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Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (Ver. 95/03/22B, Europe)


Pretty Soldier - Sailor Moon (c) 03/1995 Banpresto / Gazelle.


A one or two-player sideways scrolling beat-em-up sees the Sailor Senshi fighting their way through five levels of anime-based combat. Each Sailor Soldier - chosen from a selection of five, stiletto and mini skirt-wearing combatants - can punch, kick, jump, and throw their enemies; before finally reaching the traditional end-of-level boss.


As with Capcom's "Final Fight", and indeed many other games of the genre, items that aid the player are either dropped by beaten enemies or revealed after hitting certain obstacles and containers. Food can be used to replenish lost health and various trinkets can be picked up for bonus points. Finally, magic crystals can be found and are needed to activate the 'special attack' move. This works in a similar way to Sega's "Shinobi", with every enemy on the screen taking a hit.


Players must have at least one crystal to use the Special attack and up to five crystals can be carried at once. The more crystals the player holds when the special attack is utilized, the more effective it is against the game's enemies. Each level features its own unique, anime style animation. On level five, Sailor Soldier's signature attack move, from the original Japanese anime upon which the game is based, makes an appearance.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : BP945A


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), (2x) OKI6295 (@ 16 Khz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 57.55 Hz

Palette colors : 8192


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


- TRIVIA -


This game was developed by Gazelle and is based on the Toei Manga cartoons and comics of the same name :

'Sailor Moon' : 'Moon Tiara Action'.

'Sailor Mercury' : 'Mercury Bubble Spray'.

'Sailor Mars' : 'Mars Fire Soul'.

'Sailor Jupiter' : 'Supreme Thunder'.

'Sailor Venus' : 'Twin Crescent Beam'.


- UPDATES -


The US version published and developed by Sega has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


Whenever Tuxedo Mask appears, pick up the rose he throws to regain full health.


- STAFF -


Supervisor : Naoko Takeuchi, Fumio Osano

Executive producer : Kisaburoh Higashi

Producer : Johan Satoh

Total co-ordinator : Toshifumi Kawashima

Director : Hiroyuki Fujimoto

Art director : Satoshi Iwataki

Art co-director : Toshinobu Komazawa

Graphic designers : Mihoko Sudoh, Otokazu Eda, Yuhko Tataka, Shingo Ishikawa, Mikio Yamaguchi, Kumi Kayama, Noboru Inamoto, Junya Inoue, Masayuki Ohsumi, Tohru Iwataki

Animation director : Kensei Sasaki

Animation art director : Kazuko Tadano

Animator : Hiromi Matsushita, Studio Live

Animation digitizers : Miki Higuchi, Mutsuo Danki, Hiroko Koyano, Mayumi Onodera

Music composer : Seiichi Sakurai

Sound effects : Yoshitatsu Sakai

Hardware supervisor : Hideki Ikinaga

Hardware co-ordinator : Kazuhisa Takasu

Hardware designer : Hiroyuki Nagayoshi

All program works by Hiroyuki Fujimoto.

Game designers : Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Satoshi Iwataki


* Character Voice [From the defauld hiscore table initials] :

[KOT] : Kotono Mitsuishi (Sailor Moon)

[AYA] : Aya Hisakawa (Sailor Mercury)

[MIC] : Michie Tomizawa (Sailor Mars)

[EMI] : Emi Shinohara (Sailor Jupiter)

[RIK] : Rika Fukami (Sailor Venus)