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Ranger-X
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Developer:
Sound driver: Cube/Noriyuki Iwadare
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4097
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 1076
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[1] 1076
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1076
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 110[3] 1076
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1076
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 044510
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM8098JG




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Ranger-X, called Ex-Ranza (エクスランザー) in Japan, is a run-and-gun game developed by Gau Entertainment (who were bought by Nextech shortly after the game's release) and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993.

Gameplay

You play as a robot fighter called EX-CP who shoots at specified targets in a level while destroying the various enemies and ammunition you may encounter. You can move left to right freely (so if you miss a target you can go back) and can either walk or hover up and fly, but will come down automatically after you release up or stay up too long. There are two weapons: a normal infinite-ammunition gun, shot left with A and right with C, and a special fireball-like weapon with limited ammunition shot with B (it may be shot at the same time as the normal gun). Furthermore, you have a small vehicle which follows you on the ground as you move (or you may choose to ride it) and shoots a normal gun in the same direction as yours.

The game also supports the six button control pad, which allows further control over the vehicle.

Versions

Unlike the NTSC-J version, the NTSC-U and PAL versions use a slightly different color palette when played on the highest difficulty setting. The NTSC-J version has an extra stage that appears to be a test stage used during development. It can be accessed by starting the game in easy mode (go into the options menu, highligh rank setting and quicky push ABCABCABC to unlock easy and heavy difficulty modes).

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Ranger-X Ranger-X
English (US) Ranger-X Ranger-X
Japanese エクスランザー Ex-Ranza

Production credits

Source: In-game opening credits (JP)[4]



Source: In-game ending credits (JP)[4]


Magazine articles

Main article: Ranger-X/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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ES print advert

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №1993-06, p21[5]
81 №, p83[6]
90 №25, p140/141[7]
93 №141, p64/65[1]
68 №233, p39
94
80 №50, p40[8]
82 №7, p58/59
50 №1993-07, p45
75 №25, p158[9]
78 №1, p32[3]
63 №12, p30-33
81 №10, p53
90 №3, p16/17
85
94 №19, p56-61
92 №9, p94-97[2]
84 №36, p112/113[10]
82
82 №45, p74/75
94 №22, p38-40
90 №10, p28-30
85 №3, p52-54[11]
80 №8, p11
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
24 reviews

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Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, AU

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Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, KR
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