Strikers 1945 Plus

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Psikyo

 
DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Strikers 1945 Plus © 1999 Psikyo.


After inserting quarters and hitting the Start button, the player chooses one of 6 planes (plus 1 hidden plane) or can opt for a random choice.

The available fighters are :
* P-38 Lightning
* Vought XF5U 'Flying Pancake'
* Spitfire Mk. VI
* Zero Type 52
* Focke Wulf Ta 152
* Fiat G.56
* XP-55 Ascender (Hidden)

The first 4 stages are in random order, while the last 4 are sequential. Players collect weapon powerups, bombs, and gold bars for points. Each plane has a unique 'supershot' which is charged by damaging enemies and fired by holding then releasing the fire button. Supershots can be stored, although the number varies from plane to plane. Using a Bomb results in a large friendly fighter swooping onto the screen and blocking shots while returning fire for a few seconds.

After the player beats the final boss, the game starts again from the beginning, albeit at a much higher difficulty level. All level are similar to the ones in Strikers 1945 II. Only one of the 4 bosses that are randomly chosen and the 6th boss is changed.
TECHNICAL
PICTURE :
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Strikers 1945 Plus machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : 0254

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 59.19 Hz
Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Shot/Supershot, [B] Support attack
TRIVIA
Released in December 1999.

This is an updated version of "Strikers 1945 II" and is exclusive to the Neo-Geo. This is Psikyo's first and only game developed and released for the Neo-Geo MVS (but was not released on the Neo-Geo AES home console).

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' or 'KKK' on the high score table. If you try, they get changed to 3 smileys.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Play as Ascender : At the selection screen, highlight the '?' symbol and press Down+A+B.

Play as Ascender (Alternate) : Highlight the '?' symbol and press Up, Down, Up, Down, UP(x4), Down. Ascender should appear.
SERIES
1. Strikers 1945 (1995)
2. Strikers 1945 II (1997)
3. Strikers 1945 Plus (1999)
4. Strikers 1999 (1999)
STAFF
Composers : Masaki Izutani
SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
Game's screenshots.
Official website: http://www.x-nauts.com/psikyo/product/1945plus/index.html

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