Kyuukyoku Sentai Dadandarn [Model GX170]

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

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Kyuukyoku Sentai Dadandarn © 1993 Konami.


A trio of supervillains unleashes an army of gross mutants on earth on order to start an alien invasion. Our only hope is the trio of superheroes known as the 'Ultimate Task Force'. Squash the evil mutants and put an end to the alien menace. Features excellent graphics & sound as well as plenty of moves to find!
TECHNICAL
 
Game ID : GX170

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) K054539 (@ 48 Khz)

Players : 4
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3 [WEAK ATTACK, MEDIUM ATTACK, STRONG ATTACK]
TRIVIA
 
Released in November 1993 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Ultimate Task Force Dadandarn'.

This game is known outside of Japan as "Monster Maulers".

The Kyuukyoku Sentai Dadandarn main theme song can be heard in the first fight of the game (see Updates section for more info). The white text at the bottom of the screen at the beginning of the first fight tells the name of the song and singer. The name of the song is "Tatakae! Dadandarn" ("Fight! Dadandarn") - Sung by Shimon Masato.

Kyuukyoku Sentai Dadandarn reflects a Japanese tradition of TV series featuring teams of brightly-suited martial artists called Super Sentai, 'sentai' meaning 'task force' or 'squad'. The titles usually follow the formula : two kanji + 'sentai' + silly 'Engrish', which Dadandarn follows to the letter. The best known of these series in the West is 'Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuuranger', which was made into the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

This game can be seen being played in the second episode of the Japanese TV show "Ninja Sentai KakuRanger", which is part of the Super Sentai series explained above.

The bosses Brainy, Red Dragon and Moai Head are originally enemies and bosses from the "Gradius"/"Salamander" series, also by Konami.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Kyukyoku Sentai Dadandarn - KICA-7627) on 01/01/1994.
UPDATES
 
Differences between "Kyuukyoku Sentai Dadandarn" and "Monster Maulers" :
*The Kyukyoku Sentai Dadandarn main theme song can be heard in the FIRST stage only in KSD and in the LAST stage only in MM.
*The 'episode' titles shown before each fight are vocally announced in the Japanese version only.
Eagle's nationality is unknown in Dadandarn, while he is an American in "Monster Maulers".
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.

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