Choukou Gasshin Xardion [Model SHVC-XA]
The Nintendo Super Famicom Game by Asmik Ace Ent.
Emulated in MAME !
[CONSOLE] Nintendo Super Famicom Game
超攻合神 サーディオン © 1992 Asmik
(Choukou Gasshin Xardion)
Xardion is a futuristic platform/action shooter by Asmik. The player takes control of a team of futuristic humanoid robots in a world at war. The battle takes place in a distant solar system and the player must explore three different planets (Oceansphere, Hollowsphere and Fiera ) that span over nine different levels. One of the originality of the game is to offer three different robots, each one with their own special abilities and weapons : Salamander can fire in several directions and activate a shield, Alcedes can use a powerful spinning and freezing attack, and Leopard is short and can reach enemies that none of the others forms can hit (later in the game, Xardion, a powerful and mysterious robot, replaces Panthera). The game also offers an experience-based upgrading system, the more experience points the player collects, the more powerful and strong the characters become. Special items are also scattered around the game to help them out, such as life containers, special weapons and so forth.
Choukou Gasshin Xardion was released on March 20, 1992 in Japan for 8800 Yen.
[FR] May 1992 - Joypad N.8 (Page 156-157): 52/100
As a side note, the original Japanese version of the game also includes a gorgeous post card illustrated by Yasihiro Moriki.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com