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Blazing Star

| 1998

Release type:
Units produced: Yumekobo
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: blazstar

Display: raster 320x224 @ 59.19Hz (59.19 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver neodrvr.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: unsupported

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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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* FB Alpha


* Raine

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Blazing Star (c) 1998 Yumekobo.

A beautiful horizontally scrolling shoot'em up.


Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID: NGM-239

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 2
=> Ship name (pilot) > [A] Normal/Rapid/Charge attack, [B] Break attack
=> Hell Hound (Caster) > [A] 4 way shot/6 way shot/Deathflame, [B] Hell burst
=> Windina (Leefa) > [A] Wave/Tidal wave/3 way spread, [B] Homing
=> Aryustailm (JB) > [A] Laser/Lightning bolt/Sword, [B] Sword field
=> Peplos (Asayuki) > [A] 3 way shot/3 way fire/Holy flare, [B] Devil breath
=> Dino 135 (Naomi Y.) > [A] Shot/Rapidshot/Spreadshot, [B] Special scatter
=> Dino 246 (Kaoru Y.) > [A] Shot/Rapidshot/Chargeshot, [B] Bomber


Blazing Star was released in January 1998. It is Yumekobo's first game developed and released for the Neo-Geo MVS.

KAORU.Y (The last ship at the character selection screen) is the lead character from "Pulstar".

Part of the "Pulstar" / "R*Type" team also worked on Blazing Star (see Staff section for more information).

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Blazing Star - PCCB-00306) on March 18, 1998.


* Stage Select : At the ship select screen, hold RIGHT and D on both 1 and 2-player sides, then select your ship. The next screen will be a stage select menu.

* While choosing a ship in the select screen, press C+D for an extra color ship.

* Asayuki and its Peplos ship can't power-up with any items.


Executive producers : Akio Inove, Nobuyuki Okude
Producer : Takaya ida
Sub. producer : Isamu yutani
Director : Michio Sato
Main programmer : Minoru Yoshida
Sub. programmer : Taka / M. Sakae
Chief designer : Tomonori Nagakubo
Designers : Kyou Yamanaka, Izumi Senou, Saki, Shotabira, Yumetard, Tatsuo Shioda
Character designer : Daikichi
Design helpers : Mayumi Takeuchi, Itsuo Iton, Mitsuo Takano, Masakazu Ishizaki
Sound designer : Yasuaki Fujita
Music composer : Harumi Fujita


* Consoles :
SNK Neo-Geo AES [JP] (1998) "Blazing Star [Model NGH-239]"

* Others :
Google Play (July 2012) Blazing Star
Apple App Store (July 2012) Blazing Star (Published by SNK Playmore)


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=279&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00001301 101C87 00000006 FFFFFFFF Select starting round You should enable this cheat on the Press START button screen, ie. after credits have been inserted!
00000303 101C87 00000006 FFFFFFFF Select next round
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 101BA1 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 101B79 00000003 FFFFFFFF Max Power PL1
00000022 101B7C 00000001 FFFFFFFF Auto Fire PL1 Press F6 to stop fire
00000000 101B9D 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00010000 103805 00000001 00000001 Invincibility PL1 (2/2)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 101BA3 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 101B7B 00000003 FFFFFFFF Max Power PL2
00000022 101B7E 00000001 FFFFFFFF Auto Fire PL2 Press F6 to stop fire
00000000 101B9F 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00010000 104405 00000001 00000001 Invincibility PL2 (2/2)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Cartridge/NeoGeo Type Enable it DURING the neogeo bios booting sequence. If you miss the boot sequence reset and THEN enable it. The Home (NEOGEO) setting may open up other aspects of the game or it may even make the game unplayable.
00010000 10FD82 00000080 FFFFFFFF Arcade (MVS)
00010000 10FD82 00000000 FFFFFFFF Home (NEOGEO)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file