Scramble Formation / Tokio

A 32-year-old Arcade Video Game by Taito

Scramble Formation / Tokio screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): tokio tokiob tokioo


Scramble Formation / Tokio © 1986 Taito Corp.

Flying over the city of Tokyo in your bi-plane you must shoot down hordes of enemy planes whilst avoiding their attacks.

Collect and control multiple biplanes to increase your firepower and help you to victory.


Scramble Formation / Tokio the Arcade Video Game
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You can changes the title from Japanese (Scramble Formation) to English (Tokio).

Game ID: G20 00500A
Prom Stickers : A71

Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80
Sound Chips : YM2203

Players : 1
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 => [A] Shoot, [B] Change formation


Scramble Formation / Tokio was released in April 1986.

Licensed to Romstar for US manufacture and distribution.

Taito released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Taito Sound Team Demo Tape ver.1986).


* Formations :
1) Line : safety mode. This mode allows both aerial and ground attacks, but you only get a narrow shot area. The multiple biplanes are susceptible to getting hit too, so watch your flying.
2) Delta : aerial attack mode. The firepower can only hit flying planes, no ground shoots.
3) Crux : ground attack mode. Only ground objects can be hit. This is also the only mode that can destroy the boss ship.

* If you press A+B the multiple biplanes will be released. This can be used as a sort of shield.


NOTE: Please visit the Romstar release entry for a list of ports released in North America.

* Consoles:
FM Towns Marty [JP]
[EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
[EU] Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
[KO] Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
[JP] Sony PS2 (jan.25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"

[JP] MSX (1987)
[EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"

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