SaruKani Hamu Zou - Taisen Block Kuzushi © 1997 Kaneko.
Breakout featuring a jumping character and hilarious graphics.
Kaneko Super Nova System hardware
Main CPU : SH-2 (@ 28.638 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YMZ280B (@ 16.666666 Mhz)
Players : 2
Control : dial
Buttons : 3
Released in January 1997.
Developed by MediaWorks for Kaneko. MediaWorks was acquired by Kadokawa Shoten, in 2008, and was merged with ASCII. So, their name began 'ASCII MediaWorks'. They now have the direction of video games magazines and publishing imprints like: 'Dengeki Bunko', 'Nintendo Dreams', 'Dengeki Playstation', 'Dengeki G's Magazine'.
The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Monkey Crab Hamster Elephant - Block Breaking Competition' ('Block Kuzushi'/'Block Breaking' is the Japanese name for 'Breakout'.)
This game is known in Asia as "VS Block Breaker".
Planner : Koban
Programmer : Masayuki Yamakawa, Yash, Masahiro Honma, Yukihiro Yamazaki, Hisaya Sakuma
Sound Programmer : Mitsuhiro Kanaoka
Graphic Designer : Tatsuya Yoshikawa, YUzuru Suzuki, Makoto Sugimoto, Sera Shiina, Tsuneo Sato
Sound Creator : Sayoko Ueda
Original Game Designer : Syu Sato
Character Designer : syun Kazakami
Art Director : Makoto Kawamoto
Director : Koban
General Producer : Hiroshi Kaneko
Co-Operation : Dengeki Playstation (Mediaworks), Syun Kazakami