"Superbly smooth 3D graphics and frantic one or two player split screen action as you run through an alien troop carrier containing a deadly cargo of pre-programmed killing machines.  Your weapons include the surgically inserted "Battle Frenzy Chip" which gives you super strength, lightning reflexes and an insatiable desire to kill; a condition known as "Bloodshot".  Your partner had better watch his back..."

Game Information
Developer Domark
Publisher Domark
Distributor Acclaim Entertainment Ltd
Copyright Date 1995
Players 1 - 2
Age Rating(s) ELPSA 3+
Save Type None
Cart Version Yes

Part Numbers
Game T-88045-50
Front Cover None specific
Back Cover None specific
Manual None specific
Spine Card None specific
CD 1 None specific
Bar Code 3 455192 255955


The only FPS for the Mega-CD, so it's a good job it's a good one.  You must fight your way through 16 levels of robotic enemies to locate the plasma node at the end of the maze.  Destroy this, and then return to the start before the clock runs out to proceed.  Pick up weapons, ammunition, oxygen packs (think health) and keys and hunt down hidden areas on your way through a la Doom.  There is occasional slow-down when the screen gets very busy, especially in 2-player split screen mode, but that aside scrolling is surprisingly smooth, and although the levels aren't very detailed they do suit the alien prison ship setting.  Enemies are a little pixellated close up (you should have killed them by then) but varied enough to stop you getting bored.  Spot effects are solid enough and the music is, as always, CD quality.  FPS games are always harder to control without a keyboard and mouse, and though strafing is available you can only shoot straight ahead.
This game was released in Germany under the name Battle Frenzy, but the change is superficial.  Bloodshot has German text on the box and in the manual, and selecting German as the in-game language loads the Battle Frenzy title screen.  Similarly, Battle frenzy has only German text on the back of the box, but the manual has English as the first language and selecting English in game gives the Bloodshot title screen.
The spine card image above is a composite of the three sides taken through a sealed copy.  Can anyone supply an image from an opened copy?