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Gulkave
Publisher: Sega,
MSX
Pony Canyon
Developer:
System(s): SG-1000, Sega Master System, MSX
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Release Date RRP Code
SG-1000
JP
¥4,300 C-63



Sega Master System
KR (Card)
₩? SG2C



MSX
JP
¥? ?




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Gulkave (ガルケーブ) is an SG-1000 shoot 'em up game developed by Compile and published by Sega in 1986. It is a horizontal shooter, in which the player controls a spaceship that must destroy the 8 fortresses of the Gulbas Empire and several various enemies. Despite the limitations of the console, there are 30 "acts", and each "act" has a different background and there are numerous powerups available, setting it apart from most other SG-1000 shooters at the time.

Pony Canyon released a version for the MSX computer presumably also in 1986, on ROM cartridge. This version still sports a Sega logo and Sega copyright; the primary difference between the SG-1000 and MSX is the sound hardware, so the ports are relatively identical. This version was included in Compile's disk magazine DiscStation #09, released in February 1990 as that issue's "Retro Game".

Production credits

SG-1000 and MSX versions

Staff

Game Design: PAC
Program: PAC
Character Design: Janus, PAC
Sound Compose: PAC
Sound Program: Jemini
Enemy Characters: PAC, Jemini, Janus, NUI, MOO, ANG, HEL, GUY
Director: MOO

Trivia

  • Pressing Up Up Down Down Up Right Down Left Down Down at the demonstration screen unlocks a "Test Mode". (SG-1000 Version)
  • Pressing Right Right Left Left Up Down Left Down Down Down at the demonstration screen unlocks a "Test Mode". (MSX Version)
  • Default Ranking Tables
    • 1st 30000 TAF
    • 2nd 28000 HIR
    • 3rd 20000 OSH
    • 4th 18000 IMA
    • 5th 10000 PAC

Physical scans

SG-1000 version

SG-1000, JP
Gulkave Box JP.jpg
Cover
Gulkave SG-1000 JP CardBack.jpgGulkave SG1000 JP card.jpg
Card
Gulkave SG-1000 JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Master System version

Master System, KR
SMS KR cardbackcover.jpgNospine.pngGulkave SMS KR cardcover.jpg
Cover

MSX version

MSX, JP
Gulkave MSXFront.jpg
Cover