Gun Frontier Arcade Gears

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Gun Frontier Arcade Gears
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Xing Entertainment
Original system(s): Taito F2 System
Publisher(s) of original games: Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (17 tracks)
Genre: Shooting[2][3]

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥4,800 (5,040)4,800e[4] T-26109G
Sega Rating: All Ages

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Gun Frontier Arcade Gears (ガンフロンティア アーケードギアーズ) is a port of the 1990 arcade vertical shoot-'em-up, Gun Frontier to the Sega Saturn.

The game served as inspiration for the Battle Garegga, which was also ported to the system.


The game has been either deliberately modified or imperfectly ported. The scoring system is different from the arcade version, e.g. releasing flames on the mountains on the right side of the screen, just at the start of the game, plays a tune and adds bonus points. This if missing from the Saturn version.

Production credits

  • The Author & Produce: Takatsuna Senba
  • Game Design: Takatsuna Senba, Takamasa Hori, Takayuki Ogawa, Naoya Kuroki, Brody Tadashi, M&F Nagai, Yack
  • Art Director: Takatsuna Senba, Takayuki Ogawa
  • Programmer: Tarabar, Naoya Kuroki
  • Hardware Engineer: Toshiyuki Sanada, Brody Tadashi, Tomio Takeda
  • Decorator: M&F Nagai
  • Sound Director: Yack, OGR
  • Cast: Ho Lee Chan, Ogawa Shonen
  • Special Thanks: Hideki Hashimoto, Hidehiro Fujiwara, Toshi Kouno, Akr Fujita, Zak Munn, Jinsen Tany, Ohono Wepokichi, Tsuyoshi Sato, Ryohcho Yagi, Nakamura Taicho, Marchin Kondoh, Yoshiaki Kouno, Masaki Ogata, Hisao Yuki, Hisao Shimizu, Ichiro Fujisue, Yoshida Shouin Sayuri, Shiro Imaoka, Seiji Kawakami, Man Kohyama, Edo Miyazawa
  • Dedicated To: Katsujiro Fujimoto
Staff of Xing
  • Producer: Yoshio Kimura
  • Project Manager: Amando Kuno
  • Assistant: Naoya Iida, Shu Hiratoh
STAFF of Goo!
  • Chief Manager: Shigemi Kondou
  • Main programmer: Toshiaki Fujino
  • Assistant: Osamu Sugano
  • Convert Director: Toshiaki Fujino
Taito Corporation 1990/1997
Xing Inc.
In-game credits[5]

Magazine articles

Main article: Gun Frontier Arcade Gears/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-35: "1997-35 (1997-10-17)" (1997-10-03)

Physical scans

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Gun Frontier Arcade Gears

Saturn, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
352,221,408 1997-08-04 CD-ROM (JP) T-26109G V1.001

Track list

1. Data track
2. Sabaku no Yamaarasi (3:03)
Japan 砂漠の山嵐
EN: Desert Storm
From: Round 1
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
3. Welcome to Heaven (0:43)
From: Boss
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
4. ....Bokutachi wa (0:40)
Japan ....僕たちは、
EN: ....We are,
From: Title Demo
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
5. Title (0:13)
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
6. Unprost (0:32)
From: Name Regist
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
7. XING logo (0:06)
8. Stage 1 Opening SE (0:06)
Japan ステージ1演出
9. Welcome to Heaven (3:10)
From: Boss
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
10. In the sky (4:08)
From: Round 2
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
11. MOAI (0:16)
From: Bad End
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
12. Unzyou Unzyou (2:33)
Japan 雲上 雲上
EN: Above the Clouds
From: Happy Ending
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
13. KA・RA・ME・TE (2:30)
From: Round 3
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
14. Kouya e (4:07)
Japan 荒野へ
EN: To the Wilderness
From: Round 4
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
15. Yun Fao (3:20)
Japan ユンファオ
From: Round 5
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
16. Maspy (2:18)
From: Final Round
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
17. Stereo Test (Sabaku no Yamaarashi) (1:19)
From: Sound test
Composed by: Hidetoshi Fukumori (PU-CHIN)
18. Stage 4 Boss SE (2:15)
Japan ステージ4ボス
Running time: 31:19

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 14 Title
BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 63 About original game
CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 64 Copyright
README.TXT TXT 1,918 Messages from the developers.