Final Star Force

Arcade Video Game published 27 years ago by Tecmo

Final Star Force screenshot

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


Final Star Force © 1992 Tecmo.

A sequel to Tehkan's 1984 shoot-em-up classic, "Star Force", featuring improved graphics and sound and a new weapons power-up system. The player's ship is equipped with three smart bombs and the fire button can be held down for rapid fire. At regular intervals, a red ship will appear which will release a power-up capsule; the three power-ups available are as follows :
* A-Pulsator :
Fire : Thunder + Homing
Bomb : S-Bomb
* B-Pulsator :
Fire : Wide Shot + Missile
Bomb : M-Bomb
* C-Pulsator :
Fire : Spraygun + Synch-Fire
Bomb : T-Bomb


Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.575 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 4096

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


Released in September 1992.


The US versions have the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' and the 'Recycle It, Don't Trash It!' screens.


Pulsator capsules and fire power will automatically be increased after a period of time, So do not hesitate use the smart bomb if you are in a dangerous situation. Always choose the Thunder Cannon as this is the most powerful of the three primary weapons available. Try to position your ship to the right of the screen as enemy craft tend to appear on this side.


1. Star Force (1984, Arcade)
2. Super Star Force [Model TCF-ST] (1986, Famicom)
3. Final Star Force (1992, Arcade)


Programmers : Mae-Yan, Laplace, Jun
Mechanical designers : Kazu Tomita, Bon, Hamali Tel, Sato Dou!, Kotoe Murasaki
Background designers : Nawa Lin, Satoru, A. Haruno, Bon, Hamali Tel, Sato Dou!, Kazu Tomita, B. F. R
BGM composers : Wakasugi Matsuri, Yamasan, Kaorin, Rikarin BZ, Rio
Sound effects : Wakasugi Matsuri
Artwork Designer : Maru-Kata

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