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Kyukyoku Tiger (Japan)


Kyukyoku Tiger (c) 10/1987 Toaplan.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : TP-011


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7 Mhz), Z80 (@ 3.5 Mhz), TMS32010 (@ 3.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.5 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 54.88 Hz

Palette colors : 1792


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Ultimate Tiger'.


Licensed to Taito (Prom Stickers : B30).


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Kyukyoku Tiger : G.S.M. Taito 2 - D28B0008) on 21/11/1988.


This game is known outside Japan as "Twin Cobra".


- UPDATES -


Difference between "Twin Cobra" and Kyukyoku Tiger :

* T.C. supports two simultaneous players.

* K.T. supports two players, but only one at a time.

* For this reason, it also supports Table Top cabinets.

* T.C. stores 3 characters for high scores.

* K.T. stores 6 characters for high scores.

* T.C. heroes are Red and Blue for player 1 and 2 respectively.

* K.T. heroes are grey for both players.

*T.C. dead remains of ground tanks are circular.

* K.T. dead remains of ground tanks always vary in shape.

* T.C. continues new hero and continued game at current position.

* K.T. continues new hero and continued game at predefined positions. After dying and your new hero appears, if you do not travel more than your helicopter length forward, you are penalised and moved back further when your next hero appears.

* K.T. Due to this difference in continue sequence, Kyukyoku Tiger is MUCH harder, challenging and nearly impossible to complete !


- SERIES -


1. Kyukyoku Tiger (1987)

2. Kyukyoku Tiger II (1995)

3. Kyukyoku Tiger II Plus (1997, Sega Saturn)


- STAFF -


Music and sound created by : Tatsuya Uemura


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1989)

FM Towns Marty (1994)

Sony PlayStation (1996, "Toaplan Shooting Battle 1")

Nintendo Famicom


* Computers :

Sharp X68000