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Romset and name:
gsword Great Swordsman (World?)
Manufacturer:
Allumer / Taito Corporation
Year:
Genre:
Sports
Category:
Sports / Misc.
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 2 ways (horizontal)
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x224@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Intel 8041A, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, OKI MSM5205 ADPCM, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.34b1 released on aug-16 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.219 released on feb-29 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:
NO DUMP
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
PRELIMINARY
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Imperfect
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 36 years ago:

    Great Swordsman © 1984 Taito Corp.

    Great Swordsman is a 1-on-1, side view, sword fighting game that spans 3 types of sword fighting: Fencing, Kendo, and gladiator-style combat.

    TECHNICAL
    Board Number: M6100032A
    Prom Stickers: AC#/AC#/AA

    Main CPU: (2x) Zilog Z80
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910, OKI MSM5205

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

    TRIVIA
    Great Swordsman was released in September 1984 in Japan.

    There are a total of 3 stages in Great Swordsman, with a total of 15 opponents. Once you finish the last opponent, the game starts over from the beginning at a much harder skill level (you keep your points, however). Between each stage, there's a bonus stage that allows you to rack up points by blocking an archer's arrows. Following are the stage and opponent names:

    • Stage 1 - Fencing
    Opponent 1: Appels
    Opponent 2: Redon
    Opponent 3: Fantin

    • Bonus Stage 1 - Block the Archer's Arrows

    • Stage 2 - Kendo
    Opponent 1: Senpou
    Opponent 2: Jihou
    Opponent 3: Chuken
    Opponent 4: Fukusho
    Opponent 5: Taisho

    • Bonus Stage 2 - Block the Archer's Arrows
    • Stage 3 - Roman
    Opponent 1: Mars
    Opponent 2: Hermes
    Opponent 3: Apollo
    Opponent 4: Helios
    Opponent 5: Orion
    Opponent 6: Uranus
    Opponent 7: Zeus

    The names of the opponents in this game are interesting in that each stage's names are terms/names used either in that art form, country of origin, or era in which the art form was related to. Following are reasons (and perhaps guesses) as to why they used the names they did:

    Appels - A quick stamp of the foot used in fencing as a feint to produce an opening.
    Redon - Redon, Odilon (1840-1916). French painter and graphic artist, one of the outstanding figures of Symbolism.
    Fantin - Fantin-Latour, Henri (1836-1904). French painter and lithographer.

    Senpou - The first 'player' in a Kenpo match-style competition to line up (also spelled "Senpo").
    Jihou - The second 'player' in a Kenpo match-style competition to line up (also spelled "Jiho").
    Chuken - The third 'player' in a Kenpo match-style competition to line up.
    Fukusho - The fourth 'player' in a Kenpo match-style competition to line up.
    Taisho - The last 'player' in a Kenpo match-style competition to line up.

    Mars - God of war
    Hermes - God of boundaries and of the travellers who cross them (such as bringing newly-dead souls to the underworld, Hades)
    Apollo - God of music, archery, healing, light, truth, etc...
    Helios - God of the Sun
    Orion - God, the hunter
    Uranus - God of the Sky
    Zeus - God of the Earth and Ruler of Mount Olympus

    On stages 1 and 2, any 2 out-of-bounds results in a loss of a point. It is impossible to go out-of-bounds on stage 3. Stage 1 requires 5 points per match, with 3 matches. Stage 2 requires 2 points per match, with 5 matches. Stage 3 requires 1 point per match with 7 matches. Simultaneous hits do not count for either player. On Stage 1, a tie results in a win for you! (It is impossible to tie on stages 2 and 3, based on their point structures).

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Trick: By continually hitting your opponents sword, you can cause them to lose their sword. Their sword ends up impaling their head!
    • Trick: Killing your opponent very quickly with a strike to the head can cause their helmet to fly off.
    • Tip: High and mid strikes in succession can easily force your opponent out-of-bounds.
    • Tip: On stage 1, holding away from your opponent while striking increases your weapon return speed.
    • Tip: On stage 3, use the far right wall as a defense, since you can't step out-of-bounds.

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
    [KO] Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

    CONTRIBUTE
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