Lost In Translation/Eco Fighters

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Eco Fighters
Eco Fighters marquee.
No screen shot.
Eco Fighters control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1993
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 11.800 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Q-Sound (@ 4.000 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
59.63 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
19,005,440 bytes (18.13 MiB)
MAME ID ecofghtr · ecofghta · ecofghtu · uecology

About The Game

Eco Fighters is an arcade video game.

This game is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up with an ecological theme, in which the player must battle a ruthless mega corporation that is slowly destroying the Earth's eco systems with its industrial machines.

As well as superbly rendered graphics, Eco Fighters features an interesting play mechanic with the addition of an extended metal arm mounted on the side of the player's ship. On the end of the arm is a weapon that can be rotated through 360 degrees. This weapon comes in 4 different forms; Energy Ball, Long-range Hammer, Laser Sword or Scatter-Bomb foil. The rotatable weapon can be powered up before being fired, in a similar fashion to the 'Force' weapon that featured in Irem's "R-Type". The rotatable weapon is also impervious to all enemy contact and can be used as a shield.

In addition to the rotating weapon, the player's ship is also equipped with forward-firing laser guns. Both the guns and rotatable weapon can be powered-up with greater shot power when the relevant icon is picked up.

Trivia

Released in December 1993.

Eco Fighters was actually designed by a Japanese gamer, who won a Capcom-sponsored competition to design a game for the arcade giant.

This game is known in Japan as "Ultimate Ecology".

Shinseisha/Gamest released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Ultimate Ecology - GCD-2) on 22/01/1994.

Staff

Object Designers
S.Y
Imomushi
Chama
The Pin K
Dway!
Ovava
Minobeyan
Kakunaka
Scroll Designers
Go
Y.N
May
Ziggy
Oyami
Hiropon
Programmers
Yuuka
A. Komorini
Tilde.Kaw
Commander Guchi
Some-P
Sound Designers
Toshio Kajino
Hiroaki Kondo
Music Composer
Syun Nishigaki (SYUN)
Voices
Nishihara K-ta
Nemoto Yoshiya
Yokoyama Chisa
Planners

Meshi Konou Etos

Producer
Yokamoto
Original Planner
Mori Keisuke

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")
Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
ULTIMATE Ecology GCD-2[1] 1994-01-22 Shinseisha CD version.
Ultimate Ecology Arcade Gametrack SRCL-2821[2] 1994-02-02 Sony Records CD version.

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.