Megablast

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp. [Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Megablast © 1989 Taito Corp.


At the end of the 21st century, war and hunger disappear on the earth, and humankind go on very well. On such occasion, it occurred to humankind that mysterious disappearances of women rise in waves in many places in the world. The cause is found by the investigation of a secretly organized 'Defending-the-earth-from-the-outside-organization'. That is, a strange contagious disease prevails throughout a planet 'Zancs' in a dark nebula, and women's generative power is lost, then, women on the earth were abducted as substitutes for having their descendants. Downson and Bogey, the choice out of the 'Defending-the-earth-from-the-outside-organization'. start on a journey to the space by using 'Megablast' which is a space fighter equipped with all available products of the earth's scientific power in order to rescue the earth women as well as lovable 'Sindy' who is also abducted together with the other earth women.
TECHNICAL
 
Taito F2 System hardware
Prom Stickers : C11

Main CPU : 68000
Sound CPU : Z80
Sound Chips : YM2610

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1
TRIVIA
 
Megablast was released in October 1989.

As "Master of Weapon", Megablast was very unpopular. The main reason is the game was worse than other shoot'em ups of this period. So, most boards were withdraw.

Only one soundtrack include the game's sounds (composed by Zuntata): "Taito Retro collection 5" (KDSD-00553,00554) on May 30, 2012.
STAFF
 
Sound composer: Yasuhisa Watanabe
PORTS
 

Consoles:


Sony PlayStation 2 japan (March 29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713 (TCPS-10183)]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (June 26, 2008) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Eternal Hits] [Model SLPM-55018]"
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.

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