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V-Five (Japan)


V-Five (c) 12/1992 Toaplan.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : TP-027


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.375 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.41 Hz

Palette Colors : 2048


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


This game is known outside Japan as "Grind Stormer".


This would be Ikeda Tsunemoto's first game at Toaplan. He went on to become a founding member of Cave, where he still works as a lead programmer. It is due to him that the phenomenon of the ''Danmaku''; the huge walls of bullets seen in "Donpachi" etc, came about.


- UPDATES -


"Grind Stormer" seems to be different in the way that you pick up the items directly and don't go through the power-up bar.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Hidden Functions : If the ''Invulnerability dip switch'' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also ''Pause'' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.


* Bomber Mode : Input code Right, Left, Button2, Left, Down, Button1, Up, Left on title screen after inserted a credit. Displayed ''BOMBER. Ver'' and the game system is changed to "Grind Stormer"'s one.


- STAFF -


Director : Kenichi Takano

Programmers : Sigue Hayasato, Tsuneki Ikeda

Graphic designers : Y. Naora, Mikio Yamaguchi

Sound director : Masahiro Yuge