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Return of Ishtar, The


The Return of Ishtar (c) 07/1986 Namco.


- TECHNICAL -


Namco System 86 hardware

Game ID : RI


Main CPU : (2x) M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz), HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz), Namco 8-channel WSG


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 288 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 512


Players : 1

Control : Double 8-way joysticks

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


The Return of Ishtar is the first game from Namco to feature a 'password function'.


Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Game Music Vol.1 - 28XA-170) on 25/07/1987.


- SERIES -


1. The Tower of Druaga (1984)

2. The Return of Ishtar (1986)

3. The Quest of Ki (1988, Nintendo Famicom)

4. The Blue CrystalRod (1994, Nintendo Super Famicom)

5. The Nightmare of Druaga - Mysterious Dungeons (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)


- STAFF -


Game designer : Masanobu Endoh

Character designer : Yuichiro Shinozaki

Programmer : Naito

Musics and sound effects : Junko Ozawa


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1996, "Namco Museum Vol.4")


* Computers :

Sharp X68000 (1986)

Fujitsu FM7 (1986)

PC (1987)

MSX2

PC [Windows, CD-Rom] (2001)