Chiki Chiki Boys

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Chiki Chiki Boys
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Capcom
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-1
Developer(s) of original games: Capcom
Sound driver: Visco/Kazuo Okabayashi
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4083
Sega Mega Drive
US
1075
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1075
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 119.95119.95[4] 1075
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[3] 1075
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044250
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM8077JG
Sega Mega Drive
AS

Chiki Chiki Boys (チキチキボーイズ), also known as Mega Twins in the original arcade release in the west, is an arcade game by Capcom first released in 1990 and ported to the Sega Mega Drive in 1992 by Sega and Visco. The game features two twins who are attempting to re-take control of their land, Alurea, after a monster unexpectedly attacks, destroying everything in its path.

Story

The people of Alurea have lived in peace for a thousand years and have forgotten how to fight, yet the land's only survivors, the twin sons of the king, must take up the challenge and return their kingdom to its former glory.

The two twins, aged around 15 at the time the game takes place, venture forth in search of a legendary stone known as "Dragon Blue Eyes," which is rumoured to be able to put everything back to rights.

Gameplay

The game takes the form of a scrolling platform/beat 'em up game, with the players controlling the characters of the twins. The game can be played alone (in which case only one of the twins is present), or with two players together controlling one twin each.

In addition to moving around, the players can jump (C) and also cling on to vertical walls, allowing them to climb to areas that would otherwise be out of reach. Each player is armed with a magic sword (B), which is the main weapon used against the enemies in the game. Magic bombs can also be collected as the game progresses, each of which will cause damage to all enemies on the screen when fired (B). Only a limited number of these bombs can be carried by the players at a time.

Each player has an energy bar which is depleted each time contact is made with an enemy or projectile. When the energy reaches zero, the player loses a life.

Chests are scattered throughout the game (some of which are hidden and must be discovered), the majority of which contain coins that add point to the players' scores, but some of them contain power ups and bonuses such as a pill that replenishes the players' energy bars and an enhanced magic sword.

Levels

The game is made up from nine levels, which are as follows:

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Round 1 - The Earth
Consists of a forest section and a lava-filled cavern. The goddess Callia is encountered at the end of this level.

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Round 2 - The Heavens
At the end, the Shrine of Meius, the god of the heavens, is reached.

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Round 3 - Under the sea
The twins travel through a haunted sunken pirate ship.

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Round 4 stage 1
Jungle/crystal caverns.

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Round 4 stage 2
The underwater foundations.

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Round 4 stage 3
The monster castle dungeon.

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Round 4 stage 4
Into the sky.

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Round 4 stage 5
Ascent to the top of monster castle.

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Round 5
Escape to paradise.

The player is able to select to start on any of the first three levels, but the remaining levels can only be accessed sequentially.

Versions

The most conspicuous change in the Mega Drive version of Chiki Chiki Boys is the lack of the two-player mode found in the arcade version. Otherwise, it is relatively faithful, save for minor cutbacks in graphical quality (both in the form of fewer colours, less detailed backgrounds and foregrounds, and some minor visual effects). While the stages have the same layouts, in the Mega Drive version they are not continuous like the arcade; instead they are divided into sections which are separated by black screens, presumably as the console loads a new set of graphics. Also, the Mega Drive version also lacks the time limit seen in the arcade.

In the arcades, Chiki Chiki Boys runs on Capcom's CPS hardware with an internal resolution of 384x224, which is then squashed to fit a 4:3 monitor. As such, all of the graphics were purposely drawn wide by the original artists in the knowledge that the image would "correct" itself before being shown on screen. The Mega Drive version appears to borrow graphics from the arcade, however as the console renders the game at 320x224, this correction process does not occur and the majority of the visuals are therefore too wide.

Production credits

The Original Crew
  • Game Design: Bully Duck
  • Director: Poo, Kihaji
  • Object Design: Manbou, Ikusan Z, Unicorn Mayumi
  • Scroll Design: Zummy & Ziggy
  • Sound Design: Hifumi
  • Hard Design: Kuccan
  • Special Thanks: Ozzy, Kame, Satochin, Genie
  • Programming: Blbon, Meijin, Saikou Yuki
The Mega Drive Crew
  • Graphic Design: Minoyan, Banana
  • Sound Arrange: Junchan
  • Support: Sakura, Kineo, Ozuka Akuzo, Zin Ryu
  • Special Thanks: Ohno chan, Chiki Room
  • Programming: Winza


Magazine articles

Main article: Chiki Chiki Boys/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-11: "November 1992" (1992-10-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №16
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[5]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
70
[6]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
59
[3]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
85
[7]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
48
[8]
GameFan (US)
88
[9]
Gamers (DE)
73
[10]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[11]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
80
[12]
Joypad (FR) PAL
81
[13]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
80
[14]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
28
[15]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
44
[16]
Mega Action (UK) NTSC-U
85
[17]
Mega Force (FR)
85
[18]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
71
[19]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-J
86
[20]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
95
[21]
Marukatsu Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
71
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
85
[23]
Player One (FR)
84
[24]
Play Time (DE)
67
[25]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
56
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
44
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
44
[28]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-J
82
[29]
Sega Force (UK) NTSC
83
[30]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
74
[31]
Todo Sega (ES)
91
[32]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
67
[33]
Video Games (DE)
70
[34]
Sega Mega Drive
71
Based on
31 reviews

Chiki Chiki Boys

Mega Drive, JP
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Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Mega Drive, Asia
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 813a7d62
MD5 b89406ff3537d74f77a4f7e5e71b25b7
SHA-1 3cbeb068751c39790116aa8f422dd6f333be42e0
1MB 1992-10 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 06918c17
MD5 e91cc2771c7801e8669117a0c2e06e40
SHA-1 77191eaee3775a425147ae7140ddf6ed3b6b41d2
1MB 1992-06 Cartridge (JP/KR)

References

  1. File:Chikichiki md jp cover.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Computer & Video Games, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-15), page 97
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sega Pro, "April 1993" (DE; 1993-03-26), page 21
  5. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 47
  6. Beep! MegaDrive, "October 1992" (JP; 1992-09-08), page 23
  7. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 31
  8. Famitsu, "1992-10-09" (JP; 1992-09-25), page 39
  9. GameFan, "Volume 1, Issue 2: December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 9
  10. Gamers, "Dezember/Januar 1993" (DE; 1992-11-19), page 96
  11. Hippon Super, "November 1992" (JP; 1992-10-03), page 46
  12. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 102
  13. Joypad, "Avril 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 159
  14. Joystick, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 167
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 60
  16. Mega, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-17), page 57
  17. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 47
  18. Mega Force, "Avril 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 82
  19. Mega Fun, "06/93" (DE; 1993-05-19), page 41
  20. MegaTech, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-20), page 70
  21. Micromanía (segunda época), "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 44
  22. Marukatsu Mega Drive, "November 1992" (JP; 1992-10-XX), page 107
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-28), page 50
  24. Player One, "Avril/Mai 1993" (FR; 1993-04-10), page 60
  25. Play Time, "4/93" (DE; 1993-03-10), page 112
  26. Sega Power, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-07), page 46
  27. Sega Pro, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 56
  28. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  29. Sega Zone, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-xx), page 56
  30. Sega Force, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-04), page 40
  31. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  32. Todo Sega, "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-03-15), page 26
  33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 43
  34. Video Games, "1/93" (DE; 1992-12-16), page 57
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