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System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Original system(s): JP Home Computers
Publisher(s) of original games: Falcom
Developer(s) of original games: Falcom
Sound driver: SMPS Z80 (banked)
Genre: RPG[1][2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥7,0007,000 G-4504

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Sorcerian (ソーサリアン) is the fifth main game in Falcom's Dragon Slayer series of RPGs, first released for the PC-88 in 1987 before being ported to a variety of other systems. Sega ported it to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990 — this port was not released outside Japan (the IBM PC port was the only port of the time to be released outside Japan, published by Sierra) and unlike the other Mega Drive Dragon Slayer games, is not a product of the later Sega Falcom partnership.

In the main series, Sorcerian was followed by Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu. However, as with other main series entries, Sorcerian received a number of its own sequels on Japanese home computers, including the Dreamcast game Sorcerian: Shichisei Mahou no Shito.

A soundtrack album, Sorcerian Mega Drive Version Original Sound Track, was released by Wave Master in 2008.

Production credits

Source: Japanese cover

Magazine articles

Main article: Sorcerian/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Sorcerian/Promotional material.

Physical scans

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Mega Drive, JP
Sorcerian MD JP Box.jpg
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Sorcerian Sega Mega Drive Japan Manual.pdf
Sorcerian MD JP Poster.pdf
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a143a8c5
MD5 7bfc9a076f70ab4e3ca46f7af14376da
SHA-1 cbd7f0693a0d127138977da7cdf5a7f9440dfd43
512kB 1989-12 Cartridge (JP)


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Dragon Slayer games on Sega systems / developed by Sega
Sega Mega Drive
Sorcerian (1990) | Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu (1994) | Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu (1994) | Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II (1995)
Sega Saturn
Falcom Classics (Dragon Slayer / Xanadu) (1997) | The Legend of Heroes I & II Eiyuu Densetsu (1998)