StarFighter 3000

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StarFighter 3000
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment (US), Telstar (Europe), Imagineer (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (8 tracks)
Peripherals supported: 3D Control Pad, Mission Stick
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥6,8006,800 T-15012G
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Saturn
    US
    T-8135H
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    T-29701H-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    T-29701H-50
    USK: 0
    Sega Saturn
    PT
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.9944.99[5][6] T-29701H-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    Sega Saturn
    AU
    OFLC: G

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    StarFighter 3000 (スターファイター3000), known simply as Star Fighter in North America, is a 3D third-person spaceship shooter for the Sega Saturn. Originally a 1994 Acorn Archimedes game, it was enhanced for the 3DO, PlayStation, Sega Saturn and IBM PC in 1996.

    Gameplay

    In the Saturn StarFighter 3000, players control a space ship in a full 3D, texture-mapped environment. Usually the objective is to destroy specific targets without running out of energy.

    Unlike other versions of the game, the Saturn port of StarFighter 3000 introduces fogging to mask geometry pop-in. The side effect of this approach is that the colours in each level are far less saturated, and all of the in-game backgrounds are grey (save for those set in space).

    Magazine articles

    Main article: StarFighter 3000/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #86: "September 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
    also published in:

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    58
    [8]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    80
    [9]
    Sega News (CZ)
    80
    [10]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
    72
    [6]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    53
    [11]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    23
    [12]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    86
    [13]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    84
    [14]
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    67
    Based on
    8 reviews

    StarFighter 3000

    Saturn, JP
    StarFighter3000 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgStarFighter3000 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    StarFighter3000 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    StarFighter3000 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, US
    StarFighter Saturn US Box Back.jpgStarFighter Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    StarFighter Saturn US Disc.png
    Disc
    Starfighter sat us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, EU
    StarFighter3000 Saturn EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    StarFighter3000 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, PT

    Saturn, AU
    StarFighter3000 Saturn AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    StarFighter3000 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    546,428,400 CD-ROM (EU) T-29701H-50 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    511,592,928 1996-09-01 CD-ROM (JP) T-15012G V1.000

    References