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System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$64.95More...[1] T-14136

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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 1995 release by Ocean.

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

Hyper AU 031.pdf

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


Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №47, p116-118
87 More...[2]
84 More...[3]
85 №58, p122/123
87 №22, p88/89
88 №71, p52/53
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
6 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Weaponlord md us manual.pdf