Arcade Video game published 29 years ago by Taito
Listed and emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): ashura ashurau ashuraj
Ashura Blaster © 1990 Taito Corp.
A vertically scrolling shoot'em up game.
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Prom Stickers : C43
Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)
Players : 2
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 2
=>  Fire,  Bomb
Ashura Blaster was released in March 1990.
Developed by Visco (in the 2nd stage, you can see 'Visco').
The kanji characters on the titlescreen read 'Ashura'. Ashura is a demon related to fighting.
The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'REX'.
The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.
TIPS AND TRICKS
In this game, there is no backfire from enemies, like in other similar shoot'em ups. So you do not have to worry to be hit, after you pass certain enemies.