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DJ Boy
Publisher:
Arcade
Sega (JP), Sammy (US/EU),
Sega Mega Drive
Sega (JP/EU), Kaneko (US)
Developer:
System(s): Kaneko custom arcade hardware, Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
World
1989  ?



Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,000 G-4032
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 33016
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? 1139-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1139-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1139-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1139-50



DJ Boy (DJボーイ) is a 1989 arcade beat-'em-up by Kaneko running on Kaneko-designed hardware and distributed by Sega in Japan and American Sammy elsewhere. Sega and Kaneko ported it to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990.

Gameplay

You play as a kid on rollerskates beating up enemies in various auto-scrolling environments. A punches, B kicks, and C jumps, with a variety of combo moves in between.

Production credits

Arcade version

Staff: A Funatsu, A Yasaki, K Matsuoka, Y Mabuchi, M Yukumoto, T Watanabe, S Aizu, H Nagayoshi, H Mikami, T Katou, Y Itou, K Niihara
Presented by: Kaneko

Mega Drive version

Program: E.Aizawa, K.Matsumoto, M.Yoshida
Graphic: H.Yokoyama, M.Yukumoto, K.Saeki, N.Obana
Sound: T.Watanabe, S.Aizu, M.Yoshida
Test Play: O.Satou
Special Thanks: Kou Chan, Kana Chan
Inter State
The last two entries (Special Thanks and Inter State) are absent from international versions.

Magazine articles

Main article: DJ Boy/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 018.pdf

Mega Drive print advert in














GamePro (US) #18: "January 1991" (199x-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Arcade version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №99, p67[1]Media:CVG UK 099.pdf
Arcade
89
Based on
1 review

Arcade, JP

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 №4, p29[2]Media:CGtC UK 04.pdf
90 №104, p100/101[3]Media:CVG UK 104.pdf
84 №19, p71[4]Media:GamePro US 019.pdf
67 №33, p58[5]Media:TGM UK 33.pdf
84 №7, p109[6]Media:Joystick FR 007.pdf
37 №3, p79[7]Media:MDAG UK 03.pdf
27 №5, p91
78 №1, p77[8]Media:MegaTech UK 01.pdf
60 №23, p53
30 №33, p40
76 №2, p45[9]Media:SegaPro UK 02.pdf
59 №18, p65
47 №7, p60/61[10]Media:SegaForce UK 07.pdf
89 №10, p74/75
Sega Mega Drive
65
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
DJBox MD US Box.jpg
Cover
DJBoy MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
DJBox MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
DJBoy MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
DJBoy MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
DJBoy MD JP CartTop.jpg
DJBoy MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Djboy md jp manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 dc9f02db
MD5 6aef0333e2b1a495c867577ccf037493
SHA-1 981f0eeffa28210cc55702413305244aaf36d71c
512kB 1990-08 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 860e749a
MD5 99334237bb08083ee70120f54f6973ef
SHA-1 d2f111c240d0165a231c236e9ae6e62e73ca9caa
512kB 1990-08 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 202abaa8
MD5 ad9540bec43c7584508c14ffdd1ce690
SHA-1 c66b2e00b8a9172a76f5e699730c7d88740b5dd7
512kB 1990-02 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:CVG UK 099.pdf, page 67
  2. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 29
  3. File:CVG UK 104.pdf, page 100
  4. File:GamePro US 019.pdf, page 73
  5. File:TGM UK 33.pdf, page 58
  6. File:Joystick FR 007.pdf, page 109
  7. File:MDAG UK 03.pdf, page 79
  8. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 77
  9. File:SegaPro UK 02.pdf, page 47
  10. File:SegaForce UK 07.pdf, page 62