The Hybrid Front

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The Hybrid Front
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Publisher: Sega
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Simulation[1][2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥8,8008,800 G-5541
Wii Virtual Console

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The Hybrid Front (ハイブリッド・フロント) is a 1994 strategy game by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive released exclusively in Japan.


In the late 21st century, a global economic crisis causes widespread poverty around the world. Looking for a way to avoid economical collapse, many countries turn to corporations for help and "Corporate Support Laws" are established in 2072, giving the corporations great concessions. Soon after, corporations form their own military forces.

In 23rd century, Peak Oil is reached and middle eastern oil producing countries fade away, giving way to cheaper and more easily produced hydrogen based fuel production. As the countries switch to hydrogen based power, corporations begin experimenting with solar power by establishing several space colonies in the Earth Orbit.

In 2243, corporations who developed the orbital belt propose "Orbital Corporation Autonomy Law", a resolution that will grealy increase their power and give them sovereign status. Unsurprisingly, countries reject the proposal and announce that they will curtail the power of the corporations.

Over the course of the 23rd century, tensions between Earth and corporations gradually escalate and finally, in 2302, first all out war between Earth Governments and Corporations break out. Dubbed "First Orbital War", the conflict ends with inconclusive results.

In 2307, corporations establish COCOON, (COoperation COmmunity of Orbital Negotaion), a massive supra-national body to challenge the Earth Governments more openly.

Two years later, in 2309, "Second Orbital War", also known as "Hammer War" begins. With the Earth Orbit is under their total control, corporations use orbital weapon platforms called "Metal Hammers" and reduce major cities around the world to rubble. Soon, in 2315, Earth Govenments propose a conditional ceasefire. COCOON stations its troops all over the Earth for "Peacekeeping" and establishes a legislative body called, "Provisional Inspection Legislative Council" to enforce the armstice.

In 2391, COCOON establishes "Pan-Earth Treaty Organization", (PETO) to prevent further conflicts. With the Earth is more or less under total control of COCOON, Earth embraks on her slow road to recovery.

In the post-war Earth of 26th Century, logistics are handled by group of individuals who are known as the "Mules" who can deliver anything as long as they can be afforded. Players will take control of Sarira, leader of the local Mule group. Over the course of the game Sarira will become the leader of the rebellion against the COCOON and attempt to save the Earth from corporations' control.


Hybrid Front is a turn based strategy game similar to SSI's Panzer General or Daisenryaku series. Players will take control of a military force consisting multiple units ranging from infantry to tanks, helicopters or fighter jets and such.

Production credits

  • 総合監修: 野田 昌宏
  • キャラクター原案 / コンセプトデザイン / イメージイラスト原画: 末弥 純
  • メカニック原画デザイン: 青井 邦夫
  • 監修・考証・協力: (株)オニロ, 設定・シナリオ協力スタジオ WOW!, 佐藤 哲郎
  • キャラクターパブ用イラスト: 大矢 正和 (MDP)
  • 企画原案: Kakuka
  • 設定原案: Rew
  • ストーリー原案: Rew, Kakuka
  • データ設定: 別所 未来
  • イベント設定: Kakuka
  • メッセージ: Kakuka
  • マップエディット: Kakuka, Rew, 別所 未来
  • システム: Bug-Bug
  • 思考ルーチン: Bug-Bug, [email protected]
  • イベント: Bug-Bug, [email protected], 太田 仁 (HIC), 杉崎 さとる (HIC)
  • 戦闘シーンシステム: 太田 仁 (HIC)
  • メッセージ: 杉崎 さとる (HIC)
  • オープニング・エンディング: 杉崎 さとる (HIC)
  • ツール作成協力: 別所 未来
  • 総合美術監修: Rew
  • ユニットデジタイズ
  • 地上・その他: Rew
  • 航空・宇宙・その他: 電鳳寺 雅
  • マップパーツデザイン: Rew, 電鳳寺 雅
  • 戦闘画面背景: Rew, Marutsugi
  • キャラクターデジタイズ: Rew, Marutsugi, 電鳳寺 雅
  • オープニング・エンディングヴィジュアル: 電鳳寺 雅
  • イメージヴィジュアル デジタイズ: 電鳳寺 雅
  • デザイン協力: Yokokaw, いとちん
The Hybrid Front
©Sega 1994/Masahiro Noda/Oniro Co.
  • Original Illust Designed By: Jun Suemi
  • Original Weapon Illust Designed By: Kunio Aoi
In-game credits (JP)

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: The Hybrid Front/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-08: "August 1994" (1994-07-08)

Physical scans

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The Hybrid Front

Mega Drive, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a1f1cfe7
MD5 28a72c6a6840088c4a97670139cae085
SHA-1 ed592c78ef60d91a6c5723d11cd553d3798524e1
2MB 1994-03 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 04f02687
MD5 98115840ef962964278aca1f7c09426c
SHA-1 b6e72b69a22869f966c52e7d58d146bc48b5eb84
3MB 1993-02 Page


The Hybrid Front

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