Bio-Hazard Battle (JP: Crying: Aseimei Sensou, or "Crying: Sub-Life War") is a horizontal shoot 'em up for the Sega Genesis, developed and published by Sega themselves. The game has up to two players attempting to reclaim the planet Avalon/Avaron that was ecologically destroyed by biological warfare, rendering the planet inhospitable to humans for many centuries.
Bio-Hazard Battle remained a Genesis exclusive for a long time before eventually being ported to the Wii Virtual Console (in 2007) and as part of the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive Classics range on Steam (in 2010).
During a war on the planet Avalon, biological weapons caused incredible mutations of creatures such as insects, crabs and other animals, causing survivors to flee to an orbiting space station. After living in suspended animation inside the space station, the former residents of Avalon find that the planet is still hostile, but livable. They choose to fight the mutations and reclaim the planet for themselves.
The game is a standard side-scrolling shooter with 8-directional movement. A life is lost when the ship is hit once. There are 1-ups available throughout the stages and extra lives are also earned every 20,000 points.
- Power Star: Available on all ships, used as a shield and weapon.
- Pods: Creates a vacuum on impact.
- Bond weapons: Attaches to enemies and explodes.
- Nova weapons: Shoots in eight directions at once.
- Plasma ring: Spinning rings which bounce off all objects but explode when they touch enemies.
- Seeker laser: Shoots straight ahead.
- Fire petal: Shoots fireballs that deal significant damage.
- Spin laser: Dual beams which shoot forward and destroy enemy bullets.
All the ships have an organic design to them, and have their own differences in regards to speed and what abilities power-up bubbles will grant them. All ships can use the green bubbles to gain pods.
- Orestes: A fast ship. Can use fire petal, plasma ring, and nova weapons.
- Electra: A slow ship. Can use fire petal, seeker laser, and bond weapons.
- Hecuba: A fast ship. Can use spin laser, plasma ring, and bond weapons.
- Polyxena: A slow ship. Can use spin laser, seeker laser, and nova weapons.
The bass heavy soundtrack is credited to K.N.U.
- Space Base
- City Airship