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Jaguar XJ220
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher:
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
£44.99[3] 4602
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F 4602
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 99,-[6] 4602
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas 4602




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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 manualMedia:JaguarXJ220 MD jp manual.pdf[7]


Track list


1. [data track] ({{{time}}})


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

BeepMD JP 1993-01.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-01: "January 1993" (1992-12-08)

BeepMD JP 1993-02.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-02: "February 1993" (1993-01-08)

BeepMD JP 1993-03.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-03: "March 1993" (1993-02-08)
also published in:

EGM US 049.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #49: "August 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

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Print advert in Svet Kompjutera (SCG) #130: "Jul/Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • AS Magazin-Video Igrice (SCG) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[9]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №1993-04, p20[10]
77 №, p83[11]
85 №140, p107-108[12]
73 №141, p52-53[3]
79 №150, p111-113[13]
85 №1, p121Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[14]
55 №224, p46
95 №44, p154-155[15]
60 №6, p76[16]
74 №23, p77[17]
92 №9, p20-23
52 №9, p46-47
65 №2, p37
82 №20 (Supp.), p15[18]
64 №9/93, p34[19]
90 №16, p31
90 №7, p40-42[4]
60 №34, p55[20]
84 №43, p56-57
72 №20, p58
65 №19, p74-76[21]
83 №6/93, p24-25[22]
80 №9/93, p42[23]
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