The Arcade Video Game by Face Co., Ltd.

Gururin screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Gururin © 1994 Face.

A unique and challenging puzzle game from Face. 3 people in color-coordinated clothing descend from the top and you must align any 3 of the same color vertically or horizontally. During the game you do not rotate the 3 falling people, you rotate the puzzle itself.


Gururin the  Arcade Video Game
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(members only)
Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : 0067

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 59.19 Hz
Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Turns stage to left [B] Turns stage to right


Released in May 1994.

Gururin translates from Japanese as something like 'accomplice' or 'cohort'. Makes sense considering the noblemen fall in pairs.

Gururin is Face's first game developed and released for the SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware and was not released on the Neo-Geo AES home console.


Planning / Producer : K. Iwanaga
Programmers : K. Iwanaga, N. Tabata, K. Hiziya
Graphic designers : M. Molohosi, K. Kumakura, M. Araki
Sound : K. Sugai, A. Iwanaga
Sound programmer : J. Kosakai

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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