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Legendary Wings
Legendary Wings marquee.
No screen shot.
Legendary Wings control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1986
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) YM2203 (@ 1.500 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
1,024 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 18 ROMs
540,928 bytes (528.25 KiB)
MAME ID lwings · lwings2 · lwingsjp

About The Game

Legendary Wings is an arcade video game.

You fly a winged soldier over a Greek mythos style landscape. Shoot and bomb the attacking enemies. The game play switches between vertically scrolling shoot-em-up and horizontal platform levels.


Released in November 1986.

This game is known in Japan as "Ares No Tsubasa - The Legendary Soldiers".

Eric Bolduc holds the official record for this game with 612,500 points.


In Legendary Wings (Set 1), the main characters are replaced by men instead of women in "Ares No Tsubasa" and Legendary Wings (Set 2).

Tips and tricks

Treasure Caves

On each level, a trio of statues arranged in a triangular pattern will appear about three-quarters of the way through. Bomb them until one of them reveals a passageway (you'll have to bomb them all; it's not the same one every time), and fly into it. You'll now be in a cave, free to fly along and collect treasure chests worth 200 points apiece. When you're in the cave, though, don't shoot - if you fire and hit a treasure chest it's destroyed, and some of the cavern walls release enemies when shot.

Mouth's Stage Bug

At the final of each stage inside of the statue's mouth, you have to go upstairs to face a stage boss. You can avoid to confront him directly. To achieve this, go upstairs and walk slowly approximately to the middle of the platform. The music will change to the boss theme. Go back downstairs and stay on the middle platform. Keep shooting the screen at the opposite direction of the boss. He will be defeated in seconds this way, without any risk for your character.


Music Composed By
Tamayo Kawamoto

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom (1988)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")
Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Remixed")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Legendary Wings / Side Arms - Capcom Music Generation CPDA-1019[1] 2002-05-04 Suleputer CD version.
Beep Special Project - Video Game Music - Second Sono Sheet N/A[2] 1987-01-01 Softbank Publishing Vinyl version.


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.