Revolution X

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Revolution X
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Sega Saturn
Acclaim Japan (JP)
Developer:
Distributor:
Sega Mega Drive
Roadshow New Media (Australia)
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Publisher(s) of original games: Midway Manufacturing
Developer(s) of original games: Midway Manufacturing
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (22 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Shuttle Mouse
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69.9569.95[4] T-81566
ESRB: Teen
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-81566-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJAK0144
Sega Mega Drive
GR
Sega Mega Drive
AU
OFLC: MA15
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-8106G
Sega Rating: 18 and Up
Sega Saturn
US
T-8107H
ESRB: Mature
Sega Saturn
EU
T-8107H-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-8107H-50
USK: 16
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[7] T-8107H-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Non-Sega versions

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Revolution X (レボリューションX) is a light-gun arcade game developed by Midway Manufacturing featuring the rock band Aerosmith. It was brought among other consoles to the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Saturn in 1994 and 1996, respectively, with the Mega Drive version not released in Japan. A Sega 32X version was planned[8], but cancelled.

Versions

Revolution X has Aerosmith in a dystopian version of 1996, fighting against the government who have declared war on youth culture. It was very poorly received, mostly because despite it being a light gun game, no light guns were supported in the home ports. All home ports also have some level of censorship - the Mega Drive and Saturn versions tone down the amount of blood, while the Mega Drive version also tweaks the exotic dancers.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Midway Development Team
  • Directed and Produced by: George N. Petro, Jack E. Haeger
  • Design and Software: George N. Petro, Bill Dabelstein, Warren Davis, Jake Simpson, Mike Lynch
  • Design and Graphics: Jack Haeger, Steve Beran, Martin Martinez, John Vogel, John Newcomer, Eric Kinkead
  • Music and Sounds: Chris Granner
  • Guitar Solos: Vincent Pontarelli
  • Executive Producers: Neil Nicastro, Ken Fedesna
Aerosmith Music
  • From the album "Permanent Vacation"
℗© 1987 The David Geffen Company
    • Rag Doll: (Tyler, Perry, Vallance, Knight)
© 1987 Aero Dynamics Music Publishing, Inc./EMI April Music Inc./Testatyme Music/Almo Music Corp./The Makiki Publishing Co. Ltd./Knighty Knight Music admin. by Arista Music, Inc. ASCAP
    • Dude (Looks Like A Lady): (Tyler, Perry, Child)
© 1987 Aero Dynamics Music Publishing, Inc./EMI April Music Inc./Desmobile Music Co., Inc. ASCAP
  • From the album "Pump"
℗© 1989 The David Geffen Company
    • Love in an Elevator: (Tyler, Perry)
© 1989 Swag Song Music, Inc./EMI April Music Inc. ASCAP
    • From the album "Get A Grip"
℗© 1993 Geffen Records, Inc.
    • Eat The Rich: (Tyler, Perry, Vallance)
© 1989 Swag Song Music, Inc./EMI April Music Inc./Testatyme Music/Almo Music Corp. ASCAP
    • Fever: (Tyler, Perry)
© 1989 Swag Song Music, Inc./EMI April Music Inc. ASCAP
  • Aerosmith: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer
  • Management by Collins Management, Inc.: Tim Collins, Wendy Laister
  • Project Coordination: Rob Falk
Acclaim Red Team
  • Producer: Billy Pidgeon
  • Associate Producer: Jay Luss
  • Production Assistants: Martin De Riso, Eric Weiner
Acclaim Quality Assurance
  • Senior Manager: Michael Weiner
  • Supervisors: Adam Ingberman, Esq., Carol Caracciolo
  • Lead Analyst: Steve Bremer
  • Game Analyst: Jeff Rosa
  • Technical Support Supervisor: Harry Reimer
  • Technical Support: John F. Gonzales
  • QA Testers: Polam Wong, Andre Abramowitz, Robert Asche, Mike Patterson, Michael Simmons
  • Special Thanks To: Kelly Coleman, Alex DeLucia, James Herzner, Eric Kuby, Jason Schreiber, Eric Samulski
Genesis Version
  • Rage Software Management: Paul Finnegan, Keith Robinson
  • Producer: Peter Johnson
  • Lead Programmer: Mick Hedley
  • Artwork: Phil Nixon, John Boundy
  • Additional Programming: Dave Mann
  • Music and Sound: Steve Lord
  • Additional Sound: Gordon Hall
  • Special Thanks: Nicola Stevens

Magazine articles

Main article: Revolution X/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Revolution X/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[9]
Freak (IL)
62
[10]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
29
[11]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
35
[4]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
0
[12]
Tricks (RU)
33
[13]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
65
[14]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
60
[15]
Sega Mega Drive
43
Based on
8 reviews

Revolution X

Mega Drive, US
RevolutionX MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
RevolutionX MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
RevolutionX MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Revolution X MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack)
RevolutionX MD FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, PT

RevolutionX MD PT Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, PT (NTSC Repack)

Mega Drive, GR
RevolutionX MD GR Box.jpg
Cover
RevolutionX MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU
RevolutionX MD AU cover.jpg
Cover

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
45
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
50
[17]
GamePro (UK)
74
[18]
Hacker (HR)
57
[19]
LeveL (CZ)
0
[20]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
16
[21]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
38
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
34
[7]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
44
[23]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
43
[24]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
41
[25]
Video Games (DE) PAL
40
[26]
Sega Saturn
40
Based on
12 reviews

Revolution X

Saturn, JP
RevolutionX Saturn JP Box Back.jpgRevolutionX Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
RevolutionX Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
RevolutionX SS jp manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US
RevolutionX Saturn US Box Back.jpgRevolutionX Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
RevolutionX Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Revolutionx sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
RevolutionX Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, PT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
637,765,968 CD-ROM (DE) T-8107H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
637,765,968 CD-ROM (EU) T-8107H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
637,791,840 1996-03-15 CD-ROM (JP) T-8106G V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1996-02-02 Page

References

  1. File:RevolutionX Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee2.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-20 23:05)
  3. GamePro, "January 1996" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 57
  4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "February 1996" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 72
  5. http://www.inlink.com:80/~dkreaver/release.html (Wayback Machine: 1997-05-23 02:45)
  6. Computer & Video Games, "May 1996" (UK; 1996-04-12), page 64
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mean Machines Sega, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-05), page 75
  8. GamePro, "August 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 40
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 188
  10. Freak, "3/96" (IL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
  11. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 2 February 1996" (US; 1996-0x-xx), page 62
  12. Next Generation, "February 1996" (US; 1996-01-16), page 177
  13. Tricks, "Vypusk 7" (RU; 1996-xx-xx), page 27
  14. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 143
  15. VideoGames, "February 1996" (US; 1996-01-xx), page 81
  16. Famitsu, "1996-05-03" (JP; 1996-04-19), page 33
  17. GamePro, "April 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 83
  18. GamePro, "May 1996" (UK; 1996-04-xx), page 44
  19. Hacker, "07-08/1997" (HR; 1997-xx-xx), page 69
  20. LeveL, "Květen 1996" (CZ; 1996-05-06), page 36
  21. Mega Fun, "06/96" (DE; 1996-05-15), page 74
  22. Mean Machines Sega, "June 1996" (UK; 1996-05-03), page 86
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "May 1996" (UK; 1996-04-24), page 78
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-06 (1996-04-12)" (JP; 1996-03-22), page 235
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 17
  26. Video Games, "6/96" (DE; 1996-05-29), page 93


Revolution X

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Prereleases:
Sega Saturn
Prototypes: 1996-02-02