Action Replay (Saturn)

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ActionReplay EU SAT.jpg
Action Replay
Made for: Sega Saturn
Manufacturer: Datel, InterAct Accessories (US)
Type: Cheat tool
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
$59.9559.95[1] SV-464
Sega Saturn
DM 119,-119,-[3]
Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn

The Sega Saturn Action Replay is a cheat cartridge released as part of the Action Replay series.


The original Saturn Action replay stands as the first, and least useful Action Replay cartridge for the Saturn - it is a cartridge which allows users to add cheat codes and modify a game at run-time, and can bypass region locking, allowing for import games to be played. They also have a comms port, allowing them to hook up to a pc to update codes or backup save data. These original Action Replays can be seen as redundant and are not in high demand, having been superseded by the superior Pro Action Replay and Action Replay Plus, which retain all the features seen in this version of the device while adding more.

Some of the earlier versions of the GameShark require holding down buttons X, Y and Z before starting a game in order to boot imports.


Localised names

In North America this Action Replay was released by InterAct as the GameShark, and in Germany as the Game Buster. However, aside from branding differences and some replaced text, the cartridges are identical.

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Action Replay Action Replay
English (US) GameShark GameShark
German Game Buster

Magazine articles

Main article: Action Replay (Saturn)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Action Replay (Saturn)/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Saturn, US
GameShark US Older Saturn Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGameShark US Older Saturn Box Front.jpg
GameShark Saturn Back.jpgGameShark Saturn.jpg
Saturn, US (Newer)
GameShark Saturn US Box Back Newer.jpgNospine.pngGameShark Saturn US Box Front Newer.jpg
GameShark Saturn Alt Back.jpgGameShark Saturn Alt.jpg
Saturn, UK
ActionReplay Saturn UK Box Back.jpgNospine.pngActionReplay Saturn Box Front.jpg
ActionReplay EU SAT.jpg
Saturn, UK (Alt)
ActionReplay Saturn UK Box Back Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngActionReplay Saturn UK Box Front Alt.jpg
ActionReplay EU SAT.jpg
Saturn, DE
GameBuster Saturn Box Front Older.jpg
GameBuster Saturn Older.jpg
Saturn, DE (Alt)
GameBuster Saturn Box Front.jpg
GameBuster Saturn.jpg
Saturn, CA
GameShark CA Saturn Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGameShark Saturn Box Front.jpg
GameShark Saturn Back.jpgGameShark Saturn.jpg


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