Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer

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Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer
Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer
Publisher: Masaya

Developer: NCS

System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console

ROM Size: 1MB

Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis JP 1992-07-17 ¥8,300 T-25123
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis KR 199x ₩? GM8050JT
Virtual Console JP 2008-02-26 600 points  ?
Virtual Console US 2008-07-21 900 points  ?
Virtual Console EU 2008-05-16 900 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 Mega Drive/Genesis 80 Sega Retro Average
Based on 11 reviews
Publication Score Source
Consoles + 87 №11, p58/59/60
Joypad 90 №12
Joystick 89 №30, p178
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming 89 №2, p32/33/34/35
Mega 72 №2, p54/55
MegaTech 72 №11, p56/57
Mean Machines Sega 48 №2, p102-104File:MeanMachinesSega02UK.pdf
Sega Power 82 №36, p42
Sega Pro 88 №12, p36/37
Sega Pro 85 №18, p66
Sega Force (UK) 79 №10, p52/53File:SegaForce10UK.pdf
Mega Drive, JP
ABGleylancer MD JP Box.jpg


Gleylancer md jp manual.pdf
Mega Drive, KR
GleyLancer MD KR Box.jpg


GleyLancer MD KR cart.jpg

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