Urban Strike

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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:
Distributor:
Sega Mega Drive
Majesco Sales (US re-release)
Sega Game Gear
Borta
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Don Veca
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
735001
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E291SMXI
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ291
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[4][5] E291SMXI
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
FI
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
CZ
2.165 Kč2.165
Sega Mega Drive
AU
OFLC: M15
Sega Mega Drive
SA
Sega Game Gear
US
T-100048
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Non-Sega versions

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Urban Strike is a Sega Mega Drive overhead free-roaming shoot-'em-up game developed by Granite Bay Software and Foley Hi-Tech, and published by Electronic Arts. The fourth game in the Strike series, it was first released in Europe in August 1994, and was later brought to the United States and Australia in the following months.

Foley Hi-Tech also developed a port to the Sega Game Gear, published courtesy of Black Pearl Software in 1995.

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,  START  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

  • Game Design: John Manley And Tony Barnes
  • Programming: Mike Posehn
  • Producer: Scott Berfield
  • Director: John Manley
  • Assistant Director: Antonio Barnes
  • Art Director: Julie Cressa
  • Project Manager: Susan Manley
  • Assistant Producer: Michael Lubuguin
  • Implementation: Ross Wentworth and Erich Horn
  • Art: Victor French, Tom Lisowski, Tony Gascon, Ron Sacdalan, Walter Ianneo, Jeff Fennel
  • 3-D Models: Tim Calvin, Terry Falls, Lance Armstrong
  • Additional Art: Kendra Lammas, Michael Shirley, Susan Manley, Peter Traugot, Tony Barnes, Lynne Gura, Keith Bullen
  • Sound and Music: Don Veca
  • Foley Hi-Tech Producer: David Foley
  • Tools Programming: Burt Sloane, Bill Kirtley
  • Technical Director: Tim Brengle
  • Product Manager: David Sze
  • Documentation and Game Text: Michael Humes
  • Package Design: E. J. Sarraille Design Group
  • Documentation layout: Brian Conery
  • Software Testing: Jeff Hasson, David Costa, Brian Loke, Joanna Pataki, Aaron Mcclay, Jim Flaharty
  • Quality Assurance: Dave "Da Kid" Schenone, Randy "Quick Shot" Eckhardt
  • Special Thanks To: Matt Cressa, Cindy Posehn, Alan And William Barnes, Dean Sitton, Kathy Smith, Jeff Foley, Seal, Danny Elfman, James Cameron, Stewart Copeland, William Orbit
Source:
US Manual[6]

Magazine articles

Main article: Urban Strike/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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FI advert (1994)
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FI advert (1995)
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #24: "October 1994" (1994-08-xx)
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Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #26: "December 1994" (1994-10-28)
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Print advert in Supersonic (FR) #25: "Octobre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #37: "Octubre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Freak (IL) #26 (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Excalibur (CZ) #37 (1994-12-05)
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Print advert in LeveL (CZ) #1: "Leden 1995" (1995-01-24)
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Print advert in Hacker (HR) #5: "03-04/1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Mega Drive
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[8]
Ação Games (BR)
97
[9]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
92
[10]
Consoles + (FR)
92
[11]
Cool Gamer (RU)
80
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
82
[13]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
90
[14]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
90
[15]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 6 (RU)
50
[16]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
83
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[18]
GamePro (DE) PAL
80
[19]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
92
[20]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
90
[21]
Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 2 (RU)
56
[22]
Joypad (FR) PAL
86
[23]
Joypad (HU)
82
[24]
Mega (UK) PAL
88
[5]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
90
[25]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
85
[26]
Micro Kid's Multimédia (FR)
75
[27]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
89
[28]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
50
[29]
Player One (FR)
92
[30]
Play Time (DE)
85
[31]
Score (CZ)
65
[32]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
90
[33]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
93
[34]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[35]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
82
[36]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
91
[37]
Supersonic (FR)
84
[38]
Todo Sega (ES)
95
[39]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
85
[40]
Video Games (DE) PAL
84
[41]
VideoGames (US)
90
[42]
Sega Mega Drive
83
Based on
36 reviews

Urban Strike

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Urban Strike MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (cardboard)
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Cover
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Cart
Urban Strike MD US Manual (cardboard).pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU (4 Language Manual)
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Cover
UrbanStrike MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU (5 Language Manual)
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Cover
Mega Drive, DE (Seperate DE Manual)

Mega Drive, EU (Rev H)

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PCB
Mega Drive, EU (Rev J)

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PCB
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
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Cover
Mega Drive, FI
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU (PAL)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (NTSC)
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Cover
Mega Drive, GCC
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Cover
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Manual

Game Gear version

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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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

  1. File:UrbanStrike MD SE Box Rental.jpg
  2. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 10
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mean Machines Sega, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-08-xx), page 55
  4. Computer & Video Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 57
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mega, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-27), page 48
  6. File:Urban Strike MD US Manual.pdf, page 10
  7. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 42
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 254
  9. Ação Games, "Outubro 1994" (BR; 1994-10-16), page 26
  10. Aktueller Software Markt, "Januar 1995" (DE; 1994-12-05), page 30
  11. Consoles +, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 96
  12. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 230
  13. Computer & Video Games, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-15), page 87
  14. Digitiser (UK) (1994-10-03)
  15. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 366
  16. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 6, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 250
  17. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 110
  18. GamePro, "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 92
  19. GamePro, "Oktober 1994" (DE; 1994-09-30), page 43
  20. GamesMaster, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-22), page 46
  21. Games World: The Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 15
  22. Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 2, "" (RU; 2001-08-27), page 364
  23. Joypad, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 96
  24. Joypad, "1/1995" (HU; 1995-xx-xx), page 14
  25. Mega Force, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 86
  26. Mega Fun, "09/94" (DE; 1994-08-24), page 100
  27. Micro Kid's Multimédia, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 50
  28. Mean Machines Sega, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-30), page 82
  29. Next Generation, "Premiere Issue 1995" (US; 1994-12-08), page 108
  30. Player One, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 88
  31. Play Time, "10/94" (DE; 1994-09-07), page 104
  32. Score, "Prosinec 1994" (CZ; 1994-12-01), page 22
  33. Sega Magazine, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-15), page 78
  34. Sega Power, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-01), page 48
  35. Sega Pro, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-03), page 78
  36. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 174
  37. Sonic the Comic, "December 23rd 1994" (UK; 1994-12-10), page 11
  38. Supersonic, "Octobre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 70
  39. Todo Sega, "Octubre 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 38
  40. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 214
  41. Video Games, "10/94" (DE; 1994-09-28), page 94
  42. VideoGames, "November 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 78


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