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Valkyrie no Densetsu

Arcade Video game published 35 years ago by NAMCO, Ltd.

Listed in MAME

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ワルキューレの伝説 © 1989 Namco.
(Valkyrie no Densetsu)

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Namco System 2 hardware
Game ID : WD

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz), HD63705 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C140 (@ 21.39 Khz), YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


Valkyrie no Densetsu was released in April 1989 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'The Legend of Valkyrie'.

Valkyrie makes cameo appearances in several other games:
- She is a hidden boss in "Tales of Eternia/Destiny 2" and the Valkyrie theme music plays in the dungeon
- She is a character in the Nintendo GBA spinoff "Tales of the World - Narakiri Dungeon 2".
- Valkyrie's photo also shows up in a blimp in the arcade title "Mach Breakers".
- Additionally, she appears in the strategy game Namco Super Wars for the Wonderswan
- Makes a star appearance in Monolith's Namco X Capcom, also a strategy game.
- She also appears in Marvel Land for the Arcade/Genesis.
- Cassandra, from "Soul Calibur 2", dresses up as Valkyrie in her third costume.
- Her theme song shows up up Taiko "Drum Master" as the latter half of the song Taiko March.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Valkyrie no densetsu : Namco Game Sound Express Vol.1 - VDR-14001) on September 21, 1989.


* Round Select :
1. Turn DIP-5 ON.
2. Press Button3 when 'Please Press 1P or 2P Button' screen is displayed after inserted credit.
3. A number is displayed in the screen (success !)
4. Select number by Button3+Right or Left

Code - Starting Round
0 or 1 - Round 1
2 or 9 - Round 2
3 or A - Round 3
4 or B - Round 4
5 or C - Round 5
6 or D - Round 6
7 or E - Round 7
8 or F - Round 8

NOTE : Round Select has several problems (Music stops until you enter a house, etc.).


Staff : Spanky Usukura, Nam Nam, WanWan, Astron Ishii
Music composed by : Hiroyuki Kawada


japan NEC PC-Engine (aug.9, 1990) "Valkyrie no Densetsu [Model NC90006]"
japan Sony PlayStation (feb.28, 1997) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SLPS-00705]"
usa Sony PlayStation (nov.1997) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SLUS-00417]"
australia Sony PlayStation (1998) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SCES-00702]"
europe Sony PlayStation (feb.1998) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SCES-00702]"
japan Sony PlayStation (oct.28, 1999) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [PlayStation the Best] [Model SLPS-91162]"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (apr.1, 2008) PC-Engine version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] japan (dec.8, 2009)


Game's ROM.