Thunder Fox

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Taito Corp.

Thunder Fox screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Thunder Fox © 1990 Taito Corp.


The world is being overrun by terrorists! Not to worry, since two super soldiers are on the case of wiping out this threat. Features nice graphics and sound, along with solid side-scrolling "Rolling Thunder" style action as well as some side scrolling shooter stages to mix things up.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Thunder Fox the  Arcade Video Game PCB
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(members only)
Runs on the "Taito F2 System" hardware. It used a graphics extension on the board, the so called Taito F2 Expanded System.

Prom Stickers : C28

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3 (ATTACK, JUMP, SPECIAL WEAPON)

TRIVIA

Thunder Fox was released in August 1990.

As odd as it may sound, this is one of the very few game that lets you use melee attacks with some firearms without actually firing a single shot, this allows you to use these only when you really need extra firepower! It is so strange that this idea is not used more often! :)

UPDATES

The US version has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.

TIPS AND TRICKS

* Timer Bonus: If you destroy the bosses quickly, you can get bonus points.

STAFF

Game designer : Keppel Maekawa
Creators : Wolf Kato, Oki, Van Van, CZ-601, Takahiro Natani, Mizushima-ya.Mii, FZR-Mom
Character designers : Noritaka Kawamoto, Nishikawa, Morimoto, Kazama, Omae, Yamada, Kawagishi
Designer : Hiroyasu Nagai
Sound director : Hisayoshi Ogura (OGR.)
Music composer : Kazuko Umino (Karu.)
Sounds effects editor : (Pochi.)

Special Thanks : Tyrant-Mac

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[US] Sega Genesis (1991)
[JP] Sega Mega Drive (june.26, 1991) "Thunder Fox [Model T-11113]"
[EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
[EU] Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
[US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
[US] Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
[KO] Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
[JP] Sony PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"

COMPUTERS:
[EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

SOURCES
Game's picture.
Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.
See goodies section.