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File Date Source Title and comments
1989-xx-xx Famitsu (JP), "" "Cross review"
Actual ratings breakdown unknown, needs correcting when actual breakdown known.

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
NTSC-J 6.8/10
68
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1990-01-08 Beep! MegaDrive (JP), "February 1990" "BE-Mega dog race"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
NTSC-J 5/10   7/10   8/10   8/10
70
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1990-04-07 Beep! MegaDrive (JP), "May 1990" "Urawaza League"
Tips and tricks
Logo-pdf.svg 1990-04-07 Beep! MegaDrive (JP), "May 1990" "Urawaza League"
Tips and tricks
Logo-pdf.svg 1990-04-07 Mega Drive Fan (JP), "May 1990" "Game seisekihyou"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
NTSC-J 3.5/5   4.4/5   3/5   3.3/5   3.8/5   3.7/5
72
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1990-xx-xx Sega Visions (US), "October/November 1990" "Coming Attractions: Sword of Vermilion"
Logo-pdf.svg 1990-1x-xx Joystick (FR), "Novembre 1990"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
88%
88
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1990-1x-xx VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US), "November 1990"
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
NTSC-U 8/10
80
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1990-xx-xx Sega Visions (US), "Winter 1990/1991"
Logo-pdf.svg 199x-xx-xx Electronic Gaming Monthly (US), "January 1991" "Review Crew"
As Vermilion.

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
NTSC-U 7/10   8/10   7/10   6/10
70
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-01-31 Raze (UK), "March 1991"
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
PAL 82%
82
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-02-15 Power Play (DE), "3/91"
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
71%
71
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-02-22 Aktueller Software Markt (DE), "März 1991"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
8/12   10/12   8/12   9/12   9/12
73
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-xx-xx Player One (FR), "Mars 1991"
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
94%
94
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-03-27 Video Games (DE), "1/91"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
71%
71
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-05-01 Mean Machines (UK), "May 1991"
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
82%
82
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-05-11 Computer & Video Games (UK), "June 1991"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
91% CVG Hit
91
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-06-06 Sega Power (UK), "July 1991"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
91% Gold
91
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-09-05 Sega Power (UK), "October 1991" "The Hard Line"
Sega Power re-reviews most Master System, Mega Drive and Game Gear titles released before September 1991.
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
PAL RatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Full.svgRatingStar Empty.svg
75
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-10-30 Sega Power (UK), "December 1991" "The Greatest Adventures Ever?"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
95%
95
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-1x-xx Tilt (FR), "Décembre 1991"
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
15/20
75
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1991-12-06 MegaTech (UK), "Xmas 1991" Sword of Vermilion is reviewed twice in the first issue of MegaTech; once in a comparison to Will Harvey Presents The Immortal, and again as part of the issue's "Game Index" feature (where it receives a score 6 percentage points lower).

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
PAL 93%   87%
90
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-03-19 Sega Pro (UK), "April 1992" "Sega Software Showdown Final Part"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
80%
80
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-04-23 Console XS (UK), "June/July 1992"
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
PAL 81%
81
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-05-06 Play Time (DE), "6/92"

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
73%
73
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-09-xx Mean Machines Sega (UK), "October 1992" "Games Index"
Mean Machines Sega reviews most Mega Drive, Master System and Game Gear games released before September 1992.

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
87%
87
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 199x-xx-xx Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK), "January 1993" The game is reviewed twice in issue #5 of Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, once as part of its "Mega File" feature, and then again as part of a more extensive "Complete Mega File". It receives 87% in the former but only 67% in the latter.

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
87%   67%
77
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1993-03-11 Sega Pro (UK), "April 1993" "The ProFile"
Sega Pro re-reviews almost every Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Master System and Game Gear title released up until this point.

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
PAL 81%
81
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1993-11-18 Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK), ""
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
89%
89
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1994-03-17 Mega (UK), "April 1994"
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
PAL 86%
86
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 1995-08-08 Sega Saturn Magazine (JP), "September 1995" "Beep! MegaDrive readers final rating"
It continued up until then in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP).

Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
NTSC-J 6.0601/10
61
[Info]
1998-04-12 Velikiy Drakon (RU), "" Tips
1998-03-20 Tricks 16 bit (RU), "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr"
Reprints/translations:
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
82%
82
[Info]
Logo-pdf.svg 2003-03-10 1700 igr dlya Sega (RU), ""
Reprints/translations:
Review
Version Rating Awards Calculated score
60%
60
[Info]

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