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Romset and name:
gekiridn Gekirindan (Ver 2.3O 1995/09/21)
Short name:
Gekirindan
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Vertical
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 4 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways, Dial
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
80 to 90 (Very Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
320x232@58.97 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
ES5510, Motorola MC68EC020, Motorola MC68000
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Ensoniq 5505/5506 to 5510 interface, Ensoniq ES5505, Speaker, Taito Ensoniq Sound System
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.141u1 released on jan-24 2011
Last release:
Mame 0.226 released on oct-28 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
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Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • Taito F3 cart. published 25 years ago:

    Gekirindan © 1995 Taito Corp.

    Blast your way through different time periods in this vertical scrolling shoot'em up.

    In 3195 AD, scientists have developed a time-leap engine - but a mysterious entity known only as the Huge Boss has stolen it and used it to travel back in time and destroy 3000 years of mankind's history.

    Two people rise up to defeat him: Hokuto, whose parents were murdered by the Huge Boss; and Shario, to fulfill a last promise to her dead sister. Together they pilot their aircraft and chase the Huge Boss.

    TECHNICAL
    Runs on the "Taito F3 System" Hardware.

    Prom Stickers: E11

    Players: 4
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 4

    TRIVIA
    Gekirindan was released in September 1995.

    The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Reverse Scale Bullet' and is an example of 'ateji' - fitting the kanji phonetics to the name of the game to give the name double (sometimes even triple) meaning.

    The game was originally named 'Fire Breaker' at early stage of development.

    Lee Ota (from the Truxton series) produced this game. It's why the first and last stage, as well as the bomb/power-up system, are similar to "Truxton". The gameplay, however, is really different from Toaplan's games, so responses from Toaplan fans were not very favourable.

    The name of the twin characters, Orsa and Mayoru, is a play-on-words of the third largest constellation of our solar system, Ursa Major, which means Great Bear.

    All stages in this game share the same theme but remixed each time!

    The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'.

    Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Welcome to the Karu Land - PCCB-00196) on November 17, 1995.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Instructions:
    Choose from one of three aircraft: the biplane, the helicopter and the space fighter.
    Press the Fire button for a normal attack.
    Press the Bomb button for a special attack (limited number).
    Destroy the yellow cargo ships to collect special items.

    • Items list:
    (H): Homing Laser
    (M): Missile
    (N): Napalm
    (B): Bomb
    &Copy;: Change shot type
    (P): Upgrade shot power
    (Eagle): Bonus points
    (Bonus): Bonus points
    (1UP): Extra life awarded

    STAFF
    Producer: Lee Ota
    Programmers: Mr. Lee, Toten, Takahito Naoi, Riki
    System engineers: Masaki Yagi (Ymot), Nob
    Character designers: Yasunobu Kousokabe, Saori Hiratsuka, Ryota Sasaki, Sakotan, Miyabi Tashiro, Debi., Kao
    Designer: Hidetomo Ogino
    CG designer: K. Kinoshita
    Sound (Zuntata): Kazuko Umino (Karu), Koji Sakurai
    Special Thanks: Takao Yoshiba, Tokimemori, Zabog Osaka, Eiji Kawabata

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Sega Saturn (apr.18, 1997) "Gekirindan - Time Travel Shooting [Model T-7008G]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (aug.25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"
    Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
    [US] Sony PS2 (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"

    CONTRIBUTE
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