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Main data
Romset and name:
ajax Ajax
Manufacturer:
Konami
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Vertical
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
304x224@59.185606 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Hitachi HD6309E, KONAMI CPU, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
K007232 PCM Controller, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.36b2 released on aug-08 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.213 released on sep-04 2019
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 32 years ago:

    Ajax © 1987 Konami.

    The player has been issued an emergency order. He must save the earth from being conquered by enemy forces. He climbs into his helicopter and prepares for intense aerial combat. Shooting oncoming enemy aircrafts and bombing the enemies below, he tries to make his way through the different stages to reach the enemy base. When he finishes the first stage, he is transported to his next mission by ab aircraft carrier. He hops into his jet fighters, tanks, ships, helicopters, and aircraft carriers. The player must also be aware of unseen enemies and surprise attacks.

    Different kinds of power ups can be obtained throughout the game. These include:
    '3' 3-Way: Bullets fire forward, right, and left.
    'L' Laser: Player can shoot double lasers.
    'T' Triple: Missiles are fired that spread out three ways in front.
    'V' Vulcan: Rapid bullets are fired in the directions controlled.
    'B' Bomb: Air to ground missles which can be upgraded twice.
    'O' Orbital: A small drone using the same weaponry as the helicopter which can be otained by clearing a special formation of little red fighters.

    There is an additional super weapon that destroys all the enemies on the screen at once. However, use of this weapon is limited.

    Ajax contains 2 different types of stages: 2-D and 3-D. In the 2-D stage, the player controls a helicopter. In the 3-D stage, the player commands a jet fighter.

    Ajax features some impressive graphics filled with rotation and scaling effects (some may get a little dizzy, though!), a solid soundtrack and excellent game control. Highly recommended for any shoot'em up enthusiast!

    TECHNICAL
    Game ID: GX770

    Main CPU: KONAMI (@ 3 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), (2x) K007232 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 3 (FIRE, BOMB, POW)

    TRIVIA
    Ajax was released in December 1987.

    This game is also known as "Typhoon [Model GX770]".

    Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Vol.4 - 28XA-201) on March 10, 1988.

    STAFF
    Producer: Koji Hiroshita
    Director: S. Okamoto
    Programmers: S. Fujiwara, Gen. S
    2-D designer: N. Sugita
    3-D designer: N. Ishii
    Title designer: Dr. Hide
    Character designer: Kengo Nakamura
    Sound: Yousuke Uno, Motoaki Furukawa
    Hardware: H. Ueno, K. Ban

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Sony PS4 [PSN] (mar.19, 2015) "Arcade Archives - A-jax [Model CUSA-01792]"
    Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [AS] (june.18, 2015) "Arcade Archives - A-jax"
    Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [US] (sept.8, 2015) "Arcade Archives - A-Jax [Model CUSA-02767]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [JP] Sharp X68000 (1989)
    PC (1989)

    CONTRIBUTE
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