Scorcher

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Scorcher
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Scavenger (US, Europe), Acclaim Entertainment (Japan)
Developer:
Distributor: Sega (US, Europe)
Peripherals supported: Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Racing[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-8128G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
81214
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81214-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81214-50
USK: 6
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[3] MK81214-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
BR
192106
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Non-Sega versions

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Scorcher (スコーチャー) is a futuristic racing video game released among other systems for the Sega Saturn. The Japanese Saturn version of the game is the rarest release on the platform.

During development the game was known as Vertigo.

History

It was the last game to be developed by Zyrinx before disbanding. The game was built on the graphics engine used by Zyrinx in their 1995 32X technical demo, but converted to use the Saturn's 3D hardware capabilities.

Production credits

  • Main programming: David Guldbrandsen+Karsten Huidberg
  • Main graphics: Mikael Balle
  • Music + sfx: Jesper Kyd
  • System programming: Jens Bo Albretsen
  • Mathematics: Sami Badawi
  • Additional gfx: Jacob Andersen + Sami Badawi
  • Gametesting: Jesper Kyd
  • Bike layout: Jesper Vorsholt J regensen
  • Team assistants: Nicole Salem + Stacy Roberts
  • Manual: Sami Badawi + Jesper Kyd
  • Manual Layout: Jacob Andersen
  • Developed by: Zyrinx 1996
  • Greetings to: Lemon + fetus + Daniel Small + Chrstian Laursen + Lisa Darrow + Kirsten Bogden,+ Mikko Tahtinen + Guz + Martin "Mez" Damsbo + Hans "Sjok" Hansen + Maurice Garces
Source:
US manual
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[6]

Magazine articles

Main article: Scorcher/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
63 [7]
Sega Saturn
63
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
61
[8]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
53
[9]
Freak (IL)
89
[10]
Fun Generation (DE)
60
[11]
Gambler (PL)
82
[12]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
60
[13]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
59
[14]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
78
[15]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
87
[16]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
25
[17]
Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
58
[18]
Saturn Power (UK)
78
[19]
Secret Service (PL)
56
[20]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
72
[21]
Sega Power (GR)
78
[22]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
70
[23]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
57
[24]
Strana Igr (RU)
70
[25]
Video Games (DE) PAL
65
[26]
Sega Saturn
66
Based on
19 reviews

Scorcher

Saturn, JP
Scorcher Saturn JP Box Back.jpgScorcher Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Scorcher Saturn JP Box Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Scorcher Saturn JP Box Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
Scorcher Saturn US Box Back.jpgScorcher Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Scorcher sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Scorcher Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Scorcher Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, FR (Blister pack)
Scorcher Sat FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Saturn, PT

Saturn, BR
Scorcher Saturn BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngScorcher Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

Main article: Scorcher/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
121,389,072 CD-ROM (EU) MK81214-50 V3.004
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
121,374,960 CD-ROM (US) 81214 V2.000

References

  1. File:Scorcher Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. http://riehlspot.simplenet.com/vgame/new/saturn.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-02-21 17:22)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Press release: 1997-05-15: Scorching New Saturn Games From Super-Cool Sega
  4. http://www.sega-europe.com/saturn/satinfo.html (Wayback Machine: 1998-12-02 14:09)
  5. Digitiser (UK) (1997-05-10)
  6. File:Scorcher sat us manual.pdf, page 27
  7. GamesMaster, "April 1997" (UK; 1997-03-19), page 68
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1997" (US; 1997-0x-xx), page 54
  9. Famitsu, "1997-08-22,29" (JP; 1997-08-08), page 1
  10. Freak, "3/97" (IL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  11. Fun Generation, "06/97" (DE; 1997-05-14), page 82
  12. Gambler, "9/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  13. GamePro, "June 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 78
  14. MAN!AC, "05/97" (DE; 1997-04-09), page 76
  15. Mega Fun, "05/97" (DE; 1997-04-02), page 86
  16. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1997" (UK; 1997-01-29), page 74
  17. Next Generation, "July 1997" (US; 1997-06-17), page 165
  18. Saturn Fan, "1997 No. 16" (JP; 1997-08-xx), page 200
  19. Saturn Power, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-xx-xx), page 76
  20. Secret Service, "Lipiec/Sierpień 1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 67
  21. Sega Magazin, "Mai 1997" (DE; 1997-04-09), page 32
  22. Sega Power, "Ávgoustos-Septémvrios 1997" (GR; 1997-xx-xx), page 50
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-05-14), page 70
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-29 (1997-08-22,29)" (JP; 1997-08-08), page 196
  25. Strana Igr, "Avgust 1997" (RU; 1997-xx-xx), page 80
  26. Video Games, "5/97" (DE; 1997-04-23), page 108


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