Dead Connection © 1992 Taito Corporation.
Mobsters & criminals own the streets. Law enforcement has taken a backseat against the criminal empire that overwhelms the city and innocent people turn up dead with each passing moment. Take control of 4 brave vigilantes and exterminate the criminals using their rules! Features excellent sound effects as well as fast & furious action with plenty of weapons & stuff to find!
Runs on the "Taito F2 System" Hardware. It used a graphics extension on the board, the so called Taito F2 Expanded System (also known as the Taito F1 System).
Board Number: K11E0714A
Prom Stickers: D28
Screen Orientation: Horizontal
Control: 8-Way Joystick
=> Fire Weapon, Dive Roll
Dead Connection was released in July 1992.
This game was unpopular in Japan because the Mafia theme was not proper to Japanese gamers. A very few boards were released in Japan.
This game seems to take specific inspiration from the the 1987 mobster film 'The Untouchables'. Two of the main characters bear an uncanny resemblance to Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia who both starred in that film.
* Bonus points: In Stage 1, 5000 points are hidden in the safe. Hit it to get the bonus points.
* Emeny's bullets can be stopped by the machine gun and the shotgun.
Planners: Papara Kaito, Jiro Tonegawa
Programmers: Okazu Taiyaki, Yuichi Kohyama, Junichiro Noguchi
Character Designers: Zenchan Ishii, Ukkari Jiro, K A T, Masami Kikuchi, Masahiro Kato, Atsushi Ishikawa, Ryuichi Matsuse, Haruo Tomita, Yukio Ishikawa, A-Wave, V A P, Peacock
Project Manager: Masaki Yagi (Ymot)
Hardware Engineer: Jun Sawaki
Graphic Designers: Rintaro Doi, Kyoko Umezu
Sound Soft (Zuntata): Yagisita
Sound Composed (Zuntata): Sousukun
Special Thanks: Sigenobu Shimizu, Satoyuki Shintaku, Takatsuka Senba (Takatuka Senba), Masahiro Terakoshi, Yosuke Tsuda, Keijiro Tomokawa, Kazunori Takahashi, Naoto Omura, Hayashi Nobuyuki, Masatoshi Tsuneoka, Seiichi Nakakuki, Tatsuya Ushiroda, Naomitsu Abe, Akira Saito, Fumio Shogaki
Directors: Masaki Ogata, Ichiro Fujisue, Fujiwaran X
See goodies section.