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Bomber Raid title screen extra art - "Battle Wings"?
Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:05 pm
I noticed these graphics loaded during the title screen to Bomber Raid. For the first, I wonder why they didn't use it; for the second, it looks like maybe they weren't sure whether to do a WW2 shooter or a futuristic one, perhaps?

(N.B. tiles arranged by hand, layout may be wrong)
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Title screen graphic (unused)
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"Battle Wings" logo?!
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Post Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:34 pm
Last edited by Maxim on Fri May 29, 2009 10:15 am; edited 2 times in total
OK, I found it...

Hold D+L on controller 1 and U+R+1+2 on controller 2 on startup to get a different title screen (attached). I haven't tested on a real system, it may only work on a Japanese one (it's around the region testing/FM chip detection area in the code).



Alternatively, use this PAR code:

00c116ff

Can someone try to reproduce this on a real system?

[Edit: corrected buttons and PAR code]
[Edit: added Bomber Raid original title screen for reference)
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Battle Wings title screen in Bomber Raid
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Post Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 12:13 am
WOW.
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Post Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 3:21 am
I can't test this on a real machine, but it seems to be reproducible under emulation independent of FM chip and region settings.

However, the correct buttons to hold on controller 1 seem to be D+L and the correct PAR code appears to be 00c116ff.
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Post Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:01 am
Paul Baker wrote
the correct buttons to hold on controller 1 seem to be D+L and the correct PAR code appears to be 00c116ff.


Oops, my mistake - that's what you get for reverse engineering when you're supposed to be sleeping.
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Post Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 7:08 am
They should have called it Battle Wings instead.
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Post Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:05 am
Awesome find
Amazing
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Post Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 12:14 pm
That's great, Maxim.

Bomber Raid's usual title screen is so incredibly boring; why'd they even use it?
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:38 am
Interesting thing I've learned: Bomber Raid was originally going to be a conversion of Sonic Boom.

Actually, this seems to be a "known" thing in Japan. Or at the very least, the comparison between the two has been made over there.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:43 pm
That screen looks sooo much better. It's beautiful.
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