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|Developer: Toys for Bob, Accolade|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
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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.
- Main article: Star Control/Magazine articles.
#27: "October 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
- Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #30: "January 1992" (199x-xx-xx)
#29: "December 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
#0203: "Vol. 2, No. 3" (199x-xx-xx)
#18: "Juillet/Août 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
#2: "Octobre 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
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File:Star Control MD US Alien and Starship Specifications.pdf
Alien & Starship Specs
- File:VG&CE US 31.pdf, page 42
- File:GamePro US 023.pdf, page 47
- File:Raze UK 12.pdf, page 51
- File:MeanMachines UK 10.pdf, page 48
- File:GamesX UK 04.pdf, page 36
- File:EGM US 030.pdf, page 76
- File:CVG UK 116.pdf, page 108
- File:GamePro US 023.pdf, page 46
- File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 80
- File:MeanMachines UK 10.pdf, page 46
- File:Raze UK 12.pdf, page 50