Hi-Octane

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Hi-Octane
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US/EU), Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (12 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Racing[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-10608G
    Sega Saturn
    US
    T-5002H
    ESRB: Everyone
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    T-5002H-50
    E328SSXI
    ELSPA: 11+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    T-5002H-50
    E328SSXI
    USK: 12
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £49.9949.99[6] T-5002H-50
    E328SSXI
    ELSPA: 11+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    Sega Saturn
    AU
    OFLC: G8
    Non-Sega versions

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    Hi-Octane (ハイオクタン), known with the added subtitle as Hi-Octane: The Track Fights Back! in North America, is a racing game developed by Bullfrog Productions which was released along with PlayStation and PC versions for the Sega Saturn in 1996.

    History

    The Saturn port is widely regarded as the lesser of the three versions as it is more susceptible to slowdown and lacks texture-mapped models which are present in other versions. It was also unfortunate to be released just several weeks after Wipeout, which is considered to be the better game, both from technical and gameplay perspectives.

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Hi-Octane/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    HiOctane Saturn UK PrintAdvert.jpg
    UK print advert
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-06: "1996-06 (1996-04-12)" (1996-03-22)
    also published in:

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    82 [8]
    Sega Saturn
    82
    Based on
    1 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    CD Consoles (FR)
    20
    [9]
    Consoles + (FR)
    77
    [10]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    81
    [6]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    55
    [11]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    55
    [12]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    75
    [13]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    54
    [14]
    Maximum (UK)
    25
    [15]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    77
    [16]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    69
    [17]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    90
    [18]
    Player One (FR)
    75
    [19]
    Saturn+ (UK) PAL
    61
    [20]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    85
    [21]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    79
    [22]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
    90
    [23]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    50
    [24]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    47
    [25]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    68
    [26]
    Ultimate Future Games (UK) PAL
    73
    [27]
    Sega Saturn
    65
    Based on
    20 reviews

    Hi-Octane

    Saturn, JP
    HiOctane Saturn JP Box Back.jpgHiOctane Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    HiOctane Saturn JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, US
    HiOctane Saturn US Box Back.jpgHiOctane Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    HiOctane Saturn US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Hioctane sat us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, EU
    Hi-Octane saturn eu cover.jpg
    Cover
    Hi-Octane saturn eu cd.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, DE
    HiOctane Sat DE cover.jpg
    Cover
    Hi-Octane saturn eu cd.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, AU
    HiOctane Sat AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Hi-Octane saturn eu cd.jpg
    Disc

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    345,181,872 CD-ROM (EU) T-5002H-50 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    386,814,624 1996-03-22 CD-ROM (JP) T-10608G V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    345,181,872 CD-ROM (US) T-5002H V1.000

    References

    1. File:HiOctane Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee2.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-10-02 10:31)
    3. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-06 (1996-04-12)" (JP; 1996-03-22), page 42
    4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/NxXtePKAJ8k/m/AgVQKkC99dYJ
    5. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/otCjWldxwHU/m/4DksRlyyfkMJ
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Computer & Video Games, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-12-10), page 36
    7. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-08 (1996-05-10,24)" (JP; 1996-04-26), page 27
    8. GamesMaster, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-11-23), page 34
    9. CD Consoles, "Janvier 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 90
    10. Consoles +, "Février 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 126
    11. Famitsu, "1996-03-29" (JP; 1996-03-15), page 31
    12. GamePro, "April 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 90
    13. Joypad, "Février 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 35
    14. MAN!AC, "02/96" (DE; 1996-01-10), page 78
    15. Maximum, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-11-xx), page 142
    16. Mega Force, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-1x-xx), page 82
    17. Mega Fun, "01/96" (DE; 1995-12-20), page 70
    18. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-xx), page 63
    19. Player One, "Janvier 1996" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 117
    20. Saturn+, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 45
    21. Sega Power, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-16), page 37
    22. Sega Pro, "January 1996" (UK; 1995-11-30), page 30
    23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-11-24), page 76
    24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-05 (1996-03-22)" (JP; 1996-03-08), page 227
    25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 17
    26. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 32
    27. Ultimate Future Games, "February 1996" (UK; 1996-01-03), page 84


    Hi-Octane

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