Rent A Hero

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Rent A Hero
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: RPG[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,7008,700 G-5508
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[4]
CERO: A

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Rent A Hero (レンタヒーロー) is a Sega Mega Drive role-playing fighting game developed by Sega R&D 8 and published by Sega. Released exclusively in Japan in September 1991, the game is notable for its comical tone and self-aware humor, and has gained a modern reputation as one of Sega's more fondly-remembered original titles.

Plot

The game follows Taro Yamada (the titular "Rent A Hero"), a hero for hire that needs to complete various tasks to save the day.

History

Legacy

Rent A Hero is often incorrectly hyphenated by both fans and the gaming press, despite Sega never using hyphens in the game's romanized name.

Though mostly unknown to the western world, Rent A Hero has been referenced several times across Sega products, including Fighters Megamix in which Taro is an unlockable character.

The game was remade for the Sega Dreamcast as Rent A Hero No.1. It has also been re-released as part of the Wii's Virtual Console service in Japan, and as one of the 42 pre-installed games on the Mega Drive Mini in Japan.

Development

The game borrows much of its engine from the one used in Phantasy Star III.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
Japanese レンタヒーロー Rent A Hero

Production credits


Digital manuals


Magazine articles

Main article: Rent A Hero/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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JP print advert
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-10: "October 1991" (1991-09-07)

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[5]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[6]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[7]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
72
[8]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
84
[9]
Super Gaming (US)
50
[10]
Sega Mega Drive
66
Based on
6 reviews

Rent A Hero

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Rentahero md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, South East Asia (Hi-Star Electronics)
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Cover
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Cart
Rentahero md jp manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2e515f82
MD5 baa47b5e85264ac958072ed0f0037525
SHA-1 a07e4d56c9842e1177df9016fb9478060dc4c1c6
1MB 1991-06 Cartridge (JP)

External links

References


Rent A Hero

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Main page | Maps | Hidden content | Magazine articles | Reception | Region coding


Music: Vermilion vs Rent A Hero Original Soundtrack (2009)

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Rent A Hero series of games
Rent A Hero (1991) | Rent A Hero No.1 (2000)
Rent A Hero related media
Music
Renta no Kyoku: Rent A Hero No.1 Original Soundtrack (2000) | Vermilion vs Rent A Hero Original Soundtrack (2009) | Rent A Hero Original Soundtrack (2014)
Book
Rent A Hero No.1 Kanzen Guide Book (2000) | Rent A Hero No.1 Perfect Guide (2000)