Ultraman [Model SHVC-UM]
A 27-year-old Nintendo Super Famicom Game by Bandai
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): ultramanj
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Ultraman is a side-scrolling fighting game, an conversion of Bandai & Banpresto's arcade game. The major pop culture phenomenon has spawned countless adaptations and spin-offs since its first broadcast in the 1960s, and it didn't take long before a game featuring the Ultra-Warrior was released for the popular Super Famicom system. In the near future, the Science Patrol organization is created to fight constant waves of giant alien monsters who threaten life on Earth. Hayata, a member of the organization, has the secret ability to transform into Ultraman, a powerful fourty meters tall super-human. A mysterious item called the Beta Capsule allows him to revive Ultraman for three minutes, and this until his body energy depletes completely. A warning light located on his chest goes from green to red, alerting Ultraman of his energy level. The game features a total of ten one-on-one battles where Ultraman faces several monsters from the popular TV Show. Our hero can use various punches, kicks and grabs, but also rolls and jumps. He can also charge up special attacks such as the traditional Ultra Slash, Specium Ray and so on. Once an opponent's energy bar is at its lowest, the monster has to be finished off using the special attack powered up at its maximum charge. During the game, both Ultraman and his enemies recover health over time - the battlefield's wideness often gives our hero the opportunity to regain his life and get ready for his next attack.
Ultraman was released on April 06, 1990 in Japan for 7800 Yen.
The original arcade game was originally released in 1991. The game is fairly identical to the Super Famicom version - same menus and same overall graphics. In that respect, the Super Famicom version is an excellent conversion.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com