V-Five © 1993 Toaplan.
A vertically scrolling shoot 'em up from Toaplan.
Game ID : TP-027
Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.375 Mhz)
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
Released in December 1992 in Japan.
This game is known outside Japan as "Grind Stormer".
This would be Ikeda Tsunemoto's first game at Toaplan. He went on to become a founding member of Cave, where he still works as a lead programmer. It is due to him that the phenomenon of the 'Danmaku'; the huge walls of bullets seen in "Donpachi" etc., came about.
* Hidden Functions: If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.
* Bomber Mode: Input code Right, Left, Button2, Left, Down, Button1, Up, Left on title screen after inserted a credit. Displayed 'BOMBER. Ver' and the game system is changed to "Grind Stormer"'s one.
[JP] Sega Mega Drive (1994) "V-Five [Model T-48173]"