The Unofficial Saturn FAQ Version 2.01 (03/13/03)
Written/Compiled by Chakan (see credits for more info)
(c)1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

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Table of Contents
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 - Wait for it...

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X. Introduction
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 Welcome to the Unofficial Saturn FAQ. In this FAQ you'll find all of the
information you need to even think about the Sega Saturn. Well, at least
it'd be cool to be that complete, until then let's say you'll find almost
all of the information available relating to the Sega Saturn. This FAQ is
pretty much a work in progress, so I'm always open to suggestions, just
email me at chakan@classicgaming.com.

 The USFAQ grew out of the domestic and import game list I was working on
for a Saturn website I was building (if you want to see it and check for
the latest version of this FAQ, then look in the credits section for the
address). When I first started hunting for Saturn information, I found that
most of the resources were outdated or just containd the same info I found
everywhere else. The true information was scattered about the web. So I
decided I'd start this FAQ to help compile all of the information available
on the Saturn, and to add some new stuff to the pool as well.

=-=Update=-=

 At the time I began, John hadn't released his Saturn FAQ, which is a Great
resource and about 97% accurate. I let this FAQ set for a good, long time
after the release of John's, but have since decided to continue working on
this in my free time. For the next few updates, I'll be concentrating on
re-organizing this FAQ and focusing on a more unique approach. There's some
great resources that've popped up in the past few years that make my small
information on some specific subjects look, well, really small and useless.
So, to summarize, it's going to be a time of self-examination and change.
Hope you guys like what's going to come of it...

 As of this version (2.0), I have to decided to focus entirely on a few
items that are not covered either completely or accurately in other Saturn
FAQs available on the internet. There is no need for multiple sources when
there's tons of great stuff available.

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X. Changes
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 version 2.01 (03/13/03)
-Added some more of my import recommendations.
-Updated the description for Dave's Saturn site in the links.
-Updated some general contact information.
-I must've incorrectly typed 2302 instead of 2032, as intended. Corrected.
-I'm drafting up some general technical questions that are often asked
 on my forum and at other places on the net. Look for these to be included
 in the next updated.

 version 2.0 (10/20/02)
-I've started over. Lots of stuff has been completely trashed. Thank me,
 as I'm just saving you time reading stuff you should already know.

Coming soon:
-Ripping, converting country codes, and burning Saturn games.
-I'll add my Saturn Swap Trick guide that I wrote anonymously over 2 years
 ago...
-More Troubleshooting!

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X. Games List
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  This is my favorite part, the games lists. The first section is a listing
of almost every game released in the US. If you think you know of any
corrections that need to be made, please email me at
chakan@classicgaming.com. If you email me telling me that Return Fire was
released for the US Sega Saturn then you will be listed in a new section of
the FAQ that will list such fools. :P

  A. US Releases
 Note: This list is taken entirely from my friend Will Shaffer's list of
US Saturn releases. This list is DAMN accurate and don't think otherwise.
Each game is listed in alphabetical order. It will be updated by myself if
anyone ever releases a homebrew game or something of that nature.

 There are approximately 245 US Saturn games as of this time.

001 - 3D Baseball
002 - Albert Odyssey: The Legend of Eldean
003 - Alien Trilogy
004 - All-Star Baseball
005 - Alone in the Dark: One-Eyed Jack's Revenge
006 - A.M.O.K.
007 - Andretti Racing
008 - Arcade's Greatest Hits: Atari
009 - Arcade's Greatest Hits: Williams
010 - Area 51
011 - Astal
012 - Baku Baku
013 - Bases Loaded '96
014 - Batman Forever: The Arcade Game
015 - Battle Arena Toshinden Remix
016 - Battle Arena Toshinden Ultimate Revenge Attack
017 - Battle Monsters
018 - Battle Stations
019 - Battlesport
020 - Black Dawn
021 - Black Fire
022 - Blast Chamber
023 - Blazing Dragons
024 - Blazing Heroes
025 - Braindead 13
026 - Breakpoint Tennis
027 - Bubble Bobble: Featuring Rainbow Islands
028 - Bug!
029 - Bug Too!
030 - Burning Rangers
031 - Bust-A-Move-2: Arcade Edition
032 - Bust-A-Move-3
033 - Casper
034 - Center Ring Boxing
035 - Clockwork Knight
036 - Clockwork Knight 2
037 - College Slam
038 - Command and Conquer
039 - Congo
040 - Contra: Legacy of War
041 - Corpse Killer
042 - Courier Crisis
043 - Creature Shock
044 - Crime Wave
045 - Criticom
046 - Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
047 - Crow: City of Angels
048 - Crusader: No Remorse
049 - Crypt Killer
050 - Cyber Speedway
051 - Cyberia
052 - D
053 - Darius Gaiden
054 - Dark Legend
055 - Dark Savior
056 - Darklight Conflict
057 - Daytona USA
058 - Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition
059 - Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Netlink Edition
060 - Decathlete
061 - Defcon 5
062 - Die Hard Arcade
063 - Die Hard Trilogy
064 - Doom
065 - Double Switch
066 - Dragon Force
067 - Dragon Heart: Fire and Steel
068 - Duke Nuke'm 3D
069 - Earthworm Jim 2
070 - Enemy Zero
071 - F1 Challenge
072 - FIFA Soccer '96
073 - FIFA Soccer '97
074 - FIFA World Cup Soccer '98
075 - Fighters Megamix
076 - Fighting Vipers
077 - Frank Thomas' Big Hurt Baseball
078 - Galactic Attack
079 - Galaxy Fight
080 - Gex
081 - Ghen War
082 - Golden Axe: The Duel
083 - Grand Slam '96
084 - Grid Runner
085 - Guardian Heroes
086 - Gun Griffon
087 - Hang-On GP
088 - Heir of Zendor
089 - Herc's Adventures
090 - Hexen
091 - Hi-Octane
092 - Hi Velocity
093 - Highway 2000
094 - Horde, The
095 - House of the Dead, The
096 - Hyper 3D Pinball
097 - Impact Racing
098 - In the Hunt
099 - Incredible Hulk, The
100 - Independence Day
101 - Iron Man/X-O Man-O-War: Heavy Metal
102 - Iron Storm
103 - John Madden '97
104 - John Madden '98
105 - Johnny Bazookatone
106 - Last Bronx
107 - Last Gladiators: Digital Pinball
108 - Legend of Oasis
109 - Loaded
110 - Lost World, The: Jurassic Park 2
111 - Lunacy
112 - Machinehead
113 - Magic Carpet
114 - Magic Knight Rayearth
115 - Mansion of the Hidden Souls
116 - Manx TT Superbike
117 - Marvel Super Heroes
118 - Mass Destruction
119 - Maximum Force
120 - Mech Warrior II
121 - Megaman 8: Anniversary Collector's Edition
122 - Megaman X4
123 - MLBPA: Bottom of the Ninth
124 - Minnesota Fats Pool Legend
125 - Mortal Kombat II
126 - Mortal Kombat Trilogy
127 - Mr. Bones
128 - Myst
129 - Mystaria: The Realms of Lore
130 - Nascar '98
131 - NBA Action
132 - NBA Action '98
133 - NBA Jam Extreme
134 - NBA Jam Tournament Edition
135 - NBA Live '97
136 - NBA Live '98
137 - Need For Speed, The
138 - NFL '97
139 - NFL Quarterback Club '96
140 - NFL Quarterback Club '97
141 - NHL '97
142 - NHL '98
143 - NHL All-Star Hockey
144 - NHL All-Star Hockey '98
145 - NHL Break-Away '96
146 - NiGHTS into Dreams...
147 - Nightwarriors: Darkstalker's Revenge
148 - Norse by Norsewest: The Lost Vikings 2
149 - Off-World Interceptor Extreme
150 - Olympic Soccer
151 - Pandemonium
152 - Panzer Dragoon
153 - Panzer Dragoon II Zwei
154 - Panzer Dragoon Saga
155 - Pebble Beach Golf
156 - PGA Tour '97
157 - Powerslave
158 - Primal Rage
159 - Pro Pinball
160 - P.T.O. II: Pacific Theatre of Operations II
161 - Quake
162 - Quarterback Attack
163 - Rampage: World Tour
164 - Rayman
165 - Resident Evil
166 - Revolution-X
167 - Rise 2: Resurrection
168 - Road Rash
169 - Robo Pit
168 - Robotica
169 - Romance of the III Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire
170 - Saturn Bomberman
171 - Scorcher
172 - Scud: The Disposable Assassin
173 - Sega Ages: Afterburner, Outrun, Space Harrier
174 - Sega Rally Championship plus International Rally
175 - Sega Rally Championship plus International Rally: Netlink Edition
176 - Sega Touring Car Championship
177 - Sega Worldwide Soccer '97
178 - Sega Worldwide Soccer '98
179 - Shanghai Triple Threat
180 - Shell Shock
181 - Shining Force III
182 - Shining the Holy Ark
183 - Shining Wisdom
184 - Shinobi Legions
185 - Shockwave Assault
186 - Sim City 2000
187 - Skeleton Warriors
188 - Sky Target
189 - Slam & Jam '96
190 - Solar Eclipse
191 - Sonic 3D Blast
192 - Sonic Jam
193 - Sonic R
194 - Soviet Strike
195 - Space Hulk
196 - Space Jam
197 - Spot Goes To Hollywood
198 - Star Fighter
199 - Steep Slope Sliders
200 - Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams
201 - Street Fighter Alpha 2
202 - Street Fighter Collection
203 - Street Fighter: The Movie
204 - Striker '96
205 - Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
206 - Tempest 2000
207 - Ten Pin Alley
208 - Tetris Plus!
209 - Theme Park
210 - Three Dirty Dwarves
211 - Thunderstrike 2
212 - TNN Motorsports: Hardcore 4x4
213 - Tomb Raider
214 - True Pinball
215 - Tunnel B1
216 - Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
217 - Valora Valley Golf
218 - Virtua Cop
219 - Virtua Cop 2
220 - Virtua Fighter
221 - Virtua Fighter 2
222 - Virtua Fighter Kids
223 - Virtua Fighter Remix
224 - Virtua Racing
225 - Virtual Casino
226 - Virtual Hydlide
227 - Virtual-On: Cyber Troopers
228 - Virtual-On: Cyber Troopers: Netlink Edition
229 - Virtual Open Tennis
230 - VR Golf
231 - VR Soccer
232 - Warcraft 2: The Dark Saga
233 - Wing Arms
234 - Winning Post
235 - Winter Heat
236 - Wipeout
237 - World Cup Golf Pro
238 - World Series Baseball
239 - World Series Baseball II
240 - World Series Baseball '98
241 - Worldwide Soccer: Sega International Victory Goal Edition
242 - Worms
243 - WWF In Your House
244 - WWF Wrestlemenia: The Arcade Game
245 - X-Men: Children of the Atom

  B. Chakan's EU and JP Recommendations
 Below are a listing of games that English-speaking people can import and
play without much hassle, sorted by genre. All games are for Japanese SS,
unless noted by an (E) after the title. These are all good games, imo. This
listing is not complete, and I will add more when I remember certain games.

 ACTION/PLATFORMER
Bulk Slash
Princess Crown
Silhouette Mirage

 ADVENTURE
Deep Fear (E)
Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight

 FIGHTING
Capcom Generations 5
Street Fighter Zero 3

 SHOOTER
Capcom Generations 2
Do Donpachi
Radiant Silvergun
Sol Divide
Strikers 1945 II
Thunder Force V

 For more information on EU or JP Saturn releases, see the following sites:

  SegaFans - http://www.classicgaming.com/saturn/
  JapanGaming - http://www.classicgaming.com/japangaming/
  ShinForce - http://www.shinforce.com/

 See the "Saturn Sites" section for more addresses that might just have
some more coverage.

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X. Myths & Legends
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 This is where I shall dispel Saturn-related rumors that have been
circulated, unfortunately, thanks to the great Interweb.

-Return Fire exists! I saw it in a bargain bin... er, I mean my cousin did!
 Er... or was it that guy on USENet?
::Return Fire was never released for the Sega Saturn. It has NEVER been
 spotted by my eyes either A) on EBAY, B) on GameTZ, C) in anyone's
 personal collection up for trade, D) on a Saturn cover scans site, or
 E) anywhere else. This is a myth that needs to DIE!

-Panzer Dragoon Saga/Radiant Silvergun are worth $150 because they're so
 damn rare!
::Actually, this is a matter of opinion, but I don't believe that ANYONE
 should be suckered into paying anymore for a game than they have to. Want
 to find PDS/RS for less? DO NOT LOOK ON EBAY. That's all I'll say on the
 matter for now...

-You can play burn a Saturn game to a CD-R and play it thanks to a 4-in-1,
 GameShark, or X cartridge device!
::Nope. Some said devices will allow you to play games that were released
 for a different region Saturn, but none will allow you to play burned
 Saturn games. Sorry, kids.

-You can play Saturn games on a 32X/Genesis/Sega CD combo!
::Nope, sorry. Sega was trying to add some compatibility at one time (or so
 the press releases said at first), but didn't end up doing so.

-BUT I SAW RETURN FIRE LISTED ON SOME FAQ!
::DIE!!!

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X. HELP! (Troubleshooting Fun!)
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 To be re-written entirely... For now:

Q: My Saturn boots directly to the CD control panel. I don't have a cart in
 the cartridge slot, so what's wrong? Also, it looks the time and date are
 wrong now for some odd reason. HELP!
A: This is a very, very common problem, littlee Joey. First, do one thing
 for me: MAKE SURE THERE'S NOT A FUCKING CARTRIDGE IN THE CART SLOT! Okay?
 Sorry for being so rude and vulgar, but some people just have horrible
 reading comprehension and don't check on things when you mention them...
  Like I said in the above paragraph, this is a very common problem, and
 one that's un-avoidable, unfornately. Your Saturn's internal memory has
 gone ka-put, and all of your system configuration data and game saves are
 now lost. Forever. Sorry, kid. Should've backed it up.
  To get your Saturn back in perfect working order, all you need to do is
 replace a XX-2032 battery. These are the same kind you find in watches
 and other electronic devices to store information. They die eventually and
 you have to replace them. You can get one for a few bucks at the local
 RadioShack. In case you were wondering about the X's... well, don't worry
 your pretty little head about the X's...

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X. Where Can I Find...
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 So you just bought a Saturn and you are pretty much clueless as to where
to find games, accesories, or cheat codes. Well, thanks to the internet,
there are a variety of places to look for Saturn-related stuff. This
listing is taken directly from my website, and will be updated whenever my
website's listing is updated. If you've got a source, send it in!

- http://www.sega-parts.com - Sega-Parts.com
 Supposedly an "authorized" Sega e-tailer. Whatever that means. Good place
for cables and such if you can't find them elsewhere.

- http://www.tototek.com - Tototek
 He's got interesting things... site's slow sometimes. Be patient.

- http://www.videogamedepot.com - Video Game Depot
 Reliable to the bone. 

- http://www.gamechoice.com.hk - Game Choice

- http://www.unitedgame.com - United Game

- http://www.mcvans.com - McVans

- http://www.usedgames.com/sega/saturn - Used Games

- http://www.wolfgames.com - Wolfgames
 Private seller, but reliable. Has various import games.

- http://www.vglq.com - VGLQ
 You can pick up some average titles here.

- http://www.saturn-planet.com - Saturn Planet> (previously Saturn Direct)

 As for other resource, check out the fabulous GameTZ.com. It's a service
that allows hundreds of gamers to list their collections, their want lists,
and run searches for matches. Excellent. Then there's always Ebay...

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X. Saturn Sites
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 The following is a listing of worthwhile Saturn sites to visit, listed in
the order that I think of them. Heh.

  SegaFans - http://www.classicgaming.com/saturn/
 My Sega site. Features exclusive videos, reviews, and more. You like it.
 It likes you! :)

  Sega-Saturn.com - http://www.sega-saturn.com
 Dave Z's site's a great resource! Nice guy after all. :)

  ShinForce - http://www.shinforce.com/
 Shinobi's site is another excellent multi-platform Sega site like SF.

  Sega Saturn Magazine http://www.classicgaming.com/saturn/magazine/
 Ryan N.'s great SS Magazine. SEE IT AT LEAST ONCE! This site has a very
 unique approach to covering Saturn games... Very in-depth.

  JapanGaming - http://www.classicgaming.com/japangaming/
 Good source for some Saturn import game information.

  And, finally, for more Saturn (and other Sega-related) sites, hit up
SegaPike ( http://www.classicgaming.com/saturn/segapike/ ), the web's one
and only Sega search engine/web directory.

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X. Credits
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 The Unofficial Saturn FAQ was written by Chakan/SedatedHatred. Version 1.0
was released in late August, 1999. Version 2.0 was released on October
10th, 2002. For contact info, see the end of this document. You may use
this FAQ on your website as long as it appears in its entirety. Email if
you'd like to me to note that the FAQ can be found at your site. If you
decide to use it for a purpose that you'll make money off of, then you
better contact me first. I do not like the idea of other people making
money off of my work.

 Special Thanks to:
*The Saturn/Sega fan community
-At SegaFans, SegaXtreme, and other places. I've learned so much from you
 all, either related to the Saturn, games, or life in general. Much love,
 brothers... may we all play some Saturn Bomberman in the sky when we part
 from this damned rock FULL OF IDIOTS WHO CLAIM RETURN FIRE WAS RELEASED!!!
*Wesley Reiser wesley.reiser@ulbbs.com
-For making the original Saturn FAQ.
*John
-For including in-accurate information in his FAQ and not correcting it. :)
 Seriously, I probably ended up learning one or two things from his FAQ.
*Bylan
-He answered so many of my questions back when I was a Saturn newb. *sigh*
 Thanks, man.


 If you have any comments, suggestions, questions, etc. Email me at
chakan@classicgaming.com .

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