Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference

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Image Fight (Japan, revision A)

Image Fight (c) 11/1988 Irem.

A vertically scrolling shoot-em-up with an original premise. The game's first five stages are supposed to be a 'simulation' and serve as training to test the player's abilities. Player's will receive a penalty if their hit-ratio is too low.

Once players have proved themselves on the opening stages, they will progress to the game's last three stages, blasting off into space on a mission to destroy the alien vegetation surrounding the Moon's main computer. If the player fails in the mission, they must endure the dreaded 'Penalty Zone'. Features a high level of challenge, a wide variety of weapons and the ability to change speed.

If the player's ship is equipped with one or more red/blue extra guns, pushing both ACTION buttons simultaneously will sling the guns forward in a boomerang-like fashion. This is a powerful and destructive method and can be done an unlimited number of times.


Irem M-72 system hardware

Main CPU : V30 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), DAC (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 256 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 55.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


The OF-1 (the player's ship) appears as an unlockable ship in the Sony PlayStation 2 game "R-Type Final".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Image Fight : G.S.M Irem 1 - D28B0012) on 21/01/1989.


* Secret Invincibility :

1) Turn DIP 2-7 ON.

2) Reset the game with holding Player 2-Button 2 (Speed Change button).

3) You will be able to start a game with invincibility.


1. Image Fight (1988)

2. Image Fight II (1991)


Sound composer : Sclap


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1990)

Nintendo Famicom (1990)

Sega Saturn (1998, "Image Fight & X-Multiply")

Sony PlayStation (1998, "Image Fight & X Multiply")

FM Town Marty

* Computers :

Sharp X68000 (1990)