Syvalion © 1992 Toshiba EMI.
Syvalion is a multi-directional shooter by Toshiba/EMI and conversion of Taito's arcade game of the same name. The player takes control of a Syvalion, a powerful segmented metal dragon that can melt down anything (including enemies) with his deadly flame breath attack. The fearless machine also has the incredible ability to attack and move in any direction. This feature is a core element of the gameplay and levels are designed like massive mazes with many directions to go, surrounded with walls and all filled with hostile enemy forces. However, the dragon has a fundamental weakness - the fire he breathes is limited, and a fire bar located at the bottom of the screen slowly vanishes as he uses his main weapon. As expected, stages get larger and larger as the game progresses and are capstoned by boss battles.
Cartridge ID: SHVC-SY (TOPN-2002)
Syvalion was released on July 24, 1992 in Japan for 8600 Yen.
The original arcade game was released by Taito in 1988.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com