Desert War

The Arcade Video Game by Jaleco Co., Ltd.

Desert War screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Desert War © 1995 Jaleco.

A vertically scrolling shoot'em up game where the mission is to rescue the prisoners of war from enemy battlefields.


Jaleco Mega System 32 hardware

Main CPU : V70 (@ 20 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YMF271 (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Desert War was released in September 1995.

Developed by Nihon Maicom Kaihatsu (NMK). Desert War is their last video game development. They went into bankruptcy in August 1999.

After developing this game, NMK was supposed to develop a new video game called 'space war'.

This game is known in Japan as "Wangan Sensou".


• Fast Move : When prisoners go to heliport, you can tap the 'A' button for speed up.

• Get more points : If you use 'B' button on Enemy, you will get more points and enemies (building and Tank/ship) more damages.

• Get more points 2 : If you use the 'B' button on stage's specific parts, you will get more points until 10,000 points.

• Good Ending : You should destroy the final boss without lose your armor.


Sound : Manabu Namiki

Game's ROM.

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