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Thundercade / Twin Formation

Thundercade (c) 1987 Seta.


Game ID : UA-0

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 8 Mhz), M65C02 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 2 Mhz), YM3812 (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (FIRE, BOMB)


Licensed to Taito for manufacture and distribution.

This game is also known as "Twin Formation" and in Japan as "Tokusyu Butai U.A.G.".


* Autoshot : repeatedly press the FIRING button for a couple of seconds, then, hold the button.

* If you defeat the giant tank boss with only the default single shot weapon, you will get the lazer powerup. Lose your existing weapons by, carefully, allowing them to be hit by enemies; you must do this before the tank boss enters the screen. Note : Bomb strikes must not be used to defeat the tank boss, or the lazer powerup will not appear.

* By using your Bomb attack when the score reads 777,000-odd, a 7UP powerup will appear, giving you seven extra lives.


Producer : Jun Fujimoto

Character designers : T. Sunaga, M. Takeda, A. Kumura, K. Sato

Programmers : J. Narita, Kazuaki Nakanishi, K. Okuda, H. Kobayashi, K. Yoshii, M. Nonaka

Music & Sound : K. Hasegawa

Goblin sound : T. Suzuki, H. Yotsumoto


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom