Ares no Tsubasa - The Legendary Soldiers

Arcade Video game published 37 years ago by Capcom Co., Ltd.

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アレスの翼 The Legendary Soldiers © 1986 Capcom.
(Ares no Tsubasa - The Legendary Soldiers)

The human race was about to achieve the evolution from an ancient civilization to a state of millennium with the help of DARK, a super powerful computer left by spacemen long ago. DARK suddenly began to malfunction.

The world was in a panic. The human race was on the brink of extinction.

ARES, god of war, gave two young men Wings of Love and Courage and entrusted them with the survival and future of the human race. Time is of the essence. Destroy DARK Take wings, legendary soldiers.

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Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) Yamaha YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick (per player)
Buttons: 2 (per player)


Ares no Tsubasa - The Legendary Soldiers was released in November 1986 in Japan. It is known in the USA as "Legendary Wings".

The title translates from Japanese as 'Wings of Ares'. Ares is the Greek god of war.

The main character appears as a striker character (Michelle Heart) in "Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of Super Heroes".

The default highscore table names are tributes of others Capcom's games: Trojan, Section Z, 1942, Command, Exed Exes, Makaimura.


* On each level, a trio of statues arranged in a triangular pattern will appear about three-quarters of the way through. Bomb them until one of them reveals a passageway (you'll have to bomb them all; it's not the same one every time), and fly into it. You'll now be in a cave, free to fly along and collect treasure chests worth 200 points apiece. When you're in the cave, though, don't shoot - if you fire and hit a treasure chest it's destroyed, and some of the cavern walls release enemies when shot.

* A mouth's stage bug : At the final of each stage inside of the statue's mouth, you have to go upstairs to face a stage boss. You can avoid to confront him directly. To achieve this, go upstairs and walk slowly approximately to the middle of the platform. The music will change to the boss theme. Go back downstairs and stay on the middle platform. Keep shooting the screen at the opposite direction of the boss. He will be defeated in seconds this way, without any risk for your character.


Music Composer : Tamayo Kawamoto


Here is a list of Japanese ports. To see ports released outside Japan, please see the Export version entry; "Legendary Wings".

japan Sony PS2 (mar.2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] japan (feb.19, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet [Model NPJB-00210]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] japan (feb.20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"


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