Rings of Power

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Rings of Power
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Steve Hayes
Genre: RPG

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$59.9559.95[1] 702401
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
£49.9949.99[2][3] E197SMXI
Sega Mega Drive

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Rings of Power is a Sega Mega Drive RPG developed by Naughty Dog and published by Electronic Arts. It is played in an isometric perspective.


Rings of Power is highly non-linear and most of the game world can be explored after the initial introduction scenario.

The game requires the player to keep food and water in stock, or else the party's health will decrease. However, this can easily be cheated by using the "camp" option, which restores more health than the lack of food or water consumables.

Rings of Power was one of the first games to feature a 'nude code', which would unclothe the woman next to the Naughty Dog logo.

Production credits

Rings of Power
Naughty Dog Team
  • Jason Rubin, Andy Gavin, Vijay Pande, Alexander Hinds
  • Game Design: Andy Gavin, Jason Rubin, Vijay Pande
  • Programming -What you feel-
    • Andy Gavin: System, Sega, Plot
    • Vijay Pande: System, Combat
  • Art -What you see-: Jason Rubin
  • Music -What you hear-: Alexander Hinds
  • Legal Crew: Donald Gavin, Stephen Rubin
  • Naughty Dog Bark: Casey Williams
  • Associate Producer: Chris Wilson
  • Assistant Producers: Mike Meischeid
  • Tech Directors: Jesse Tailor, Carl Mey
  • Text Editing and Manual: Marti McKenna
  • Plot Help: Mike Meischeid, Mike Wallis, Chip Lange, Marti McKenna
  • Extra Music and Sound: Jon Medek
  • QA Testing: Kevin Hogan
  • Additional Thanks: Roland Kippenham, James Bailey, Dave Albert, Steve Hayes, Kevin McGrath
  • Australian Team: Chris Wilson
Thanx(sic) to those who believed in this project during two and half long years of development
Andy would like to thank the following for their help and support:
  • Auren Weinberg, Owen Rescher, Greg Cooper, Brant Haas, Ed Bartlett, Eric Wunderlich
Jason Thanks:
  • Morgan, Caren, Aimee, T.Mike, Paul, Greg, Marty, Levin, FIJI Michigan
Vijay Thanks:
  • Ann, Brian, Ron, Michael, Claudio, TY, Mel, Dan, Geoff, Mike
Special Thanks
  • Zeke, Jesse, Juggling, DC 101 FM Washington
In-game menu (From the credits option)

Magazine articles

Main article: Rings of Power/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 [4]
84 [5]
90 №6, p38/39
70 [6]
81 [7]
71 №5, p63
51 №5, p94
51 №18, p71
49 [8]
41 [9]
70 [10]
61 [11]
79 [12]
79 №18, p67
85 [13]
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Based on
15 reviews
Mega Drive, US
RingsofPower MD US Box.jpg
RingsofPower MD US Cart.jpg
Rings Of Power MD US Poster.pdf
Mega Drive, EU
RingsofPower MD EU Box.jpg
RingsofPower MD US Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, AU

Rings Of Power MD AU Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 41fcc497
MD5 30c18fdbe2183f64702ae9f1a45d63f9
SHA-1 84851ce4527761b8d74ce581c19e15d0dd17f368
1MB 1992-01 Cartridge (US/EU)


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