Arcade Video game published 33 years ago by Taito

Syvalion screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Syvalion © 1988 Taito Corp.

Control the mechanical dragon Syvalion and find your way through ever-changing magical dungeon.


Taito H System hardware
Prom Sticker : B51

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : trackball
Buttons : 1


Syvalion was released in October 1988 in Japan.

Spin-off of the Darius Series! (at the middle of the Syvalion storyline, the Player helps the people of the planet 'Darius').

The Player character, Syvalion, makes an appearance in "Darius Brust (2009, PSP)".

The producer of this game is Hisayoshi Ogura, a Famous Member of Taito's Sound Team Zuntata. He is known for the musical score at the "Darius" Series, "The Ninja Warriors", "Legend of Kage", "Zolid Infitiny". In 2007, he left Taito.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Syvalion : G.S.M. Taito 3 - D28B0014) on March 21, 1989.
Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on April 1, 1999.


* When you start a new game, you can choose between Training and Expert mode. In the Expert Mode, the stages design are different.


[JP] Nintendo Super Famicom (jul.24, 1992) "Syvalion [Model SHVC-SY]"
[EU] Nintendo SNES (1993) "Syvalion [Model SNSP-SY]"
[US] Nintendo SNES : release cancelled
[JP] Sony PS2 (jul.28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
[EU] Sony PS2 (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
[US] Sony PS2 (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"

[JP] Sharp X68000 (sept.14, 1990)


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