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|Composer(s)||Planet2, Soul Duke|
|Release date(s)||1988, 1989 (Master System)|
|Genre(s)||Horizontal Scrolling shooter|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Two-player (alternating)|
Cloud Master is a Horizontal Scrolling Shooter released for the arcade by Hot-B and Taito in 1988 titled Chuuka Taisen (中華大仙 / Great Wizard of the Middle Kingdom?) in Japan. The PC Engine version of the game was titled Gokuraku! Chuuka Taisen (極楽!中華大仙?).
The player controls Mike Chen floating on a cloud, maneuvering around the screen and shooting balls of energy at flying enemies. Powerups can be collected for stronger and faster firepower. Some parts of the game stage have doors that give the player the opportunity to buy special bomb types with collectible credits. Each stage has its own mini-boss and big boss. Throughout the stages, the player restarts at certain checkpoints after losing a life.
In 2008, Starfish SD, a company founded by former Hot-B employees, bought the rights from Taito and developed a remake released on Nintendo Wii under the title The Monkey King: The Journey Begins, dubbed Shin Chuuka Taisen: Michael to Meimei no Bouken in Japan.
- "Hardcore Gaming 101: Cloud Master / Chuuka Taisen". Kurt Kalata. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
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