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is a PlayStation
The is a 32-bit fifth-generation video game console first released by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan on December 3, .The PlayStation was the first of the PlayStation series of consoles and handheld game devices. The PlayStation 2 was the console's successor in 2000...
game by Bandai
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based on the anime of the same name
is a critically acclaimed and award-winning 1998 Japanese anime series directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, written by Keiko Nobumoto, and produced by Sunrise. Its 26 episodes comprise a complete storyline: set in 2071, the series follows the adventures, misadventures and tragedies of five bounty...
The game was never released outside Japan
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is a scrolling shooter which bears striking similarities to Star Fox
for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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(Super Famicom). The player controls Spike Spiegel
is the protagonist of the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. He won first place in the male character category of the Anime Grand Prix in 1998 and 1999.-Background:Spike is a fictional bounty hunter who was born on Mars, June 26, 2044...
's Swordfish II from a third person perspective. Each level involves chasing another ship (the bounty head) along a set track through different environments, while enemies (spaceships, robots, etc.) attack. Each stage ends with a boss
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battle, confronting your target.
Between stages, bonus points earned can be spent to purchase upgrades for the ship (faster speed, more powerful ammo, stronger laser).
In the same way that characters interacted with the player in Star Fox
, series regulars Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Radical Edward appear on screen to offer advice. Each character is voiced by their original Japanese voice actor. Other series regular Ein also occasionally appears. Yoko Kanno
is a composer, arranger and musician best known for her work on the soundtracks for many games, anime films, TV series, live-action movies, and advertisements...
, who composed the series' trademark music, composed the soundtrack for the game.