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Jaguar XJ220
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: JVC Musical Industries (US), Sega (EU), Victor Musical Industries (JP)
Developer:
Peripherals supported: CD BackUp RAM Cart
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥8,800 T-60094
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.95[1] T-6406
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.99[3][4][5] 4602
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F 4602
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 99.00[8] 4602
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas 4602
Sega Mega-CD
PT
?PTE$ MCD4602




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Jaguar XJ220 (ジャガーXJ220) is a racing game developed by Core Design for the Sega Mega-CD. Similar to the Lotus series, the majority of the game is centered around one brand of car, in this case, the Jaguar XJ220, which at the time was the fastest supercar available for public purchase (it would be beaten by the McLaren F1 in 1994).

Gameplay

In the game the player races across 12 different countries in a Jaguar XJ220, which can be upgraded and tuned. It also features a track editor.

Core Design only had the rights to use the Jaguar name, but nevertheless includes vehicles by other manufacturers under slightly altered banners, including Ferrino (Ferrari), Bezantti (Bugatti), Sktuck and Felini.

Versions

Core Design released Jaguar XJ220 for the Amiga in 1992, but while it shares the same name and a similar concept to the Mega-CD version, the two are very different aesthetically. In addition to full motion video sequences and a CD audio soundtrack, the Mega-CD version uses hardware sprite scaling, more detailed graphics and adds qualifying laps to proceedings, as well as completely overhauling the menus.

On the Amiga, Core used real opponent supercars despite not having a license to do so. They are not referenced in game, but the Porsche 911, Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari F40 and Nissan Skyline are all visible, as are advertisements for Computer and Video Games magazine, all of which were removed in the Mega-CD version.

Production credits

  • Producer: Jeremy Heath-Smith
  • Programmer: Mark Avory
  • Artist: Jason Gee
  • Game Design: Mark Price
  • Music: Martin Iveson
  • Executive Producer: Satoshi Honda
  • Producer: Isamu Senda
  • Chief Director: Toshiyuki Nagai
  • Director: Gaku Sato
  • Marketing: Harunobu Komori, Katsumi Arai, Toshimichi Kawamura, Tatsuo Tateishi, Shunji Nishizawa, Kouki Minami, Kaku Maetani, Yae Uchida, Katsura Iino
  • Illustration: Akio Nakamura
  • Package and Manual Design: Mir (Y. Yajima)
  • Manual: Etsuko Matsuoka
  • Play Testing: Nobuaki Horie, Ryou Misawa
  • Special Thanks: Takeshi Minagawa, Kaoru Tomiyama, Yasushi Endo, Kazuya Tominaga, Takashi Kimura
Source: JP manual[9]

Track list


1. (Data track)


2. Title (06:03) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


3. Map (02:38) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


4. Damage (03:03) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


5. Podium (02:02) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


6. Bm Happy (01:47) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


7. Bm Mellow (02:10) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


8. Bust! (02:37) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


9. Speed E Boy (04:24) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


10. Funky Fever (05:21) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


11. Moody Breeze (04:42) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


12. Indego (03:42) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson


13. Groovy Havok (05:48) 
Composed by: Martin Iveson
Running time: 44:17

Magazine articles

Main article: Jaguar XJ220/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-01: "January 1993" (1992-12-08)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-02: "February 1993" (1993-01-08)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-03: "March 1993" (1993-02-08)
also published in:
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #49: "August 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

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Print advert in Svet Kompjutera (YU) #130: "Jul/Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 [12]
77 [13]
85 [14]
73 [15]
79 [16]
85 [17]
55 №224, p46
95 [18]
60 [19]
74 [20]
92 №9, p20-23
52 №9, p46-47
65 №2, p37
82 [21]
64 [22]
90 №16, p31
90 [23]
60 [24]
84 №43, p56-57
72 №20, p58
65 [25]
83 [26]
80 [27]
Sega Mega-CD
75
Based on
23 reviews

Mega-CD, US
JaguarXJ220 MCD US Box Back.jpgJaguarXJ220 MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
JaguarXJ220 MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Jaguarxj220 mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
JaguarXJ220 MCD EU Box Back.jpgJaguarXJ220 MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
JaguarXJ220 MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
JaguarXJ220 MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, JP
JaguarXJ220 MCD JP Box Back.jpgJaguarXJ220 MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
JaguarXJ220 MCD JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Jaguar MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
JaguarXJ220 MD jp manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
481,209,792 CD (EU) 4602
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
481,209,792 CD (JP) T-60094
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
481,212,144 CD (US) T-6406

References

  1. GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 141
  2. GamePro, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 81
  3. Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 26
  4. Mega Power, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 74
  5. 5.0 5.1 MegaTech, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-20), page 29
  6. Mean Machines Sega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-26), page 40
  7. File:SelectRound FR 01.pdf, page 2
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 16
  9. File:JaguarXJ220 MD jp manual.pdf, page 26
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-08), page 13
  11. AS Magazin-Video Igrice, "Jul-Avgust 1995" (SCG; 1995-xx-xx), page 10
  12. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-08), page 20 (22)
  13. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
  14. Computer & Video Games, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-15), page 107-108 (107)
  15. Computer & Video Games, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 52-53 (52)
  16. Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 111-113 (112)
  17. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 121
  18. GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 154-155 (140)
  19. GamesMaster, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 76
  20. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 77
  21. Mega Force, "Mega-CD Force: Le Supplément Spécial Mega-CD" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 15
  22. Mega Fun, "09/93" (DE; 1993-08-18), page 34
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-26), page 40-42 (40)
  24. Player One, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-08-xx), page 55
  25. Sega Force, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 74-76 (74)
  26. Sega Force, "6/93" (SE; 1993-09-30), page 24-25 (24)
  27. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 42 (40)