Secret Command

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Secret Command/Secret Commando/Rambo: First Blood Part II
System(s): Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Carolco (US)
Genre: Action[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
JP
¥5,0005,000 G-1307
Sega Master System
US
5064
Sega Master System
EU
MK-5081-50
Sega Master System
BX
Sega Master System
UK
£22.9522.95[4] 5081
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
KR
GB-1401
Sega Master System
TW
G-1307
Sega Master System
ZA
Wii Virtual Console
JP
500pts500[9]
CERO: B
Wii Virtual Console
US
600pts600[7]
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
500pts500[5]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
500pts500[10]
OFLC: PG

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Secret Command is a top-down action/shoot-'em-up developed and published by Sega for the Sega Master System.

History

Sequels and re-releases

Secret Command was released several times under different names. In Japan, it is known as Ashura (阿修羅) (アシュラ). In North America it was tied with the Rambo movie franchise and renamed Rambo: First Blood Part II (with only minor graphics and music changes occurring between releases). In Europe and in later re-releases of the game, it is labeled as Secret Command, however the title screen reads Secret Commando.

The North American release of the game depicts Rambo holding a bizarre hybrid weapon built from the M60 machine gun seen in the first movie and the RPG seen in the second.

Secret Command was re-released as part of the Wii's Virtual Console service, and has appeared in numerous compilations.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Secret Command Secret Command
English (US) Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo: First Blood Part II
Japanese 阿修羅 Ashura

Production credits


Source:
In-game credits[11]


Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Secret Command/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

JP TV advert
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Print advert in Atuagagdliutit (GL) #1990-11-14 (1991-11-14)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer Entertainer (US)
83
[12]
Console XS (UK) PAL
85
[13]
The Games Machine (UK)
74
[14]
Power Play (DE)
55
[15]
S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[16]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
75
[17]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
87
[18]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
85
[19]
Tilt (FR)
60
[20]
Sega Master System
76
Based on
9 reviews

Secret Command

Master System, JP
Ashura JP backcover.jpgNospine.pngAshura JP cover.jpg
Cover
Ashura SMS JP Cart.jpg
Cart
AshuraSMSJPManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, US (℠ variant)
Rambo US cover.jpg
Cover
Rambo SMS US Cart.jpg
Cart
Rambo sms us manual.pdf
Manual
SegaAdventure SMS US Poster Back.jpgSegaAdventure SMS US Poster Front.jpg
Poster
Master System, US (® variant)
Rambo SMS US Box R.jpg
Cover
Master System, US (newer)
Rambo SMS US Box Blue.jpg
Cover
Rambo SMS US Cart Blue.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU
SecretCommand EU cover.jpg
Cover
SecretCommand SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU
®, no barcode variant
SecretCommand EU nobarcode cover.jpg
Cover
SecretCommand SMS EU Cart R.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU ("No Limits")
SecretCommand EU nolimits cover.jpg
Cover
SecretCommand SMS EU Cart R.jpg
Cart
Master System, UK
SecretCommand EU nolimits Eng cover.jpg
Cover
SecretCommand SMS EU Cart R.jpg
Cart
Master System, BX
SecretCommand BX front.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU (Hotline sticker)
SecretCommand SMS AU hotline cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU (NIAL sticker)
SecretCommand SMS AU nial cover.jpg
Cover
SecretCommand SMS AU cartback.jpgSecretCommand SMS AU cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, TW

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Master System, KR

Master System, ZA
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 00529114
MD5 3f6c5515a2e39826fbf816780298701c
SHA-1 e7a952f8bd6dddbb365870e906801021b240a533
128kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 ae705699
MD5 e5693a4806de29ea9b1e1b5fea1a9566
SHA-1 e9f90d63320295e4bd9a87e6078186c5efb7e84e
128kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 bbda65f0
MD5 7a080a155ad6a806da88aa1d3576d78c
SHA-1 dc44b090a01d6a4d9b5700ada764b00c62c00e91
128kB Cartridge (US)

External links

References

  1. https://www.mtwo.co.jp/development/retrogame-2/#tab-2
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/mastersystem/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-12-31 02:27)
  3. Computer Entertainer, "January 1987" (US; 1987-01-xx), page 14
  4. ACE, "January 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 166
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/mastersystem/secret_command (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-04 17:20)
  6. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Secret-Command--278832.html (archive.today)
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.nintendo.com:80/wii/virtualconsole/games/detail/uMkoJ1wNZO2s5e4BrJjKncMCABEaLsjX (Wayback Machine: 2010-04-04 17:18)
  8. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/07.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:01)
  9. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_ms_ashura/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-06-10 06:46)
  10. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=42&prod_id=19901&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-03-28 01:17)
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0ciOp-u_SE
  12. Computer Entertainer, "February 1987" (US; 1987-02-xx), page 13
  13. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 144
  14. The Games Machine, "February 1988" (UK; 1988-01-21), page 40
  15. Power Play, "Ausgabe 1" (DE; 1987-11-27), page 99
  16. S: The Sega Magazine, "July 1990" (UK; 1990-06-07), page 13
  17. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 59
  18. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 28
  19. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 72
  20. Tilt, "Décembre 1987" (FR; 1987-xx-xx), page 106


Secret Command
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