Dai Sen Puu

The Arcade PCB by Taito Corp.

Dai Sen Puu screenshot

Emulated in MAME !



Dai Sen Puu © 1989 Taito.

A vertically scrolling shoot'em up.


Taito X System hardware
Game ID : B87

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 8 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


Released in June 1989 in Japan.

Developed by Toaplan. Even if developed by this famous shoot'em up company, Twin Hawk was not good game and it was a flop.

The title of this game translate from Japanese 'Great Whirlwind'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Twin Hawk".


There are several differences between "Twin Hawk" and Dai Senpuu :
• Twin Hawk supports 2 simultaneous players.
• Dai Senpuu supports 2 players, but only one at a time. Because of this, it also supports Cocktail cabinets.
• In Twin Hawk, both planes are purple and pink for player 1 and 2 respectively.
• In Dai Senpuu, the planes are green for both players.
• In Twin Hawk, when you die, you continue the game at current position.
• In Dai Senpuu, when you die, you continue the game at predefined positions. This makes the game much more difficult to complete.


Sound composer : Osamu Oota


Sega Mega Drive (1990, "Dai Sen Puu [Model G-4034]")
NEC PC-Engine (1990, "Dai Sen Puu [Model NAPH-1014]")
NEC PC-Engine CD-ROMĀ² (1991, "Dai Sen Puu Custom [Model NAPR-1019]")

Game's ROM.

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