Robo Army [Model NGM-032]

The SNK Neo-Geo MVS Cart. by SNK Corp.

Robo Army [Model NGM-032] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] SNK Neo-Geo MVS Cart.

Robo Army © 1991 SNK [Shin Nihon Kikaku].


Robo Army is a horizontally-scrolling beat-em-up for one or two players who take on the roles of two cybernetically-enhanced soldiers called Rocky and Maxima and must attempt to stop am invading cyber army called 'Hell Jeed' from enslaving the human race.

The game uses three buttons:
A - Attack
B - Jump
C - Energy blast

Hitting the jump and attack button simultaneously lets Rocky and Maxima attack behind them. Collecting energy balls makes the energy blast more powerful, similar to the magic potions in Sega's "Golden Axe". One major difference, however, is that the special attack here can be used several times to diminishing effect before it finally runs out.

Players can often pick up a fallen robot's limb to club other robots to death with. Also, if players approach a weakened enemy and press forward and the A button at the right time, Maxima or Rocky will rip the enemy in half.

Finally, a defeated enemy will occasionally drop a glowing icon of a human fist. Picking this up causes Rocky or Maxima to bend over and transform into a futuristic buggy-like vehicle. Any enemies Maxima and Rocky touch while in buggy form instantly explode while hitting the attack button allows them to speed across the screen to quickly run enemies down. The buggy only lasts for a limited time, however.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : NGM-032

Players : 2
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 3
=> [A] Punch, [B] Jump, [C] Kick/Get Super-Powers with Cyber-Ball

TRIVIA

Robo Army was released on October 30, 1991 in Japan.

Player 2's character appears as a striker character in "The King of Fighters 2000" as Rocky.

STAFF

Excutive Producer : Eikichi Kawasaki
Programmers : Oh!Butch, Arcbbcov, Shochan, Ma2, Kawaii
Sound : Yamapy-1, Konny
Production Designer : Kouichi Sakita
Designers : Takeshi Kimura, Take-P, Shimachan, UG Wada, Pinkey
Associate Producer : Hiroshi Matsumoto (Finish Hiroshi)
Planners : Akira Goto, Yarie

PORTS

CONSOLES:
japan SNK Neo-Geo AES (dec.20, 1991; "Robo Army [Model NGH-032]")
usa SNK Neo-Geo AES (dec.20, 1991; "Robo Army [Model NGH-032]")
japan SNK Neo-Geo CD (apr.21, 1995; "Robo Army [Model NGCD-032]")
usa SNK Neo-Geo CD (apr.21, 1995; "Robo Army [Model NGCD-032E]")

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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