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Grind Stormer


Grind Stormer (c) 1992 Toaplan.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : TP-027


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.375 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.41 Hz

Palette Colors : 2048


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Licensed to American Sammy for USA, to Unite Trading for Korea, to Charterfield for Hong Kong and South East Asia and to Anomoto International for Taiwan.


This game is known in Japan as "V-Five".


This would be Ikeda Tsunemoto's first game at Toaplan. He went on to become a founding member of Cave, where he still works as a lead programmer. It is due to him that the phenomenon of the 'Danmaku'; the huge walls of bullets seen in "Donpachi" etc, came about.


- UPDATES -


Grind Stormer seems to be different in the way that you pick up the items directly and don't go through the power-up bar.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Hidden Functions : If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.


- STAFF -


Director : Kenichi Takano

Programmers : Sigue Hayasato, Tsuneki Ikeda

Graphic designers : Y. Naora, Mikio Yamaguchi

Sound director : Masahiro Yuge


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1994)