Evolution: The World of Sacred Device

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Evolution: The World of Sacred Device
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Ubisoft (US, Europe), Sega (Japan), Entertainment Software Publishing (Japan)
Developer:
Supporting companies:
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: RPG[4][5]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[5] T-38701M
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.9949.99[7][8] T-17706N
ESRB: Teen
Sega Dreamcast
EU
T-17705SD-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
DE
T-17705SD-50
USK: 0
Sega Dreamcast
ES
T-17705SD-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
FR
T-17705SD-50
SELL: Tous Publics
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.9939.99[10][11] T-17705SD-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$89.9589.95[15]
OFLC: G8

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Evolution: The World of Sacred Device, known in Japan as Shinkisekai Evolution (神機世界 エヴォリューション), is a Sega Dreamcast role-playing game developed by Sting. First published in Japan by Entertainment Software Publishing in January 1999[16], it was later brought to the United States courtesy of Ubisoft the following December.[6] In June of 2000, Ubisoft published the game in Europe[9], and one month later it also arrived in Australia.

In December 1999[17], the game received a sequel on the same system titled Evolution 2: Far Off Promise.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Evolution: The World of Sacred Device Evolution: The World of Sacred Device
English (US) Evolution: The World of Sacred Device Evolution: The World of Sacred Device
Japanese 神機世界エヴォリューション Shinkisekai Evolution

Production credits

キャスト
  • マグ・ランチャー: 南 央美 (ぷろだくしょんバオバブ)
  • リニア・キャノン: 高橋 美紀 (スプラッシュドリーム)
  • グレ・ネイド: 大塚 明夫 (江崎プロダクション)
  • チェイン・ガン: 西村 ちなみ (81プロデュース)
  • ペッパー・ボックス: 井上 喜久子 (江崎プロダクション)
  • オイゲン・ルイトポルト / 第8帝国兵 / ポポ族・タルタル族: 置鮎 龍太郎 (青二プロダクション)
スタッフ
© SEGA ENTERPRISES,LTD.&ESP, 1998
Source:
In-game credits (JP)

Magazine articles

Main article: Evolution: The World of Sacred Device/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #124: "November 1999" (1999-10-05)
also published in:
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #125: "December 1999" (1999-11-09)
also published in:
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Print advert in Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) #4: "Mai/Juin 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Next Level (AR) #13: "Febrero 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Arcade (UK) PAL
25
[20]
Consoles + (FR) NTSC-J
90
[21]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
80
[22]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
50
[10]
Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
40
[23]
DC-UK (UK) PAL
50
[11]
Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
70
[24]
Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
73
[25]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[26]
Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
86
[27]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
53
[28]
Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
74
[29]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
80
[30]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
78
[31]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
86
[32]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
73
[8]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
70
[33]
Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-J
75
[34]
Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
75
[35]
Incite Video Gaming (US) NTSC-U
60
[36]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
72
[37]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
70
[38]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
68
[39]
Mr. Dreamcast (UK) PAL
64
[40]
Neo Plus (PL)
50
[41]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[42]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) NTSC-U
70
[7]
Revista Oficial Dreamcast (ES) PAL
60
[43]
Sega Magazin (DE) NTSC-J
74
[44]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
74
[45]
Video Games (DE) PAL
71
[46]
Sega Dreamcast
68
Based on
31 reviews

Evolution: The World of Sacred Device

Dreamcast, JP
Evolution DC JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngEvolution DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Evolution DC JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Dreamcast, US
Evolution DC US Box Back.jpgEvolution DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Evolution DC US Disc.jpg
Disc
Evolution dc us manual.pdf
Manual
Evolution dc us inlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, UK/ES
Evolution dc ukes backcover.jpgEvolution dc ukes frontcover.jpg
Cover
Evolution DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, FR/IT/DE
Evolution DC FR-IT-DE Box Back.jpgEvolution DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Evolution DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1999-10-12 GD-R Page

External links

References

  1. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Sting
  2. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Neverland
  3. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Ikusabune
  4. File:Evolution DC JP Box Back.jpg
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 http://sega.jp/dc/981010 (Wayback Machine: 2009-01-29 15:43)
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.sega.com:80/sega/catalog/SegaProduct.jhtml?PRODID=233 (Wayback Machine: 2000-12-01 17:45)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Official Dreamcast Magazine, "January 2000" (US; 1999-12-05), page 104
  8. 8.0 8.1 GamePro, "January 2000" (US; xxxx-xx-xx), page 134
  9. 9.0 9.1 https://groups.google.com/g/uk.games.video.dreamcast/c/GaiL3TQlVVA/m/sJVU3MolhxMJ
  10. 10.0 10.1 Computer & Video Games, "March 2000" (UK; 2000-02-16), page 111
  11. 11.0 11.1 DC-UK, "January 2000" (UK; 1999-12-17), page 20
  12. http://www.micromania.fr/cgi-micromania/tri3.pl?criteria=DREAMCAS;status=1 (Wayback Machine: 2000-06-21 04:04)
  13. http://www.centromail.es/top/ficha.asp?codmail=14651&codprov= (Wayback Machine: 2001-09-17 10:10)
  14. http://www.futuregamez.net:80/outnow/dc.html (Wayback Machine: 2001-07-31 23:17)
  15. Hyper, "June 2000" (AU; 2000-xx-xx), page 70
  16. [[5] [5]] (Wayback Machine: 2009-01-29 15:43)
  17. http://sega.jp/dc/991004/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-12-30 11:42)
  18. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (US; 1999-10-05), page 24
  19. Gamers' Republic, "December 1999" (US; 1999-11-15), page 10
  20. Arcade, "May 2000" (UK; 2000-04-24), page 86
  21. Consoles +, "Mars 1999" (FR; 1999-0x-xx), page 126
  22. Consoles +, "Mai 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 88
  23. Dreamcast Monthly, "February 2000" (UK; 2000-01-20), page 88
  24. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Mai/Juin 2000" (FR; 2000-xx-xx), page 74
  25. Dreamcast Magazine, "1999-03 (1999-01-22,29)" (JP; 1999-01-08), page 30
  26. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 5" (UK; 2000-01-27), page 68
  27. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
  28. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 2000" (US; 1999-12-07), page 221
  29. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 70
  30. Famitsu, "1999-01-29" (JP; 1999-01-14), page 30
  31. Fun Generation, "06/2000" (DE; 2000-05-17), page 56
  32. GameFan, "Volume 8, Issue 1: January 2000" (US; xxxx-xx-xx), page 20
  33. Game Informer, "December 1999" (US; 1999-1x-xx), page 72
  34. Gamers' Republic, "April 1999" (US; 1999-03-15), page 84
  35. Gamers' Republic, "January 2000" (US; 1999-12-19), page 60
  36. Incite Video Gaming, "January 2000" (US; xxxx-xx-xx), page 120
  37. MAN!AC, "04/99" (DE; 1999-03-03), page 38
  38. MAN!AC, "05/2000" (DE; 2000-04-05), page 46
  39. Mega Fun, "06/2000" (DE; 2000-05-03), page 68
  40. Mr. Dreamcast, "June 2000" (UK; 2000-04-27), page 64
  41. Neo Plus, "Wrzesień 2000" (PL; 2000-xx-xx), page 62
  42. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "January 2000" (UK; 1999-12-09), page 78
  43. Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Abril 2000" (ES; 2000-0x-xx), page 46
  44. Sega Magazin, "April 1999" (DE; 1999-03-01), page 16
  45. Sega Magazin, "Juni 2000" (DE; 2000-05-03), page 22
  46. Video Games, "06/2000" (DE; 2000-05-04), page 112


Evolution: The World of Sacred Device

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Main page | Comparisons | Development | Magazine articles | Video coverage | Reception


Books: Shinkisekai Evolution Kouryaku Guide (1999) | Shinkisekai Evolution Perfect Guide (1999)

Prereleases:
Sega Dreamcast
Prototypes: 1999-10-12