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Romset and name:
nightstr Night Striker (World)
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation Japan
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying (chase view)
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways, Stick
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cockpit, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
40 to 50 (Decent)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
320x240@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
3 channels
Audio chips:
Speaker, Volume Filter, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.53 released on aug-12 2001
Last release:
Mame 0.207 released on feb-27 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:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Imperfect
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video Game was published 30 years ago:

    Night Striker © 1989 Taito.

    Night Striker is a 3-D shoot-em-up rendered with fast moving, sprite-scaled graphics. Players must guide an armoured hover car through a number of scrolling levels - destroying waves of enemies in the process - in an attempt to rescue a scientist who has been kidnapped by a terrorist organization. A large guardian awaits players at the end of each level, with each one taking several hits to destroy.

    Instead of having a set number of lives, the player's vehicle is equipped with a shield that depletes whenever the player is hit by enemy fire or has collisions with either enemies or scenery. The player's shields are recharged at the end of every level.

    Night Striker takes its influences from many landmark games of the sprite scaling genre, all of which are Sega releases. The basic shoot-em-up gameplay is similar in style to both 1985's "Space Harrier" and 1987's "Thunder Blade". Some of the game's levels resemble those of 1988's "Galaxy Force II" as well as "Thunder Blade", while the game's level structure - a 'pyramid' of levels that allows players to chose their own route through the game with the use of end-of-level forked roads - is borrowed from the 1986 classic, "Out Run".

    TECHNICAL
    Taito Z System hardware
    Prom Stickers: B91

    Main CPU: (2x) Motorola 68000
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2610

    Players: 1
    Control: stick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Night Striker was released in October 1989.

    Only 303 Japanese versions were produced.

    The eerie and ambient game soundtrack is by Zuntata, an internal team of composers within Taito responsible for other great soundtracks including Darius Gaiden, Gun-Lock, G-Darius.

    Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Darius II: G.S.M. Taito 4 - PCCB-00010-12) on November 11, 1989.

    A new version of the soundtrack was released in 1998 and is sprinkled with anecdotes (spoken in Japanese) about the game (Z-Replica Vol. 2 - Urban Trail Night Striker - ZTTL-0025).

    Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on April 1, 1999.

    UPDATES
    The US version has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • If you become 'out of control', you can shoot enemies until the continue screen appears.
    • When you are on the roads, you will get a 8X bonus score (this don't work on Sky, Rivers and Sea).

    STAFF
    Producer: Tohru Sugawara
    Director: Kenshi Kaito
    Software: Tohru Sugawara, Hideki Hashimoto, Toshiaki Tsukano, Tmr-Win, Iromust, Takashi Kitabayashi
    Character designers: Kohzoh Igarashi, Minori Ishino, Takako Kojima, Kenshi Kaito
    Hardware: Toshiyuki Sanada
    Electric: Tomio Takeda
    Mechanic: Tohru Yamamoto, Tohru Hirata, Tomio Suzuki, Nobuyuki Iwasaki
    Designers: Shinobu Sekiguchi, Akio Nomura
    Sound & music composed by (Zuntata): Masahiko Takaki
    Executive producer: Keisuke Hasegawa

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Sega Mega CD (may.28, 1993) "Night Striker [Model T-11014]"
    [JP] Sony PlayStation (jul.28, 1995) "Night Striker [Model SLPS-00050]"
    [JP] Sega Saturn (june.14, 1996) "Night Striker S [Model T-19901G]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"

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