Ultimate Ecology [Green Board]

The Capcom CPS-II Cart. by Capcom Co., Ltd.

Ultimate Ecology [Green Board] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Capcom CPS-II Cart.

Ultimate Ecology © 1993 Capcom Company, Limited.


Ultimate Ecology is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up with an ecological theme, in which the player must battle a ruthless mega corporation that is slowly destroying the Earth's eco systems with its industrial machines.

As well as superbly rendered graphics, Eco Fighters features an interesting play mechanic with the addition of an extended metal arm mounted on the side of the player's ship. On the end of the arm is a weapon that can be rotated through 360 degrees. This weapon comes in four different forms; Energy Ball, Long-range Hammer, Laser Sword or Scatter-Bomb foil. The rotatable weapon can be powered up before being fired, in a similar fashion to the 'Force' weapon that featured in Irem's "R*Type". The rotatable weapon is also impervious to all enemy contact and can be used as a shield.

In addition to the rotating weapon, the player's ship is also equipped with forward-firing laser guns. Both the guns and rotatable weapon can be powered-up with greater shot power when the relevant icon is picked up.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Runs on the "CP System II" hardware.
Green Board [Japan]

Players: Up to 2.
Control: 8-way joystick per player.
Buttons: 3 per player.

TRIVIA

Ultimate Ecology was originally released in December 1993 in Japan. It was known as the third video game released on the CPS-II hardware.

The game was actually designed by a Japanese gamer, who won a Capcom-sponsored competition to design a game for the arcade giant.

The game is known outside Japan as "Eco Fighters". Here is a list of known export releases:
"Eco Fighters [Blue Board]"
"Eco Fighters [Grey Board]"
"Eco Fighters [Orange Board]"

Shinseisha/Gamest released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Ultimate Ecology - GCD-2) on January 22, 1994.

PORTS

Handhelds:


Sony PSP japan (sept.7, 2006) "Capcom Classic Collection [Model ULJM-05104]"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

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