This console has hidden development-related text.
The Sega Saturn was Sega's next console after the
Genesis Sega CD 32X Frankensteinian, addon-riddled, nightmarish monster. It was notable for using quads instead of triangles, setting it apart from almost every other 3D system...and making it more than a bit difficult to develop for (especially multiplatform games).
Its main competitor was the PlayStation, and the fact there are now five of those and only
one two of these should tell you who won that particular battle.
Rather unfinished. There seems to be more differences between the two versions, not to mention the differences only cover the Japanese and US/EU versions of the BIOS. There are so many more versions out there.
Present at hex address 0x800 in the BIOS. This is shown in the Test Menu cart as "BOOT ROM ver."
|US/EU (v1.00 and v1.01)|
|GameNavi Hi-Saturn (v1.03)|
Besides the logo and copyright changes, the version number is not listed and the background is darker.
The boot-up jingle was also changed from a THX-esque jingle to a more spacious jingle.
The jingle for having no CD in the drive is also different between regions.
Surround Adjust Menu
|Japan v1.00||Japan v1.01||US/Europe|
v1.01 of the Japanese BIOS added "ADJUST" to the Surround Adjust menu. It was completely overhauled and made more straightforward in the US and European versions.
- Pages missing developer references
- Games developed by Sega
- Pages missing publisher references
- Games published by Sega
- Games published by Tec Toy
- Games published by Samsung
- Pages missing date references
- Games released in 1994
- Games with hidden development-related text
- Games with regional differences
- Games with revisional differences
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- Sega Saturn games
- BIOS/Firmware ROMs
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