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==Promotional material==
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Revision as of 03:15, 18 June 2019

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ActionReplay MD.jpg
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Action Replay
Manufacturer: Datel
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$69[1] ?
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Pro)
$89[1] ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.99[2][3]
Sega Mega Drive
DE
149,-[5]
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?



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The Action Replay is a cheat device created for the Sega Mega Drive. It was originally released by Datel in the United Kingdom in late 1991, and was the latest in a line of cheat devices which continue to this day.

The Mega Drive Action Replay was the first cheat device to be released for the console, pre-dating the Game Genie by the best part of a year. Unlike the Game Genie, however, no Action Replay cartridges were ever licensed or endorsed by Sega, though unlike rivals Nintendo, the company did not actively seek to prevent such devices from being sold.

Hardware

Several versions of the Mega Drive Action Replay exist and many more packaging variants were created, however the core functionality of the cartridge remains the same. In addition to the standard Action Replay cartridge, Datel released the Pro Version Action Replay (which introduced a cheat finding feature), Pro Action Replay and Pro Action Replay 2 (the latter sometimes dropping the "2", but otherwise includes some "built-in" cheats for popular games).

All versions of the Action Replay act as a pass-through device between the Mega Drive console and a game cartridge, intercepting signals and adjusting how the game runs depending on what codes have been added by the player. As a side-effect of this design, Action Replays also act as region converters, allowing Japanese games to be played on Western systems (likely a key part of its success in Europe). In addition, Datel provided regularly cheat books containing game codes.

Unlike its Game Gear and Master System counterparts the Mega Drive Action Replay was released in North America, though was unable to find the same level of success as the Game Genie.

Gallery

Code list scans

Magazine articles

Main article: Action Replay (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Action Replay (Mega Drive)/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 [3]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
1 review

Mega Drive, US
ActionReplay MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, US (Pro Version)
ProVersionActionReplay MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK
ActionReplay EU MD box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK (Pro Version)
ProVersionActionReplayPro MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK (Pro)
ProActionReplay MD UK Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK (Pro Version) (alt)
ProVersionActionReplay MD UK Box Alt.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK (Pro) (alt)
ProActionReplay MD UK Box Alt.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK (Pro 2)
ProActionReplay2 MD EU boxfront.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, DE (Pro)
ProActionReplay MD DE Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, DE (Pro 2)
ProActionReplay2 MD DE Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, ES (Pro)
ProActionReplay MD ES Box.jpg
Cover

References


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