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Knight Boy


Knight Boy (c) 1986 Taito.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 6 Mhz), M68705 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256


Players : 2

Control : 8-way Joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


This game is also known as "KiKiKaiKai".


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Secret characters : when 'Game Over' screen appears, hold UP key until the screen change. The bear (kuma) and the valley (tani) should appear on the title screen. It means that this game have been developed by Taito Kumagaya (kuma + tani) Laboratory. And if you start the game when these characters are displayed, on life is added to your play (3 by default, the game should start with 4 lives).


* Wave a flag at a lamp post with a red orb inside it and you will get a powerup.


* There are several types of letters or messages :

White - increase range

Red - increse firepower

Yellow - big letters


* You can also pick up 'eggs' along the way. These eggs are activated by hitting fire & flag at the same time.

Blue - freezes all monsters for a given period of time, also those off screen.

Yellow - kill everything on screen.


* The 'gremlins' don't kill you but they slow you down. You can lose them by running around a lamppost.