Ashura Blaster

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp. [Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Ashura Blaster © 1990 Taito Corp.


A vertically scrolling shoot'em up game.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Ashura Blaster machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Taito B System Hardware
Prom Stickers : C43

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : 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 ROM.
Machine's picture.

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