Rambo III (Mega Drive)

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Rambo III
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Carolco
Sound driver: pre-SMPS Z80
Genre: Shooting[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,5005,500 G-4010
Sega Mega Drive
US
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£29.9929.99[4][5]
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4007JG

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Rambo III (ランボーIII) is a 1989 overhead run-and-gun for the Sega Mega Drive by Sega to tie into the film Rambo III.

Gameplay

You play as John Rambo in various overhead shooting environments. C shoots; hold for rapidfire. You have three of special weapons; select with A and fire with B. You can use the knife as much as you want, but the crossbow and bombs can only be used if you have enough arrows/bombs; collecting squares with A on them collects arrows and collecting squares with B on them collects bomb. You can get hurt by your own bombs exploding — watch out! While you can move freely around, the screen will eventually lock you from backtracking. Getting hit three times will game over.

Missions

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Infiltrate Enemy Lines

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Rescue Secret Agent

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Get to the Arsenal

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Blow Up all the Enemy's Weapons

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Penetrate the Fortress

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Rescue Colonel Trautman

Production credits

Though the game does not include a staff roll, two initials can be found in the game's levels. "ASO" can be found in Mission 4, likely referring to Hiroshi Aso. "Y.S" can be found in Mission 6, though it's unknown who this could be referring to.[6]

Magazine articles

Main article: Rambo III (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1989-09: "September 1989" (1989-XX-XX)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1989-09: "September 1989" (1989-XX-XX)
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Print advert in Computer Games (GR) #3: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
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Print advert in ACE (UK) #37: "October 1990" (1990-09-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #11: "September 1993" (1993-07-30)

Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[8]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
52
[9]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[10]
Computer Entertainer (US)
83
[11]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
87
[12]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
87
[13]
Console XS (UK) PAL
76
[14]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[15]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
85
[16]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
65
[17]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10 (RU)
80
[18]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
80
[19]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[20]
Joystick (FR)
84
[21]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
47
[22]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
66
[23]
Mega (UK) PAL
74
[24]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
83
[25]
Mean Machines (UK)
86
[26]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
87
[27]
Pixel (GR)
93
[28]
Power Play (DE)
78
[29]
Raze (UK) PAL
80
[30]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
75
[31]
Sega Pro (UK)
80
[32]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
76
[33]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
54
[34]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
76
[35]
User (GR) NTSC-J
92
[36]
Sega Mega Drive
74
Based on
29 reviews

Rambo III (Mega Drive)

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Manual
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2232f03d
MD5 a5904e2515d2d0a402a83de41bcb4c26
SHA-1 ece53156a43fe14597a44f36a4e65e13cfc6d9d5
256kB 1989-07 Cartridge (US/EU/JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4d47a647
MD5 d0140fde92f051cde0b986b854f28e99
SHA-1 e337e618653830f84c77789e81724c5fc69888be
256kB 1989-08 Cartridge (US/EU/JP) Rev A

References

  1. File:RamboIII MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. Computer Entertainer, "December 1989" (US; 1989-12-18), page 14
  4. ACE, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-xx), page 51
  5. Mean Machines, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-29), page 63
  6. https://tcrf.net/Rambo_III_(Genesis)
  7. Computer & Video Games, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-16), page 122
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 184
  9. Aktueller Software Markt, "Januar 1990" (DE; 1989-1x-xx), page 64
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 72
  11. Computer Entertainer, "December 1989" (US; 1989-12-18), page 12
  12. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 34
  13. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 49
  14. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 133
  15. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 167
  16. Computer & Video Games, "January 1990" (UK; 1989-12-16), page 123
  17. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1990" (US; 19xx-xx-xx), page 16
  18. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10, "" (RU; 2003-10-08), page 122
  19. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 81
  20. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1989-xx-xx), page 1
  21. Joystick, "Octobre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 98
  22. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 94
  23. Mega Drive Fan, "March 1990" (JP; 1990-02-XX), page 63
  24. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 21
  25. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 42
  26. Mean Machines, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-29), page 60
  27. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
  28. Pixel, "Ioúnios 1990" (GR; 1990-xx-xx), page 134
  29. Power Play, "2/90" (DE; 1990-01-25), page 66
  30. Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 66
  31. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  32. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 33
  33. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  34. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  35. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 21
  36. User, "Dekémvrios 1990" (GR; 1990-1x-xx), page 66


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