|Release||Neo Geo MVS - 06/15/1992|
Neo Geo Home - 07/17/1992
Neo Geo CD - Not Released
Andro Dunos (アンドロデュノス) is a scrolling shooter arcade video game developed by Visco Corporation and originally published by SNK on June 15, 1992. It is the first title to be created by Visco for both the Neo Geo MVS (arcade) and Neo Geo AES (home) platforms, as well as their only officially licensed release for the AES during its commercial life span.
Andro Dunos is a scrolling shoot 'em up game reminiscent of Hellfire and Whip Rush where players take control of the Neo Type space fighter crafts Yellow Cherry (P1) and Red Fox (P2), which are sent by the defense system of Earth across eight levels that take place on a futuristic sci-fi setting, where an unknown alien race from outer space who have steadily increased their invasion activities against humankind that must be eliminated in order to finish a long lasting war as the main objective. In addition to the single-player mode, the game also features a two-player cooperative multiplayer mode. If a memory card is present, the players are allowed to save their progress and resume into the last stage the game saved at.
A notable feature of the game is the ability to choose between four different weapon sets at any given time in a linear order by pressing the B button and they can be increased up to multiple times from their original state, while charging the currently selected weapon with the A button allows the ships to unleash a powerful shot against enemies. However, this strategy is a risky proposition for players, as the weapon decreases its power level down to one, weakening the ship's current firepower as a result. If the player's ship is hit by enemy fire, they will be respawned but with the penalty of decreasing the ship's power to one level before being hit. Once all lives are lost, the game is over unless players insert more credits into the arcade machine to continue playing, which resets the main weapon down to level two and the other three sub-weapons down to the first level as well.
Taking place on a futuristic sci-fi setting where an unknown alien race from outer space has steadily increased their invasion activities, players assume control of the Yellow Cherry and Red Fox space fighter crafts in a last-ditch effort for mankind to overthrow the alien forces.
- Released in 2012 for the Neo Geo CD by NCI.
- Announced for the Sega Dreamcast to be released in 2021.