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Captain America and the Avengers

Arcade Video game published 33 years ago by Data East Corp.

Listed in MAME

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Captain America and the Avengers © 1991 Data East Corp.

A side-scrolling beat'em up (punctuated with occasional shoot'em up sections) in which one or more players take on the role of either Captain America, Iron Man, Vision, or Hawkeye as they prepare to do battle with Red Skull and his henchmen. Each player character has a different weapon or power that can be used throughout the game to assist them in combat. Captain America uses his shield, Iron Man uses his repulsor rays, Vision uses his solar beam and Hawkeye uses his bow and arrows. There are also additional superheroes such as Quicksilver, Sub-Mariner, Wonder Man, and The Wasp who appear at certain points in the game to assist the player characters. Some of the super-villain foes that await the heroes are Klaw, The Living Laser, Whirlwind, The Grim Reaper, The Wizard, The Controllers, The Mandarin, The Juggernaut (from X-Men), Ultron and Crossbones. The game consists of all five stages.

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Runs on the Data East ARM6 (32-Bit) System Hardware.

Game ID : MAN

Main CPU : ARM (@ 7 Mhz), HuC6280 (@ 4.0275 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.757 Khz), OKI6295 (@ 15.514 Khz)

Screen Orientation: Horizontal
Video Resolution : 320 x 240 Pixels
Screen Refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 2048

Players : 2 or 4 (selectable by dipswitch)
Control: 8-Way Joystick
Buttons: 2
=> [1] Start/Attack [2] Jump


Captain America and the Avengers was released in October 1991.

Josh Bycer holds the official record for this game with 496,801 points on April 20, 1997.

A Captain America and the Avengers unit appears in the 1994 movie 'Airheads'.
A Captain America and the Avengers unit appears in the music video for "Kid Candy" by the grunge rock group Seaweed.

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The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" and has text and voice-over "America still needs your help!" on the continue screen.


Executive Producer : Koji Jinbo (K. Jimbo)
Project Leader : Iwao Horita (Horitan)
Marketing : Makoto Nagao, Hitoshi Kitazume
Hardware Designers : Mad Scientist Dr.Yaj Mahal
Hardware Assistant : Toshio Kawamoto
Sound Designers: Tomoyoshi Sato (Tom Sato), Tatsuya Kiuchi (Mr. K)
Graphic Master : Masanori Tokoro
Graphics Cooperaters : Sonomi Kiyota, Oguri, Atsushi Takahashi, Hiroshi Koga, Touma Arakawa
Translators : Yoshiya Nishi, Steve Miller, Etsuko Kobata
Back Up : Jeff Brown, Naomi Susa
Graphic Producer : Tomoji Kodama
Graphic A.P. : Yaeko Kodama
Key Animator : Takashi Sokabe
In Between : Akihiko Mamashita
Background : Fumie Nuibe
Color Director : Noriyuki Yoshino
Graphic Designers : Hanaita, Ayumi Hanimaru, Yasuyuki Sato, Surupi
Game Designer : Hidenobu Ito
Software Designers : Tac. H, Hiroshi Ohnuki, Tesa Amusement Service, MI Computer, KM
Special Thanks : H. Fukuda, Deco all planners, Kappa-Kun, Tomoo Adachi, Yoshiyuki Ishibiki, Shinichi Sato, Kenichi Fujimoto, Yuichi Shiono, Eiichi Nishiyama


usa Nintendo NES (dec.1991) "Captain America and the Avengers [Model NES-6E]"
europe Nintendo NES (1992) "Captain America and the Avengers [Model NES-6E]"
usa Sega Genesis (1992) "Captain America and the Avengers [Model T-13056]"
europe Sega Mega Drive (1992) "Captain America and the Avengers [Model 3206-50]"
Sega Mega Drive brazil (1992) by Tec Toy
Nintendo Super NES usa (sept.1993) "Captain America and the Avengers [Model SNS-6A]"
Nintendo Super NES europe (1993) "Captain America and the Avengers [Model SNSP-6A-UKV]"

Sega Game Gear usa (1993)
usa Nintendo Game Boy (feb.1994) "Captain America and the Avengers [Model DMG-VP]"


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