Saturn Complete Games and Demos Database
- Foreign Title
- Serial Number
- Internal Date
- Total Number of Tracks
- Total Number of Data Tracks
- Total Number of Audio Tracks
- Country Codes
- Peripheral Codes
- Creation Date
- Creation Time
- Modification Date
- Modification Time
Catalog Number - Master CD Serial Order Number - The IFPI Number - Extra Matrix Information
Sega CD Label - Konami CD Label - Eletronic Arts CD Label - CD Label - JASRAC Number
Speciality - Alt / Foreign Title - Header / Tracks Comments - Game Information
Related entries - Related Entries at Satakore.com - Information Taken From
This database will be a complete database of every games and demos released for Sega Saturn around the world. I have already collected related informations for more than two years. This is a long work and is still in progress.
Each entry represents a unique cd you could find. So, for a three cds games, you will find 3 entries. You could also find 2 or more entries for the same cd, it is the case when a game got an internal revision (for example, you could check Albert Odyssey USA : there are 2 entries, one with version 1.010 and one with version 1.100). Also, in Japan, the Satakore re-releases & limited editions are, most of the time, identical to the normal release of the game, in term of data written on the cd. So you will not find multiple entries for them in my database.
Here is the information provided for each entry in the Html and Php database :
- The title
- The original country
- The title in its original form when the entry is a japanese or korean product
- The internal serial number (the one found in the header of the cd)
- The internal version
- The internal date
- The total number of tracks found on the cd
- The total number of data tracks found on the cd
- The total number of audio tracks found on the cd
- The internal country codes
- The internal peripheral codes
- The internal creation date
- The internal creation time
- The internal modification date
- The internal modification time
- Some comments
The php database has also some extra information provided :
1) Information found on the matrix (inner ring of the cd) :
- The catalog number
- The master CD serial order number
- The IFPI number
- Some extra information
2) Information found on the cd :
- Sega CD label
- Konami CD label
- Eletronic Arts CD label
- CD label by any other company
- The JASRAC number
3) Some specific comments :
- About the speciality of the game
- About the alternative and foreign title of the game
- About the header or tracks of the cd
- About any other types of comments
4) Some links :
- Related entries
- Related entries at satakore.com
- Links to a record for each game from which the data were taken
5) Contributors :
- The name of contributors will appear here
The title provided is the real title of the game (or demo) as it appears in the game (or demo), on the covers or on the spincard. For japanese games, in most case the title is written in japanese with Kanas and/or Kanji and in Romaji. I do not use the Romaji "translation" (found on the edge) as there is sometimes some mistakes, I translate myself in Romaji the title found on the cover, on the spincard or inside the game.
The country is, in fact, the territory from where the game has been released. Commonly, there are three main areas : Japan, the USA and Europe which are marked respectively as JPN, USA and EUR. USA gathers the USA and Canada (namely the North America territories). EUR gathers countries in Europe and in Oceania. Other countries could be put into these main areas.
The "country" is determined by the Serial Number. Some european releases are specific to one or several countries, but not for all the european countries. For these games, the information is also provided. (Examples : French only release : EUR FR, German : EUR GER,etc.) Also, CHI is for Chinese releases & KOR for Korean releases.
Just the title written in its original form.
The S/N is the identification number of a game or demo cd. But, unlike some other FAQs, the S/N provided in this database is NOT the one written on the cover, BUT the one found in the header of the cd. Why? Because some games have been released more than one time with different S/N, but in fact, it is exactly the same copy burnt on the cd (so the same S/N is in the header).
Example : Angelique Special has been released alone with the S/N T-7615G on the cover and also in a limited edition called Premium Box with the S/N T-7622G on the cover. In fact, it is the same copy on the cds with the S/N T-7615G. It is the same for some games but not for all.
If you want a full list of japanese games released with the S/N found on the cover, check out the fabulous work of KinsukeJP "The List of All Japanese Sega Saturn Game Products". His FAQ can be easily found at gameFAQs.
Now, I explain how the S/N is built. There are four categories :
Games released by Sega
Games released by a third party
-> Games released by Sega
These games have the following types of S/N :
GS-XXXX = Games for the japanese market (Asia not PAL market)
MK-XXXXX = Games for markets outside Japan, not included european countries
MK-XXXXX-XX = Games for the european market (and equivalent) and for specific countries. The last two digits indicate the country :
-50 = General, stand for 50 Hz
-09 = for French market only
-18 = for Germany market only
-05 = for U.K. market only
-06 = for Spain market only
-51 = for Italian market only
-45 = for Brazilian market only
-11 = for China market only
-16 = for China market only
-08 = for Korean market only
Other numbers exist for other different countries but I don't know them at the moment.
Most of the european games don't have those last two digits in the S/N found in the header of the cd, so most of the S/N I provide for european games (and equivalent) are formatted such as MK-XXXXX.
-> Games released by a third party
T-XXXXG or T-XXXXXG = Games for the japanese market (Asia not PAL market)
T-XXXXH or T-XXXXXH = Games for markets outside Japan, not included european countries
T-XXXXH-XX or T-XXXXXH-XX = Games for the european market (and equivalent) and for specific countries.
What I have explained for the games released by Sega is also true for the games released by a third party.
Games released for chinese market only have not a S/N such as T-XXXXH-16 but such as T-XXXXG-16 or traditional T-XXXXH-08.
Chinese Saturn games do not have the rating typo (Green, Yellow, Red) on the front cover, except that, in most case it is the same cover as japanese releases.
Some utilities do not have a S/N alone in the header but a S/N followed by text.
Examples : The european photoCD operating system has "MK-81681 SEGAVIEWER". The japanese one has "HSS-0121 SEGAVIEWER" where "HSS-0121" is another type of S/N (found on all the japanese accessories and hardware packaging).
The S/N for the demos cd is formatted as 610-XXXX, 610-XXXXY or 610-XXXX-XX
If you want extra information about japanese serial numbers (also known as Tags), please check out the "Japanese Games Tag Reference TOOL" by CHAZumaru.
The version number is the one found in the header of the cd. Sometimes, a game could have more than one version. This is due to a re-released of this game with the same S/N. In this case, the game has just been updated with small fixes and improvements but there is no modification of the packaging. It is impossible, in most case, to know if there are more than one version of this game except if you look at the header and you already own another copy. Here are some games in this case : Grandia Digital Museum, Soukyu Gurentai, Albert Odyssey : Legend of Eldean USA, etc.
It is the date found in the header of the cd.
TOTAL NUMBER OF TRACKS
It is the number of tracks for each cd.
TOTAL NUMBER OF DATA TRACKS
It is the number of data tracks for each cd.
TOTAL NUMBER OF AUDIO TRACKS
It is the number of audio tracks for each cd.
INTERNAL COUNTRY CODES
It is the country code found in the header of each cd.
INTERNAL PERIPHERAL CODES
It is the peripheral code found in the header of each cd.
CREATION DATE & TIME
MODIFICATION DATE & TIME
Each CD (not only Saturn cd) contains information about eight type of data : Creation Date & Time, Modification Date & Time, Effective Date & Time and Expiration Date & Time. For Saturn CD, in most case, only the first four data are present. I provide them here.
Some comments have been added to provide extra information about the games or the demos.
The matrix of each CD contains some information. One of them is the catalog number. Most of the time, the catalog number is formed by the serial number of the game and some extra letters/numbers.
MASTER CD SERIAL ORDER NUMBER
The matrix contains sometimes a number with or without one letter. This number is a part of the catalogue number. Most of the japanese games have such a number. It represents the order in which the cd has been pressed by SEGA. This sequence begins at 00001 for the first MegaCD Cd pressed, followed by Saturn Cds and Dreamcast Cds. With this number, you could know how many different Cds have been pressed for each systems.
This number is unique for each CD. For example, a cd of a re-released game, like Satakore games, has the same Master CD Serial Order Number [MCDSON] than the first released IF the data on the cd is the same (this the case for 2do Arukotoha Sand-R where releases T-6802G and T-6804G are identical in term of data found on the cd, so the MCDSON is also identical).
Sometimes, there are mutiple revisions of the same game (re-released or not in the Satakore edition). In this case, the MCDSON has a letter attached to it : A for the first revision, B for the second,... This is how you can determine if you have a revised game or not in your hand. You can check Virtua Cop 2 JPN on my database. You will see 2 entries :
- Version 1.001 28/10/1996 : the CD which contains the data has a MCDSON of 01195
- Version 1.004 17/12/1996 : the CD which contains the data has a MCDSON of 01195B
In this case, a 01195A could exist but I didn't find it yet.
The Saturn game with the lower MCDSON is Maajan Gokuu Tenjiku. Its MCDSON is 00258. It could be the first Saturn CD pressed, but we can not be sure because some of the early demo CDs do not have a MCDSON. It is the case of the Virtua Fighter Mihon Ban Hibaihin [VFDEMO].
The Saturn game with the higher MCDSON must have a MCDSON of about 02540-02600 (I can not tell you as I didn't purchase Final Fight Revenge yet).
So, (02600 - 00258) = 2342 different CDs pressed ! You must add to this number all revisions which do not have a different MCDSON than the original versions, but just a letter added next to it. So, I have a lot of work to do before I find all the Cds and complete my Database.
Last thing to be said about MCDSON, Some non japanese Cds have also a MCDSON which takes place into the same sequence than japanese Cds, BUT some other ones do not have a MCDSON or have a MCDSON which takes place in another sequence (like Sonir R EUR)
IFPI stand for International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Some matrix contains an IFPI number, so I provide it on my database.
EXTRA MATRIX INFORMATION
I put in this field the other information contained in the matrix.
SEGA CD LABEL
Some CDs have a label on them. In this field, I provide the label associated with SEGA.
KONAMI CD LABEL
In this field, I provide the label associated with KONAMI.
ELECTRONIC ARTS CD LABEL
In this field, I provide the label associated with ELECTRONIC ARTS LABEL.
In this field, I provide the label associated with any other companies.
JASRAC stands for Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers. Some CDs have this number written on them. In this case, I provide the JASRAC number in my database. If this number is present on the back cover or in the manual BUT not on the CD, I do not provide it here.
If a game takes place in the Sega Ages collection, I provide the information here. Also, if a game is compatible with the Netlink modem or with the Seganet network, you will have this information on this field.
ALT / FOREIGN TITLE
Some game could have an alternative title or a different title in another part of the world. These titles are provided here.
HEADER / TRACKS COMMENTS
Some header or tracks have some specificities. They are provided here.
Any other types of information that I found useful are provided here. For example, you will find information about playable and non-playable demos found on multi-demo discs.
In the link part of the record, related entries provide links to any other records which are related to each others.
RELATED ENTRIES AT SATAKORE.COM
Same as the previous field, but will be redirectd to the Saturn Engine at Satakore.com
INFORMATION TAKEN FROM
This field will be very useful for you. It indicates from which game releases the information has been taken. Also, each link redirects you to the associated record at Satakore.com where you will find useful information and pictures/screenshots of the game.
Each contributor has his nick on the record for which he contributed to.