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Butasan

Arcade Video game published 36 years ago by JALECO

Listed in MAME

Butasan screenshot

Butasan © 1987 Jaleco.

Control a pig and blow up other pigs. The simple gameplay is as tasty as a bacon sandwich! Vegetarians beware! :)

TECHNICAL

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) Yamaha YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 54.00 Hz
Palette colors : 768

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

TRIVIA

Butasan was released in August 1987. Produced by Jaleco under license from NMK.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Mister Pig'.

An English version was also found, although the English version still shows a "For Japan Only" warning all text was translated into English. The title was changed to "Pig's & Bomber's" in the English version although the title screen still shows Butasan (in Japanese) above it.

Soundtrack releases :
Game Sound Jaleco -G.S.M. Jaleco 1- [Pony Canyon / Scitron D28B0003 - Aug 21, 1988]

STAFF

Hardware : Yousuke Maki
Software : Tamio Makasato
Sound : Taeko Suzuki
Design & Planning : Maoko Magamime

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[JP] Sony PS4 [PSN] (mar.12, 2015) "Arcade Archives - Butasan [Model CUSA-01823]"
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [US] (jul.14, 2015) "Arcade Archives - Buta San [Model CUSA-00991]"
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [EU] [AU] (oct.6, 2015) "Arcade Archives - Buta san [Model CUSA-02660]"

COMPUTERS:
[US] Commodore C64 [EU] (1988) "Psycho Pigs UXB"
[EU] Amstrad CPC (1988) "Psycho Pigs UXB"
[EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988) "Psycho Pigs UXB"
[JP] Sharp X68000 (oct.29, 1993) "Psycho Pigs UXB"

SOURCES

Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.