James Bond 007: The Duel

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James Bond 007: The Duel
Publisher: Sega Mega Drive Domark (US/EU), Tengen (JP), Sega Master System Sega Game Gear Domark
Distributor: Tengen (US)
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
ROM size: Sega Mega Drive 512kB, Sega Master System Sega Game Gear 256kB
Genre: Action

Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive JP 1993-05-14 ¥6,800 T-48073
Sega Mega Drive US 1993 $? T-48156
Sega Mega Drive EU 1993-04-07 £35.99 T-88016-50
Sega Mega Drive AU 199x $?  ?
Sega Mega Drive BR 199x R$? 043320
Sega Master System EU 1993-04-07 £? MK 27046-50
Sega Master System BR 199x $? 027230
Sega Game Gear EU 1993 £? T-88038-50

James Bond 007: The Duel, called 007 Shitou: The Duel or just 007 Shitou (007・死闘) in Japan, is a 1993 game by Domark and The Kremlin for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear made with the James Bond film license. While they share the same theme, the Sega Mega Drive version has completely different stage layouts from the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear versions.

The goal of each mission is to do whatever it says on the top left corner of the screen; for example, rescuing girls, finding bombs, etc.. A/2 jumps, B/1 shoots your gun, and C (no equivalent on SMS/GG) launches a grenade (which you have a limited supply of. Simply touch a grenade to take it; simply touch a girl to rescue her.

The game has a rather realistic physics system, giving the player a feeling of weight and impact. Falling from high places results in instant death.

The Sega Mega Drive version is very short with only 4 regular stages and a final boss confrontation stage. There are three difficulty levels to pick from, but they only influence the amount of damage received from enemy bullets. The game also has certain small technical flaws, like being unable to shoot downwards without firing a straight bullet first.

Promotional Material

Physical Scans

Mega Drive Version

Sega Mega Drive 73 Sega Retro Average 
Based on 17 reviews
Publication Score Source
86 №1, p84/85/86/87
78 №20, p128/129
60 №3, p81
73 №22
75 №5, p48/49/50/51
55 №3, p52/53
52 №12, p58/59/60
66 №2, p94-96Media:MeanMachinesSega02UK.pdf
50 №32, p100
76 №37, p50/51
80 №15, p42/43
80 №18, p66
80 №13, p72/73Media:SegaForce13UK.pdf
81 №17, p81
88 №2, p61/62/63
79 №1, p12
Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, JP
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Jamesbond md jp manual.pdf
Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Master System Version

Sega Master System 79 Sega Retro Average 
Based on 8 reviews
Publication Score Source
75 №5, p86
75 №33, p84/85
86 №42, p44/45
78 №18, p34/35
84 №17, p46/47Media:SegaForce17UK.pdf
61 №6, p48/49
84 №2, p11
87 №12, p36
Master System, EU
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Master System, AU

Master System, BR
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Jamesbond sms br manual.pdf

Game Gear Version

Sega Game Gear 69 Sega Retro Average 
Based on 6 reviews
Publication Score Source
78 №24, p160
57 №40, p114
79 №49, p88
70 №26, p70
66 №13, p77
65 №5, p34/35Media:SegaMasterForce05.pdf
Game Gear, EU
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