Weaponlord

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Weaponlord
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Namco Hometek
Developer:
Sound driver: Custom (Brian Schmidt)
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$64.9564.95[1] T-14136
ESRB: Teen

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Weaponlord is a versus fighting game for the Sega Mega Drive. It was only released in North America, although a European release was initially planned for an August (later September[2]) 1995 release by Ocean Software.

The game was drummed by various magazines up to become a contender to Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat for the fighting game crown, but was ultimately held back by factors such as the region limited release and small character roster.

Production credits

  • Original Concept: James "DJames" Goddard
  • Programming: Aki Rimpiläinen
  • Lead Artist: Alvin Cardona
  • Design/Animation: Omar "Omz" Velasco, Fred Wong, Ray Wong, Ken Shibata
  • Game Design: James Goddard, David "Dr. Dave" Winstead, Steven Chiang
  • Technical Design: Steven Chiang, Aki Rimpiläinen
  • Producer: James Goddard
  • Associate Producer: David Winstead
  • Additional Software Engineer: Tim Meekins
  • Original Background Paintings: Glenn Kim
  • Background Art: Steve Paris, David Lee, Leandro Peñaloza, Alvin Cardona, Ray Wong
  • Music and Sound Effects: Brian Schmidt
  • Character Concepts:
    • Korr, Zorn, Jen-Tai: Alvin Cardona
    • Talazia: Alvin Cardona, James Goddard
    • Bane: Ray Wong, James Goddard
    • Divada: Fred Wong, David Winstead, Alvin Cardona
    • Zarak: Alvin Cardona, Omar "Omz" Velasco, James Goddard
  • Story Concepts: Visual Concepts Art Team, Fred "Alk" Corchero
  • Manual and Story by: Matt "Slasher Quan" Taylor
  • Story Development and Direction: James Goddard, David Winstead
  • Manual Layout: Beeline Group, Inc.
  • Test Department: Jeff Yonan, Fred Corchero, Michael Madden, Brian Dawson, Dan Mueller, Tony Giovanni, Danial Ryan, Jason White, Pete Trkovsky, Ben Cureton, Geoff Erickson, Chris Pugh, Jason Cole, Mateo Rojas, Gerald Guess, Tom Tosher, Matt Macchia, Todd Pifer, Anthony Constantino, Scott Matt, Mike Brown
  • Box Cover and WeaponLord Logo: Simon Bisley
  • Marketing: Jeff Forestier, Chris Bull
  • Namco Special Thanks: Mr. Homma, Jeff Miller, Craig Erickson, Jeff Yonan, Fred "Alk" Corchero
  • Visual Concepts Special Thanks: Greg Thomas, Matt Crysdale, Scott Patterson

Magazine articles

Main article: Weaponlord/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

US TV Advert
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Print advert in Hyper (AU) #31: "May 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[3]
Consoles + (FR)
89
[4]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
87
[5]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
56
[6]
Freak (IL)
88
[7]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
70
[8]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[1]
GamePro (UK)
87
[9]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
88
[10]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
66
[11]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
84
[12]
Player One (FR)
85
[13]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
87
[2]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
88
[14]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
79
[15]
Sega Mega Drive
80
Based on
15 reviews

Weaponlord

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Weaponlord md us manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b9895365
MD5 a6c278bd20a91b98cbbda5ec19bb1f5e
SHA-1 04128e3859d6eca6e044f456f8b0d06b63e3fb0c
3MB 1995-06 Cartridge (US)

References


Weaponlord

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