Crimewave

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Crimewave
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Eidos Interactive (US, Europe), Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Peripherals supported: Arcade Racer, Mission Stick (JP)
Genre: Drive Shooting (ドライブシューティング)[1], Shooting[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥6,8006,800 T-7018G
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Saturn
    US
    T-8807H
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    T-8807H-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    T-8807H-50
    USK: 12
    Sega Saturn
    PT
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.9944.99[5] T-8807H-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    199zł199
    Sega Saturn
    AU
    FCRI01SSC
    OFLC: G8
    Sega Saturn
    BR
    191x11
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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    Crimewave (クライムウェーブ) is a Sega Saturn overhead free-roaming vehicular run and gun developed and published by Eidos Interactive in late 1996.

    Gameplay

    The game has the player drive one of eight vehicles around a city destroying criminals. The city is split into sections, which can only be accessed when crime levels have fallen to a certain value.

    History

    Development

    Crimewave was developed with the Sega Saturn in mind, simply because Sega Saturn development kits were cheaper at the time than those of the PlayStation[6].

    Artist Joe Groombridge managed to sneak in "risqué artwork" in the red light districts in the game, as the publishers never noticed[6]. A Confederate flag on the top of a car was spotted, however, and was removed from the North American release in fear of offending customers[6].

    The Japanese version supports the Arcade Racer and Mission Stick as there was an opportunity to develop the game further between Crimewave's Western and Japanese releases[6].

    Production credits

    EIDOS UK
    • Program and Game Director: Jim Blackler
    • Art Work: Joe Groombridge
    • Levels and Additional Artwork: David Banner
    • Music Composition: Joe Myers, Designed by the Crimewave Team
    • Sound Effects and Additional Music: Mike Ash
    • Packaging and Manual Design: Diana John
    EIDOS US
    • Producer: Tom Marx
    • Squad QA: Mike McHale, Matt Miller, Philip Baker, Brian Schorr, Mike Schmitt, Frank Hom
    • Marketing Squad: Paul Baldwin, Gary Keith, Sutton Trout, Kelly Zavislak, Lee Wilkinson
    • Special Thanks to: Anamaria Hernandez, James Poole and T Mann
    Source:
    US manual
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    [7]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Crimewave/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in GameFan (US) #0504: "Volume 5, Issue 4: April 1997" (1997-xx-xx)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    73 [8]
    Sega Saturn
    73
    Based on
    1 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    576 KByte (HU)
    63
    [9]
    Edge (UK) PAL
    40
    [10]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    61
    [11]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    45
    [12]
    Gambler (PL)
    52
    [13]
    Game Power (IT)
    73
    [14]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    60
    [15]
    Gry Komputerowe (PL)
    80
    [16]
    LeveL (CZ)
    71
    [17]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    48
    [18]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    86
    [19]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    54
    [20]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    80
    [5]
    Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
    50
    [21]
    Player One (FR)
    55
    [22]
    Secret Service (PL)
    56
    [23]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    76
    [24]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
    73
    [25]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    53
    [26]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    58
    [27]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    94
    [28]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    94
    [29]
    Ultra Game Players (US)
    66
    [30]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    38
    [31]
    Sega Saturn
    64
    Based on
    24 reviews

    Crimewave

    Saturn, JP
    Crimewave Saturn JP Box Back.jpgCrimewave Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Crimewave Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    Crimewave Saturn JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, US
    Crimewave Saturn US Box Back.jpgCrimewave Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Crimewave sat us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, EU
    Crimewave Saturn EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Crimewave Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, PT

    Saturn, AU
    Crimewave Saturn AU back.jpgNospine.pngCrimewave Saturn AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Crimewave Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, BR
    Crimewave BR cover.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    66,164,112 CD-ROM (EU) T-8807H-50 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    65,893,632 1997-03-15 CD-ROM (JP) T-7018G V1.003
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1996-10-15 CD-R Page
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1996-11-04 CD-R Page

    References

    1. File:Crimewave Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee3.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-07-28 12:30)
    3. http://www.sega-saturn.com/software.htm (Wayback Machine: 1997-06-06 05:45)
    4. Computer & Video Games, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-10-09), page 49
    5. 5.0 5.1 Mean Machines Sega, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-11-01), page 73
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Interview: Jim Blackler by Segacollection.com
    7. File:Crimewave sat us manual.pdf, page 14
    8. GamesMaster, "Christmas 1996" (UK; 1996-11-21), page 57
    9. 576 KByte, "Február 1997" (HU; 1997-xx-xx), page 10
    10. Edge, "January 1997" (UK; 1996-12-27), page 92
    11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1997" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 57
    12. Famitsu, "1997-07-04" (JP; 1997-06-20), page 1
    13. Gambler, "7/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
    14. Game Power, "Gennaio 1997" (IT; 199x-xx-xx), page 69
    15. GamePro, "February 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 86
    16. Gry Komputerowe, "5/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
    17. LeveL, "Březen 1997" (CZ; 1997-03-01), page 73
    18. MAN!AC, "04/97" (DE; 1997-03-12), page 84
    19. Mega Force, "Novembre/Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-1x-xx), page 76
    20. Mega Fun, "03/97" (DE; 1997-02-05), page 91
    21. Next Generation, "August 1997" (US; 1997-07-22), page 119
    22. Player One, "Novembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 128
    23. Secret Service, "Czerwiec 1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 67
    24. Sega Power, "Christmas 1996" (UK; 1996-11-21), page 58
    25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-11-14), page 82
    26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-16 (1997-05-16,23)" (JP; 1997-05-02), page 173
    27. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 16
    28. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Two" (UK; 1996-09-30), page 28
    29. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 18
    30. Ultra Game Players, "February 1997" (US; 1997-01-28), page 78
    31. Video Games, "3/97" (DE; 1997-02-19), page 95


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    Prereleases: Crimewave Demo
    Sega Saturn
    Prototypes: 1996-10-15 | 11-04