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RoboCop vs. The Terminator (Genesis)

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Title Screen

Robocop vs. The Terminator

Developer: Virgin Games
Publisher: Virgin Games
Platform: Genesis
Released in JP: May 28, 1994
Released in US: May 19, 1994
Released in EU: 1994


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.


Based on the 4-part comic series wherein RoboCop becomes Skynet. Really.

Crash Handler

RCvsT-crash.png

If the game ever crashes, it'll display this crash handler. All of the text for it can be found at 0x190FDA in the ROM.

* D.P.'S 68000 CRASH ANALYSIS! 16/1/91 *
  PLEASE FAX VALUES TO: (714) 833 8717
 BUS ERROR - NOT ALLOWED TO ACCESS HERE!
 ADDRESS ERROR - THAT ADDRESS WAS ODD!
 ILLEGAL INSTRUCTION - NO EXECUTING DATA
 ZERO DIVIDE - DON'T TRY TO DIVIDE BY 0!
 CHK
 TRAPV
 PRIVILEGE- ONLY WHEN IN SUPERVISOR MODE
 TRACE
 LINE 1010
 LINE 1111
 RESERVED
 UNINITIALIZED VECTOR
   D. : $ A. : $
READ
WRITE
  INSTRUCTION WAS TRYING TO DO A 
  EXTERNAL DEVICE CAUSED ERROR!
  CRASHED ACCESSING ADDRESS $
  INSTRUCTION REGISTER = $
  STATUS REG. FLAGS :T.S..<M>...XNZVC
  STATUS REGISTER = %
  PROGRAM COUNTER = $
  USER STACK POINTER = $
  WEIRD ERROR MAN!
  USER MODE DATA REFERENCE
  USER MODE PROGRAM REFERENCE
  SUPERVISOR MODE DATA REFERENCE
  SUPERVISOR MODE PROGRAM REFERENCE
  INTERRUPT ACKNOWLEDGE

Debug Mode

The game contains a debug menu, similar to other games by Virgin. To access this, pause the game and press the following buttons in sequence: A, B, A, C, A, B, C, B, C, A, C, B, A, C, A, B, A, C. If done correctly, you will see the following screen.

Your move, creep.

The following options are available:

A - Jump Dn / Supr Jump - When turned on, press Down + C to drop down from your platform. The code seems to be buggy and appears to stop working after you lose a life or receive a lot of damage. Be careful, you can drop down from the bottom of the stage and die! This is also available as a cheat in the game by pausing it and pressing A,B,C,C,C,B,A.

B - Start On Level - A level select. You can begin in any stage in the game, including bonus levels. Choose "SEGA LOGO" or "VIRGN LOGO" to warp to a screen with the logo you chose - you'll be able to control a silhouette of RoboCop over them. Choosing "RVT TITLE" or "ORION/HEMD" doesn't seem to work. "RVT TEAM" warps you to a screen with a picture of the programming team and lots of lives.

C - Photograph Freeze - Press and hold Start to freeze the screen. This disables the normal pause function, and it works at any point in the game, including level intros and the opening logos. This was very likely meant so magazines could take clean pictures for game reviews.

Once you've chosen your options, press Start and you'll be sent back to the opening logos, but any changes you selected in the menu will be turned on.


Debug text

The full text for the Debug menu is stored at FD282.

      '  ROBOCOP VS. TERMINATOR  '      
  (C)1993 VIRGIN GAMES  BY JOHN BOTTI   
          ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.          
                                        
      16 MEGABIT -  REV : 670           
         RAM BYTES USED : 00000         
         RAM BYTES LEFT : 00000         
         ROM BYTES USED : 0000000       
         ROM BYTES LEFT : 0000000       
  MUSIC & SOUND FX USES : 000000        
       SPRTPTRS ENDS AT : 00000         
  MAX TILES TO MAKE MAP : 0000          
   A - JUMP DN/SUPR JUMP :              
   B - START ON LEVEL    :              
   C - PHOTOGRAPH FREEZE :              
        PRESS THE 'START' BUTTON        
          WED 1ST. SEPTEMBER 1993
ON 
OFF
1 PLAYER 
2 PLAYERS
3 PLAYERS
4 PLAYERS
PAL STANDARD 50HZ SEGA MEGADRIVE
NTSC STANDARD 60HZ SEGA GENESIS
CHEAT MODE ACTIVATED  GRIN....
HELLO MR BOTTI, ACCESS GRANTED...
INTRO LVL 
D. STREETS
CONSTRUCTN
CONSTRUCTB
????4?????
TOXIC FARM
OCP OFFICE
UN COMPLEX
TRM OUTPST
UNDER BUNK
REMOTE BSE
THE WALL  
SKYNET    
??????????
????55????
RVT TITLE 
SEGA LOGO 
VIRGN LOGO
????MM????
ORION/HEMD
RVT TEAM  
JB TIPS   

There is a full stage list in there, but the level select does not have the option to access "JB TIPS". The level name may be referring to the secret programmer room, which features a picture of John Botti smirking at you, granting you 54 lives, and showing you a code to choose your weapon. You can still access this level by pausing the game and pressing C, C, A, A, B, B, C, C, A, A, B, B. It isn't known if it's possible to see the "CHEAT MODE ACTIVATED GRIN....", "HELLO MR BOTTI, ACCESS GRANTED...", and amount of players messages.

Cool Spot leftover

Copyright text from what would most likely be Cool Spot, stored at FDDA7.

© 1992 VIRGIN GAMES, INC.
  ® 7UP CORPORATION, LICENSED   
    BY SEGA ENTERPRISES LTD.