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Verytex MDTitleScreen.png
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Asmik
Sound driver: Terpsichorean (Hitoshi Sakimoto)
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,8006,800 T-20043

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Verytex (ヴェリテックス) is a 1991 shoot-'em-up game by Asmik for the Sega Mega Drive released exclusively in Japan.


Humans have developed the ability to colonize other planets and have started doing so with great success as no extraterrestrial life has been found. One day, however, the armed forces of the prosperous planet Syracuse have turned on its people for no apparent reason, and it is up to you and the Verytex fighter to stop them and find out why.


A shoots (you have rapidfire). B drops bombs (you have a limited supply, but you can get up to 6 by collecting items with the letter B on them). C changes the speed of the ship (there are three available speeds, the current speed is shown in the HUD), and the charge generated at the back of your ship can be used to destroy close-by enemies.

Powerups are collected as usual. There are three weapons available (each identified by a different color): the default "yellow" weapon that shoots normal bullets, the "blue" weapon that shoots boomerang-shaped bullets which are weak but very spread, and the "red" weapon that shoots a very powerful concentrated laser but only can shoot forwards. Collecting the same kind of weapon the ship currently has will level up it.

Two more power-ups are available: one with the letter "M" that makes the ship shoot missiles alongside the current weapon (up to 7 at any given time on screen) and one with the letter "S" with gives the player a shield that can last several hits.

Production credits

  • Executive Producer: Toshiyuki Futamura
  • Producer: Shigeki Saka, Hiroshi Jimbo
  • Planner: Shinji Nakamura, Satoru Ichihara, Hidefumi Ohara
  • Graphic designer: Atsuhiro Gunji, Hirosi Akagi, Ken Takagi
  • Music Sound Designer: Ymoh.S, RESON, Jkl Furukawa
  • Programmer: Hideki Tanji, Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Satoru Miki
  • Sales Div.: Takahiro Kaneko, Ichiro Hase, Toshihide Onishi, Kozo Ohara
  • Publicity: Mikio Ono, Kaori Ikeda
Source: In-game credits (JP)

Magazine articles

Main article: Verytex/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

BeepMD JP 1991-02.pdfBeepMD JP 1991-02.pdf

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-02: "February 1991" (1991-01-08)
also published in:

Megadrive Fan 1991-03.pdf

Print advert in Mega Drive Fan (JP) #14: "March 1991" (1991-02-08)
also published in:

BeepMD JP 1991-04.pdf

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-04: "April 1991" (1991-03-08)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 [4]
57 [5]
84 [6]
58 №129, [1]
40 №1991-04, p43
85 [7]
53 №5, p95
73 [8]
79 [9]
80 [10]
80 №18, p68
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
Verytex MD JP Box.jpg
Verytex MD JP CartTop.jpg
Verytex MD JP Cart Back.jpgVerytex MD JP Cart.jpg
Verytex md jp manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bafc375f
MD5 8ba242496a1d006af6cf4af6c93f5a1c
SHA-1 420780933e34da0f9b2a22b6bbb0739e363aab3a
512kB 1991-01 Cartridge (JP)