The Horde

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The Horde
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Crystal Dynamics (US), BMG Victor (Japan, Europe), Crystal Dynamics (Japan, Europe)
Developer:
Distributor: BMG Interactive Entertainment (EU)
Developer(s) of original games: Toys for Bob
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Genre: Urban Development Battlefield Simulation/Toshi Ikusei Senji Simulation (都市育成・戦路シミュレーション)[1], Simulation[2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥5,8005,800 T-15902G
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Saturn
    US
    T-15909H
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    T-15909H-50
    ELSPA: 11+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    T-15909H-18
    Sega Saturn
    FR
    T-15909H-09
    ELSPA: 11+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.9944.99[4][3] T-15909H-50
    ELSPA: 11+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL

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    The Horde (ザ・ホード) is a 1994 simulation game developed by Toys for Bob for the 3DO and DOS-based PCs, published by Crystal Dynamics. In late 1995, the game was brought to the Sega Saturn, in a conversion developed by Silicon Knights. It is nearly identical to the 3DO original, with the only difference being slightly higher video quality.

    Production credits

    Crystal Dynamics Presents
    • Saturn Conversion by: Silicon Knights
    • Project Leader: Rick Goertz
    • Programmers: Doug Tooley, Rick Goertz
    • Support Programmer: Andres Summerfield
    • Support Artist: Kevin Gordon
    • Saturn Conversion by: Crystal Dynamics
    • Assistant Producer: Ben Szymkowiak
    • Stunt Programmer: Jeff Kesselman
    • Marketing Manager: Katie Bolich
    • Test Manager: Conan Tigard
    • Lead Tester: Serguei Savtchenko
    • Assistant Lead Tester: William Sudderth
    • Testers: Ed Chennault, Laurence Monji, Carline Esmurdoc, Abe Navarro, Jacob Espinoza, Chris Pappalardo, Scott Hill, Raphael Pepi, John Lencioni, Kam Ralston, Billy Mitchell, Rodney Rapp, Ilya Reeves, Kevin Seiter, Kenny Reeves, Randy Smaha, Jeff Sanders, Eric Simonich, Mari Schaal, Jeff Todd, Ben Schulz, Chris Walker, Sheatiel Sarao, Matthew Young
    • Special Thanks To: Stephen White, Richard Anderson
    Original Version by:
    • Lead Programmer: Fred Ford
    • Game Design and Fiction: Paul Reiche Iii
    • Artist: Mike Provenza
    • Additional Programming: Ken Ford
    • Producer: Mark Wallace
    • Musician: Burke Treischmann
    • Inspiration and Guidance by: Madeline Canepa
    • Live action sequences directed by: Robert Weaver
    • Live action sequences produced by: Mackenzie Waggaman, Robert Weaver
    • Starring:
      • Chauncey: Kirk Cameron
      • Kronus Maelor: Michael Gregory
      • Good King Winthrop: Michael Mccarthy
      • Herald, Newscaster, Torture Victim and Narrator: Henry Crowell Jr.
      • Lord #1: Michael Lanning
      • Lady #1: Shelley O'Neill
      • Lord #2: David Still
      • Lady #2: Carol Kline
    • Video Production services Provided by: The Production Team
    • Additional Artists: George Barr, Iain Mccaig, Mira Ross, Steve Purcell, Paul Reiche Iii
    • 3D Cinematics: Cyrus Lum, PCA
    • Marketing Manager: Scott Steinberg
    • Video Project Manager: Julie Young
    • Video Compression: John Ratcliff
    • Additional Musicians: Dan Nicholson, Riku Nuottajarvi, Eric Berge
    • Sound Effects: Paul Reiche Iii
    • Video Technicians: Noah Hughes, Kevin Norr
    • Testing: Bug Busters
    • Speed Meister: Dan Hite
    • Special Thanks To: Eric Lindstrom, Greg Marques, Greg Johnson, Gregg Tavares, Robert Leyland, Andy Mitchell, Greg Hammond, Eric Hammond, Dave "You Can Count On Me" Kirk, Muther'S Recording Studio, ...And Of Course, Cows Across The World.
    Source: In-game credits

    Magazine articles

    Main article: The Horde/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #75: "October 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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    Print advert in Playmag (FR) #2: "Avril 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Hyper (AU) #31: "May 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    62 [8]
    80 [4]
    65 №378, p30
    80
    69 №43, p55
    80 [9]
    86 [10]
    88 [11]
    75
    90 [12]
    69 №79
    90 [13]
    67 [14]
    73 [15]
    82 №81, p10
    Sega Saturn
    77
    Based on
    15 reviews

    Saturn, JP
    TheHorde Saturn JP Box Back.jpgTheHorde Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    TheHorde Saturn JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, US
    TheHorde Saturn US Box Back.jpgTheHorde Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    TheHorde Saturn US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Thehorde sat us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, UK/EU
    TheHorde Saturn EU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Saturn, FR
    TheHorde Saturn EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Saturn, DE
    TheHorde Saturn DE cover.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    609,142,128 CD-ROM (DE) T-15909H-18 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    643,627,152 CD-ROM (EU) T-15909H-50 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    612,371,424 1996-01-18 CD-ROM (JP) T-15902G V1.000

    References