Cyber Police ESWAT

From Sega Retro

For the Sega Mega Drive release of Cyber Police ESWAT, see ESWAT: City Under Siege.

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  • System 16
  • Master System
  • Amiga
  • Amstrad CPC
  • Atari ST
  • Commodore 64
  • ZX Spectrum

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Cyber Police ESWAT
System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Master System, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Publisher:
Arcade (System 16)
Sega Master System
Sega
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
U.S. Gold (UK)
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Erbe Software (ES)
Sega Master System
Tec Toy (Brazil)
Developer:
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 16)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (System 16)
US
$? ?
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?






















Sega Master System
US
7042
Sega Master System
EU
7042
Sega Master System
BX
Sega Master System
UK
£29.9929.99[5][6] 7042
Sega Master System
AU
7042
Sega Master System
BR
026030
Amiga
UK
£24.99[7] ?
Amiga
ES
? ?
Atari ST
UK
£24.99[7] ?
Atari ST
ES
?Ptas ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Cassette)
£10.99[9] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Disk)
£15.99[10] ?
Amstrad CPC
ES
(Cassette)
? ?
Amstrad CPC
ES
(Disk)
? ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Cassette)
£10.99[9] ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Disk)
£14.99 ?
Commodore 64
ES
(Cassette)
? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Cassette)
£? ?
ZX Spectrum
ES
(Cassette)
?Ptas ?



Cyber Police ESWAT (サイバーポリス イースワット) is a side-scrolling shooter game developed by Sega for the Sega System 16 arcade board in 1989.

Story

Cyber Police ESWAT sees the player as Duke Oda, a Japanese-American police officer accepted into the crime-ridden Liberty City Police Department's top unit, E.S.W.A.T. (Enhanced Special Weapons and Tactics). Duke starts off as a regular human being, but during the course of the game is given a powered exoskeleton (called I.C.E. in the attract sequence, which stands for "Individual Combat Equipment") to fight against a powerful high-tech crime organisation named "E.Y.E." which is threatening the city. His ultimate goal is to apprehend "Balzar" a mad scientist, when E.Y.E is revealed to be a rogue artificial intelligence computer.

Gameplay

ESWAT is a run-and-gun game in which the player must eliminate threats approaching from either side of the screen. After completing a few missions, player is accepted to the elite E.S.W.A.T. unit and given a power suit and special weapons. Each stage is divided to several levels, and a boss is waiting at the end of each stage.

Power-Ups

  • Bullets: Increase the number of bullets player has.
  • Plasma Cannon: Powerful energy weapon that penetrates through enemies in a straight line.
  • Multi-Shot: Opens fire to all targets in front of the player in a 90 degrees angle.
  • Heat Charges: Launches two powerful bombs that travel around the screen. Strongest weapon in the game.

Stages (Arcade Version)

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Stage 1: Bank Robbery
Boss: Fatman. He covers himself with a shield to block pistol shots. He will be vulnerable when he lowers his shield to breath a fire ball. Also occasionally rolls on the ground.

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Stage 2: Hostage Situation
Boss: Nasty Nick. He uses the hostage as a shield and throws a hard to evade boomerang. Jump up and fire towards his face to damage him. Shooting the hostage does not penalize the player other than giving an ear-piercing shriek. Kicking him will knock Nick down instantly.

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Stage 3: Truck Stop
Boss: The Captain. He will swing his anchor towards you like a flail. He can either swing while standing or crouching. He is vulnerable when he throws the anchor towards you. Completing this level will allow player to joing ESWAT unit and wear the power suit.

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Stage 4: Rooftops
Boss: Dirty Duffy. He will attack you with his own power armor. Keep the distance from him and fire your arm mounted gatling gun away. He will occasionally jump over you to the other side of the screen.

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Stage 5: Derelict Building
Boss: Flamethrower Guy. You will be attacked by multiple enemies and a guy with a flamethrower. He can rapidly reduce your health so, keep distance and fire away.

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Stage 6: Condemned Block
Boss: Collapsing Building. Once you enter, Duffy will remotely activate explosives while the building you are in will slowly start to collapse. Stay clear from explosives as they detonate. Once you are out, Duffy will shoot his pistol towards you. A single shot will be enough to make him surrender.

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Stage 7: China Town
Boss: Tiger. A tiger will charge towards you. Watch its movements carefully and jump when it is charging and duck when it is jumping over you.

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Stage 8: Warehouse
Boss: Gorilla. It will either throw wooden barrels or get close and smash you with its fists. As usual, keep distance and fire away. If it is moving towards you, quickly move forwards and backwards to prevent it from cornering you.

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Stage 9: Rooftops
Boss: Monster Truck. Rats Lee will be driving his oversized pick-up. His thugs at the back will throw grenades towards you. If the truck moves all the way backwards, move to the other edge of the screen as he will try to run over you.

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Stage 10: Dockyard
Boss: Laser Turrets. A group of laser turrets will move upwards and downwards and fire their lasers. There is a considerable delay between firings so use this momentum to move around and avoid fire.

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Stage 11: Harbor
Boss: Personal Flight Platforms. Two men with hovering bikes will fly around and attack you with lasers. They are quite fast so time your shots carefully and always move around to avoid projectiles.

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Stage 12: Factory
Boss: Black Devils. Two robots equipped with the same ICE armor player is wearing will attack at the same time. They can jump around and crouch, making them much harder targets than usual.

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Stage 13: Secret Entrance
Boss: Incinerator. A moving platform will drop molten iron lumps to the conveyor player is standing. Keep moving right to not to fall to the pitfall on the left and jump over the burning trash. Fire upwards whenever platform is nearby.

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Stage 14: Armory
Boss: Mini-Tank. Rockets can be evaded by crouching while gun at the top will only hit you if you jump. Mortar at the back will be a problem however and you must watch avoid it by staying close to the tank or jumping backwards or forwards when it is just about to hit the ground.

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Stage 15: Balzar's Throne Room
Balzar's throne will be surrounded by four tesla-coil like weapons. Keep moving around and fire towards each coil until they are destroyed. Heat Charges can bring them down very quickly if you have them.

History

Legacy

Cyber Police ESWAT's moderate success saw it ported to multiple platforms. Sega brought it to the Sega Master System in 1990, and U.S. Gold were given the license to publish versions for home computers, including the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

A "sequel" or "remake" in the form of ESWAT: City Under Siege was released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1990. Cyber Police ESWAT and ESWAT: City Under Siege are frequently mistaken to be the same game, but although both share a similar gameplay style, the Mega Drive game is very different.

Production credits

Master System version


Magazine articles

Main article: Cyber Police ESWAT/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Cyber Police ESWAT/Promotional material.

Artwork

Physical scans

System 16 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Commodore User (UK)
58
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
76
[12]
Arcade (System 16)
67
Based on
2 reviews

Cyber Police ESWAT

System 16, US
ESWAT System16 US Manual.pdf
Manual
System 16, JP
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Instuction card(s)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 [13]
Sega Master System
50
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
55
[14]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
81
[15]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
73
[16]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
59
[17]
Console XS (UK) PAL
71
[18]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
73
[19]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
50
[3]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
68
[20]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
58
[21]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
68
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
59
[23]
Player One (FR)
64
[24]
Power Play (DE)
39
[25]
Raze (UK) PAL
76
[5]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
51
[26]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[27]
Sega Pro (UK)
70
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
71
[29]
Video Games (DE)
32
[30]
Sega Master System
60
Based on
19 reviews

Cyber Police ESWAT

Master System, US
ESWAT SMS US Box.jpg
Cover
Eswat sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
ESWAT SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Cyber Police ESWAT SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BX
ESWAT SMS BX Box front.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU
ESWAT SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover
ESWAT SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR (cardboard)
ESWAT SMS BR Box Cardboard.jpg
Cover
ESWAT SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
ESWAT SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR
ESWAT SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
ESWAT SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CU Amiga (UK)
51
[31]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
88
[32]
Joystick (FR)
51
[33]
Power Play (DE)
44
[34]
Raze (UK)
81
[7]
Zzap!64 (UK)
52
[35]
Amiga
61
Based on
6 reviews

Cyber Police ESWAT

Amiga, UK

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Disk 1
Amiga, ES

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Amstrad Action (UK)
48
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
88
[32]
Joystick (FR)
63
[33]
Amstrad CPC
66
Based on
3 reviews

Cyber Police ESWAT

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)

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Cassette
Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)

Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)
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Cover
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Cassette
Amstrad CPC, ES (disk)

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Disk

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
55
[36]
Joystick (FR)
47
[33]
Raze (UK)
80
[7]
ST Action (UK)
67
[37]
ST Format (UK)
31
[38]
Atari ST
56
Based on
5 reviews

Cyber Police ESWAT

Atari ST, UK
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Cover
Atari ST, ES

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
C-Lehti (FI)
72
[39]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
88
[32]
Power Play (DE)
47
[34]
Your Commodore (UK)
80
[40]
Zzap!64 (UK)
49
[35]
Zzap! (IT)
61
[41]
Commodore 64
66
Based on
6 reviews

Cyber Police ESWAT

Commodore 64, UK (cassette)
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Cover
Commodore 64, UK (disk)

Commodore 64, ES

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Your Sinclair (UK)
68
[42]
ZX Spectrum
68
Based on
1 review

Cyber Police ESWAT

ZX Spectrum, UK
ESWAT Spectrum UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
ESWAT Spectrum UK Cassette.jpg
Cassette
ZX Spectrum, ES
ESWAT Spectrum EU Inlay Erbe.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 c4bb1676
MD5 de328cde27324c8d591f740db0cb2866
SHA-1 075297d2f3a8ec4c399eaeab6b60e246e11b41fe
256kB Cartridge (EU/US)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 c10fce39
MD5 36a5339cef97d0a5757db4fd81b4abf3
SHA-1 c481b4e5ca136fbb4105ae465259125392faffd3
256kB Cartridge (EU/US) (Alt)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 4f20694a
MD5 f81a3f6375fe5ca9e969d3bad90bd242
SHA-1 855c2f54b700663cedd6484aab396d849dcb5290
256kB EPROM cartridge Page
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 f7ca9801
MD5 5bd644ec21c7c2c5995cfaef0727383f
SHA-1 12c5005f8a0d78c75704b61bf87961875b9d29d4
256kB EPROM cartridge Page
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 fd91cc7e
MD5 37083a8d3ead6b5be8dd138de1c4166e
SHA-1 63fa1fcbf941b0e0ce601b3094c6c31f997c95d8
256kB EPROM cartridge Page

References

  1. File:ESWAT SMS EU Box.jpg
  2. Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain, page 101
  3. 3.0 3.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 22
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mean Machines, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-29), page 83
  5. 5.0 5.1 Raze, "February 1991" (UK; 1990-12-20), page 36
  6. Sega Power, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-11-01), page 2
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Raze, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-01-31), page 32
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Computer & Video Games, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-16), page 125
  9. 9.0 9.1 Computer & Video Games, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-12-15), page 17
  10. 10.0 10.1 Amstrad Action, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-02-21), page 60
  11. Commodore User, "December 1989" (UK; 1989-11-26), page 129
  12. Computer & Video Games, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 97
  13. Hobby Consolas, "Marzo 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 40
  14. Aktueller Software Markt, "November 1990" (DE; 1990-10-26), page 132
  15. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume III" (UK; 1990-08-xx), page 70
  16. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 95
  17. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 55
  18. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 140
  19. Computer & Video Games, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-12-15), page 116
  20. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 134
  21. Mega Play, "November/December 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 31
  22. Mean Machines, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-29), page 82
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 133
  24. Player One, "Décembre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 57
  25. Power Play, "1/91" (DE; 1990-12-14), page 180
  26. Sega Power, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-11-01), page 24
  27. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 56
  28. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 55
  29. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 70
  30. Video Games, "1/91" (DE; 1991-03-27), page 76
  31. CU Amiga, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-xx), page 72
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Computer & Video Games, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-12-15), page 20
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Joystick, "Janvier 1991" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 172
  34. 34.0 34.1 Power Play, "3/91" (DE; 1991-02-15), page 120
  35. 35.0 35.1 Zzap!64, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 84
  36. Computer & Video Games, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-16), page 62
  37. ST Action, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 34
  38. ST Format, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-10), page 99
  39. C-Lehti, "1/91" (FI; 199x-xx-xx), page 54
  40. Your Commodore, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-25), page 36
  41. Zzap!, "Marzo 1991" (IT; 1991-xx-xx), page 58
  42. Your Sinclair, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-02-07), page 68


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