Blue Stinger

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Blue Stinger
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Activision (US, Europe), Sega (Japan)
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Non-Stop Adventure (ノンストップ・アドベンチャー)[1][2], Action[3]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    JP
    ¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] HDR-0003
    Sega Rating: Violent Content
    Sega Dreamcast
    US
    $49.9549.95[5] T-13001N
    ESRB: Mature
    Sega Dreamcast
    DE
    T-13001D-18
    USK: 16
    Sega Dreamcast
    ES
    8,490Ptas8,490[10] T-13001D-58
    ELSPA: 15+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR
    T-13001D-09
    SELL: 12+
    Sega Dreamcast
    PT
    DCJAT1783
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK
    £39.9939.99[8] T-13001D-58
    ELSPA: 15+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    AU
    $99.9599.95[12]
    OFLC: MA15
    Sega Dreamcast
    BR
    197116
    Tectoy: 18+

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    Blue Stinger (ブルー スティンガー) is a Sega Dreamcast game developed by Climax Graphics. It was a launch title for the system in North America and Europe.

    History

    Release

    Blue Stinger would go on to sell 500,000 units worldwide[13].

    Production credits

    • Creature Design: Robert Short
    • Camerawork Supervisor: Pete Von Sholly
    • Original Story: Masaki Segawa, Shinya Nishigaki
    • Music Composer: Toshihiko Sahashi
    • Chief CG Designer: Atsushi Yamamoto
    • Map Model CG Designer: Eiji Ohkoshi, Ryuzo Kishi, Yuzuru Sakamoto, Akira Kurochi
    • Character Model CG Designer: Masayuki Hasegawa, Tadashi Hashimoto
    • 3D Animation Designer: Masayuki Hasegawa, Atsushi Yamamoto, Yuzuru Sakamoto, Tadashi Hashimoto, Satoru Washizu (System Sacom), Hiroaki Inaba (System Sacom)
    • Texture Designers: Masami Hashizume, Yuki Takazawa, Ryuzo Kishi, Yuzuru Sakamoto, Eiji Ohkoshi
    • Effect Designer: Tatsuru Shimizu, Masami Hashizume
    • 2D Animation Designer: Yuki Takazawa, Masami Hashizume
    • CG Item Model Designer: Akira Kurochi
    • Window Designer: Tatsuru Shimizu
    • Art Director: Ryosuke Murakami
    • Art Designer: Kazuaki Hashino
    • Game Map Design: Katsuya Ishii, Ayumu Kojima
    • Sound Designer: Yukinori Kikuchi (Electro Zoo)
    • Assistant Sound Designer: Yuji Ogawa
    • Usa Coordinator: Saki Hijiri
    • Mr.Robert'S Management: Barbara Slifka
    • Usa Line Producer: Kayoko Dietsche
    • Casting Director: Lani Minella Of, Pro-Motion Productions
    • Script Translation: Kayoko Dietsche
    • Dialogue Polish: John Stanhope, Jason Bretz
    • Usa Sound Engineer: Chuck Everts
    • Voice actors
    • Motion Capture Actor: Masashi Ogawa
    • Assistance of Toshihiko Sahashi: Toshikazu Kato, Tomonori Horii, Tomio Fukada
    • Conductor: Kouji Haishima
    • Composer'S Management: Kozo Araki (Face)
    • Orchestra Truck Director: Daisuke Honji
    • Recording Engineer: Takashi Sasaki
    • Musician Coordinator: Emari Mamiya
    • Assistant Engineer: Satoshi Mase, Maki Onodera, Ayako Kato
    • Mastering Engineer: Katsuaki Uno
    • nePhY: Saliy&Haluka
    • nePhY'S Management: Yasuhiro Koshi (B.F.P.)
    • nePhY SONG<STING ME>Composer: Rui Nagai
    • nePhY's Costume Design&Styling: Junko Narumi, Yae Takano
    • nePhY's Hair&Makeup: Satoyo Isobe (Prism ・ Prism), Miyako Shiratori (Prism ・ Prism)
    • Game Monitor: Shunpei Nitta, Terufumi Ochi
    • Segamuse Staff: Toshiro Kezuka, Makoto Ando, Takeshi Ajitsu, Kaoru Shiga, Syuichi Motoda, Shinjiro Hosoda, Shinkichi Kobayashi, Nozomu Yokouchi, Tukasa Itaya, Masanori Kadooka, Masato Kohno, Toru Yasuda, Hiroyuki Toyama, Yusuke Watanabe, Shunichirou Kawasaki, Eiki Okano, Shinya Sase, Koji Uemura, Masashi Komatsu, Atsushiuebuchi, Tomoaki Ishidao, Ryuichikoga, Manabu Hasegawa, Hidenobu Okano, Shinya Osaki, Hideo Akiyama, Kyouko Inamoto, Ritsukokomaki, Akira Nomoto, Katsushi Yasuda, Naoyuki Sato, Naoya Inada, Kenishi Furuto, Tomoyuki Masuo, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Makoto Unten, Masakazu Kiya, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Akihide Ichimura, Hiroki Kato, Satoshi Imai, Haruo Imatu, Shuichi Endo, Tomoakishimamoto, Keiichi Satoh, Koji Utida, Minoru Sakuragi, Tuichi Takeuchi, Teruyuki Aawaji, Takaharu Ishii, Masato Akagi, Kensukeueda, Mihoko Nakajima, Tetsuhiro Kawamoto, Katsutoshi Memezawa, Junichitatsuta, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Shinsuke Akimoto, Tetsuya Hirano, Yoshinori Emachi, Satoshi Shimokawa, Toshihiko Ariyoshi, Sachiko Hiragi, Saburo Ando, Yoshihito Endo, Hideakisasaki, Akihisa Iwata, Minako Futamata, Shingo Ueno, Masahiko Yagai, Takashi Kabasawa, Fumimasa Nawa, Yoko Murakami, Masahiro Katsumi, Mitsuru Sato, Minako Akiba, Chieko Ito, Shintaro Kojima, Junichi Simizu, Hirakiohmura, Takaaki Motoyama, Kazuo Nishimura, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Seiichimitsui, Koichi Kuriyama, Katsumitanaka, Takashi Akai, Tetsuyaonishi, Yasuko Suzuki, Masaru Igarashi, Chie Yashiki, Tsuruo Maruyama, Shoji Sakata, Tatsurofukuda, Fujiko Sato, Daisukeyokota, Mieko Murakami, Hitoshiyachita, Suzumi Matsumoto, Misae Tomioka, Kumiko Nishio, Ayako Watanabe, Yukari Inagawa, Hirohisa Yamanishi, Jun Kawakita, Kyoko Ikari, Yumi Tsunoda, Akira Kato, Yumi Fujihira, Koji Nozaki, Emi Osaki, Aki Horiuchi
    • Special Thanks: (Colombia Creative) Naoshi Koyama, Jun Masuda, (System Sacom) Akio Tatematsu, (Sega Enterprises) Sadahiko Hirose, Shuji Utsumi, Youji Ishii, Masanao Maeda, Naoki Aoki, Yoshiki Ohoka, Jin Shimazaki, Hirokazu Kojima, Shinichi Kawabata, Yuichiro Yokoyama, (GE), Daisaku Ikejiri, Yoshiki Komabayashi
    • Marketing: (Sega Enterprises), Hideki Okamura, Kunihisa Ueno, Seijiro Sannabe
    • Promotion: (Sega Enterprises), Masatoshi Kawaguchi, Kazuhiro Hanaya, Toshihide Onishi, Yasushi Nagumo
    • System Support: (Sega Enterprises), Shuichi Katagi, Kazuhiro Takase, Akihiro Etori, & SEGA TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM
    • Manual Designer: (Sega Enterprises), Kaoru Ichigozaki, Takashi Nishimura, Eiichi Ogawa
    • Main programmer: Kazuaki Yokozawa
    • Battle Programmer: Hideo Yamaguchi
    • Window Programmer: Ichiro Ide
    • Event Programmer: Yoshinori Tagawa, Kazuaki Yokozawa
    • 3D Map Tool Progammer: Yoshinori Tagawa
    • Sound Programmer: Ichiro Ide
    • VM&Movie Programmer: Hideo Yamaguchi
    • Production manager: Nobuyuki Simoda
    • Game Data Control: Eiji Ohkoshi, Hideo Yamaguchi
    • Game Scenario&Dialog: Sinya Nishigaki
    • Character Design: Masaki Segawa
    • Director: Ayumu Kojima
    • Assistant Director: Eiji Ohkoshi
    • Producer: Shinya Nishigaki
    • Co-Producer: (Sega Enterprises), Tomoaki Ogawa
    • Executive Producer: (Sega Enterprises), Shoichiro Irimajiri
    Source:
    In-game credits (JP)

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Blue Stinger/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    BR print advert
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    Print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #1: "September 1999" (1999-08-24)
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    Print advert in DC-UK (UK) #2: "October 1999" (1999-09-29)
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    Print advert in Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) #2: "Décembre 1999/Janvier 2000" (1999-12-xx)
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    Print advert in Dreamcast: Das Offizielle Magazin (DE) #1: "Oktober 1999" (1999-10-14)
    also published in:

    Artwork

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    71 №82, p84/85
    Sega Dreamcast
    71
    Based on
    1 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    576 Konzol (HU)
    81
    [15]
    Arcade (UK) NTSC-J
    50
    [16]
    Arcade (UK) PAL
    25
    [17]
    Bonus (SCG) PAL
    74
    [18]
    Consoles + (FR) NTSC-J
    92
    [19]
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    92
    [20]
    Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
    80
    [21]
    DC-UK (UK) PAL
    30
    [22]
    Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
    80
    [23]
    Dreamcast: Das Offizielle Magazin (DE)
    50
    [24]
    Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    77
    [25]
    Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    65
    [26]
    Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
    83
    [27]
    Edge (UK) NTSC-J
    50
    [28]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    43
    [29]
    Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
    91
    [30]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    70
    [31]
    GameFan (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [32]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    65
    [33]
    GamesMaster (UK)
    78
    [34]
    Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
    83
    [35]
    MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
    71
    [36]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    72
    [37]
    Man!ak (PL)
    67
    [38]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    85
    [39]
    Neo Plus (PL)
    60
    [40]
    neXt Level (DE) PAL
    80
    [41]
    Next Level (AR)
    69
    [42]
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    70
    [43]
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) NTSC-U
    60
    [44]
    Player One (FR)
    69
    [45]
    Revista Oficial Dreamcast (ES) PAL
    90
    [10]
    Strana Igr (RU)
    75
    [46]
    Strana Igr (RU)
    68
    [47]
    Total Control (UK) NTSC-J
    78
    [48]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    73
    [49]
    Sega Dreamcast
    70
    Based on
    36 reviews

    Blue Stinger

    Dreamcast, JP
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, US
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Bluestinger dc us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Bluestinger dc us inlay.jpg
    Inlay
    Dreamcast, EU
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    Cover
    Bluestinger dc eu disc.jpg
    Disc
    Dreamcast, PT

    BlueStinger DC PT Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Dreamcast, FR
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, DE
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, AU
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    Cover
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    Disc
    Dreamcast, BR
    Bluestinger dc br backcover.jpgBluestinger dc br frontcover.jpg
    Cover
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    Disc
    BlueStingerDCBRManual.pdf
    Manual
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    Inlay
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    Contrato De Licenca
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    Jewel case with sticker

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments

    External links

    References

    1. File:BlueStinger DC JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://sega.jp/dc/981006/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-08-15 23:47)
    3. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-10-23 17:28)
    4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/dxZROsWK-RM/m/oILVXDezrFcJ
    5. Press release: 1999-09-09: HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ACTION-ADVENTURE, BLUE STINGER LAUNCHES DAY-AND-DATE WITH SEGA DREAMCAST SYSTEM
    6. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/detProd.asp?ProductCode=1176 (Wayback Machine: 2002-09-22 06:34)
    7. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 3" (UK; 1999-11-25), page 7
    8. 8.0 8.1 Dreamcast Monthly, "October 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 58
    9. http://www.centromail.es/top/ficha_liquidacion.asp?codmail=13447&codprov= (Wayback Machine: 2002-09-23 14:34)
    10. 10.0 10.1 Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Enero 2000" (ES; 1999-12-20), page 37
    11. http://www.futuregamez.net:80/outnow/dc.html (Wayback Machine: 2001-07-31 23:17)
    12. Hyper, "September 1999" (AU; 1999-xx-xx), page 32
    13. Press release: 2001-04-01: AIA USA, LTD. GIVES DREAMCAST PLAYERS BLOODY HELL WITH ILLBLEED
    14. MAN!AC, "11/99" (DE; 1999-10-06), page 37
    15. 576 Konzol, "November 2000" (HU; 2000-xx-xx), page 36
    16. Arcade, "July 1999" (UK; 1999-06-03), page 116
    17. Arcade, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-09-20), page 77
    18. Bonus, "2/2000" (SCG; 2000-04-04), page 50
    19. Consoles +, "Mai 1999" (FR; 1999-0x-xx), page 80
    20. Consoles +, "Octobre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 90
    21. Dreamcast Monthly, "October 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 57
    22. DC-UK, "October 1999" (UK; 1999-09-29), page 28
    23. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Octobre/Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 92
    24. Dreamcast: Das Offizielle Magazin, "Oktober 1999" (DE; 1999-10-14), page 38
    25. Dreamcast Magazine, "1999-11 extra (1999-04-02ex)" (JP; 1999-03-19), page 21
    26. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 2" (UK; 1999-10-21), page 72
    27. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
    28. Edge, "May 1999" (UK; 1999-04-21), page 72
    29. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1999" (US; 1999-09-07), page 213
    30. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 18
    31. Famitsu, "1999-04-02" (JP; 1999-03-19), page 31
    32. GameFan, "Volume 7, Issue 10: October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 20
    33. GamePro, "October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 148
    34. GamesMaster, "Christmas 1999" (UK; 1999-11-29), page 70
    35. Gamers' Republic, "September 1999" (US; 1999-08-10), page 27
    36. MAN!AC, "06/99" (DE; 1999-05-05), page 50
    37. MAN!AC, "11/99" (DE; 1999-10-06), page 84
    38. Man!ak, "Grudzień 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 64
    39. Mega Fun, "10/99" (DE; 1999-09-01), page 78
    40. Neo Plus, "Listopad 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 30
    41. neXt Level, "November 1999" (DE; 1999-10-08), page 39
    42. Next Level, "Agosto 1999" (AR; 1999-xx-xx), page 33
    43. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "Special Issue 1999" (UK; 1999-09-02), page 82
    44. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (US; 1999-10-05), page 110
    45. Player One, "Octobre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 122
    46. Strana Igr, "May 1999 2/2" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 41
    47. Strana Igr, "Sentyabr 2000 2/2" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 18
    48. Total Control, "June 1999" (UK; 1999-05-14), page 140
    49. Video Games, "10/99 It's Dreamcast Time supplement" (DE; 1999-09-22), page 10


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    Books: Blue Stinger Perfect Guide (1999) | Official Blue Stinger Strategy Guide (1999)

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