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Main data
Romset and name:
pulstar Pulstar
Short name:
Pulstar
Manufacturer:
Aicom
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Horizontal
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:
Normal, VS Mode
Free-play:
Supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
90 to 100 (Best Games)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
320x224@59.185606 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Speaker, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.34b5 released on oct-16 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.230 released on mar-31 2021
Clone of:
-
Bios:
neogeo Neo-Geo MV-6F
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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:
Supported
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  • SNK Neo-Geo MVS cart. published 26 years ago:

    Pulstar © 1995 Aicom.

    Pulstar is a sideways scrolling shoot-em-up set in the year 2248, in which the first recorded sign of alien life is discovered on Mars. A signal emanates from the red planet and from it an object is observed travelling at light-speed out of the Solar System. Earth scientists are wary of what this could mean and warn the world's defenses to prepare for a possible attack.

    Eight years later, an alien fleet follows the signal and begins attacking the human space craft awaiting them in Neptune's orbit. The battle spreads throughout the Solar System and within two years Neptune is destroyed, Jupiter is turned into a star and more than half of Earth's continents disappear from rising ocean levels and the planet's changing axis as a result. Kaoru Yamazaki, lone fighter pilot of the Dino246, is one of the few survivors of the Pulstar attack force, founded to save the Solar System from the alien invaders.

    Pulstar borrows many of its visual and gameplay elements from all three games in Irem's legendary "R-Type" series, including the Beam weapon and R-type's infamous pod attachment. Unlike "R-Type", however, Pulstar's pod cannot be detached from the front of the ship and merely acts as a shield to protect the player's ship.

    The game includes a weapon power bar which consists of two halves. The right-hand side of the bar turns blue when the fire button is held down and when released, it delivers a devastating beam of energy. The left-hand side turns red when the fire button is pressed repeatedly in quick succession, shooting out a barrage of smaller, rapid blasts.

    Pulstar consists of eight challenging levels, with the player able to start the game on any one of the first four.

    TECHNICAL
    Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
    Game ID: 0089

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 2
    → [A] Attack/Charge attack, [B] Restart the move

    TRIVIA
    Released in August 1995.

    Pulstar was one of the first games on the NEO-GEO to use state-of-the-art SGI rendered graphics like those found in Nintendo Super Famicom's "Donkey Kong Country".

    The pre-production name of this game was 'Reaction'.

    Tracy Miller holds the official record for this game with 68,350 points.

    Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Pulstar - PCCB-00192) on 21/10/1995.

    STAFF
    Staff: Nenko, M. Yoshida, T. Nagakubo, Naomi, Daikiti, K. Katoku, K. Urahama, K. Okabe, Toshio. I, Yamadasan, Shion, F. Ryuze
    Music composed by: Harumi Fujita, Yasuaki Fujita

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    SNK Neo-Geo CD (1995)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2067&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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