Winter Heat

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Winter Heat
System(s): Sega Titan Video, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (30 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
6Player
Genre: Sports[2][3]

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Sega Titan Video)
JP
¥? ?




















Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[4] GS-9177
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
81129
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81129-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81129-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[7] MK81129-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
229zł229
Sega Saturn
AU
OFLC: G
Sega Saturn
BR
191x63
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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Winter Heat (ウィンターヒート) is a Sega Saturn winter sports game.

It was included as part of volume 15 of the Sega Ages 2500 series, along with Decathlete and Virtua Athlete 2K.

Production credits

Saturn version

  • Chief Programmer: Yasuhiro Sugahara
  • Programmer: Souichi Akiyama, Shinichi Suzuki, Shinichi Satoh, Takatoshi Katahata, Tomoki Mitsui, Hiromichi Kaneko, Akira Mutoh
  • Chief Graphic Designer: Masanori Oe
  • Graphic Designer: Hitomi Hashimoto, Yoshinari Kaiho, Koji Tomura, Shintaro Tamai, Yoshitane Sakamoto, Yasushi Kameda, Miyuki Uetsuki, Kumiko Oka
  • Music & Sound Effects: Hiroaki Yoshida
  • Cast & Narration: Marc Sherrod, Abbass Hussain, Alexander O. Smith, Rica Terajima, Yukihiro Kashiwaguichi, Kumiko Shimura, Robert Belgrade, Michael Naishtut, Kimberly Forsythe
  • Special Thanks: Staff of "Benetton SportsSystem Japan Co.,Ltd.", "Descente, Ltd", "Japan Bobsleigh Land., Ltd.", "Ski Association of Japan.", "Japan Bobsleigh and Luge Federation."
  • Publicist: Shunsuke Katoh
  • Project Support: Sega Enterprises, Ltd., Products Management Div., CS Promotion Div., Development Planning Dpt., Software Technical Support & Development Div.
  • Director: Yasushi Watanabe, Katsumoto Tatsukawa
  • Producer: Mie Kumagai, Junichi Tsuchiya
  • General Manager: Hisao Oguchi
Data East
Source:
In-game credits (JP)[8]


Source:
US manual[9]

Magazine articles

Main article: Winter Heat/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1998-04ex: "1998-04 extra (1998-02-06ex)" (1998-01-23)
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Print advert in Player One (FR) #82: "Janvier 1998" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Player One (FR) #82: "Janvier 1998" (199x-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Titan Video version

Sega Titan Video, JP
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"Top" instructions
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"Long" instructions
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"Long" instructions (2)
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Instuction card(s)

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №73, p100/101
50 №67, p78/79}
Sega Saturn
71
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR)
100
[10]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
91
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[7]
Edge (UK) PAL
80
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
91
[13]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
80
[14]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
83
[15]
Gry Komputerowe (PL)
90
[16]
Joypad (FR) PAL
93
[17]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
82
[18]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
91
[19]
Neo (PL)
80
[20]
neXt Level (DE) PAL
85
[21]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
94
[22]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
92
[23]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
88
[24]
Ultra Game Players (US) NTSC-U
80
[25]
Sega Saturn
87
Based on
17 reviews

Winter Heat

Saturn, JP
WinterHeat Saturn JP Box Back.jpgWinterHeat Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, US
WinterHeat Saturn US Box Back.jpgWinterHeat Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Winterheat sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
WinterHeat Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
WinterHeat Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, AU
WinterHeat Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
WinterHeat Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
373,097,760 CD-ROM (EU) MK81129-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
391,591,536 1997-12-17 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9177 V1.001

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
\STAFF\SATFF.TXT TXT 13,626 Messages from the developers.
ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 283 About this game.
BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 83 About original game
CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 47 Copyright


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain, page 146
  2. File:WinterHeat Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-30 22:53)
  4. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1998-04 extra (1998-02-06ex)" (JP; 1998-01-23), page 2
  5. http://riehlspot.simplenet.com/vgame/new/saturn.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-02-21 17:22)
  6. Computer & Video Games, "March 1998" (UK; 1998-02-11), page 45
  7. 7.0 7.1 Computer & Video Games, "March 1998" (UK; 1998-02-11), page 52
  8. File:WinterHeat_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  9. File:Winterheat sat us manual.pdf, page 30
  10. CD Consoles, "Février 1998" (FR; 1998-xx-0x), page 114
  11. Consoles +, "Février 1998" (FR; 1998-0x-xx), page 100
  12. Edge, "February 1998" (UK; 1998-01-27), page 91
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1998" (US; 1998-0x-xx), page 98
  14. Famitsu, "1998-02-13" (JP; 1998-01-30), page 1
  15. GamePro, "May 1998" (US; 1998-xx-xx), page 98
  16. Gry Komputerowe, "4/1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  17. Joypad, "Février 1998" (FR; 1998-xx-xx), page 106
  18. MAN!AC, "03/98" (DE; 1998-02-11), page 56
  19. Mega Fun, "03/98" (DE; 1998-02-04), page 78
  20. Neo, "Kwiecień 1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 27
  21. neXt Level, "März 1998" (DE; 1998-02-30), page 60
  22. Sega Magazin, "März 1998" (DE; 1998-02-11), page 20
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "March 1998" (UK; 1998-02-11), page 66
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 11
  25. Ultra Game Players, "April 1998" (US; 1998-03-24), page 68


Winter Heat

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Books: Winter Heat Official Guide (1998)

Prereleases: Winter Heat Demo Disc

Decathlete series
Decathlete (1996) | Winter Heat (1997) | Virtua Athlete 2K (2000) | Virtua Athlete (2002) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 15: Decathlete Collection (2004)
Decathlete related media
Book
Winter Heat Official Guide (1998)