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Waku Waku 7


Waku Waku 7 (c) 11/1996 Sunsoft.


A hilarious parody of different styles of anime and video games featuring seven selectable characters and a nasty end boss! It's worth playing for the dialogue alone.


- TECHNICAL -


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0225


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.19 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Quick punch, [B] Quick kick, [C] Strong punch, [D] Strong kick


- TRIVIA -


'Waku Waku' is Japanese onomatopoiea for sounds of excitement.


The bonus stage battle against Bonus Kun, the Shotokan punching bag, is a parody of Ryu and Ken of "Street Fighter" fame. Watch him imitate all of their best moves! It also appears that Bonus Kun's music stage is a parody of 'The Theme of Ryu', which is, as the name implies, the theme music for Ryu in "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior".


Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Waku Waku 7 - PCCB-00215) on 21/08/1996.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Reverse Title : accumulate 7 credits and the title will be reversed (77 too).


* Alternate Costume Colors : press B, C, or D when selecting a fighter on the character selection screen.


* Choose Black Color : on character selection screen, press Down+A+B+C+D simultaneously.


* Change Winning Mark : on character selection screen, press Left+Start simultaneously. If done right, a voice will be heard. Doing the code again changes the marks back to normal.


* Change CPU Character Color : on character selection screen, press Upperright+Start+A simultaneously.


* Widescreen Mode : on character selection screen, press Right+Start+C simultaneously.


* Arina Stage Song Lyrics : when fighting Arina, before 'Round 1' appears, press Start, then A+D.


- STAFF -


Programmers : Yuichi Ueda, Shige. YTM. Inaba

Graphic designers : Murakichi, Chupon, Kouki Kita, Toshihiko Narita, Yasuhide Maeda, Atsuki Matsui, Masasashi Kajikawa, Takuro Nagai, Kazuhito Terada, Naoto Kunimori, Tatsuya Doe

Sound composers : Kazuo Nii, Noriaki Urata

Music composers : Masato Araikawa

Musicians : Masayoshi Kondo, Hiroshi Koizumi, Andre Black, Yayoi Sakiyama, Eri Kusaka

Voice actors & Actress : Yoko Okouchi, Yoshinori Kudo, Mariko Masuda, Osamu Nakamoto, Tokoshige Tsujimura, Ben Izawa, Toshiyuki Fujita, Kazunori Hotta, Chitose Omi,Naho Hattori, Yukitoshi Hirano

Music coordinators : Atsushi Mihiro, Hideo Zaitsu

Director : Yuichi Ueda


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1997)