Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer

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Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer
Publisher: Masaya
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
ROM size: 1MB
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
1992-07-17 ¥8,300 T-25123
Sega Mega Drive
199x ₩? GM8050JT

Wii Virtual Console
600 points ?
Wii Virtual Console
900 points ?
Wii Virtual Console
900 points ?

Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer, commonly known as Gleylancer (グレイランサー), is a 1992 Sega Mega Drive shoot-'em-up by NCS released exclusively in Japan (despite having some of its text, such as in the Mover configuration screen described below, in near-perfect English). It was released internationally on the Wii Virtual Console in 2008.

Despite the English configuration screen, translation group M.I.J.E.T. released a patch which translated the story text in 2006-2007.


Lucia is the 16-year-old daughter of a fighter pilot who disappears while fighting a war between humans and aliens in 2025. He was captured by aliens whom he had captured earlier who had the ability to teleport. Lucia hijacks the prototype fighter CSH-01-XA "Gley Lancer" to save him.


The Gley Lancer is a standalone ship that can only shoot straight ahead by pressing B (which can be held down for rapidfire) and change its speed with A. However, up to two Mover sub-ships can be attached to the main ship and fire in any direction with the main ship. Before starting a game, the player is given a choice of how to maneuver Movers around the ship and aim them; the C button performs some related action which is detailed in the selection screen.

Production credits

Producer: Toshiro Tsuchida
Planning: Hikaru Sato
Program: Yukihiro Higuchi
Scroll: Eiji Koyama
Object: Hiroshi Hayashi
Music / Sound Effects: Cube, Yoshiaki Kubodera, Masanori Hikichi, Isao Mizoguchi, Noriyuki Iwadare
Creator: Kaichi Satou
Character Design: Hiroshi Aizawa
Original Art / Animation: Hitoshi Kamata
Visual Graphics: Masanori Sakurai, Hiroshi Hayashi
Business Promotion: Masaki Uchida, Jun Mimura, Yasuaki Yokoe, Kyoko Katagiri
Sales Promotion: Akio Matsuda, Norihiko Yonesaka, Kazuhiro Matsuda
P.R.: Takashi Kikuchi, Hideo Iwasaki
Cooperation: Manabu Takasugi, Tetsuya Ohya, Masayuki Iwamoto, Hideo Suzuki, Takayuki Jingu
Executive Producer: Yasumasa Shirakura
Gleylancer Produced by: Nippon Computer Systems Co. Ltd.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №11, p58-60Media:ConsolesPlus FR 011.pdf[1]Media:ConsolesPlus FR 011.pdf
90 №12
89 №30, p178Media:Joystick FR 030.pdf[2]Media:Joystick FR 030.pdf
89 №2, p32-35Media:MDAG UK 02.pdf[3]Media:MDAG UK 02.pdf
72 №2, p54/55Media:Mega UK 02.pdf[4]Media:Mega UK 02.pdf
72 №11, p56/57
48 №2, p102-104Media:MeanMachinesSega02UK.pdf[5]Media:MeanMachinesSega02UK.pdf
82 №36, p42
88 №12, p36/37
85 №18, p66
79 №10, p52/53Media:SegaForce UK 10.pdf[6]Media:SegaForce UK 10.pdf
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
ABGleylancer MD JP Box.jpg
GleyLancer MD JP CartTop.jpg
GleyLancer MD JP Cart.jpg
Gleylancer md jp manual.pdf
Mega Drive, KR
GleyLancer MD KR Box.jpg
GleyLancer MD KR cart.jpg

External links


  1. File:ConsolesPlus FR 011.pdf, page 58
  2. File:Joystick FR 030.pdf, page 178
  3. File:MDAG UK 02.pdf, page 32
  4. File:Mega UK 02.pdf, page 54
  5. File:MeanMachinesSega02UK.pdf, page 102
  6. File:SegaForce UK 10.pdf, page 52