Dai SenPuu

Arcade Video Game published 30 years ago by Taito

Dai SenPuu screenshot

Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): daisenpu


大旋風 © 1989 Taito.

(Dai SenPuu)

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 Senpuu [Model G-4034]"
NEC PC-Engine (1990) "Dai Senpuu [Model NAPH-1014]"
NEC PC-Engine CD-ROM² (1991) "Dai Senpuu Custom [Model NAPR-1019]"

Game's ROM.