The Cliffhanger - Edward Randy

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Data East Corp. [Tokyo, Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

The Cliffhanger - Edward Randy © 1990 Data East.


A fast moving platform game in which the player controls the Indiana Jones-esque and unfortunately named 'Edward Randy'. The levels are an inventive mix of standard platform action and 3-D scrolling levels; the latter usually having the player driving a jeep and repelling the enemy attacks. The game is based on the archetypal Hollywood action blockbuster and features a filmic score to back up the on-screen action. The player's only weapon is a whip - another nod to the Indiana Jones character - which can be used to both attack enemies and as a 'rope', to enable the player to reach distant platforms.
TECHNICAL
 
Game ID : MAD

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Hudson Soft HuC6280 (@ 4.0275 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 4.0275 Mhz), YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.627 Khz), OKI6295 (@ 15.255 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
TRIVIA
 
Released in January 1991.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Edward Randy, Super Burger Time - PCCB-00061) on 21/04/1991.
STAFF
 
Game planner : Lungfish
Software programmer : Hiroki
Hardware designer : Turk K.K
Graphic designers : Hitomi Fujiwara, Kinya Aoyama
Sound arrange & compose : Akira Takemoto (Raika)
Sound effects : Hiroaki Yoshida (MARO)

Thanks to : R. Minagawa, T. Inoue, T. Adachi
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.
Official website: http://www.dataeast-corp.co.jp/dev/history/history3.htm

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