Bucky O'Hare [Model GX173]

The Arcade PCB by Konami Co., Ltd.

Bucky O'Hare [Model GX173] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Bucky O'Hare © 1992 Konami Company, Limited.


This beat'em up game is the story of a green rabbit named Bucky O'Hare and his crew fighting to save the 'Aniverse' (Like our universe, just in another dimension with different planets) from the invading Toads ruled by a computer system known as KOMPLEX.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Bucky O'Hare [Model GX173] the  Arcade PCB
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(members only)
Game ID : GX173

Main CPU : Motorola 68000
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151, K054539

Players : 2 or 4
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 3
=> Shoot, Jump, Super Bomb

TRIVIA

Bucky O'Hare was released in September 1992, it is based on the short-lived cartoon aired in 1991. Originally based upon the comic book created by Larry Hama in 1978, this was the first serious competitor to the TMNT because it wasn't completely children-oriented and the comic book wasn't a TMNT wannabe. However, due to poor distribution of the TV show and financial problems with the producers the show couldn't see a second season.

Several of the staff members went on to form the developer Treasure the following year. 'Escape Iuchi5' is Hiroshi Iuchi, the director of "Ikaruga" and "Radiant Silvergun". 'Gammer Kikuchi' is Tetsuhiko Kikuchi, the character director of "Guardian Heroes", and 'Star Hanzawa' is Norio Hanzawa, the composer for most of Treasure's games.

Soundtrack Releases (for limited-edition) :
Konami All-Stars 1993 ~ Music Station of Dreams (KICA-9016~8) December 24, 1992

UPDATES

In the U.S. version :
• "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen added.
• Extra lives are impossible to obtain. In the world version, you could obtain an extra life by collecting a heart if you had enough health (the unused health is carried over to the new life).
• The Gimmick Weapon is mapped to button 3 (mapped to buttons 1 and 2 in the world version).
• You must press all three buttons to use a super bomb (mapped to button 3 in the world version).

STAFF

Main Programmer : Wada 92618
Software Designers : Momohei Koyama, MZ80K Ando
Main Character Designer : Hiroshi Iuchi (as 'Escape Iuchi5')
Character Designer : Drunker Yokoki
Enemy Character Designer : Tetsuhiko Kikuchi (as 'Gammer Kikuchi')
Sound Program and Effects by : Hideaki Kashima, Kouji Kazaoka, Kazuhito
Music by : Norio Hanzawa (as 'Star Hanzawa')
Screen Play by : K. Kinugasa
Hardware Designer : Dendou Konishi
Package Designer : Shogo Kumasaka
Supervisor : K. Wada
Management by : S. Kido
Special Thanks : A. Gentile, J. Gentile, T. Wills, W. Burr, S. Kaufman, F. Pellegrini, M. Hermanson, M. Sameyan, K. Totsuka, J. Narita, Y. Hatano, E. Ueda

PORTS

Others:


LCD handheld game (1992)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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