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Burning Force
Box artwork for Burning Force.
Japanese title バーニングフォース
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Three-dimensional shooter
System(s) Arcade, Sega Genesis
Players 1-2
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
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Burning Force (バーニングフォース, lit. Baaningu Foosu), is a three-dimensional shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1989, only in Japan; it runs on Namco System 2 hardware, and was later ported to the Sega Genesis in 1990. Its main character, Hiromi Tengenji, also appeared (along with Taizo Hori out of Dig Dug, Prince Gilgamesh out of The Tower of Druaga, Masuyo "Kissy" Tobi from Baraduke, Taira no Kagekiyo from Genpei Tōma Den, Tarosuke from Yōkai Dōchūki, Beraboh Man from his self-titled game and Valkyrie from Valkyrie no Densetsu) in Namco x Capcom in 2005.

The player must take up control of a space cadet named Hiromi Tengenji, who looks like Miyuki Chan from Namco's own Ordyne due to her long blue hair, and as part of her final training she must battle a series of high-tech enemies (upon a futuristic motor scooter); the gameplay is similar to that of Sega's Space Harrier (which had been released four years earlier, and was the first game from them to use a Yamaha YM-2203), but the worlds are divided into four areas and the player has no vertical mobilities for the first two areas of each world, which makes the game different in its own right - and the scooter can fire standard bullets and missiles (as well as brake, and accelerate). The third area of each world has a boss at the end of it and the scooter will be transformed into a flying ship which can move in all directions; and the fourth area of each world is a bonus stage, in which you have to collect numbered spheres for extra points. There are a total of six worlds in this game (the final one only has one area).

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