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, known in Japan as Cyber Police: ESWAT (サイバーポリス イースワット), 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

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Introduction

A police officer (named Duke Oda in the Japanese version) navigates through the crime-ridden Liberty City, shooting and capturing criminals. He is eventually accepted to the Police Department's top unit, ESWAT (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

The game is an action platformer similar to the Shinobi games, set in the near future. The player controls a police officer and must eliminate threats approaching from either part of the screen; a boss is waiting at the end of each stage. The first two levels are played in human form. The officer walks with Left and Right and crouches with Down. He can move while crouching with Down-left and Down-right. He jumps with A or C and jumps higher with Up+C. He can jump off platforms with Down+C. The officer is equipped only with the basic Shot weapon while in human form, which is fired with B.

After completing the second mission, the officer is promoted to ESWAT and gains a power suit. He can acquire four new weapons in this form, which are switched with A. He can now fly using his Burner pack by pressing C in mid-air and using the D-pad to move in any direction. Flying with the Burner uses energy, which is limited, but the officer can hover in place without using any energy. When the Burner energy bar is in the yellow zone, the officer can only hover and not fly.

The police officer has a health bar and loses segments of it when he takes damage from enemies. The health bar starts with four segments but gains additional segments as the player completes missions. If the officer loses all of his health, he loses a life and loses the currently equipped weapon (unless it is the Shot weapon). The game ends if the player runs out of lives, but the Western versions give the player three continues.

Weapons

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Shot
Standard hand gun. It can neutralize enemy projectiles.

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Super
Fires three bullets simultaneously.

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R.L. (Rocket Launcher)
Fires missiles that will skim over surfaces and seek targets when nearby.

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P.C. (Plasma Charge)
Energy weapon that fires a powerful projectile that penetrates through multiple targets if allowed to charge (by holding fire).

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Fire
A massive flame thrower kills everybody on the screen but drains the Booster energy. Single use only.

Items

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Life Up
Restores two health bar segments.
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Life Max
Fully restores the health bar.
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Burner Max
Fully restores the Burner energy.
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1 Up
Gives the player an extra life.
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Super
Acquires the Super weapon.
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R.L. (Rocket Launcher)
Acquires the R.L. (Rocket Launcher) weapon.
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P.C. (Plasma Charge)
Acquires the P.C. (Plasma Charge) weapon.
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Fire
Acquires the Fire weapon.

Missions

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Guard Silent City

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Infiltrate Cyber Prison

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Defend Neo Three-Mile

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Attack Mad Scientist

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Destroy Dark Base

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Penetrate Secret Sewer

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Destroy Tactical Complex

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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 are no 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 Special Weapons and Tactics" subtitle instead of "City under Siege", while the Western version gives player three continues that can be used after the 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

Main article: ESWAT: City Under Siege/Downloadable content.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits[29]
Source:
Sega TV Game Genga Gallery[30]

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 [34]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[35]
ACE (UK)
90
[36]
Ação Games (BR)
92
[8]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
93
[37]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
92
[38]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
92
[39]
Console XS (UK) PAL
84
[40]
Cool Gamer (RU)
40
[41]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
93
[42]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[43]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
87
[44]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[45]
The Games Machine (UK)
80
[46]
Joystick (FR)
84
[47]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
73
[48]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
62
[49]
Mega (UK)
79
[50]
Mega (UK) PAL
81
[51]
Mega Action (UK)
81
[52]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
89
[53]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
92
[54]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
60
[55]
Mean Machines (UK)
87
[56]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
92
[57]
Player One (FR)
89
[58]
Power Play (DE)
75
[59]
Raze (UK) PAL
72
[60]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
78
[7]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
75
[61]
Sega Pro (UK)
89
[62]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
84
[63]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
62
[64]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
68
[65]
User (GR) PAL
91
[66]
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
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Cart
Eswat md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Eswat md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, FR

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

Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, CA
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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

  1. File:Eswat md jp cover.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Google Play (com.sega.eswat.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2017-11-26 19:36)
  4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/2WJa_XfKZlI/m/9cdoKtm-swAJ
  5. 5.0 5.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "November 1990" (US; 1990-1x-xx), page 60
  6. Raze, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-07-25), page 76
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sega Power, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-03-07), page 12
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ação Games, "Junho 1991" (BR; 1991-06-19), page 14
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://www.nintendolife.com:80/games/megadrive/eswat_city_under_siege (Wayback Machine: 2017-06-26 20:42)
  10. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/ESWAT-City-Under-Siege--277127.html (archive.today)
  11. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/04.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:40)
  12. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_eswat/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-09-15 20:43)
  13. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19740&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 02:11)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 https://steamdb.info/app/71110/ (Wayback Machine: 2015-09-27 14:52)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 http://steamdb.info/app/71110/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 19:33)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 https://steamdb.info/app/71110/history/?changeid=5755284
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 http://steamdb.info/app/71110/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-09-09 22:14)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 https:/twitter.com/SEGAForever/status/928306360705605633 (Wayback Machine: 2018-05-18 20:48)
  19. Google Play (com.sega.eswat.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2020-05-05 01:21)
  20. Google Play (com.sega.eswat.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2019-12-02 03:21)
  21. Google Play (com.sega.eswat.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2019-04-09 22:57)
  22. APKPure (com.sega.eswat.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2019-04-09 23:00)
  23. Google Play (com.sega.eswat.classic) (Wayback Machine: 2018-10-19 18:50)
  24. 24.0 24.1 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eswat-city-under-siege-classic/id1263153863 (Wayback Machine: 2020-06-11 18:43)
  25. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eswat-city-under-siege-classic/id1263153863 (Wayback Machine: 2019-10-16 16:05)
  26. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eswat-city-under-siege-classic/id1263153863?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2019-05-20 18:58)
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eswat-city-under-siege-classic/id1263153863?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2018-09-07 22:19)
  28. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eswat-city-under-siege-classic/id1263153863?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2017-11-14 22:35)
  29. File:ESWAT MD credits.pdf
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  35. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 65
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  59. Power Play, "10/90" (DE; 1990-09-14), page 133
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  66. User, "Októvrios 1991" (GR; 1991-xx-xx), page 92


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