 82 82 0 Very positive
Brazil BR All 1 80 80 80 0 Positive
Romania RO All 1 72 72 72 0 Positive
Russia RU All 2 69 60 78 18 Positive

Master System version

Ratings

Score Publication Date Region Version
75 Aktueller Software Markt 1991-11-15 DEGermany DE [3] [details]
95 Consoles + 1991-07-xx FRFrance FR [32] [details]
88 Console XS 1992-04-23 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [33] [details]
92 Computer & Video Games 1991-08-15 UKUnited Kingdom UK [34] [details]
94 Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide 1993-11-18 UKUnited Kingdom UK [35] [details]
90 Game Mania 1993-xx-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [36] [details]
90 Game Power 1991-1x-xx ITItaly IT [10] [details]
90 Games-X 1991-09-12 UKUnited Kingdom UK [37] [details]
92 Hobby Consolas 1991-1x-xx ESSpain ES [38] [details]
94 Joystick 1991-0x-xx FRFrance FR [39] [details]
75 Micromanía (segunda época) 1991-1x-xx ESSpain ES [40] [details]
97 Player One 1991-xx-xx FRFrance FR [41] [details]
90 Raze 1991-07-25 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [42] [details]
96 Sega Power 1991-07-04 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [43] [details]
100 Sega Power 1991-09-05 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [44] [details]
88 Sega Pro 1993-03-11 UKUnited Kingdom UK PAL [45] [details]
95 Tilt 1991-1x-xx FRFrance FR [29] [details]
88 Video Games 1991-06-07 DEGermany DE [46] [details]
90 Zero 1991-xx-xx UKUnited Kingdom UK [47] [details]

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Region Version № reviews Average Lowest Highest Range Views
World All 19 90 75 100 25 Very positive
World PAL 5 92 88 100 12 Very positive
United Kingdom UK All 10 92 88 100 12 Very positive
United Kingdom UK PAL 5 92 88 100 12 Very positive
France FR All 4 95 94 97 3 Very positive
Germany DE All 2 82 75 88 13 Very positive
Spain ES All 2 84 75 92 17 Very positive
Italy IT All 1 90 90 90 0 Very positive

Sales

Mega Drive version

Date Japan North America Europe Worldwide

Master System version

Date Europe Worldwide

Software charts

Mega Drive version

Master System version

References

  1. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 178
  2. ACE, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-xx), page 86
  3. 3.0 3.1 Aktueller Software Markt, "Dezember 1991" (DE; 1991-11-15), page 152
  4. Beep! MegaDrive, "September 1991" (JP; 1991-08-08), page 37
  5. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 34
  6. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 49
  7. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 133
  8. Famitsu, "1991-08-23,30" (JP; 1991-08-09), page 1
  9. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  10. 10.0 10.1 Game Power, "Dicembre 1991" (IT; 1991-1x-xx), page 34
  11. Hippon Super, "September 1991" (JP; 1991-08-03), page 90
  12. Hobbytes, "1/1994" (RO; 1994-xx-xx), page 31
  13. Joystick, "Décembre 1990" (FR; 1990-1x-xx), page 144
  14. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 62
  15. Mega Drive Fan, "November 1991" (JP; 1991-10-08), page 91
  16. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 79
  17. Micromanía (segunda época), "Febrero 1991" (ES; 1991-0x-xx), page 26
  18. Mean Machines, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-29), page 50
  19. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
  20. Player One, "Décembre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 30
  21. Power Play, "11/90" (DE; 1990-10-12), page 138
  22. Raze, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-10-25), page 70
  23. Sega Power, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-11-01), page 30
  24. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  25. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 21
  26. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  27. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  28. Supergame, "Maio 1992" (BR; 1992-05-xx), page 30
  29. 29.0 29.1 Tilt, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 75
  30. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 21
  31. Zero, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-12-06), page 122
  32. Consoles +, "Tilt Hors-Serie" (FR; 1991-07-xx), page 48
  33. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 143
  34. Computer & Video Games, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-15), page 104
  35. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 149
  36. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 81
  37. Games-X, "12th-18th September 1991" (UK; 1991-09-12), page 36
  38. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1991" (ES; 1991-1x-xx), page 36
  39. Joystick, "Juillet/Août 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 189
  40. Micromanía (segunda época), "Diciembre 1991" (ES; 1991-1x-xx), page 73
  41. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 40
  42. Raze, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-07-25), page 28
  43. Sega Power, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-07-04), page 10
  44. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 58
  45. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 72
  46. Video Games, "2/91" (DE; 1991-06-07), page 84
  47. Zero, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 85


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