Toy Shop Boys [Model JC63009]
A 28-year-old NEC PC-Engine Game by Victor Musical Industries, Inc.
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): toyshopb
Toy Shop Boys © 1990 Victor Musical Industries.
Toy Shop Boys is a vertical shooter by Victor. The evil Gamma has stolen all the toys and keeps them in his protected castle. The player takes control of a group of three flying kids. They have decided to defeat the baddies and get to Gamma's fortress. Only one kid can be used at the same time though and each one of the has his own set of weapons and skills which include rotating sword, vulcan gun and Boomerangs. As usual, special items can be collected on the way, enhancing they weaponary or activating special features such as short invulnerability or smart-bombs capable of destroying everything on the screen. Enemies are, as you would have guessed, evil toys varying from plastic ducks to electric trains and flying saucers. The game counts five long levels and a two (sadly non-simulataneous) player mode is available.
Released on December 14, 1990 in Japan for 6200 yen.
Program: Ken Hasegawa
, Takashi Oka
Graphic Design: Kazuya Matuzawa
, Yojiro Hirashita
, Kumiko Watanabe
, Yoshinori Hirai
, Yasuhiro Kanou
Package & Manual Design: Comix Brand
, Etsuko Matuoka
Promotion: Kouki Minami
, Katsura Iino (Kacchan)
Special Thanks: Mutech Corporation
, Sofix Corporation
, Yumiko Yoshioka
, Akira Arai
, Hiroshi Miyazaki
, Saturu Honda
, Tadashi Kitamura
Original Story: Hiroyuki Sakai
Director Game Designer: Yoshinao Shimada
Producer: Harunobu Komori
Executive Producer: Satoshi Honda
Controlled by: Masaru Yoshioka (Dinosaur)
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com