Solar Assault - Revised

The Arcade PCB by Konami Co., Ltd.

Solar Assault - Revised screenshot

Not emulated in MAME

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Solar Assault - Revised © 1997 Konami Company, Limited.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Konami GTI Club Hardware

CPU : PowerPC 403GA @ 64 MHz
3D DSP : ADSP-21062 (SHARC) @ 36 MHz
Sound CPU : 68EC000 @ 16 MHz
Sound chips : Ricoh RF5C400 PCM 32Ch, 44.1 kHz Stereo, 3D Effect Spatializer.
Graphics (Custom 3D) : 2 x KS10071

TRIVIA

Solar Assault Revised was released in December 1997 in the Japanese arcades.

Changes from Solar Assault Gradius are :
- Some stage backgrounds have been changed: "River Styx" now features a huge planet at the bottom of the screen and "Abyssal Forest" has a darker color palette and also a slightly different level design with new obstacles and enemies to avoid.
- A new Lava based stage has been added as level 2, bringing the total levels to 6.
- A new boss fight occurs on the last stage before fighting the last boss.
- The "Speed Demon" stage boss has a completely different attack pattern.
- An ending animation has been included instead of just credits. The animation is the same one you get in Gradius 1.

This game was known in US as just "Solar Assault".

SERIES

1. Gradius [Model GX400] (1985)
2. Salamander [Model GX587] (1986)
3. Gradius II - GOFER no Yabou [Model GX785] (1988)
4. Gradius III - Densetsu Kara Shinwa-e [Model GX945] (1989)
5. Nemesis '90 Kai (1993, Sharp X68000)
6. Salamander 2 (1996)
7. Solar Assault - Gradius (1997)
8. Solar Assault - Revised (1997)
9. Gradius Gaiden (1997, Sony PlayStation)
10. Gradius IV - Fukkatsu (1998)
11. Gradius Generation (2001, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
12. Gradius V (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)
13. Gradius Neo (2004, NTT DoCoMo i-mode Phones)
14. Gradius Neo Imperial (2005, NTT DoCoMo i-mode Phones)
15. Gradius Wide (2007, NTT DoCoMo i-mode Phones)
16. Gradius Rebirth (2008, Nintendo Wii)

SOURCES
Game's screenshots.

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