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Romset and name:
finehour Finest Hour (Japan)
Manufacturer:
Namco
Year:
Genre:
Platform
Category:
Platform / Shooter Scrolling
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
Japanese
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
288x224@60.606061 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Hitachi HD63705, Motorola MC6809E, Motorola MC68000
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Namco C140, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.36b8 released on oct-30 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.208 released on mar-27 2019
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
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Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
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GOOD
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Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • This Arcade Video Game was published 30 years ago:

    Finest Hour © 1989 Namco.

    Stomp through the enemy opposition in your very own assault mech! Equipped with a laser beam, Vernier jump-jets, auto-targeting, and automatic cooling system, this mech is a force to be reckoned with. Of course, the enemy doesn't know that yet, do they? Teach 'em a lesson in threat assessment!

    TECHNICAL
    Namco System 2 hardware
    Game ID: FH

    Main CPU: (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz), HD63705 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: C140 (@ 21.39 Khz), YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 288 x 224 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.61 Hz
    Palette colors: 8192

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 3

    TRIVIA
    Released in September 1989.

    Finest Hour is the first game from Namco where the hero is a robot.

    Many of the stages' names seem to be named after songs by the rock band Rush - for example, 'Distant Early Warning' and 'Subdivisions'.

    Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Finest Hour: Namco Game Sound Express Vol.3 - VICL-15004) on 21/09/1990.

    STAFF
    Produced by: S. Yokoyama
    Development directed by: S. Okamoto
    General agent: K. Matsuoka
    Management by: S. Sakurai
    Marketing investigated by: Toshio Natsui
    Superviser of test play: Y. Seto
    Directed & programmed by: K. Nikaido
    Character designers: Y. Teshima, T. Kinoshita, K. Yanagihara, S. Sasaki
    Graphic designers: N. Yanagisawa, H. Fukuda, Mitsuru Fukuoka (M. Fukuoka), Masato Nagashima
    Development supported by: M. Kato
    Music composed by: Katsurou Tajima
    Logotype designed by: N. Abe
    Lyrics translated by: R. Okamoto
    Publicity poster arranged by: H. Kuwahara
    Presidental advisor: E. Sato
    Graphic utility distribution: A. Nagamatsu
    Coordinate supported by: E. Saita, Y. Honda

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