Scramble Spirits

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  • System 24
  • Master System
  • Amiga
  • Amstrad CPC
  • Atari ST
  • Commodore 64
  • MSX
  • ZX Spectrum

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Scramble Spirits
System(s): Sega System 24, Sega Master System, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Publisher:
Arcade (System 24)
Sega Master System
Sega
Commodore Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
MSX
ZX Spectrum
Grandslam (UK)
ZX Spectrum
MCM Software (ES)
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Master System
FM Sound Unit
Genre: Arcade[1]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 24)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (System 24)
US
$? ?



























Sega Master System
EU
7031
Sega Master System
FR
250F250[4] 7031
Sega Master System
PT
Sega Master System
UK
£24.9524.95[3] 7031
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
Commodore Amiga
UK
£24.99[5] ?
Commodore Amiga
UK
(Unique)
£? ?
Atari ST
UK
£19.99[5][6] ?
Atari ST
UK
(Unique)
£? ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[6] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[6] ?
Amstrad CPC
ES
(Cassette)
? ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[6] ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[6] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[5][7] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[7][6] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Unique)
£? ?
ZX Spectrum
ES
(Cassette)
?Ptas LYLS 062
MSX
UK
£? ?




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Scramble Spirits (スクランブルスピリッツ) is a 1988 shoot-'em-up developed by Sega. Though it never reached the success of shooters from Konami or Compile, having been developed for Sega System 24 hardware meant that at the time, the graphics were far more detailed than its rivals.

The player pilots a plane that can both fire ahead and launch bombs to attack ground units, similar to Xevious.

Scramble Spirits was ported to the Sega Master System a year after the arcade release. It was also brought to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum by Grandslam. All of these ports lack the sprite scaling, and the screen resolution is far smaller than the original arcade version. There was no North American Master System release, but one was seemingly planned for December 1989[8].

Production credits

Arcade version

  • Director: Hoko Chan
  • Video Graphics: Ojisama, Panda, Nosa
  • Programmer: Night Emperor, Mam, Issei Kun
  • Sound Design: Professor Tohru, Yatchan
  • Special Thanks to: Pon Juice, Vibrator Misaka, Ossy, Newlyweds Ici
  • Presented by: Sega


Magazine articles

Main article: Scramble Spirits/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Scramblespirits Arcade US Flyer.jpg
System 24 US flyer

ScrambleSpirits System24 JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
System 24 JP flyer
ScrambleSpirits Computers UK PrintAdvert.jpg
Home computers UK print advert
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #100: "March 1990" (1990-02-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #30: "March 1990" (1990-02-01)[9]
  • ACE (UK) #31: "April 1990" (1990-03-xx)[10]
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #101: "April 1990" (1990-03-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #32: "May 1990" (1990-04-xx)[11]
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #102: "May 1990" (1990-04-16)

Physical scans

System 24 version

System 24, US
System 24, JP
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Instuction card(s)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK) PAL
85
[12]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
63
[13]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
49
[14]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
49
[15]
Console XS (UK) PAL
44
[16]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
49
[17]
The Games Machine (UK)
50
[18]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
60
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
49
[20]
Player One (FR)
60
[4]
Power Play (DE)
28
[21]
S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
54
[22]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[23]
Sega Pro (UK)
45
[24]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
44
[25]
Tilt (FR)
70
[26]
Sega Master System
51
Based on
16 reviews

Scramble Spirits

Master System, EU
ScrambleSpirits SMS EU cover.jpg
Cover
ScrambleSpirits SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Scramble Spirits SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU (Sega®)
Scramblespirits SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
ScrambleSpirits SMS EU Cart R.jpg
Cart
Master System, PT

Master System, AU

ScrambleSpirits SMS AU cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU (Not for rental sticker)
ScrambleSpirits SMS AU norental cover.jpg
Cover
ScrambleSpirits SMS AU cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU (OziSoft sticker)
ScrambleSpirits SMS AU os cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
Scramblespirits SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
ScrambleSpirits SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Amiga Joker (DE)
73
[27]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
37
[28]
CU Amiga (UK)
50
[29]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
53
[5]
The Games Machine (UK)
75
[6]
Power Play (DE)
36
[30]
Zzap!64 (UK)
59
[31]
Commodore Amiga
55
Based on
7 reviews

Scramble Spirits

Amiga, UK
Scramblespirits Amiga EU Box.jpg
Cover
Amiga, UK (Unique)
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Cover

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Joystick (FR)
75
[32]
Zzap! (IT)
35
[33]
Amstrad CPC
55
Based on
2 reviews

Scramble Spirits

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)

Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)
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Cover
Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)

Amstrad CPC, ES (disk)

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
52
[5]
The Games Machine (UK)
75
[6]
Génération 4 (FR)
26
[34]
Joystick (FR)
85
[35]
Power Play (DE)
34
[30]
Atari ST
54
Based on
5 reviews

Scramble Spirits

Atari ST, UK

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Disk 1
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Disk 2
Atari ST, UK (Unique)

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Zzap!64 (UK)
44
[31]
Zzap! (IT)
44
[33]
Commodore 64
44
Based on
2 reviews

Scramble Spirits

Commodore 64, UK (cassette)

Commodore 64, UK (disk)
Scramblespirits C64 EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngScramblespirits C64 EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disk

MSX version

MSX, UK
Scramblespirits MSX EU Box.jpg
Cover

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Crash (UK)
70
[36]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
57
[5]
The Games Machine (UK)
70
[6]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
40
[37]
Your Sinclair (UK)
75
[38]
ZX Spectrum
62
Based on
5 reviews

Scramble Spirits

ZX Spectrum, UK (cassette)
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Cover
ScrambleSpirits Spectrum UK Cassette.jpg
Cassette
ZX Spectrum, UK (disk)

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Disk
ZX Spectrum, UK (cassette) (Unique)
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Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES (cassette)
Scramblespirits Spectrum EU MCM Box.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 9a8b28ec
MD5 82b9ee0920c3c46798ecd659be0a5d9a
SHA-1 430154dc7ac1bb580c7663019ca476e5333e0508
256kB Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. File:ScrambleSpirits SMS EU cover.jpg
  2. Mega Drive Fan, "June 1992" (JP; 1992-05-08), page 75
  3. Computer & Video Games, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-16), page 56
  4. 4.0 4.1 Player One, "Septembre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 58
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Computer & Video Games, "April 1990" (UK; 1990-03-16), page 50
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 The Games Machine, "April 1990" (UK; 1990-03-15), page 40
  7. 7.0 7.1 Crash, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-22), page 42
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1989" (US; 1989-xx-xx), page 59
  9. ACE, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-01), page 70
  10. ACE, "April 1990" (UK; 1990-03-xx), page 64
  11. ACE, "May 1990" (UK; 1990-04-xx), page 12
  12. ACE, "June 1990" (UK; 1990-05-xx), page 63
  13. Aktueller Software Markt, "Januar 1990" (DE; 1989-1x-xx), page 60
  14. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 106
  15. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 61
  16. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 144
  17. Computer & Video Games, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-16), page 98
  18. The Games Machine, "July 1990" (UK; 1990-06-xx), page 51
  19. Micromanía (segunda época), "Abril 1991" (ES; 1991-0x-xx), page 42
  20. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 136
  21. Power Play, "2/90" (DE; 1990-01-25), page 62
  22. S: The Sega Magazine, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-01), page 10
  23. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 59
  24. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 63
  25. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 72
  26. Tilt, "Février 1990" (FR; 1990-0x-xx), page 70
  27. Amiga Joker, "April '90" (DE; 1990-03-30), page 17
  28. Aktueller Software Markt, "Avril 1990" (DE; 1990-03-30), page 57
  29. CU Amiga, "April 1990" (UK; 1990-03-26), page 48
  30. 30.0 30.1 Power Play, "5/90" (DE; 1990-04-12), page 40
  31. 31.0 31.1 Zzap!64, "June 1990" (UK; 1990-xx-xx), page 67
  32. Joystick, "Avril 1990" (FR; 1990-03-20), page 130
  33. 33.0 33.1 Zzap!, "Maggio 1990" (IT; 1990-xx-xx), page 24
  34. Génération 4, "Février 1990" (FR; 1990-0x-xx), page 26
  35. Joystick, "Février 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 92
  36. Crash, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-22), page 41
  37. Micromanía (segunda época), "Mayo 1990" (ES; 1990-0x-xx), page 64
  38. Your Sinclair, "March 1990" (UK; 1990-02-18), page 12


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