V-Five [TP-027]

The Video Game PCB by Toaplan Co., Ltd.

V-Five [TP-027] screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [ARCADE] Video Game PCB

V-Five © 1993 Toaplan.


A vertically scrolling shoot 'em up from Toaplan.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Game ID : TP-027

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.375 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Released in December 1992.

This game is known outside Japan as "Grind Stormer".

This would be Ikeda Tsunemoto's first game at Toaplan. He went on to become a founding member of Cave, where he still works as a lead programmer. It is due to him that the phenomenon of the 'Danmaku'; the huge walls of bullets seen in "Donpachi" etc., came about.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Hidden Functions : If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.

• Bomber Mode : Input code Right, Left, Button2, Left, Down, Button1, Up, Left on title screen after inserted a credit. Displayed 'BOMBER. Ver' and the game system is changed to "Grind Stormer"'s one.

STAFF

Director : Kenichi Takano
Programmers : Sigue Hayasato, Tsuneki Ikeda
Graphic designers : Y. Naora, Mikio Yamaguchi
Sound director : Masahiro Yuge

PORTS

Consoles:


Sega Mega Drive japan (mar.24, 1994; "V-Five [Model T-48173]")

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

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