Ougon no Shiro

Arcade Video game published 37 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

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黄金の城 © 1986 Taito Corp.
(Ougon no Shiro)

Travel with the Great Gurianos as he battles his way through 4 stages against some of the toughest and most feared warriors ever to be found anywhere.

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Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809
Sound Chips : YM2203, OKI MSM5205

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


Ougon no Shiro was released in March 1986 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Castle of Gold'. A prototype version of this game is known as "Golden Castle".

This game is known outside Japan as "Gladiator".

This version has a nudity feature not present in "Gladiator". See 'Tips and Tricks' section for more information, the female warrior Irene is shown with bare breasts (In Gladiator she still wears a bikini top when defeated this way).

Guaranos and Irene appear in Allumer's "Blandia" as the selectable characters Gurianos and Irriana respectively.


* If you move fast UP and DOWN for a while you should activate a shield.

* Pick up all 4 flying swords at the beginning of each stage to turn Gurianos' sword RED. If the player is then able to hit an opponent's shield 14 times with his RED SWORD, is armor is momentarily changed to a glowing GOLD color and his opponents can't harm him.

* Break the Magic Crystal Balls to replenish Gurianos' armor.

* Each opposing warrior has his own personality and way of fighting. Irene is vulnerable when she strikes at the player's chest armor. Zenon is most vulnerable when you trick him and make him laugh. Each opponent has his strengths and weaknesses and it's fun and challenging to the player to learn each of them.

* How to strip Irene's clothes off : After breaking her sword, if her shield is not entirely broken, break it. Irene, unlike the other characters, has TWO suits of armor. DO NOT KILL HER! Try to remove as many parts of the armor as you can, throwing careful attacks. Focus especially on her chest-plate and on the... uh...'thigh-plate'?. After you've done that, defeat her BY ATTACKING HER LEGS. She will fall on her knees, with her sword on her hands against her chest. When you pass her, she extends her arms towards you and... HELLO!


japan Sony PS2 (jan.25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"


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