Ushio to Tora [Model SHVC-UT]
A 25-year-old Nintendo Super Famicom Game by Yutaka
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): ushio
うしおととら © 1993 Yutaka
(Ushio to Tora)
Ushio to Tora is a side-scrolling platform game by Yukata and based on a popular Japanese manga and anime series. It tells the story of Aotsuki Ushio, the son of a temple priest who lives in the family's shrine. One day, he literally stumbles on a mystical cave and accidentally free Tora, a hideous tiger-like demon his ancestors captured and sealed inside the den five hundred years earlier. The demon was trapped with the mystical Beast Spear and Ushio released him as he tried to take the enchanted weapon. Unsurprisingly, Tora immediately wants to eat the young boy, but the monster soon realizes that his presence in the human world also summons all kind of other demons. Ushio and Tora both quickly decide to join forces in order to defeat them. The game sees our heroes travel across Japan, from Tokyo to the island of Hokkaido, and battle all sort of vile demons and creatures along the way. The player is free to choose which character to control. Ushio can use the Beast Spear to slash demons and other mystical creatures - he can also unleash a powerful blue wave of energy. Tora, however, only uses his claws and sharp teeth and can unleash bolts of lightning. Special items are scattered around each stage - food items give our heroes some life back (rice balls for Ushio and hamburgers for Tora), and magic gems extend their maximum life (blue gems for Ushio and red gems for Tora).
Released on January 25, 1993 in Japan for 8800 Yen.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com