Power Drive

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Power Drive
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: U.S. Gold
Developer:
Genre: Driving[1]

















Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
1-2
Sega Game Gear
1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Português
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    (Sega Channel)
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    79146-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    MD79146
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £44.9944.99[3] 79146-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    OFLC: G
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    R$39.9939.99 048200
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    79148-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Non-Sega versions

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    Power Drive is a 1994 top-down racing game developed by Rage Software for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear, among other consoles.

    The Game Gear version of the game was only distributed in Europe. The Mega Drive version was only available in cartridge form in Europe, Australia and Brazil, however it was available to North American consumers via the Sega Channel service.

    Gameplay

    Cars

    Mini Cooper S
    Fiat Cinquecento Turbo
    Vauxhall Astra 16V GTi
    Renault Clio Williams
    Ford Escort Cosworth
    Toyota Celica

    Production credits

    Game Gear version

    • Coding: Glenn Benson
    • Graphics and Maps: Robert Ager, Paul Broardbent
    • 3D Rendering: Andy Rixon
    • Music and SFX: Kev Bruce, Glenn Benson
    • Excellent Editors: Jim Bagley
    • Thanks to: US Gold and especially Stuart Hibbert and Rob Palfreman
    • Special Thanks to: Rover Cars PLC, Brigden Coultes Motorsport LTD, Fiat Auto UK LTD, Renault UK LTD, Toyota Team Europe, Ford Motor Company LTD, Vauxhall Motors LTD
    • And most of all thanks to you for buying this game
    Source:
    In-game credits (intro)

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Power Drive/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Sega Magazine (UK) #11: "November 1994" (1994-10-15)
    also published in:

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    70
    [8]
    Consoles + (FR)
    80
    [9]
    Cool Gamer (RU)
    60
    [10]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
    70
    [11]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    63
    [12]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    83
    [3]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    88
    [13]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    67
    [14]
    Magazina Igrushek (RU)
    75
    [15]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    81
    [16]
    Play Time (DE) PAL
    67
    [17]
    Score (CZ)
    35
    [18]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    76
    [19]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    60
    [20]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    92
    [21]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    81
    [22]
    Todo Sega (ES)
    89
    [23]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    89
    [24]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    77
    [25]
    Sega Mega Drive
    74
    Based on
    19 reviews

    Power Drive

    Mega Drive, EU
    PowerDrive MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    PowerDrive MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Power Drive MD EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, PT

    Mega Drive, AU
    PowerDrive MD AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, BR
    PowerDrive MD BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    PowerDrive MD BR Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    63
    [26]
    Joypad (FR)
    83
    [27]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    65
    [4]
    Player One (FR)
    65
    [28]
    Sega Game Gear
    69
    Based on
    4 reviews

    Power Drive

    Game Gear, EU
    PowerDrive GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPowerDrive GG EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    PowerDrive GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Game Gear, PT

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 ac369ae3
    MD5 920f469a6e365e7ea288a7ef8dc8536a
    SHA-1 c523db9fcf30d7f8af5e5a298ba01f59d124ff72
    512kB Cartridge (EU)

    References

    1. File:PowerDrive GG EU Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 Mean Machines Sega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-28), page 34
    3. 3.0 3.1 Mega, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-30), page 40
    4. 4.0 4.1 Mean Machines Sega, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-05-27), page 86
    5. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-28), page 29
    6. Ultimate Future Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-01), page 44
    7. Computer & Video Games, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-15), page 17
    8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 179
    9. Consoles +, "Janvier 1995" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 156
    10. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 160
    11. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 348
    12. MAN!AC, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-09), page 74
    13. Mega Force, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-12-02), page 78
    14. Mega Fun, "12/94" (DE; 1994-11-23), page 102
    15. Magazina Igrushek, "2/1995" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 71
    16. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-30), page 110
    17. Play Time, "2/95" (DE; 1995-01-04), page 108
    18. Score, "Únor 1995" (CZ; 1995-02-01), page 39
    19. Sega Magazine, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 80
    20. Sega Power, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-17), page 81
    21. Sega Pro, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-03), page 40
    22. Sonic the Comic, "17th March 1995" (UK; 1995-03-04), page 11
    23. Todo Sega, "Diciembre 1994" (ES; 1994-1x-xx), page 68
    24. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 138
    25. Video Games, "3/95" (DE; 1995-02-23), page 99
    26. GamePro, "November 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 134
    27. Joypad, "Novembre 1995" (FR; 1995-11-03), page 47
    28. Player One, "Novembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 146


    Power Drive

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