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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Developer: Toys for Bob, Accolade|
|Number of players: 1|
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Star Control is a 1990 space combat simulation game developed by Toys for Bob and published for a variety of video game systems by Accolade, including to the Sega Mega Drive in 1991 (under the Ballistic brand). It was released without a license from Sega, prior to the Sega v. Accolade lawsuit.
The Mega Drive version of Star Control adds a further six scenarios not seen in the original Amiga version.
The Mega Drive Star Control was ported from its Amiga incarnation. The original game was written in C, and porting to the Mega Drive took roughly four months.
As a 12-megabit (1.5MB) cartridge, Star Control was the largest Mega Drive game at the time of release, a selling point so prized by Accolade, that the publisher rushed the port out of the door before optimisations to the gameplay could be made.
- Program Design: Fred Ford
- Game Design: Paul Reiche
- Sega Program: Robert Leyland
- Game Art: Paul Reiche, Greg Johnson, Erol Otus
- Main article: Star Control/Magazine articles.
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|Mega Drive, US|
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- VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "August 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 42
- GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 47
- Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 109
- Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 48
- Mean Machines, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-29), page 48
- File:GamesX UK 04.pdf, page 36
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 76
- Computer & Video Games, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-15), page 108-110 (108)
- GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 44/45 (46)
- Joystick, "Juillet/Août 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 180
- Mega, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-21), page 79
- MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 80
- Mean Machines, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-29), page 46-48 (46)
- Raze, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-08-29), page 50/51 (50)
- Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54