Sasuke vs. Commander

The Arcade Video Game by SNK Corp.

Sasuke vs. Commander screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Sasuke vs. Commander © 1980 SNK.

A great vertical shoot'em up game.

You, controls a redheaded ninja warrior named Sasuke, set in feudal Japan in the beautiful city of kioto must protect your master the Shogun, by defeating all the villains ninja Commander.

The player Sasuke is always at the bottom of the screen can only move left or right and shoot tiny shuriken, he faces off against multiple ninjas stealthily jumping from trees and several powerfull bosses each equipped with their own magics capabilities such as Henshin, Bunshin, Kaen and Hiryuken you must eliminate all the enemies and dodge his falling corpses, to complete the stage.


Sasuke vs. Commander the  Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 705.562 Khz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 705.562 Khz), Samples (@ 705.562 Khz), (3x) SN76477 (@ 705.562 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 61.25 Hz
Palette colors : 32

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Released in October 1980.

The title screen shows that 'SNK' stands for 'Shinnihon Kikaku'.

Developed by Tose for SNK. The third game manufactured by SNK was their first colored game.

This game is one of the earliest titles to have bosses, labeled as "magical bonuses" during play.

At the game over screen, Sasuke humorously trips over a rock and falls lying on the floor.

In the artwork of the original japanese arcade flyer, shows the character Sasuke represented like the original sprite and has a wrong color combination that does not match to the original color of sprite of the character in the game.

A Sasuke vs. Commander machine appears in the SNK Neo Geo Pocket game "SNK vs. Capcom Cardfighters Clash".

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on February 15, 2014