Safari Hunt

From Sega Retro

For the SG-1000 game Safari Hunting, see Tranquilizer Gun.

Safari Hunt
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega Master System
Peripherals supported: Light Phaser
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

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Sega Master System

Safari Hunt is a video game developed and manufactured by Sega for their Sega Master System in 1986, specifically as a built-in game in version 2.4 of the Master System BIOS. Safari Hunt was not released as a standalone game, though it was made available in the compilations Hang On & Safari Hunt and Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt. It is a light-gun shooter, and so requires the official peripheral the Light Phaser.


The game requires the player to shoot at animals in, as its title suggests, a simulated safari hunt. Safari Hunt has three levels, each with various animals. The player must score a certain amount of points, by shooting the animals with a limited number of bullets, to progress to the next level.

Lake level


The three levels and animals included in each are:

  • Lake: duck, fish, rabbit
  • Jungle: bird, armadillo, bear
  • Forest: spider, monkey, bat, panther

These three levels repeat, with the level number incrementing after each, until level 69 whose required score is 1 million points. Upon reaching this figure, the player is told that s/he has reached the end of the game, and receives a "Game Over" screen.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №11
Sega Master System
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1 review