Variant Schwanzer

The Arcade Video Game by Seta Co., Ltd.

Variant Schwanzer screenshot


Not emulated in MAME Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Variant Schwanzer © 1999 Seta.

A vertical shooting game. The ship (called 'Schwanzer') has 2 weapons : normal and variant shots. Variant shot is used to capture and fuse an enemy. When the player fuses an enemy, you can get an weapon and use the special attack.
The special attack needs the full-energy which increases when you get the energy item. When you kill an enemy with the special attack, you can get high-point (basic point x 5). Fused enemy is also used as a shield.

The weapon is 3 types and the special attack is different.
- Fire (red) - concentrated shot : SP = Meteo Flame
- Water (blue) - wide shot : SP = Aqua Storm
- Thuder (purple) - homing shot : SP = Homing Thuder


Seta Aleck64 hardware

CPU : R4300i
Co-Processor : 64-bit RISC processor, RCP SP (Sound and Graphics Processor), and DP (Pixel Drawing Processor)
Sound : 16 bit stereo, 44.1Khz; ADPCM sound compression, up to 100PCM channels
RAM : Rambus D-RAM 36 Mbits

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 640 x 480 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 16.8 million colors

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 = > [1] Normal shot, [2] Variant shot


Released in February 2000 in Japan.

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