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    Default Unknown Game

    Hey guys...

    There was a game I used to play in either the late 80's or early 90's. It featured Raiden-style gameplay, where you were a ship and could power up your weapons. At one point, you powered up to where your ship turned into a bat and it actually shot bats. It was one of the best shooters ever, and I'm lost as to its name. I always thought it was a Scramble title, like Scramble Formation, but I have been unable to find it. Anyone remember this game?

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    Do you remember what system(s) it was for?

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    Default Unknown Game Followup

    Sorry...forgot to mention that.

    It was in the arcade only, as far as I know. The backdrop was always some form of city, aka Raiden, but I never beat it, so I dont know if that changed eventually. Easily the biggest quarter-muncher I ever played, you figure I'd remember the name. But from playing Pong to Resident Evil 4, that name has slipped my mind these days...lol.

    Thanks for the quick reply, too.

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    Tokio (c) 1986 Taito.

    - TECHNICAL -

    Prom Stickers : A71

    Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
    Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
    Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)

    Screen orientation : Vertical
    Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
    Aspect Ratio : 3/4
    Screen refresh : 59.00 Hz
    Palette Colors : 256

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

    - TRIVIA -

    This game is also known as "Scramble Formation".

    Taito released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Taito Sound Team Demo Tape ver.1986).

    - PORTS -

    * Consoles :
    FM Towns Marty

    * Computers :
    MSX
    MSX2
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    Default Tokio? Hmm...

    Hey poloplyr...thanks for the reply.

    Do you know for certain that you eventually turn into a bat in this game? Because I don't remember starting out as a little red plane, and I remember the background graphics being a little bit better. Of course, I could be jaded from post-years of PS2 and XBOX, and just be convinicng myself that the graphics were more advanced. The only thing I remember for sure is that you turned into a bat-thing, so if you can verify that for me, you will officially be 'THE MAN'...lol.

    Thanks for the quick post too.

    frost69nyc

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    You do start as a red plane...can't really remember that you can turn into a bat though.
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    This game sounds pretty cool.
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    Yeah ajay, it was a cool game...

    Poloplayr, I saw it on a friend's house in emulation, still didn't look familiar. The game started with you being a red plane, but as you powered up, all it did was add little red planes behind you...I dont know if that changes later on. I seem to recall you started as something like a jet or a starfighter, but as I said above, I could be remembering things wrong.

    I appreciate the replies guys, thanks.

    frost69nyc

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