Ginga Ninkyouden

Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by Jaleco

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Listed and emulated in MAME !

Ginga Ninkyouden (c) 1987 Jaleco.

Fight through enemies to rescue your kidnapped girlfriend.

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Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), Y8950 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 1024

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


Released in November 1987.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Galactic Chivalry Story'.

This game is a parody of anime, manga, and other bits of Japanese popular culture. The default hi-score table's names are the names of various anime studios (4, 6-8) and manga publications (1, 5).

The list of enemies in attract mode is only partial. 'G. Robo' is Giant Robo, from the 7-part OVA series of the same name. 'Zaku' is from the original TV and movie series Mobile Suit Gundam, and was the Jion's main unit during the One-Year War era. 'Joe' is Joe Yabuki from Tomorrow's Joe, and is in fact the very same Joe from the Neo-Geo game "Legend of Success Joe".

On level 7, the guy with the hat and the bazooka is Jigen Daisuke from Lupin III (see the history entry for "Lupin III" for more info). The kung-fu guy who explodes when you kill him is Ken from Fist of the North Star, consisting of two TV series and one (bad) movie. Ken used a kung-fu technique that involved striking pressure points, causing his enemies to messily explode with a single tap of a finger.

The house that you pass through in level 1 is the apartment from Maison Ikkoku. The guy by the hole in the wall is Yotsuya, who broke the wall so he could more effectively pester his neighbor (the main character, Godai). The woman with the broom in the room next door is Kyoko, the landlady. The clock on the roof doesn't work.

Ginga Ninkyouden was released in Australia as "Galaxy Hero".


Graphic designers : Alta Shimizu, Kinta 58000, VTZ250 Mariko, Otaku Harada
Sound designers : DX21 Kawagen Y8950
Voices : Hanuma An, Ayako Miura, Kanako Ohmori
Hardware by : Komeda
Programmed by : XLR250 Noel 4WD


Game's ROM.