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Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000

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Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega 32X
Genre: Shoot-'em-up






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
JP
¥7,800 GM-4012
Sega 32X
US
$59.99[1] 84512
Sega 32X
UK
£49.99[2] 84512-50
Sega 32X
FR
?F 84512-50
Sega 32X
DE
DM ? 84512-50
Sega 32X
ES
?Ptas 84512-50



Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000, known in Europe as Motherbase and Japan as Parasquad (パラスコード), is a shoot 'em up released by Sega for the Sega 32X.

Gameplay

Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 uses the same isometric viewpoint as the successful arcade game Zaxxon, but despite its North American title implying as such, the game is not thought to be related. This game features flat shaded polygons (in a similar manner to the Super NES game, StarFox, or Sega examples such as Virtua Racing or Stellar Assault) and the ability to latch on and "hack" other spaceships, taking their weapons with you.

The game runs at about 20FPS during gameplay, with slight dips when there are too many objects on-screen.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits


Production
  • Producer: Jesse Taylor
  • Assistant Producer: Greg Becksted
  • Lead: Michael A. Williams
  • Assistant Leads: David Dodge, Joe Cain
  • Testers: Crisi Albertson, Lorne Asuncion, Mike Benton, Anthony Borba, Benjamin Briones, Robert Buckingham, Blair Bullock, Christopher Charles, Nelson Chiu, Phillip Co, Sean Doidge, Alfred Dutto, Rob Flores, Saville Gambol, Darin Johnston, Jeff Jones, Amber-Leigh Junier, Nick Katakis, John Maclachlan, Michael McCollum, Todd Morgan, Scott Morris, Neil Musser, Robert Owen, Mark Paniagua, Mark Pentek, Sam Saliba, Jeff Sanders, Roger Somerville, Eugene R. Valenzuela, Stan Weaver, Morgan Weiss, David Wood
Marketing
Source: Other credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SSM JP 19950801 1995-08.pdfSSM JP 19950801 1995-08.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #8: "August 1995" (1995-07-07)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 №9, p110-113[3]
80 №45, p130
73 №32, p50/51
79 №14, p68
75 №47, p82/83[4]
64
86 №33, p70-72[2]
70 №55, p116[5]
66 №70, p46/47
68 №48, p52/53
70 №5, p88/89[6]
58 №7/95, p100[7]
Sega 32X
69
Based on
12 reviews

32X, US
ZMB2000 32X US Box Back.jpgZMB2000 32X US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 32X US cart.jpg
Cart
Zaxxon 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
ZMB2000 32X EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngZMB2000 32X EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
ZaxxxonsMotherbase2000 32X EU Cart.jpg
Cart
32X, JP
Parasquad 32x jp backcover.jpgParasquad MD JP BoxSpine.jpgParasquad 32x jp frontcover.jpg
Cover
Parasquad MD JP CartTop.jpg
Parasquad MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Parasquad 32x jp manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB Cartridge
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1995-03-31
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1995-03-15
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1995-03-10
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1995-03-06
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1995-03-03
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1995-02-27
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1995-02-23
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1995-02-21
Sega 32X
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2MB 1995-02-10

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 072.pdf, page 48
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 File:MeanMachinesSega33UK.pdf, page 70
  3. File:CDConsoles FR 09.pdf, page 110
  4. File:HobbyConsolas ES 047.pdf, page 82
  5. File:PlayerOne FR 055.pdf, page 118
  6. File:TopConsoles FR 05.pdf, page 88
  7. File:VideoGames DE 1995-07.pdf, page 96


Games in the Zaxxon Series
Zaxxon (home computers) (1982) | Super Zaxxon (1982) | Zaxxon Super Game (1984) | Zaxxon 3D (1987) | Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 (1995) | Zaxxon Escape (2012)
Others
Zaxxon (LCD) (1982) | FL Zaxxon (1982) | Zaxxon (tabletop) (1982) | Zaxxon (board game) (1982) | The Official How to Win at Zaxxon (1982)