Robotica: Cybernation Revolt

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Robotica: Cybernation Revolt
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega (Japan, Europe), Acclaim Entertainment
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥6,8006,800 GS-9008
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$49.9549.95[4] T-8104H
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81008-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
DM 110.00110.00[7] MK81008-50
USK: 16
Sega Saturn
PT
SJ81008
Sega Saturn
UK
£49.9949.99[6] MK81008-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FROB10SSC
OFLC: G8
Sega Saturn
BR
192036
Tectoy: 13+

Robotica: Cybernation Revolt, known simply as Robotica in North America and Deadalus (ダイダロス) in Japan is an first person shooter for the Sega Saturn.

Gameplay

Robotica: Cybernation Revolt is a first-person shooter similar in design to Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, where the player controls a bipedal walking mechanoid shooting at robots. When entering a level, the player is tasked with finding a light switch, then finding a key, before making their way to the exit without being killed by enemies.

Despite debuting after Doom, the technology on show in Robotica is not as advanced - levels do not vary in height, and it is impossible to look up or down. Similar to the aforementioned games, enemies are represented as 2D sprites which are scaled to give the illusion of depth, however the levels themselves are seemingly rendered as polygons, as opposed to the raycasting techniques seen in Doom (and the PC version of Duke Nukem 3D).

Robotica does not perform well, generally failing to hit 30FPS (or sometimes even 20FPS) in most scenes, particularly when the lights are switched on and multiple enemies are on-screen at once. The game's design partially mitigates this problem by featuring levels constructed out of tight corridors, and by forcing the player to traverse the map and dispatch enemies in the dark, fewer objects are likely to be in the room when the lights are switched on.

A map is included in the top left to guide players when visibilty is low.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Robotica: Cybernation Revolt Robotica: Cybernation Revolt
English (US) Robotica Robotica
Japanese ダイダロス Deadalus

Production credits

  • Produce: Akihiko Murakami
  • Main Program: Toshiyuki Kobori
  • Program: Kenichi Shimizu, Yoshimitsu Tamura
  • Movie Design: Manabu Tamura
  • Screen Design: Ichirou Kojima
  • Map Design: Kentarou Noguchi
  • Enemy Design: Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Rendering: Hiroshi Hamagaki
  • Sound Produce: T's Music
  • Music: Takeshi Sato
  • Sound Effect: Munetaka Sakamoto
  • Plan: Masanobu Fukasawa
  • Special Thanks: Syuich Ohira, Kenji Ota, Yoshinari Sunazuka, Kaoru Ogi, Isao Nakasugi, Shuji Fukui, You-Ichirou Naraoka, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Yukie Takahashi
© Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1995
Source:
In-game credits[8]

Magazine articles

Main article: Robotica: Cybernation Revolt/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in VideoGames (US) #79: "August 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #73: "August 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[9]
  • Fusion (US) #0102: "Volume 1, Number 2: September 1995" (1995-0x-xx)[10]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Saturn
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Player (DE)
40
[7]
Consoles + (FR)
92
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
57
[12]
Electronic Entertainment (US) NTSC-J
25
[13]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
71
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
68
[15]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
82
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
70
[4]
Games World: The Magazine (UK)
79
[17]
Joypad (FR)
84
[18]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
53
[19]
Maximum (UK)
25
[20]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
28
[21]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
90
[22]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
58
[23]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
48
[6]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
70
[24]
Player One (FR)
65
[25]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
84
[26]
Secret Service (PL)
65
[27]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
74
[28]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
63
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
79
[30]
Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
50
[31]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK)
70
[5]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
51
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[33]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
56
[34]
Ultimate Future Games (UK) NTSC-J
81
[35]
Sega Saturn
63
Based on
29 reviews

Robotica: Cybernation Revolt

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
Robotica sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
Robotica Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, DE
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, PT
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, AU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
142,604,112 CD-ROM (EU) MK81008-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
143,180,352 1995-02-27 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9008 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
142,601,760 CD-ROM (US) T-8104H V1.000

Track list

1. Data track
2. CD Warning message (0:08)
Running time: 0:08

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Saturn

References

  1. File:Deadalus Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-30 22:53)
  3. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/l4CQODnIYis/m/sRhAVixkLS4J
  4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "November 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 66
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Saturn Magazine, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-10-26), page 70
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mean Machines Sega, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-10-30), page 92
  7. 7.0 7.1 CD Player, "1/96" (DE; 1996-xx-xx), page 26
  8. File:Deadalus_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  9. GamePro, "August 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 7
  10. Fusion, "Volume 1, Number 2: September 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 39
  11. Consoles +, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 172
  12. Computer & Video Games, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-xx), page 22
  13. Electronic Entertainment, "August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 77
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 34
  15. Famitsu, "1995-03-31" (JP; 1995-03-17), page 39
  16. GameFan, "Volume 3, Issue 10: October 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 17
  17. Games World: The Magazine, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 68
  18. Joypad, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 44
  19. MAN!AC, "06/95" (DE; 1995-05-10), page 46
  20. Maximum, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-09-01), page 147
  21. Mega, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-30), page 16
  22. Mega Force, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 84
  23. Mega Fun, "09/95" (DE; 1995-08-23), page 90
  24. Mean Machines Sega, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-04-28), page 68
  25. Player One, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 154
  26. Saturn+, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 60
  27. Secret Service, "Czerwiec 1996" (PL; 1996-05-01), page 67
  28. Sega Magazin, "Dezember 1995" (DE; 1995-11-15), page 56
  29. Sega Power, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-05-18), page 42
  30. Sega Pro, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-04-13), page 60
  31. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "3/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  32. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 16
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "April 1995" (JP; 1995-03-08), page 105
  34. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 46
  35. Ultimate Future Games, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-01), page 80


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