Shadow Blasters

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Shadow Blasters
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sigma Enterprises (Japan), Sage's Creation (US)
Developer:
Genre: Action[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,200 (6,386)6,200e[3] T-26023
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[4] 47016

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Shiten Myouou (四天明王 lit. 4 Dawning Kings), known in the United States as Shadow Blasters, is a Sega Mega Drive action platform game developed by Sigma Pro-Tech. First published in Japan by Sigma Enterprises in August 1990, it was later localized and brought to the United States by Sage's Creation later that year.

Gameplay

You play as one of four people in six levels you can play in any order. Each person can use a normal magic attack with A (hold to charge; you can also attack straight up by holding Up with A), jump with B, and fire a special attack with C. You can change people at any time with Start — but once a person dies once, they are gone for the rest of the game.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Shadow Blasters Shadow Blasters
Japanese 四天明王 Shiten Myouou

Production credits

  • Game Designer: T.Mura
  • Character Designer: Suttako‑Tetsu
  • Scroll Designer: Goro Tama, TS‑25
  • Programmer: X Y Z, Hiroshi Sato
  • Sound Programmer: M.Takayama
  • Sound Composer: Songdong Kim
  • Thanks...: Zerozero X, Garam, Katsu, Angela, Mr. Ogulin
Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Shadow Blasters/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #2: "October/November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-06: "June 1990" (1990-05-08)

Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU) NTSC-U
40
[6]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
53
[7]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
58
[8]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[9]
Joystick (FR)
79
[10]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-U
34
[11]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
60
[12]
Power Play (DE)
38
[13]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
25
[14]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
46
[15]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
39
[16]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
65
[17]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
70
[4]
Sega Mega Drive
51
Based on
13 reviews

Shadow Blasters

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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ShadowBlasters MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Shitenmyooh md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
ShadowBlasters MD US Box.jpg
Cover
ShadowBlasters MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Shadow Blasters MD US Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 713d377b
MD5 3593e0995aa5ac87bf54e54da56e4631
SHA-1 8485453264fd67ff8e4549a9db50b4f314a6fcb5
512kB 1990-08 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7e729693
MD5 db917818b7f82a0bf6dd5aeee7bf5a1a
SHA-1 7bc3be0753b4ba8bbab2f5096e0efa0c0884dd98
512kB 1990-06 Cartridge (JP)

References