A 23-year-old Arcade Video Game by Seibu Kaihatsu, Inc.

Senkyu screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): senkyu senkyua


Senkyu © 1995 Seibu Kaihatsu.

In this puzzle game, 3 rotatable balls consisting of 4 basic colors, yellow, pink, green, blue, fall from the top to the lowest part of the screen.

When groups of like-colored spheres collect together, they disappear and the space is filled in with surrounding spheres.

Bonuses are awarded for completing combos and the game ends when the entire screen has been filled up.

The game has many modes of play : Single, Puzzle, Vs. Computer and Vs. Player. In Puzzle mode there is continuous, changing backgrounds and additional colors. In the Vs. play modes, the spheres only appear in the 4 basic colors.


Seibu SPI Hardware

Main CPU : I386 (@ 25 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YMF271 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)

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


Senkyu was released in October 1995 in Japan.

Export releases:
This game is known outside Japan as "Battle Balls".


Sony PlayStation (1997, as bonus game in "Raiden DX")

Game's ROM.