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Battle Circuit (Japan 970319)


Battle Circuit (c) 03/1997 Capcom.


In this side-scrolling beat'em up, five wacky colour-coded characters fight to arrest 'Dr. Saturn' and stop the 'Shiva System' from taking over the world! Earn money to buy special moves and power-ups. This game has 7 stages...

* Stage 1 : Inside enemy ship.

* Stage 2 : Fever in disco, den of evil.

* Stage 3 : Dead heat in desert.

* Stage 4 : Sneak in and foil Dr. Saturn's plans.

* Stage 5 : Jungle Battle, escape from death line.

* Stage 6 : Chase Zipang as you go down river.

* Final Stage : Showdown, desperate battle with Shiva system.

* Secret : Last battle, stop Master Program.


- TECHNICAL -


Capcom Play System II hardware (CPS II)

Game ID : CP-S II No. 21


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 11.8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.63 Hz

Palette Colors : 4096


Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [1] Attack, [2] Jump


- TRIVIA -


Some of the game's characters seem to borrow moves & stuff from other Capcom games :

* Cyber Blue : His battle armor seems VERY inspired by the one used by "Captain Commando", also his Cyber Cannon is reminiscent of Iron Man's Proton Cannon in "Marvel Super Heroes".

* Captain Silver : One of his special attacks is clearly based on Iceman's Artic Attack in "X-Men - Children of the Atom".

* Yellow Iris : Her Speed Up power attack is based on Psylocke's Gem Ability in "Marvel Super Heroes" in which she summons copies of herself that attack enemies.

* Pink Ostrich : She borrows LOTS of moves from Zelkin Fiskerkogen, the bird alien from "Star Gladiator - Episode : I Final Crusade". Also her anklet is quite reminiscent of the spiky bracelets that Chun-li wears in the Street Fighter games.

* Alien Green : His jump & slam throw is clearly based on Haggar's Pile Driver in "Final Fight".


Johnny (the second boss) is based on Elvis Presley. When you defeat him, he becomes fat.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


Pink Ostrich and Alien Green are very hard to clear stage 2 & 3. So if you can put only one credit in the machine, play with another character.


- STAFF -


Planner : Burns Fuji, Dave Matumoto, Ryozo Tsujimoto, Satoshi.M

Program designers : T. Ueno, Batayon, HDO, Dress

Character graphics : Nakamu->, Pinopu, Ino, Hana Kimo Komo, Shinya Kitamura, M. Nakatani, Yorio, Dekao, Dai, T.Ohsumi, Takep, Michiru

Title design : Shoei

Arts : Hiroki Ohnishi, Yamamoto Kouji, Nakamura Takako, Hirokazu Yonezuka, Nissui Asae, Nukeo, Hiro, Tokio.N

Sound effects : Hachibee

BGM : Syun Nishigaki (Kobekko)

All sound produced by Arcade Sound Team.

Voices : Toshiyuki Morikawa, Takashi Nagasako, Kouji Tobe, Miyuki Yamamoto, Jin Yamanoi, Miki Yoshino

Producers : Tomoshi Sadamoto, Ken Kun

General producers : Noritaka Funamizu, Yoshiki Okamoto