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A vertical shooter where red and blue jets fight several different bosses including an octopus.

Shienryu was produced by Warashi in 1997.

Warashi released 3 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1997. Warashi was based in United States.

Other machines made by Warashi during the time period Shienryu was produced include: Usagi, and Trigger Heart Exelica



Name Shienryu
Developer Warashi (United States)
Year 1997
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9512
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Sega Titan STV JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireBomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game was produced in Japan only. The game play is similar to Raiden II.

Game Play

Each ship has a salvo of special attacks that erase all bullets onscreen as well as damaging enemy units. There are three weapon types for use by the player: the Vulcan cannon (red) which is powerful but has no homing capability, Lightning (blue) which leaps from enemy to enemy when deployed but is not too powerful, and Missiles (yellow) which have a wide blast radius and homing capability but are useless against boss enemies.

Shienryu KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.88 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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It debuted on the PlayStation in the US under the title of Gekioh: Shooting King. It was essentially an emulation of the game Shienryu with a slew of bonus games. A sequel was released in Japan known as Shienryu Explosion on the PS2, though it has yet to reach the US.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Shienryu Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,161 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 43 known instances of this machine owned by Shienryu collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 40 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Shienryu circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Shienryu circuit board set.

This game ranks a 14 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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