Battle Circuit [Green Board]

The Capcom CPS-II Cart. by Capcom Co., Ltd.

Battle Circuit [Green Board] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Capcom CPS-II Cart.

Battle Circuit © 1997 Capcom.


In this side-scrolling beat'em up, 5 wacky colour-coded characters fight to arrest 'Dr. Saturn' and stop the 'Shiva System' from taking over the world! Earn money to buy special moves and power-ups. This game has 7 stages...
* Stage 1: Inside enemy ship.
* Stage 2: Fever in disco, den of evil.
* Stage 3: Dead heat in desert.
* Stage 4: Sneak in and foil Dr. Saturn's plans.
* Stage 5: Jungle Battle, escape from death line.
* Stage 6: Chase Zipang as you go down river.
* Final Stage : Showdown, desperate battle with Shiva system.
* Secret : Last battle, stop Master Program.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Runs on the "CP System II" hardware.
Green Board [Japan]

Players: Up to 4.
Control: 8-way joystick per player.
Buttons: 2 per player.
=> [1] Attack, [2] Jump

TRIVIA

Battle Circuit was released in March 1997. It was known as the 21th CPS-II game.

Known export releases:
"Battle Circuit [Blue Board]"
"Battle Circuit [Grey Board]"

Some of the game's characters seem to borrow moves & stuff from other Capcom games :
• Cyber Blue : His battle armor seems VERY inspired by the one used by "Captain Commando", also his Cyber Cannon is reminiscent of Iron Man's Proton Cannon in "Marvel Super Heroes".
• Captain Silver : One of his special attacks is clearly based on Iceman's Artic Attack in "X-Men - Children of the Atom".
• Yellow Iris : Her Speed Up power attack is based on Psylocke's Gem Ability in "Marvel Super Heroes" in which she summons copies of herself that attack enemies.
• Pink Ostrich : She borrows LOTS of moves from Zelkin Fiskerkogen, the bird alien from "Star Gladiator - Episode : I Final Crusade". Also her anklet is quite reminiscent of the spiky bracelets that Chun-li wears in the Street Fighter games.
• Alien Green : His jump & slam throw is clearly based on Haggar's Pile Driver in "Final Fight".

Johnny (the second boss) is based on Elvis Presley. When you defeat him, he becomes fat.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Pink Ostrich and Alien Green are very hard to clear stage 2 & 3. So if you can put only one credit in the machine, play with another character.

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.
Game's manual.
Official website: http://www.capcom.co.jp/newproducts/arcade/battle/bs-top.html

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