RoboCop Versus The Terminator

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RoboCop Versus The Terminator
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Virgin Games
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action[1][2][3], Arcade[4]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,9008,900 T-70043
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.0059.00[6] T-70166
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-70166-50
Sega Mega Drive
EU
(Classic)
Sega Mega Drive
DE
T-70166-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[8][10] T-70166-50
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$119.95119.95[11] FROB07SMC
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM94009JT
Sega Master System
EU
MK-29022-50
Sega Master System
EU
(Classic)
29022-50
Sega Master System
PT
Sega Master System
UK
£34.9934.99[12] MK-29022-50
Sega Master System
AU
$89.9589.95[13] FROB07SEC
Sega Master System
BR
028520
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Game Gear
US
T-70128
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-70128-50
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[14] T-70128-50

RoboCop Versus The Terminator (ロボコップ VS ターミネーター) is an action platform game that combines elements from the Terminator and RoboCop movie franchises similar to Aliens vs. Predator. The story was largely based on a comic book of the same name by Frank Miller, though elements may have been taken from a script for a feature-length film (which was later cancelled). The Japanese Mega Drive version uses the comic book's cover.

Story

The story is set a few years after RoboCop is created. SAC-NORAD contracts Cyberdyne Systems to build Skynet, which is modeled after RoboCop's neural networks. When activated, Skynet becomes self-aware and launches a war against mankind. In the future, Skynet sends several Terminators back to the past to cripple the Resistance.

RoboCop destroys one of the Terminators and travels to the headquarters of Omni Consumer Products (OCP), the technology firm that created him. After defeating an ED-209 unit reprogrammed by the Terminators, RoboCop plugs himself into the OCP computer system, which allows him to reassemble himself in the future. Now RoboCop must fight through the Terminator outposts and make his way to Skynet to destroy it.

Gameplay

The game is a run-and-gun platformer where the player controls the cyborg police officer RoboCop. He must use a variety of weapons to defeat numerous Terminators in an attempt to save the future. RoboCop is moved with Left and Right and kneels with Down. He jumps with C and can jump higher with Up+C. He climbs ladders with Up and descends them with Down. He enters doorways with Up.

RoboCop fires his weapon with B, and he can fire his weapon while walking, kneeling, or jumping. He can aim his weapon in eight directions with the D-pad, including while jumping or standing on a ladder. He can carry two weapons simultaneously, and the active weapon is switched with A. Additional weapons are found throughout the levels. Picking up a new weapon replaces the inactive weapon. All weapons have unlimited ammunition.

Weapons have rapid-fire, but it can be faster to fire by pressing the button rapidly instead. There is no shot rate limit; the rate is controlled by the amount of bullets on screen at once, which allows some bosses to be defeated easily by using rapid-fire at point blank. Certain enemies have specific weaknesses; for example, standard Terminators are weak against the Plasma Rifle. The number of on-screen bullets can become very high in later levels, with only the Flame Thrower (which resembles the spreadshot from the Contra series) being able to destroy certain enemy bullets.

RoboCop has a health gauge, which can be replenished by finding health pick-ups. RoboCop takes damage from enemies and hazards. Enemy projectiles move relatively slowly so that they can be dodged by the player. Many levels have parapets that block enemy fire and can be used as cover. RoboCop loses a life if he loses all of his health. He is revived where he died as long as the player has lives remaining, but he loses his active weapon. Levels contain health items and sometimes optional objectives (such as rescuing hostages or destroying security cameras) that provide points and healing. Extra lives can be found throughout the levels and are also granted for every 10,000 points that the player earns. Levels contain numerous secret areas. The game ends if the player runs out of lives, but it can be continued from the start of the current level as long as the player has continues remaining.

Weapons

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Pistol
The standard weapon. Very weak against enemies later in the game.
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Grenade Launcher
Shoots grenades that hang in the air that can be moved in any direction with the D-pad.
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Bazooka
Shoots powerful but short-ranged projectiles.
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Homing Missile Gun
Shoots small projectiles that seek out enemies, allowing RoboCop to attack enemies without directly engaging them in their line of fire.
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Flame Thrower
Shoots three steams of fireballs in a spreadshot, covering a large area.
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ED-209 Gatling Gun
Rapidly shoots a stream of bullets.
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Laser Gun
Rapidly emits a strong red laser.
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Plasma Rifle
Emits a very powerful white laser that can destroy many Terminators in a single shot.

Items

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Life Booster
Replenishes RoboCop's health gauge by 25%, 50%, or 100% of its complete capacity, depending on how full the jar appears.
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Shield
Grants RoboCop temporarily invulnerability.
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RoboCop Head
Gives the player an extra life.

Levels

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Trainer Level

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Streets of Detroit

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Delta City Under Construction

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The Toxic Farm

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OCP Office Complex

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Terminator Outpost

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Underground Complex

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Underground Bunker

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The Wall to Skynet

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Skynet

Development

The game reuses some assets from the Mega-CD version of The Terminator, such as the crab enemy in the Terminator Outpost level and the terrain on the Underground Bunker level.

Versions

A Sega Mega-CD[15] version of the game was planned but cancelled.

A different version of the game was released for the Super NES, developed by Interplay. This version has a slightly different story, a more cartoony look, and different level layouts and enemies.

A unique version of the game for the NES was developed by Realtime Associates and completed but never released.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Programmed & Directed By: John Botti
  • Lead Animator/Art Director: Bob Stevenson
  • Lead Designer: Tim Williams
  • Background Artists: Mike Fields, Kevin Toft
  • Director of Music & FX: Tommy Tallarico
  • Music By: Mark Miller
  • Samples By: Steve Henifin
  • Computer Art Consultant: Nick Bruty
  • Assistant Designer: Noah Tool
  • Additional Animations: Robert Steele, Dean Ruggles
  • Additional Computer Art: Kevin Toft, Tom Tanaka, John Weir
  • Hostage Played By: Jose Villeta
  • Conceptual Art: Julian Moran, Brandon Humprheys, Tom Tanaka
  • Manual By: Russ Ceccola, Lisa Marcinko
  • Design Development: Parker A. Davis, Lyle J. Hall III
  • Testing and Quality Control: Mike McCaa, Erik Harshman, Paul Moore, Ken Love, Bijan Shaheer
  • Producer: Scott Duckett
  • Executive Producer: Neil Young
  • Director of Design: David Bishop
  • Vice President in Charge of Development: Dr. Stephen H. Clarke-Willson
Source:
In-game credits
RoboCop vs The Terminator MD credits.pdf
[16]

Master System and Game Gear versions

  • Programmed By: Mike Fox
  • Graphics & Animation By: Steve Beverley, Wayne Edwards, Nick Pearce
  • Music By: Mark Cooksey
  • Quality Control By: Alex Rutter
  • Additional Testing: Adam Puttergill, Richard Faulkner, Steve Morgan, Michael Wenn, James Dillon, Carl Perrin
  • Virgin USA QA Team: David Fries, Bijan Shaheer, Erik Harshamn, Paul Moore, Mike McCaa
  • Special Thanks to: Jackie Allen, Ellie Crowther
  • Producer for NMS: Richard Chappells
  • Producer for Virgin: John Roberts

RoboCop TM & (C) 1993 Orion Picture Corporation. All rights reserved. TM designates a trademark of Orion Pictures Corporation.

The Terminator TM & (C) 1984 Cinema '84. A Greenberg Brothers partnership. All rights reserved. TM designates a trademark of Cinema '84. Licensed by Hemdale Film Corporation. Sublicensed by Bethesda Softworks.

Developed and produced by NMS Software Ltd.

Game Code (C) 1993 Virgin Games. All rights reserved.

Licensed by Sega Enterprises Ltd.

Source:
In-game credits
RoboCop vs The Terminator SMS credits.pdf
[17]

Magazine articles

Main article: RoboCop Versus The Terminator/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: RoboCop Versus The Terminator/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
66 №12, p46/47
Sega Mega Drive
66
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[18]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[19]
Consoles + (FR)
76
[20]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[21]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
93
[8]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT) NTSC-U
89
[22]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
88
[23]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
78
[24]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
50
[25]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3 (RU)
60
[26]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[6]
GamesMaster (UK)
86
[27]
Gamestar (AU)
88
[28]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
30
[29]
Hyper (AU)
75
[30]
Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 2 (RU)
65
[31]
Joypad (FR) PAL
89
[32]
Mega (UK) PAL
66
[33]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
91
[9]
Mega Force (FR)
92
[34]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
85
[35]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
90
[36]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
90
[37]
Player One (FR)
88
[38]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
90
[39]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
77
[40]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
80
[41]
Sega Force Mega (UK) PAL
79
[42]
Sega Force (SE)
98
[43]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
80
[44]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
76
[45]
Todo Sega (ES)
94
[46]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
67
[47]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
100
[48]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
34 reviews

RoboCop Versus The Terminator

Mega Drive, JP
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Cart
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU (Classic Mega Drive)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU

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Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Master System
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
87
[12]
Joypad (FR) PAL
89
[49]
Joypad (HU)
70
[50]
Mega Force (FR)
82
[51]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
89
[52]
Megazone (AU)
67
[13]
Player One (FR)
20
[53]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[54]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
85
[55]
Todo Sega (ES)
88
[56]
Sega Master System
76
Based on
10 reviews

RoboCop Versus The Terminator

Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Master System, EU (Classic Master System)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, PT
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Cover
Master System, AU
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Cart
Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Game Gear
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
90
[14]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
90
[57]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[58]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
78
[59]
Joypad (FR) PAL
89
[60]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[54]
Sega Game Gear
83
Based on
6 reviews

RoboCop Versus The Terminator

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
RoboCop vs. The Terminator GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bbad77a4
MD5 cfc3568cc985f7b73dd5afa69c9f28a4
SHA-1 b67b708006145406f2a8dacb237517ededec359a
2MB 1993-09-01[61] Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 85a93f8d
MD5 9d54461f3b0ad92c24dabae0c877cfce
SHA-1 21348f50ccb0031108ce3fb999026688e9bef4ed
2MB 1993-09-01[62] Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d444e1f0
MD5 06f90c41aa7cdae56635fdd11da6c0c7
SHA-1 23f5d494e69a737f2026b5c54984d0d8a98f2cb0
2MB 1994-01-26[63] Cartridge (JP/KR)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 8212b754
MD5 7e29ab7dae0049e1e3944af7da2757fb
SHA-1 a5fe99ce04cb172714a431b12ce14e39fcc573e4
512kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 4ab7fa4e
MD5 d19dc027e7aff95a1abfd0db074e1cf2
SHA-1 13286df11fc66a8974a73a82e8478fa382fa2b43
512kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:RvT GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. File:RvsT MD KR cover.jpg
  4. File:RvsT SMS EU Box.jpg
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mega Play, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 38
  6. 6.0 6.1 GamePro, "November 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 62
  7. MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 12
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Computer & Video Games, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-15), page 34
  9. 9.0 9.1 Mega Action, "Christmas 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 12
  10. Mega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 60
  11. Gamestar, "June 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 75
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Computer & Video Games, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-15), page 36
  13. 13.0 13.1 Megazone, "October 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 51
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Computer & Video Games, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-15), page 104
  15. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-30), page 13
  16. File:RoboCop vs The Terminator MD credits.pdf
  17. File:RoboCop vs The Terminator SMS credits.pdf
  18. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 193
  19. Beep! MegaDrive, "June 1994" (JP; 1994-05-07), page 19
  20. Consoles +, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 168
  21. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 175
  22. Computer + Video Giochi, "Novembre 1993" (IT; 1993-xx-xx), page 103
  23. Digitiser (UK) (1994-01-18)
  24. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
  25. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 353
  26. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 3, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 228
  27. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 3, episode 6" (1993-10-14, 24:00) (+6:05)
  28. Gamestar, "June 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 74
  29. Hippon Super, "June 1994" (JP; 1994-04-30), page 63
  30. Hyper, "January 1994" (AU; 199x-xx-xx), page 53
  31. Igry Sega Luchshiye iz luchshikh. Vypusk 2, "" (RU; 2001-08-27), page 254
  32. Joypad, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 80
  33. Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 58
  34. Mega Force, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-12-10), page 130
  35. Mega Play, "December 1993" (US; 1993-1x-xx), page 74
  36. MegaTech, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-20), page 52
  37. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-10-xx), page 62
  38. Player One, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 106
  39. Sega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-xx), page 34
  40. Sega Pro, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-11), page 40
  41. Sega Zone, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-25), page 30
  42. Sega Force Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-16), page 48
  43. Sega Force, "8/93" (SE; 1993-12-09), page 16
  44. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 129
  45. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  46. Todo Sega, "Noviembre 1993" (ES; 1993-1x-xx), page 44
  47. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 22
  48. VideoGames, "May 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 79
  49. Joypad, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 94
  50. Joypad, "1/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 23
  51. Mega Force, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-12-10), page 108
  52. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-11-30), page 84
  53. Player One, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 152
  54. 54.0 54.1 Sega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-xx), page 90
  55. Sega Zone, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-25), page 33
  56. Todo Sega, "Enero 1994" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 64
  57. Computer + Video Giochi, "Novembre 1993" (IT; 1993-xx-xx), page 74
  58. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 46
  59. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 204
  60. Joypad, "Février 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 114
  61. File:RvsT MD US Debug.png
  62. File:RvsT MD EU Debug.png
  63. File:RvsT MD JP Debug.png


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RoboCop and Terminator franchise games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
The Terminator (1992) | T2: The Arcade Game (1992) | RoboCop 3 (1993) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1993) | RoboCop Versus The Terminator (1993)
Sega Master System
The Terminator (1992) | T2: The Arcade Game (1993) | RoboCop 3 (1993) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1993) | RoboCop Versus The Terminator (1994)
Sega Game Gear
The Terminator (1992) | T2: The Arcade Game (1993) | RoboCop 3 (1993) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1993) | RoboCop Versus The Terminator (1994)
Sega Mega-CD
The Terminator (1994)