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Lightning Fighters (World)

Lightning Fighters (c) 05/1990 Konami.


Game ID : GX939

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), K053260 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


This game is known in Japan as "Trigon".

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Collection Vol.2 - KICA-1016) on 21/08/1990.


In Lightning Fighters (World) and Trigon (Japan) there are different ''rules'' depending on whether you start the game with one or two players. In a one-player game, you start with no bombs, and when you die the game restarts you at a checkpoint. In a two-player game, each life starts with one bomb, and when you die you respawn in place. There are some powerups that only appear in a two-player game and one that only appears in a one-player game. The game type cannot be changed once the game starts. A second player cannot join an originally one-player game; conversely, if one player dies in a two-player game the game remains in two-player mode and the second player can rejoin at any time.

In Lightning Fighters (US), even if you start a one-player game, the game is always in two-player mode: you respawn in place when you die and you start each life with one bomb stocked. This means that a second player can join midway into a one-player game. Unfortunately it also means that the powerup that only appears in one-player games in the other versions, does not appear at all in the US version. Also, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


Programmers : H. Tsujimoto, H. Okazaki, Tadasu Kitae

Graphic designers : Kuniaki Kakuwa, Y. Noguchi, M. Inafuku

Sound editors : K. Matsubara, K. Yamane

Engineers : M. Idaka, H. Matsuura

Title designers : M. Yoshihashi, H. Matsuda