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|Genre||Shoot em up|
|Developer / Publisher||Hudson Soft|
|Media||1 x |
|A great vertical-scrolling shooter that was praised for surpassing the limitations of the PC Engine/SuperGrafx 16 hardware of its time!|
The game is known as "Gunhed" in Japan. Your mission is to destroy the Dark Squadron and its eight enemy Super Weapons. The game consists of nine (9) levels/areas. Every area contains one or more bosses, all of which must be destroyed before continuing in the game. A typical shoot em up scenario! You spaceship features a rapid-fire main cannon, which can either be upgraded or changed to other types of weapons by collecting various numbered power-ups. You may also collect optional power-ups to help fight through the game such as "multibodies" that shadow their actions, homing missiles, shields, and enhanced firing capabilities known as "full fire". And don't forget your limited supply of cluster bombs! To be honest this game reminded me the great shooter called "Wings of Death" on the 16bit Amiga and Atari ST computers!
Graphically, Blazing Lazers is great! It features great colors and multi-layer parallax and lots of enemy sprites on screen on the screen at one time! You will immediately realize gpu capabilites of the PC-Engine. The animations are fluid and the action is quite fast. As far as the sound, the game uses pretty nice in-game catchy tunes and great sfx. A trully great shoot em up that reminded me great times on similar games on the coin-ops (arcades)!
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PC-Engine / TurboGrafx-16 / TurboDuo
|CPU: HuC6280 8bit at 3.6MHz|
MEMORY: 8KB RAM
GRAPHICS: Dual 16-bit GPUs (HuC6260 Video Color Encoder, HuC6270A Video Display Controller), 64KB VRAM,
482 colors at once out of 512, 64 hardware sprites,
Supports: 256 x 256 to 320x256 flicker free interlaced screen resolution.
A 512x256 mode is possible through fiddling with registers, but not
SOUND: Capable of generating clear digitized sounds and harmonized music. Use of "Turbo Booster" add-on, could generate stereo sound.
|9-bit RGB 512-color palette (482 on-screen)|
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