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ArnoldRimmer83
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Sunsoft's VS Lionex Reply with quote

http://arcadeflyers.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=5769&image=1

This game was advertised for Nintendo's VS system along with Wing of Madoola. It definately wasn't released for the Famicom, and I'm guessing it wasn't released in arcades either. But then it could've possibly had a VS only release, similar to how the original Goonies was only available on the Play Choice 10 in the US.

Anyway I was wondering if anybody might possibly know more about it. Normally I probably wouldn't be that interested in a game like this, but it is Sunsoft. Even their mediocre Nes games interest me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a long shot, but the main character has the same coloration as the hero in Blaster Master/Meta Fight, and, from what I can see of the screens, so does his sprite. The games apparently had the same overhead view as well, so hey, maybe Lionex turned into Blaster Master later on.

Also, there's a character named Lionex in Sunsoft's Dead Zone, a Famicom Disk System adventure game from 1986.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not a bad theory. Lionex's date is 1987, and Blaster Master/Metafight came out one year later.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do any of the locations in the pics resemble anything from Blaster Master?


Or, dare I say, Fester's Quest?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always great to see unexpected stuff like this. Awesome find, Arn.

I did a little digging, but I couldn't much. Apparently the game is unreleased, which I think most of us had already assumed.

Kid Fenris wrote:
Also, there's a character named Lionex in Sunsoft's Dead Zone, a Famicom Disk System adventure game from 1986.

Any idea what role he played in Dead Zone? According to this page, Lionex is the villain in the VS game.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skrybe wrote:
Any idea what role he played in Dead Zone? According to this page, Lionex is the villain in the VS game.


From what I can tell, this page makes Lionex out to be some evil, intelligent supercomputer, and presumably the villain.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evil, intelligent supercomputers are awesome.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kid Fenris wrote:

From what I can tell, this page makes Lionex out to be some evil, intelligent supercomputer, and presumably the villain.


I'm sorry Jason, I'm afraid I can't do that...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Sunsoft's VS Lionex Reply with quote

ArnoldRimmer83 wrote:
http://arcadeflyers.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=5769&image=1
.But then it could've possibly had a VS only release, similar to how the original Goonies was only available on the Play Choice 10 in the US.


Ah that explains why there is only a rom of this. I always wondered what that Goonies Nes rom was.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That flyer for the VS game says something about a Mother Computer named Lionex.

Odd they'd name the game after the villain, but then again, there is Metroid.

-Rob
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbudrick wrote:
That flyer for the VS game says something about a Mother Computer named Lionex.

Cool, it sounds like Dead Zone and VS Lionex are related. Good call, Kid Fenris.

I kinda want to try Dead Zone now. Sucks that it's so Japanese intensive.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skrybe wrote:
Evil, intelligent supercomputers are awesome.

Do yourself a favor and pick up some energy drinks and/or beer, and download or buy the Paranoia RPG series books for some intense, quick, evil-computer/commie/mutant role playing greatness, man.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A picture from the Oct 7,8, 1986 AM Show printed in the November 14th Famitsu:

The text says that the graphics are "Plain. So it's probably a Famicom game" The writer goes on to say that although he played the game, he didn't understand it so well, calling it "mysterious".


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbudrick wrote:
That flyer for the VS game says something about a Mother Computer named Lionex.

Odd they'd name the game after the villain, but then again, there is Metroid.

-Rob


There's also Metal Gear and Snatcher, I suppose.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and you do defeat a supercomputer at the end of Metal Gear. It's a conspiracy, says I.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Sunsoft's VS Lionex Reply with quote

neomerge wrote:
Ah that explains why there is only a rom of this. I always wondered what that Goonies Nes rom was.

OT: Yep, I remembered playing this as a kid in local arcades and was always stumped about why I could never find anything but The Goonies II for NES, until I found this out. Great fuckin game tho.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the scan Chris. Its nice to see a clearer shot of the game, though its too bad there's still no real info on it.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love when I think I've found something new, search google, and find that we already talked about it on my forums years ago. We're still a valuable resource, updates or not!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll leave this here. It's a rather boring game.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, awesome. I assume since you're here you know we'd be really interested in backing those ROMs up but, in lieu of that, think you might be up to taking some video off of your phone and putting it on YouTube so we can see it in action?
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