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Growl (World)

Growl (c) 02/1991 Taito.

A huge melee battle featuring four forest rangers out to save the animals from the sinister poachers. Lots of enemies onscreen make for a hectic fight!


Taito F2 System hardware

Board Number : K1100638B

Prom Stickers : C74

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


This game is known in Japan as "Runark".

This game was dedicated to the late Mr. Katsujiro Fujimoto.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'KOU'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Runark, Gun Frontier - PCCB-00060) on 21/04/1991.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on 01/04/1999.


Promotion object : Hiromitsu Mihara

Music & Sound effects (Zuntata) : Yasuhisa Watanabe (Yack.)

Character designers : Yasuhiko Kikuchi, Kohzoh Igarashi (Aya Inochi Igarashi), Fujiwaran X, Senba Takatsuna, Hisakazu Kato

Hardware : Eikichi Takahashi, Bruiser Kushiro

Trifling work : Insector Fjw

Software : 3D Master Sugawara, Muscle Sato, Masaki Yagi (Yamabanga Yagi Ymot), On a Ninja Daisuke Yasukouchi, Chinpuson Mr2 Tanaka, Yuichi Kohyama (as God Mountain Y. Kohyama)

Software support : Hideki Hashimoto, Takashi Kitabayashi

Base game plan : Exit Yab

Game direction : Hide Chan

Project management : Hidehiro Fujiwara


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1991)

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")