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Steel Gunner

Steel Gunner (c) 1990 Namco.

Some major trouble is brewing in the city of Neo Arc. A radical terrorist group known as S.T.U.R.M. is causing problems to the citizens of Neo Arc by kidnapping a well respected quantum physicist and his assistant in order to create an abominable war machine. However there's a ray of hope which come in the form of the police department's counter-terrorist force called Steel Gunner. Now the battle is set for it's up to both Steel Gunner Officers Cliff and Garcia to stop the seemingly merciless wrath of S.T.U.R.M. and it's leader : Gatse Bernard


Namco System 2 hardware

Game ID : SN

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz), HD63705 (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C140 (@ 21.39 Khz), YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 288 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette Colors : 8192

Players : 2

Control : lightgun

Buttons : 2


The name of the police force is the Neo Arc PD (Neo = 'NEW' Arc = i.e. Newark, New Jersey). A clever play on words.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.7 - VICL-8004) on 01/05/1991.


1. Steel Gunner (1990)

2. Steel Gunner 2 (1991)


Director : G. Iwasaki

Programmers : K. Nakamura, Y. Ohmori

Sound effects : Yoshie Takayanagi

Visual directors : H. Kikuchi, K. Mizuno

Visual designers : M. Kimura, Y. Mizushima, S. Sasaki, M. Tejima

Industrial designer : S. Tohyama

Mechanical designers : H. Igarashi, T. Ohara, J. Koyama

Electrical designers : O. Morita, T. Ohgane, J. Takano

Producers : K. Sawano, K. Tashiro