Ashura Blaster

The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp. See Timeline

Ashura Blaster screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Ashura Blaster © 1990 Taito Corp.


A vertically scrolling shoot'em up game.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Ashura Blaster Arcade Video Game
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Taito B System Hardware
Prom Stickers : C43

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [1] Fire, [2] Bomb

TRIVIA

Ashura Blaster was released in March 1990.

Developed by Visco (in the 2nd stage, you can see 'Visco').

The kanji characters on the titlescreen read 'Ashura'. Ashura is a demon related to fighting.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'REX'.

UPDATES

The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

TIPS AND TRICKS

In this game, there is no backfire from enemies, like in other similar shoot'em ups. So you do not have to worry to be hit, after you pass certain enemies.

SOURCES
Game's picture.
Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.

Page last modified on November 15, 2015