Whip Rush

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Whip Rush
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega (Japan), Renovation Products (US)
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4031
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-49016

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Whip Rush, called Whip Rush: Wakusei Voltegas no Nazo (ウィップラッシュ 惑星ボルテガスの謎) in Japan, is a 1990 shoot-'em-up developed by VIC Tokai for Sega for the Sega Mega Drive and released exclusively in Japan and the US.

Story

2222 AD. The solar system as a whole has become overpopulated, and ships leave in search of new land. Five years later, still on their search, they disappear shortly after announcing their approach of the planet Voltegas (Voltegeus in the US version). Then, a massive alien craft appears near Mars approaching Earth and begins to attack. Fortunately, Whip Rush, a small ship, is ready to save the day.

Gameplay

B shoots (you have rapidfire, although at a limited rate). The game has no hard coded bullet limit, so using an autofire controller significantly reduces the difficulty as level. Holding A allows you to adjust your speed; the current speed is shown in a meter at the top of the screen. C moves the options around when not shooting, and lets them pulsate up and down/back and forth while shooting. Powerups are collected by shooting at capsules scattered around each level; getting hit makes you lose all powerups; getting hit again kills you.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Whip Rush Whip Rush
Japanese Whip Rush: Wakusei Voltegas no Nazo (ウィップラッシュ 惑星ボルテガスの謎) Whip Rush The Mystery of Planet Voltegas

Production credits

  • Object and Scroll Designer: Yamanba, Kuninori Asano
  • Scroll Designer: Toshiya Kino
  • Title: Yamanba
  • Opening: Yamanba
  • Ending: Porten
  • Game Designer: Kazuaki Kinoshita
  • Programmer: Taka Yan, Nabechan, K.Iwa
  • Sound: Seriinu and Sebastian
Source: In-game credits
Source: Sega TV Game Genga Gallery[4]

Magazine articles

Main article: Whip Rush/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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US flyer

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #2: "October/November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:

page=53

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #19: "February 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

page=116

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-06: "June 1990" (1990-05-08)

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[6]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
48
[7]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
48
[8]
Console XS (UK) PAL
85
[9]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
63
[10]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
63
[11]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
72
[12]
The Games Machine (UK)
79
[13]
Famicom Hisshoubon (JP) NTSC-J
50
[14]
Joystick (FR)
90
[15]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC
61
[16]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
69
[17]
MegaTech (UK)
48
[18]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
48
[19]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC
75
[20]
Sega Pro (UK)
83
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
85
[22]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
58
[23]
Tilt (FR)
75
[24]
User (GR) NTSC
86
[25]
Sega Mega Drive
68
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20 reviews
Mega Drive, JP
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Cart
Whiprush md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Whiprush md us manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1990-01-29 Page

References

  1. File:WhipRush MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 66
  4. File:Sega TV Game Genga Gallery.pdf, page 105
  5. Game Players Sega Guide!, "Vol. 1, No. 1" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 5
  6. Beep! MegaDrive, "June 1990" (JP; 1990-05-08), page 109
  7. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 37
  8. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 51
  9. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 136
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 19
  11. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-0x-xx), page 1
  12. GamePro, "October 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 72
  13. The Games Machine, "August 1990" (UK; 1990-07-19), page 53
  14. Famicom Hisshoubon, "1990-11 (1990-06-01)" (JP; 1990-05-18), page 13
  15. Joystick, "Juillet/Août 1990" (FR; 1990-06-25), page 116
  16. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 95
  17. Mega Drive Fan, "October 1990" (JP; 1990-09-08), page 79
  18. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 81
  19. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 143
  20. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 55
  21. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 31
  22. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  24. Tilt, "Septembre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 94
  25. User, "Ianouários 1991" (GR; 1991-xx-xx), page 66