ESWAT: City Under Siege

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ESWAT: City Under Siege
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam, Android, iOS
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Original system(s): Sega System 16
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Action[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4029
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[5] 1110
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1110
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[6][7] 1110
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[12]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[9]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[13]
OFLC: PG
Steam
US
$2.992.99[15] 71110
ESRB: Everyone
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[15] 71110
PEGI: 12+
Steam
DE
€2.492.49[15] 71110
USK: 12
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[15] 71110
PEGI: 12+
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[15] 71110
OFLC: PG
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[17] 71110
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[17] 71110
PEGI: 12+
Steam Linux
DE
€0.990.99[17] 71110
USK: 12
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[17] 71110
PEGI: 12+
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[17] 71110
OFLC: PG
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[17] 71110
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[17] 71110
PEGI: 12+
Steam OS X
DE
€0.990.99[17] 71110
USK: 12
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[17] 71110
PEGI: 12+
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[17] 71110
OFLC: PG
Google Android OS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Google Android OS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
PEGI: 7+
Google Android OS
DE
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
USK: 6
Google Android OS
AU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
OFLC: PG
iOS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
12+
iOS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
12+

ESWAT: City Under Siege is a Sega Mega Drive action game released for the console in 1990. It is a reimagining of the 1989 arcade game Cyber Police ESWAT. The Sega Master System version of ESWAT: Cyber Police calls itself ESWAT: City Under Siege on its title screen, but is unrelated to this Mega Drive game.

Story

A police officer (named Duke Oda in Japanese versions) navigates through the crime-ridden Liberty City, shooting and capturing criminals. He is eventually accepted to the Police Department's top unit, E-SWAT (Enhanced Special Weapons and Tactics) and given a powered exoskeleton to fight against powerful crime bosses who threaten the city. His ultimate goal is to destroy E.Y.E., a super computer.

Gameplay

E-SWAT is a run'n gun type of game, on which the player must eliminate threats approaching from either part of the screen; a boss is waiting at the end of each stage. After completing the second mission, you are given a power suit and weapons.

Weapons

Shot: Standard hand gun.
Super: Fire three bullets at the same time automatically.
M.L. (Missile Launcher): Fire missiles that will skim over surfaces.
P.C. (Plasma Cannon): Energy weapon that fires a more powerful projectile if allowed to charge up.
Fire: A massive flame thrower kills everybody on the screen but also drains fuel bar. Single use only.

Missions

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Mission 1 - Guard Silent City

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Mission 2 - Infiltrate Cyber Prison

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Mission 3 - Defend Neo Three-Mile

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Mission 4 - Attack Mad Scientist

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Mission 5 - Destroy Dark Base

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Mission 6 - Penetrate Secret Sewer

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Mission 7 - Destroy Tactical Complex

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Mission 8 - Break E.Y.E's Plan

Versions

The Mega Drive version is different from the arcade and Master System versions, with more platforming sequences added in. There aren't special weapons, though the player can equip more weapons. A jetpack is also available to fly around as long as the suit has power.

The japanese version of a game has no continues and title screen has "enhanced specials weapons and tactics" subtitle instead of "City under Siege", while the western version gives player 3 continues that he can use after Game Over screen.

When either of the versions is played on PAL system the music will play at correct speed but gameplay was not optimized and thus is slower than intended.

Comparisons

Main article: ESWAT: City Under Siege/Comparisons.

Version history

Main article: ESWAT: City Under Siege/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
Google Android OS
0000040000010000010000000000004.1.1 56MB 202001092020-01-09 [19] ESWAT Android icon 411.png
Download.svg (info) (56.03 MB)
Google Android OS
0000020000000000010000000000002.0.1 45MB 201906032019-06-03 [20] ESWAT Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (44.68 MB)
Google Android OS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 44MB 201901312019-01-31 [21] ESWAT Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (43.87 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 43MB 201811022018-11-02 [22] ESWAT Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (43.18 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 41MB 201808062018-08-06 [23] ESWAT Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (41.44 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 39MB 201711082017-11-08 [3] ESWAT Android icon 100.png
Download.svg (info) (38.87 MB)
iOS
0000040000010000010000000000004.1.1 141.2MB 202001092020-01-09 [24]
iOS
0000020000000000020000000000002.0.2 148.6MB 201906032019-06-03 [25]
iOS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 140.4MB 201901312019-01-31 [26]
iOS
0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 201810312018-10-31 [24]
iOS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 131.2MB 201808062018-08-06 [27]
iOS
0000010000010000000000000000001.1.0 201806052018-06-05 [27]
iOS
0000010000000000010000000000001.0.1 120MB 201711092017-11-09 [28]
iOS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 201711082017-11-08 [27]

Downloadable content

Title and description Links Releases
Remove non-SEGA adverts
iOS
US
2017-11-08[18]
$1.991.99[29]
iOS
UK
2017-11-08[18]
£1.991.99[30]
iOS
EU
2017-11-08[18]
€2.292.29[31]
iOS
AU
2017-11-08[18]
$2.992.99[32]
Google Android OS
US
2017-11-08[18]
$1.991.99[3]
Google Android OS
UK
2017-11-08[18]
£1.991.99
Google Android OS
EU
2017-11-08[18]
€2.292.29
Google Android OS
AU
2017-11-08[18]
$2.992.99

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
Source:
Sega TV Game Genga Gallery[33]

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: ESWAT: City Under Siege/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #16: "November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-06: "June 1990" (1990-05-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-07: "July 1990" (1990-06-08)

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 [37]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[38]
ACE (UK)
90
[39]
Ação Games (BR)
92
[8]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
93
[40]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
92
[41]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
92
[42]
Console XS (UK) PAL
84
[43]
Cool Gamer (RU)
40
[44]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
93
[45]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[4]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
87
[46]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[47]
The Games Machine (UK)
80
[48]
Joystick (FR)
84
[49]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
73
[50]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
62
[51]
Mega (UK)
79
[52]
Mega (UK) PAL
81
[53]
Mega Action (UK)
81
[54]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
89
[55]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
92
[56]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
60
[57]
Mean Machines (UK)
87
[58]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
92
[59]
Player One (FR)
89
[60]
Power Play (DE)
75
[61]
Raze (UK) PAL
72
[62]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
78
[7]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
75
[63]
Sega Pro (UK)
89
[64]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
84
[65]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
62
[66]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
68
[67]
User (GR) PAL
91
[68]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
90
[5]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
35 reviews

ESWAT: City Under Siege

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
ESWAT MD JP CartTop.jpg
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Cart
Eswat md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
ESWAT MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Eswat md us cart.jpg
Cart
Eswat md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Eswat md eu cover.jpg
Cover
ESWAT MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Eswat MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

ESWAT City Under Siege MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
ESWAT MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
ESWAT MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
ESWAT MD CA Box.jpg
Cover

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

ESWAT MegaTech Cart Back.jpgESWAT MegaTech Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e72f8a36
MD5 264d8c7c7b1f476fe6ea98411e3cde35
SHA-1 5cb96061bd2b00c82f8d6b46ab9802e2b1820c86
512kB 1990-09 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 87b636a2
MD5 79d155b41da306f95d3dc39f0e8e189c
SHA-1 353f7d136a2c464ee976402b4620b0a42b8b7267
512kB 1990-03 Cartridge (JP)

External links

References

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  11. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/04.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:40)
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