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The Fallen Angels

Arcade Video game published 26 years ago by Psikyo

Listed in MAME

The Fallen Angels screenshot

The Fallen Angels © 1998 Psikyo.

A very solid 2-D fighting game with beautiful pre-rendered backgrounds. 8 selectable fighters and 2 end bosses.


Main CPU : SH-2 (@ 28.63635 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YMF278B (@ 28.63635 Mhz)

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 4
=> Weak Punch, Strong Punch, Weak Kick, Strong Kick


The Fallen Angels was shown at the 1998 AOU Amusement Expo show, in Japan. It was then released in March 1998 in Japan. It was known in Japan as "Daraku Tenshi" (translates from Japanese as 'Fallen Angel').

Using the Bitmap Dump option in the test menu you can come across several title screens. "Gut Reaction", "Rubbin Out" and "A Blow For Freedom". There are 2 screens for "Gut Reaction".

They also misspelt start as 'strat' in the test screen.

Hidden within the graphic ROMs are the sprites of four characters that were taken out of the game. It is believed that the game may have not been entirely completed, given that four characters were cut from the game, the character bio's contain varying errors, and some of the staff went over to SNK (Cool and Harry appear very similar to KOF 99's K' and Maxiama characters).

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Daraku Tenshi: The Fallen Angels - PCCB-00305) on 01/04/1998.


* Unlock Extra Maintenance : if you hold Test Button + PL1 Button 1 during boot, you get extra options in the test menu (Obj Test, Obj Dump etc.).


Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.
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