Galahad

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Galahad
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
Supporting companies:
Licensor: Psygnosis
Sound driver: Krisalis sound driver
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[2] 711401
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E064SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[3][4] E064SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044340
Non-Sega versions

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Galahad, also known as The Legend of Galahad, is a Sega Mega Drive action platform game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Electronic Arts. Released in late 1992, it is a port of the 1991 Commodore Amiga game Leander.

Galahad is notable for featuring anime-inspired visuals at a time where such was largely unknown in the West.

Gameplay

Galahad contains three worlds, with each world containing seven levels each. At the beginning of each level, Galahad is tasked with acquiring a hidden item and locating the exit. Items and currency can be acquired, and shops can be visited for the purchase of new weapons and armor.

Versions

Compared to the Commodore Amiga original, the Sega Mega Drive version changes various colors and gradients, features multiple parallax scrolling background planes, and sports a new design for the protagonist.

Production credits

  • Programming: David Dootson
  • Source Code: Jon Burton
  • Graphics: Andy Ingram
  • Music: Krisalis Software
  • Sound FX: Krisalis Software
  • Map Designs: Andy Ingram, Graham Watkinson, Joanne Lynch
  • Creature Attributes: Jon Burton
  • Documentation: Phil McNair
  • Project Management: Steve Riding
  • Project Direction: Ian Hetherington, John White
  • Additional Design Sketches: Simon James
  • Rain Graphics: Jon Burton
  • moveq.l #0,d0: Andy Ingram
  • Initial Meeting Arranged by: Stuart McNair
  • Equipment Supplied by: Psygnosis Central Exchange
  • Playtesting by: Greg, Nick, Chris, Chaz Waters, Chaz McNair, John Clinton, Andy Ingram, Gra Watkinson, Dave Dootson, Jon Burton
  • Core Concepts by: Jon Burton, Chris Stanforth, Dave Dootson
  • Art Direction: Andy Ingram
  • Key Grip: What?
  • Thanks to: DMA Design, Raising Hell
  • Spinning Chip by: Neil and Mike
  • Decrunch Code by: Chris (Big M.) Wylie
Source:
In-game credits
Galahad MD credits.pdf
[5]


  • Game Design: Jon Burton, Andy Ingram
  • Programming: David Dootson, Jon Burton
  • Producer: Keith Francart
  • Assistant Producer: Lon Meinecke
  • Graphics: Will Thompson, Andy Ingram
  • Music and Sound Effects: Krisalis Software, Matt Furniss, S. Hollingworth
  • Technical Director: Lon Meinecke
  • Product Manager: Lesley Mansford
  • Package Design: James C. Blair
  • Package Illustration: Randy Berrett
  • Package Art Direction: Nancy Waisanen
  • Documentation: Marti McKenna
  • Documentation Layout: Evelyn Spire
  • Product Testing: Jeff Glazier
  • Quality Assurance: Jim Newman, Eric DeSantis

Special Thanks to Paul Vernon for the GALAHAD title screen, to David Jones for the use of Lemmings and to Martyn R. Chudley for the use of the Killing Game Show graphics.

Source:
US manual
Galahad MD US Manual.pdf
[6]

Magazine articles

Main article: Galahad/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[7]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
82
[8]
Game Mania (UK)
90
[9]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
75
[2]
Gamers (DE)
53
[10]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
82
[11]
Joypad (FR) PAL
90
[12]
Joystick (FR) PAL
80
[13]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
90
[14]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
90
[15]
Mega (UK) PAL
55
[16]
Mega Action (UK)
87
[17]
Mega Force (FR)
85
[18]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
83
[19]
Mean Machines (UK)
86
[20]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
86
[21]
Player One (FR)
80
[22]
Play Time (DE)
71
[23]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
89
[24]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
74
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
64
[26]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
81
[27]
Sega Force (SE)
96
[28]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
81
[29]
Supersonic (FR)
89
[30]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
57
[31]
Video Games (DE)
70
[32]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
27 reviews

Galahad

Mega Drive, US
LoG MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Galahad MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Galahad MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
LoG MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Galahad MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
LegendOfGalahad MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, BR
Galahad MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
LoG MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 679557bc
MD5 536e5a1ffb50d33632a9978b35db5df6
SHA-1 3368af01da1f3f9e0ea7c80783170aeb08f5c24d
1MB 1992-07 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. Sega Pro, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-16), page 24
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 62
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 43
  4. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 30
  5. File:Galahad MD credits.pdf
  6. File:Galahad MD US Manual.pdf, page 9
  7. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 84
  8. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 49
  9. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  10. Gamers, "Dezember/Januar 1993" (DE; 1992-11-19), page 77
  11. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 88
  12. Joypad, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-xx), page 66
  13. Joystick, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 147
  14. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 42
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  16. Mega, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-15), page 65
  17. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  18. Mega Force, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 74
  19. MegaTech, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-20), page 38
  20. Mean Machines, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-27), page 76
  21. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  22. Player One, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-11-10), page 100
  23. Play Time, "1/93" (DE; 1992-12-09), page 96
  24. Sega Power, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-01), page 46
  25. Sega Pro, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-12), page 58
  26. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  27. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 28
  28. Sega Force, "3/93" (SE; 1993-05-13), page 8
  29. Sega Force, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-05), page 38
  30. Supersonic, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 11
  31. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 77
  32. Video Games, "1/93" (DE; 1992-12-16), page 93


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