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Urban Strike
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Electronic Arts
Sega Game Gear
Black Pearl Software
Developer:
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Don Veca
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
735001
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E291SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ291
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Game Gear
US
T-100048
ESRB: Kids to Adults

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Urban Strike (Urban Strike for short) is a shoot-'em-up game developed by Electronic Arts, Granite Bay Software, and Foley Hi-Tech and initially released in 1994 for the Sega Mega Drive exclusively in the US and Europe before being ported to a variety of other consoles, including to the Sega Game Gear (released 1995). It is the third game in the Strike series, following Jungle Strike.

Story

In the year 2001 a candidate for public office, H.R. Malone, is found out as a criminal (despite having political messages promising eliminating crime) by the US Special Forces team of the previous games. This leads to a call to an associate to investigate and stop the Special Forces team from interfering with the setup of a superweapon. Seemingly unbeknownst to Malone, that associate is actually a Special Forces infiltrator leaking the information... but the limo he is to leave in explodes, and the rest of the team is called in to stop Malone with stop the leaking of what little information they have.

Gameplay

Gameplay is identical to other Strike games: Up/Down move forward/backward, Left/Right rotate the helicopter, A shoots hellfires and jink, B shoots hydra, C shoots normal helicopter guns, Select pulls up a map, and there are missions to complete in each level. However, the player must occasionally leave the helicopter and complete some parts of missions on foot.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Programming: Mike Posehn
  • Game Design: John Manley, Tony Barnes
  • Art Director: Julie Cressa
  • Implementation: Ross Wentworth, Erich Horn
  • Art: Victor French, Tom Lisowski, Tony Gascon, Ron Sacdalan, Walter Ianneo, Jeff Fennel
  • 3-D Models: Tim Calvin, Terry Falls, Lance Armstrong, Peter Traugot
  • Additional Art: Kendra Lammas, Michael Shirley, Susan Manley, Keith Bullen
  • Sound and Music: Don Veca
  • Technical Director: Tim Brengle
  • Product Manager: David Sze
  • Assistant Producer: Michael Lubuguin
  • Foley Hi-Tech Producer: David Foley
  • Project Manager: Susan Manley
  • Assistant Director: Antonio Barnes
  • Produced by: Scott Berfield
  • Directed by: John Manley
Source: In-game credits (title screen roll)

Magazine articles

Main article: Urban Strike/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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FI advert (1994)

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FI advert (1995)

EGM US 062.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:

SegaVisions US 21.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

MeanMachinesSega24UK.pdfMeanMachinesSega24UK.pdfMeanMachinesSega24UK.pdfMeanMachinesSega24UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #24: "October 1994" (1994-08-xx)

MeanMachinesSega26UK.pdfMeanMachinesSega26UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #26: "December 1994" (1994-10-28)

Supersonic FR 25.pdfSupersonic FR 25.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Supersonic (FR) #25: "Octobre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

HobbyConsolas ES 037.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #37: "Octubre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Freak 26 IL SMD advert.jpg

Print advert in Freak (IL) #26 (1994-xx-xx)

Excalibur CZ 37 Datart.jpg

Print advert in Excalibur (CZ) #37 (1994-12-05)

Level CZ 01.pdf

PDF
Print advert in LeveL (CZ) #1: "Leden 1995" (1995-01-24)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №1/95, p32/34
92 №36, p96-98
82 [6]
83 [7]
88 [8]
92 [9]
90 №5, p15
80
89 [10]
88 №26, p48/49
90 [11]
85 [12]
92 [13]
85 [14]
90 №10, p78/79
93 №59, p48/49
92 №39, p78/79
91 №41, p11
84 [15]
84 [16]
90 [17]
Sega Mega Drive
88
Based on
21 reviews

Mega Drive, US
UrbanStrike MD US Box.jpg
Cover
UrbanStrike MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Urban Strike MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (cardboard)

UrbanStrike MD US Cart Alt.jpg
Cart
Urban Strike MD US Manual (cardboard).pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
UrbanStrike MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
UrbanStrike MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
UrbanStrike MD SE Box Rental.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, GCC
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Cover
UrbanStrike MD GCC Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FI
UrbanStrike MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
UrbanStrike MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
UrbanStrike MD FI Manual.jpg
Manual

Game Gear version

Game Gear, US
UrbanStrike GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
UrbanStrike GG US Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1994-07 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 185E9FC1
MD5 E6BC90F958617E9BDE26367B5348518C
SHA-1 2D33D049A7F3DCDE8C4F294CCA5597CA590BB407
512kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References


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