Bomber Raid

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Bomber Raid
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega (Japan, Europe), Activision (US)
Developer:
Peripherals supported: FM Sound Unit
Genre: Shooting[2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
JP
¥5,5005,500 G-1373
Sega Master System
US
Sega Master System
EU
27006
Sega Master System
UK
£24.9524.95[5] 27006
Sega Master System
SE
Sega Master System
AU
MK-27006-50
Sega Master System
KR
GB-2373

Bomber Raid (ボンバーレイド) is a Sega Master System game developed by Sanritsu and published by Sega in 1989. It is notable for being the last Master System game to be released in Japan. It is a shoot-'em-up game, where the player pilots a small "freedom fighter" aircraft, destroying other planes and ships.

The game's western covers are misleading as they depict what appears to be an SR-71 Blackbird, a modern reconnaissance aircraft; in game, players take control of a World War II-era, propeller-driven fighter.

During development the game was known as Battle Wings. Activision may have intended to release the game under the title Super River Raid (tying it into an earlier game of theirs).[6]

Gameplay

The game is an overhead shoot-'em-up. The player's plane is moved in any direction with the D-Pad. It shoots its primary gun with 1 (which can be held for continuous fire, though it is much faster to press the button repeatedly). The player is equipped with cluster bombs, which are fired with 2 and spread out to attack multiple targets. The player gains another three cluster bombs at the beginning of each mission.

The player can collect power-ups that upgrade the plane's weapon power and movement speed. Numbered power-ups give the player up to two squadron planes, which follow the player's plane and provide support fire. The formation of the planes and the direction in which they fire is determined by the number on the last collected power-up. Cluster bombs are strengthened by having more squadron planes. Squadron planes are destroyed when they are shot or collide with enemies.

Any collision with an enemy aircraft or enemy fire results in losing a life. The player's plane loses its power-ups when it is destroyed but starts each life with three cluster bombs. The game ends if the player runs out of lives. The player gains an extra life at 50,000 and 100,000 points and then every 100,000 points after that.

Items

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Power Pod
Destroy to release an item.
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Power
Empowers the player's primary gun, up to eight times, and gives the player 100 points.
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Speed
Increases the speed of the player's plane and gives the player 200 points.
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Squadron 1
Gives the player a squadron plane, up to two. Moves the first plane into the left side and the second plane into the right side, with each plane shooting to each side.
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Squadron 2
Gives the player a squadron plane, up to two. Moves the first plane into the upper-left side and the second plane into the upper-right side, with each plane shooting at 45-degree angles to the front on each side.
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Squadron 3
Gives the player a squadron plane, up to two. Moves the first plane into the lower-left side and the second plane into the lower-right side, with each plane shooting at 45-degree angles to the back on each side.
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Squadron 4
Gives the player a squadron plane, up to two. Moves both squadron planes below the player's plane, with the first plane shooting to the left and the second plane shooting to the right.

Missions

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  • Bomber Raid, Stage 1 Intro.png

  • Bomber Raid, Stage 1-1.png

  • Bomber Raid, Stage 1-2.png

  • Bomber Raid, Stage 1 Boss.png

Mission 1
Map: 1️⃣ 

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  • Bomber Raid, Stage 2 Intro.png

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  • Bomber Raid, Stage 2-2.png

  • Bomber Raid, Stage 2 Boss.png

Mission 2
Map: 1️⃣ 

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Mission 3
Map: 1️⃣ 

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Mission 4
Map: 1️⃣ 

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  • Bomber Raid, Stage 5 Boss.png

Mission 5
Map: 1️⃣ 

Production credits

  • Game Planning: Hide Itoen
  • Visual Design: Nannorio, Hide Itoen
  • Game Programming: Chicken Jun, Kimuron, Board Koba, Atsubanba
  • Sound and Music: Ohtorii
  • Special Thanks to: R Nakamura, Haruchan, Cup Ozeki, Hirokun, Noborunrun
  • Presented by: Sega 1988
Source:
In-game credits
Bomber Raid SMS credits.pdf
[7]

  • Produced by: Tom Sloper
  • Product management by: John Crompton
  • Product testing by: Tom Bellamy and Steve Imes
  • Editorial management by: Laura Singer
  • Production by: GlennHills Graphics Company
Source:
US manual
Bomberraid sms us manual.pdf
[8]


Magazine articles

Main article: Bomber Raid/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Challenge: The Team Sega Newsletter (US) #5: "January 1989" (198x-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #93: "July 1989" (1989-06-xx)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #23: "August 1989" (1989-07-06)[10]
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #94: "September 1989" (1989-08-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #24: "September 1989" (1989-08-03)[11]
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #95: "October 1989" (1989-09-16)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
67
[5]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
78
[12]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
71
[13]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
71
[14]
Console XS (UK) PAL
37
[15]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
60
[16]
Games Preview (DK)
71
[17]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
60
[18]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
71
[19]
S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
82
[20]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
82
[21]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[22]
Sega Pro (UK)
57
[23]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
72
[24]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
33
[25]
Smash (DE) PAL
86
[26]
Sega Master System
66
Based on
16 reviews

Bomber Raid

Master System, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, US
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Cover
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Cart
Bomberraid sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
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Cover
Master System, EU (Sega®)
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Cover
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Cart
Bomber Raid SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, SE

Master System, AU
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, AU (Hotline sticker)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 3084cf11
MD5 d1151de6ea0a2547f047ce31b22fe18f
SHA-1 d754ef2b6e05c76502c02c71dbfcf6150ee12f6f
256kB Cartridge
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 fae0ade7
MD5 4535b1616c9f8ad54348fadb1abb439c
SHA-1 99fef1cca416df8586d3aaf76d147e86e69dbdad
256kB EPROM cartridge Page

References

  1. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Sanritsu
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segamark3/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-21 03:44)
  3. File:BomberRaid SMS EU Box.jpg
  4. Computer Entertainer, "February 1989" (US; 1989-02-20), page 13
  5. 5.0 5.1 ACE, "May 1989" (UK; 1989-04-06), page 44
  6. http://www.smspower.org/forums/15291-ComputerEntertainerNewsletterTheVideoGameUpdate#87919
  7. File:Bomber Raid SMS credits.pdf
  8. File:Bomberraid sms us manual.pdf, page 3
  9. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "April 1989" (US; 1989-0x-xx), page 35
  10. ACE, "August 1989" (UK; 1989-07-06), page 8
  11. ACE, "September 1989" (UK; 1989-08-03), page 82
  12. Complete Guide to Consoles, "" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 49
  13. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 93
  14. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 54
  15. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 138
  16. Computer & Video Games, "March 1989" (UK; 1989-02-xx), page 91
  17. Games Preview, "6 1989" (DK; 1989-xx-xx), page 51
  18. Micromanía (segunda época), "Septiembre 1990" (ES; 1990-0x-xx), page 44
  19. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 132
  20. S: The Sega Magazine, "June 1990" (UK; 1990-05-03), page 21
  21. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 41
  22. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 55
  23. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 20
  24. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 30
  25. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 70
  26. Smash, "Mai/Juni 1989" (DE; 1989-0x-xx), page 60


Bomber Raid

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Prereleases:
Sega Master System
Prototypes: Prototype