Mr. Goemon

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

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Mr. Goemon © 1986 Konami.

TECHNICAL
Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SN76496 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 240 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 32

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 2
TRIVIA
Released in May 1986.

Goemon is based on Ishikawa Goemon, an infamous outlaw in 16th century Japan. Some stories tell of Goemon becoming a criminal after stealing from his cruel master and killing his pursuers. Later he becomes a merchant in Kyoto and Osaka by day and a thief by night. Whilst some remember him as simply a thief, others celebrate him as being a Japanese Robin Hood, robbing from the rich to give to the poor.
SCORING
Collecting a weapon : 100 points.
Killing a warrior : 200 points.
Killing a second warrior : 400 points.
Killing a third warrior : 800 points.
Warriors when powered up : 800 points each.
Killing a flying boss : 1,600 points.
Collecting a gold bar at the end of a level : 800-4,000 points.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Attack the moon by Kiseru (Button 1). If your attack hits, the rabbit will fall down.

Warriors can only fire at you when on a platform, so bouncing them up into the air is useful to prevent them firing.

When you collect a golden hammer keep running right, and warriors will keep appearing and running into you for 800 points each.

If you are faced with several warriors, bounce a few off the bottom of the screen to get them out of your way.

Try not to use the last 'head weapon' you collect, as you can carry it forward to the next stage. It's very useful to start a stage already armed.

When collecting the gold bars if you jump to try to get the furthest to the right, it is worth a higher score.
SERIES
1. Mr. Goemon (1986)
2. Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu (1986, Nintendo Famicom)
3. Ganbare Goemon 2 (1989, Nintendo Famicom)
4. Ganbare Goemon Gaiden - Kieta Ougon Kiseru (1990, Nintendo Famicom)
5. Ganbare Goemon - Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki (1991, Nintendo Super Famicom)
6. Ganbare Goemon Gaiden - Tenka no Zaihou (1992, Nintendo Famicom)
7. Ganbare Goemon 2 - Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)
8. Ganbare Goemon 3 - Shichijuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame (1994, Nintendo Super Famicom)
9. Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu - Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)
10. Ganbare Goemon - Uchukaizoku Akogingu (1996, Sony Playstation)
11. Ganbare Goemon - Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori (1997, Nintendo 64)
12. Ganbare Goemon - Derodero Douchu Obake Tenkomori (1998, Nintendo 64)
13. Ganbare Goemon - Kuru Nara Koi! Ayashi Geikka no Kuroi Kage (1998, Sony Playstation)
14. Ganbare Goemon - Oedo Daikaiten (2001, Sony Playstation)
15. Ganbare Goemon - Toukai Douchuu Daiedo Tenguri (2005, Nintendo DS)
SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Arcade Retro Lounge; http://tips.retrogames.com/

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