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Rambo III (Europe set 1)

Rambo III (c) 1989 Taito.

Assume the role of Rambo and Colonel Sam Trautman as they fight the soviet army in afghanistan.


Taito B System hardware

Board Number : K1100485A

Prom Stickers : B93

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), 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 : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Based on the movie of the same name. The movie 'Rambo III' is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. It is intended for mature audiences and parently discression is advised. Children under 17 not admitted unless requiring accompanying parent or adult guardian.


The US version is slightly different, it has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.

The game has a different ending depending if you play the American or European version.


* Level select : boot machine with service switch pressed.

Message appears : SERVICE SWITCH ERROR, press 1p Start(x3), service switch, 1p Start.

Message appears : SELECT BY DOWN SW, select level with joy Down/Up and push Start button.


Game programmers : T. Katoh, H. Yayama, Mom. Kobayashi, K. Kondoh, Takeshi Ishizashi

Character Designers : Takashi Yamada, Noritaka Kawamoto, Kenji Hazama, Seiji Kawagishi, Kazumasa Fuseya, A. Yamamoto, Kohzoh Igarashi, Tomita Takaaki, Y. Iwata

Game designer : Akira Saitoh

P.C.B. designer : Eikichi Takahashi

Designers : Kazuo Nakagawa, Hiroyasu Nagai

Sound designers (Team Zuntata) : Masahiko Takagi, Yasuko Yamada, Pinch Punch