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Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol. 3, (SLPM-87362)

Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol. 3, (SLPM-87362)

Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol. 3, (SLPM-87362)

Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol. 3, (SLPM-87362)

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Capcom Generation Vol. 3: Kokoni Rekishi Hajimaru contains four of Capcom’s first five titles.

* Vulgus
* SonSon
* Pirate Ship Higemaru
* Exed Exes

– Vulgus is a simple vertically scrolling shooter released by Capcom in 1984. The game has the distinction of being Capcom’s first video or arcade game. The game is also included in Capcom Classics Collection and is now available as freeware.

The player controls a spaceship with a single objective: destroy incoming enemies. The vessel has two different weapons: a primary weapon with infinite ammo and a limited supply of bombs. By picking up the “Pow” icons, which sporadically appear throughout the levels, the player can replenish supplies. In contrast to most other titles of this genre, the game does not have distinctive levels. Instead, the background alternates between the surface of a planet and a space field. The game repeats with increased difficulty until the player has lost three lives.

CapcomRetroGameCollection-03d– Sonson is a video game by Capcom. It is loosely based on the Chinese classic Journey to the West. The player assumes the role of a monkey boy (who is patterned after Sun Wukong from the story) and fights their way from one side to another, eventually reaching the statue of Buddha. One battles bats, rats, and mad bombers along the way with his stout fighting rod that shoots balls of fire. The game was ported from the arcade to the Nintendo Famicom in Japan. A sequel, entitled Son Son II, was released for the NEC PC Engine.

It is possible to play the game co-operatively with partner who plays as TonTon (who is Zhu Wuneng in the original story).

The game is a 2-D side-scrolling platformer. The screen scrolls automatically, only stopping to fight major enemies. The screen features six continuous platforms that occasionally feature small gaps. Sonson and Tonton walk automatically across these platforms. Pressing up or down will cause them to jump up or down to the next platform. Pressing left causes them to move more slowly than the screen scrolls, essentially continuing to move forward but at a reduced pace. Pressing right does the opposite – SonSon and TonTon will move across the platforms faster than the screen scrolls. The duo have only one attack – the ability to fire energy blasts from their staves. Touching an enemy or an unfriendly projectile causes the player to lose a life. If a player has any additional lives, they will return to the screen riding on a cloud that will give them temporary invincibility. If the player presses the control stick in any direction, the cloud will disappear and the character will resume its usual walking mode. The cloud will eventually disappear on its own if the control stick is not used.

– Pirate Ship Higemaru is a Z80-based action/puzzle arcade game released by Capcom in 1984. The game was initially only released in Japan. It was also released for the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation as part of Capcom Generations 3, which was also never released outside of Japan. Twenty-one years after its initial release, gamers in the United States and Europe received the game as part of Capcom Classics Collection for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles.

The player controls a Japanese sailor by the name of Momotaro, who must use barrels to defeat the titular pirate crew. Momotaro has no attacks of his own. However, he has the ability to grab barrels, drums, large bags, and various other items which he can throw (either horizontally or vertically) across the screen. Any pirate who stands in the way of a barrel or other object will be hurled off the screen. Barrels that impact the walls of a stage or other barrels or objects will shatter and produce points, while other objects are invulnerable (but do not produce points). Each successive enemy that is hit by a barrel will yield additional points once the barrel is destroyed. In addition, there are also various items hidden beneath barrels in each level which will give Momotaro bonus points. Every floor of the ship has a set number of pirates to be destroyed, as well as a single “Bow”, a special pirate that regenerates each time it is defeated. Every fourth level in the game yields a bonus level in which the barrels are worth an increased number of points, and a group of enemies entirely made up of Bows (which do not regenerate in this case). With each successive floor, the speed and intelligence of the pirates increases. For every sixteen barrels Momotaro destroys, he is rewarded with an item that grants invincibility for a limited amount of time, allowing him to defeat enemies by simply touching them. Momotaro’s enemies do not have attacks, but a single touch from an enemy will cause him to lose a life. When Momotaro has no extra lives left, the game is over. The game has no ending, but following the sixteenth level, the enemy patterns will reset to level one. The layout of the barrels on the stages will continue to change, however.

– Exed Exes is an arcade game that was released in 1985 by Capcom. It is a vertically-oriented scrolling shooter. It was released in the US as Savage Bees (full title: Attack of the Savage Bees) by Memetron (licensor to the game).

It was also included on the Capcom Generations Volume 3 for Saturn and PlayStation, Capcom Classics Collection of PlayStation 2 and Xbox and Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded for PlayStation Portable.

Manufacturer’s description:
3rd popular collection which recorded the classic game of Capcom “Capcom Generation” series. I collect classic shooting game of “Vargas”, “Sonson”, “circle beard” and “Eguzedoeguzesu”. It is equipped with a wealth of material also “collection mode”. The Taste the origin of the shooting of Capcom!

Features:
Third person perspective
2D graphics
Cartoon graphics
SCI-FI, Medieval Fantasy & Arcade themes.
Number Of Players      1 or 2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks      1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )      Standard Controller / Analog Controller ( Dual Shock Controller Compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )      None
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )      None
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )      None
Vibration Function Compatible      Yes
Multi-Tap Function Compatible      No
Link Cable Function Compatible  No

VULGUS CONTROLS:
Move ship – D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
Cannon – X Button
Fire – Circle or Square Button
Used to fire low speed rapid shots – R1 Button
Used to fire high speed rapid shots – R2 Button
Pause game – Start Button

SON SON CONTROLS:
Move character – D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
Fire – X, Circle, Square or Triangle Button
Pause game – Start Button

HIGEMARU CONTROLS:
Move character – D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
Hold or throw cask – X, Circle, Square or Triangle Button
Pause game – Start Button

EXED EYES CONTROLS:
Move plane – D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
Cannon – X Button
Hold or throw cask – Circle or Square Button
Used to fire low speed rapid shots – R1 Button
Used to fire high speed rapid shots – R2 Button
Pause game – Start Button

OTHER REGIONS:
PAL:
Capcom Generations [SLES-02098, SLES-12098, SLES-22098 & SLES-32098]
Capcom Generations [SLES-01881, SLES-11881, SLES-21881 & SLES-31881]

NTSC-J:
Capcom Generation: Dai 3 Shuu Koko ni Rekishi Hajimaru [SLPS-01649]
Capcom Generation: Dai 3 Shuu Koko ni Rekishi Hajimaru [Capkore] [SLPM-86811]

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