Sega Game Toshokan

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Sega Game Toshokan
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Peripherals supported: Mega Modem
Genre: Miscellaneous

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥12,80012,800 G-4503

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Sega Game Toshokan (セガゲーム図書館), meaning Sega Game Library, is a Sega Mega Drive cartridge distributed with select Mega Modems starting 3 November 1990, with Putter Golf and Pyramid Magic Yokokuhen being the launch titles. With the Mega Modem connected, this cartridge in the cartridge slot, and a ¥4,800 six months subscription[2], consumers could download and play select Mega Drive games exclusively available through the service, which were released between 1990 and 1992.

Two such games, Flicky and Shi no Meikyuu: Labyrinth of Death (called Fatal Labyrinth overseas), later saw retail release outside Japan. Another, Teddy Boy Blues, was a port of an earlier game that had already been released internationally on the Sega Master System. A fourth, Columns, was already released in Japan retail. All the others were never released outside Japan and originated on Game Toshokan. Many of the games were eventually rereleased as part of the Game no Kanzume series, several Sega Ages compilations, and Sega's B-Club! service for downloading Mega Drive games to play on a PC.

The paid service ended in September 1992, possibly continuing for existing subscribers or as a free service until March 1993. It was said to have had 3,500 subscribers at the time that the service was announced to end.[3]

List of titles


Production credits

Uncredited [4]

Magazine articles

Main article: Sega Game Toshokan/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SegaGameToshokan MD JP Flyer.pdf

SegaGameToshokan MD JP Flyer.pdf
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-11: "November 1990" (1990-10-XX)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-12: "December 1990" (1990-11-08)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-02: "February 1991" (1991-01-08)

Physical scans

Mega Drive, JP
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Rom case
Mega Modem

Technical information

Main article: Sega Game Toshokan/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 c185c819
MD5 63d1c64e1f3363171b63a75ce67b1f60
SHA-1 9673b519c16883c146924c347ec6764281fa3a57
128kB 1990-07 Cartridge (JP)

External links


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