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Cybernator / Assault Suits Valken
Game Code: AV Genre: Action/ Shooter
US Title: Cybernator US Publisher: Konami
Japan Title: Assault Suits Valken Japan Publisher: Masna
Title in Kanji: 重装機兵ヴァルケン Title in Kana: じゅうそうきへいヴァルケン
European Title: Cybernator Europe Publisher: Palcom
Developer: NCS Corp Players: 1
Accessories: none Special Chips: none
Save: none

With its smooth gameplay and superior soundtrack, Cybernator is easily one of the best run and gun titles available for the SNES. Play as Jake, a soldier commanding an assault-suit, in his fight against the Axis, an evil government competing with Earth over control of resources in space. The gameplay is very similar to Metal Warriors, but only features one type of assault-suit, though players are equipped with several different weapons and can find upgrades hidden throughout the game. Each level contains a good amount of variety as far as difficulty and gameplay go, and the bosses are fairly interesting as well. Considering its relatively-low value, this is a great find for any gamer. - J.D. Smith


Prototypes

Region Cart/PCB scan Dump Status State of Completion Source Notes Details
USA yes dumped near final prototype cart Near final localization, but still has character portraits and a sound test. ROM image has been online since the BBS era link
USA yes undumped near final prototype cart Same label as the dumped version, likely same binary link
USA yes undumped near final prototype cart Same label as the dumped version, likely same binary link

Cartridge label information

Region Country Serial Code notes Scan
Americas USA SNS-AV-USA regular release link

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PCB Information

ROM Chip ID Region Known Man. Dates PCB Type CIC SRAM Decoder/ Logic Circuit Special Chips
SPAL-AV-0 (front) (back) Europe 9338 SHVC-1A0N-10 D413A There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips
SNS-AV-0 (front) USA - SHVC-1A0N-10 D411A There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips

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Box information

Region Country Serial Code Notes Front Scan Back Scan
Americas USA SNS-AV-USA regular release link link

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Bibliography

  • Nintendo Power, Summer CES '92 (shown at CES), Publication date: August 1992, Volume: 39, Pages: 59
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch - Gossip Galore (includes screenshot), Publication date: November 1992, Volume: 42, Pages: 113

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