Kaiketsu Yanchamaru

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Irem

Kaiketsu Yanchamaru screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): yanchamr

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Kaiketsu Yanchamaru © 1986 Irem.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Irem M-62 system hardware

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6803 (@ 894.886 Khz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 894.886 Khz), (2x) MSM5205 (@ 384 Khz)

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

TRIVIA

Kaiketsu Yanchamaru was released in December 1986 in Japan. It is known outside Japan as "Kid Niki - Radical Ninja"

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Wonder Boy Yanchamaru'.

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (R*Type : Irem Game Music - 28XA-199) on January 25, 1988.

UPDATES

In the non-Japanese versions ("Kid Niki - Radical Ninja"), Kid Niki has spiky hair and a little rat tail. In Kaiketsu Yanchamaru, Kid Niki has a more traditional Japanese haircut.

SERIES

1. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru (1987)
2. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2 - Karakuri Land [Model IF-22] (1991, Nintendo Famicom)
3. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3 - Taiketsu! Zouringen (1993, Nintendo Famicom)

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[JP] Nintendo Famicom (oct.2, 1987) [Model IF-07]
[JP] Nintendo Game Boy (1991) "Gensou Yanchamaru"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.