Karous

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Karous
System(s): Sega NAOMI GD-ROM, Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Milestone
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Vertical Scroll Shooting/Tate Scroll Shooting (縦スクロールシューティング)[1][2], Shooting[3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (NAOMI GD-ROM)
JP
¥? GDL-0040






















Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] T-47803M
CERO: A

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Karous (カラス) is a vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up developed and published by Milestone Inc.. It was originally released on November 15, 2006 for the Sega NAOMI GD-ROM arcade platform, and was ported to the Sega Dreamcast. Upon its Japan-only launch on March 8, 2007, Karous became the last game to be officially released on the Dreamcast.

The game bears stylistic similarities to Milestone's previous NAOMI GD-ROM/Dreamcast release Radirgy, as they both use cel-shaded graphics and are of the same genre.

Gameplay

D-pad moves, A shoots, B uses the sword and  START  pauses the game.

History

Legacy

The game was later ported to the Wii as Karous Wii (カラスWii), then released internationally in a compilation with other Milestone games (UFO's "Ultimate Shooting Collection").

Magazine articles

Main article: Karous/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

NAOMI version

NAOMI, JP

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(UK) NTSC-J
60
[4]
(JP) NTSC-J
63
[5]
Sega Dreamcast
62
Based on
2 reviews

Karous

Dreamcast, JP
Karous dc jp cover.jpg
Cover
Karous dc jp disc.jpg
Disc
Karous DC JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

Main article: Karous/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1,188,769,008 2007-01-17 GD-ROM (JP) T-47803M V1.003

External links

References

  1. File:Karous dc jp cover.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://sega.jp/dc/070301/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-02-06 19:33)
  3. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software_l.html#tab02 (Wayback Machine: 2020-02-01 22:57)
  4. Edge, "May 2007" (UK; 2007-04-12), page 92
  5. Famitsu, "2007-03-16" (JP; 2007-03-02), page 1