Blades of Vengeance

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For the Sega Dreamcast game announced with this title, see Draconus Cult of the Wyrm.

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Blades of Vengeance
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9949.99[1] 708401
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E259SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
E259SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[4][6] E259SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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Blades of Vengeance is a 1993 platformer exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive by Beam Software and Electronic Arts. The game has not been republished in any form so far and has become the perhaps most expensive Electronic Arts game on the system. Three heroes set out to free the land from a ruthless warrior queen. The game has semi realistic artwork and employs a couple of technical tricks such as raster scrolling for background.

Gameplay

You can play as one of three characters, each one has a specific weapon; Amazoness with a Sword, Warrior with an axe and the Wizard with a staff that fires projectiles. B attacks and C jumps. As you play, you collect a variety of magic potions. Hit  START  to access a list of collected potions to choose one and A to use it. Money collected throughout the game can be spent in shops.

Production credits

  • System Programmers: Trevor Bardo, Andrew Bailey
  • Game Programmers: Tim Mackay, Jef Kamenek
  • Artists: Simon Hart, Ken Newman, Holger Liebnitz, Alun Bjorksten, Mark Maynard
  • World Designers: Justin Halliday, Wayne Simmons
  • Musicians: Marshall Parker, Ian Eccles Smith
  • Special Thanks: James Halprin
  • Special Thanks (Electronic Arts): Tim Brengle, Michael Humes, Lisa Higgins
  • Game Testers: Andrew Buttery, Brad Aitken, Will Baillieu, Leigh Reynolds
  • Game Testers (Electronic Arts): Jeff Hasson, Yun Shin
  • Producers: Adam Lancman
  • Producers (Electronic Arts): Chris Wilson, John Boerio
Source:
In-game credits
Blades of Vengeance MD credits.pdf
[7]

Magazine articles

Main article: Blades of Vengeance/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
30 [8]
Sega Mega Drive
30
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[9]
Cool Gamer (RU)
40
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
84
[4]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
63
[11]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
86
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4 (RU)
50
[14]
Freak (IL)
76
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[16]
Gamers (DE)
47
[17]
Hyper (AU)
66
[18]
Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 2 (RU)
51
[19]
Joypad (FR) PAL
79
[20]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
79
[21]
Mega (UK) PAL
44
[22]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
73
[23]
Mega Force (FR)
88
[24]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
77
[25]
Mega Machines (UK) PAL
48
[26]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
69
[2]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
72
[5]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
53
[27]
Player One (FR)
85
[28]
Score (CZ)
75
[29]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
60
[30]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
64
[31]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
40
[32]
Todo Sega (ES)
65
[33]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
59
[34]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[35]
Sega Mega Drive
66
Based on
30 reviews

Blades of Vengeance

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
BladesofVengeance MD US manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU (4 Language Manual)
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Cover
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BladesOfVengeance MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, EU (5 Language Manual)
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 74c65a49
MD5 0ef8cf31e77cf8fab03bd7540a4751c0
SHA-1 11f342ec4be17dcf7a4a6a80649b6b5ff19940a5
1MB 1993-11 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 60
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mega Play, "December 1993" (US; 1993-1x-xx), page 75
  3. MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 12
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Computer & Video Games, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-15), page 79
  5. 5.0 5.1 MegaTech, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-20), page 84
  6. Sega Power, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-02), page 22
  7. File:Blades of Vengeance MD credits.pdf
  8. GamesMaster, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 108
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 33
  10. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 36
  11. Digitiser (UK) (1994-02-02)
  12. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "January 1994" (US; 1993-12-21), page 73
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 47
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 46
  15. Freak, "2/94" (IL; 1994-xx-xx), page 43
  16. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 40
  17. Gamers, "März/April 1994" (DE; 1994-03-04), page 49
  18. Hyper, "February 1994" (AU; 199x-xx-xx), page 67
  19. Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 2, "" (RU; 2001-08-27), page 57
  20. Joypad, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 146
  21. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 32
  22. Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 57
  23. Mega Action, "Christmas 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 28
  24. Mega Force, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-11-10), page 122
  25. Mega Fun, "01/94" (DE; 1993-12-22), page 75
  26. Mega Machines, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-09), page 62
  27. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-11-30), page 72
  28. Player One, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 106
  29. Score, "Květen 1994" (CZ; 1994-05-01), page 58
  30. Sega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-xx), page 68
  31. Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 30
  32. Sega Zone, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-25), page 56
  33. Todo Sega, "Abril 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 70
  34. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 27
  35. VideoGames, "February 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 70


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