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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
Developer:
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
1993-03Media:GamePro US 045.pdf[1] $59.95Media:GamePro US 046.pdf[2] 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
UK
£34.99Media:SegaForce UK 17.pdf[3] MK 27046-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK 27046-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK 27046-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK 27046-50
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 027230



Sega Game Gear
UK
£? T-88038-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-88038-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-88038-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 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 Game Gear version of the game was only released in Europe, though there was a May 1993 planned released for the United States.Media:GamePro US 045.pdf[1]

Gameplay

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.

Magazine articles

Main article: James Bond 007: The Duel/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86 №1, p84/85/86/87
78 №20, p128/129
78 №46, p54Media:GamePro US 46.pdf[5]Media:GamePro US 46.pdf
60 №3, p81
73 №22
75 №5, p48/49/50/51
55 №3, p52/53Media:Mega UK 03.pdf[6]Media:Mega UK 03.pdf
52 №12, p58/59/60
74
66 №2, p94-96Media:MeanMachinesSega02UK.pdf[7]Media:MeanMachinesSega02UK.pdf
50 №32, p100
76 №37, p50/51
80 №15, p42/43
80 №18, p66
88 №2, p61/62/63
80 №13, p72/73Media:SegaForce UK 13.pdf[8]Media:SegaForce UK 13.pdf
81 №17, p81
79 №1, p12
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
18 reviews

Mega Drive, US
JamesBondTheDuel MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
JamesBondTheDuel MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
JamesBondTheDuel MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
JamesBondTheDuel MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
JamesBond007TheDuel MD JP CartTop.jpg
JamesBond007TheDuel MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Jamesbond md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
JamesBondTheDuel MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
JamesBond007TheDuel MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №5, p86
75 №33, p84/85
84 №2, p11
86 №42, p44/45
78 №18, p34/35
87 №12, p36
61 №6, p48/49
84 №17, p46/47Media:SegaForce UK 17.pdf[9]Media:SegaForce UK 17.pdf
Sega Master System
79
Based on
8 reviews

Master System, EU
JamesBondTheDuel SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
JamesBondTheDuel SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU

JamesBondSMSAuManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
JamesBondTheDuel SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
Jamesbond sms br manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №51, p138Media:GamePro US 051.pdf[10]Media:GamePro US 051.pdf
78 №24, p160
57 №40, p114
65 №5, p34/35Media:SegaMasterForce UK 05.pdf[11]Media:SegaMasterForce UK 05.pdf
79 №49, p88
70 №26, p70
66 №13, p77
Sega Game Gear
70
Based on
7 reviews

Game Gear, EU
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Cover
JamesBondTheDuel GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 045.pdf, page 111
  2. File:GamePro US 046.pdf, page 54
  3. File:SegaForce UK 17.pdf, page 47
  4. File:SegaForceMega UK 07.pdf, page 8
  5. File:GamePro US 46.pdf, page 54
  6. File:Mega UK 03.pdf, page 52
  7. File:MeanMachinesSega02UK.pdf, page 94
  8. File:SegaForce UK 13.pdf, page 72
  9. File:SegaForce UK 17.pdf, page 46
  10. File:GamePro US 051.pdf, page 142
  11. File:SegaMasterForce UK 05.pdf, page 34