Gun.Smoke

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Capcom Co., Ltd. [Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Gun.Smoke © 1985 Capcom Company, Limited.


Gun.Smoke is a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up set in the Wild West, in which the player takes the role of a Billy; a young Sheriff charged with hunting down and killing a number of infamous 'Wanted' outlaws.

Each level is packed with gun-toting bandits and the Sheriff must shoot his way through the stage, before finally taking on the wanted outlaw 'boss' character at the end. Each outlaw wields a special weapon unique to them, such as a Winchester rifle, knives, darts or boomerangs.

Shooting the barrels that litter the levels reveals power-ups such as boots (for extra speed), rifles (for increased range) and bullets (for rapid fire). The game's 3 directional fire buttons (for firing left, right or ahead) can be combined (pressed Simultaneously) to create a total of 8 different firing directions.
TECHNICAL
 
Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) Yamaha YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3
TRIVIA
 
Gun.Smoke was released in November 1985.

Gun.Smoke is based on the old famous T.V. series of the same name, the first TV broadcast was on September 10, 1955, and it ran until March 31, 1975. A total of 633 episodes were aired over the 20 seasons - only the last nine seasons being made in colour.

Jaime Guzman holds the official record for this game with 1465250 points.

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Capcom Game Music - 28XA-94) on August 25, 1986.
UPDATES
 
WORLD version :
You can enter 3 chars for your initials.

JAPAN version (but English text though) :
You can enter 8 chars for your initials.
TIPS AND TRICKS
 
An Interesting Bug : When you're on Level 2, make sure you have a horse when you kill Roy Knife. Once he is dead, walk over his corpse and your horse will be killed. Roy raises from the dead as a sort of indestructible zombie. You can shoot him as much as you like, but he won't die. In this way you can play until you get tired of it.

Secrect Character : If the total of inserted credit (NOT current credit) is a multiple of 16 (16, 32, 48...), the secret character 'Aka-jirou' (Red-dragonfly) appears and you can get 10000 pts when you kill it.
The number of dragonflies at one time is changed by current total inserted credit, for example : 64 credits = 4 dragonflies, 128 credits = 8 dragonfiles.
But in case of 256 credits, 50 dragonflies appear instead of 16!
SERIES
 
1. Gun.Smoke (1985)
2. Desperado 2 (1989, Amstrad CPC)
STAFF
 
From highscore table : Shi2Kura, ?Sakura?, Ota=Big5
Music by : Ayako Mori (Kura<3Aya)
Character designer: Noritaka Funamizu
Producer : Yoshiki Okamoto (Kihaji Okamoto)
PORTS
 
NOTE: For ports released in the USA, please see the Romstar conversion kit entry.

Consoles:


Nintendo Famicom Disk System japan (January 27, 1988) [Model CAP-GUN]
Nintendo NES europe (February 23, 1989) [Model NES-GK]
Sega Saturn japan (November 12, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 4 Shuu Kokou no Elyuu (Blazing Guns) [Model T-1235G]"
Sony PlayStation japan (November 12, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 4 Shuu Kokou no Elyuu [Model SLPS-01701]"
Sony PlayStation europe (September 3, 1999) "Capcom Generations [Model SLES-31881] : Disc 4 of a 4-CD set
Sony PlayStation japan (May 31, 2001) "Capcom Generation Dai 4 Shuu Kokou no Elyuu [CapKore] [Model SLPM-86814]"
Sony PlayStation japan (June 30, 2005) "Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol.4 [Model SLPM-87363]"
Microsoft XBOX europe (November 18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection"
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (November 18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLES-53661]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (March 2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"
Sony PSP japan (September 7, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model ULJM-05104]"
Sony PSP europe (November 10, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [Model ULES-00377]"
Sony PSP [AU] (November 16, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded"
Sony PSP japan (September 13, 2007) "Capcom Classics Collection [Best Price] [Model ULJM-05280]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (Octpber 11, 2007) "Capcom Classics Collection [Best Price] [Model SLPM-66852]"
Sony PSP [PSN] europe (December 3, 2009) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded"
Sony PSP europe (July 9, 2010) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [PSP Essentials]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] japan (February 19, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet [Model NPJB-00210]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] europe (February 20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] japan (February 20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] europe (February 20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [AU] (February 21, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"

Computers:


Commodore C64 europe (1987)
Amstrad CPC europe (1987, "Desperado - Gun.Smoke")
Sinclair ZX Spectrum europe (1987)
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.

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