Recca

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This article is about the video game. For the lead character of the Flame of Recca anime/manga series, see Recca Hanabishi.
Summer Carnival '92: Recca
Summer Carnival '92: Recca
Japanese Family Computer box art
Developer(s) KID
Publisher(s) Naxat Soft
Programmer(s) Shinobu Yagawa
Composer(s) Nobuyuki Shioda
Platform(s) Family Computer,
3DS Virtual Console
Release date(s) Family Computer
JP 19920717July 17, 1992
3DS Virtual Console
JP 20121212December 12, 2012

EU 20130815August 15, 2013
AU 20130815August 15, 2013
NA 20130905September 5, 2013

Genre(s) Scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge, download

Summer Carnival '92: Recca (サマーカーニバル'92 烈火?), commonly referred to as Recca (meaning "raging fire"), is a 1992 scrolling shooter video game developed by KID and published by Naxat Soft for the Family Computer. As its name implies, Recca was created for a shooting game competition called the "Summer Carnival" by Naxat Soft, which took place on July 17, 1992.[1][2] The game was known for pushing the Famicom to its limits, having high sprite counts while maintaining fast speeds.[3][4]

As only a few copies were sold, the game is now quite rare, with cartridges selling for around 20,000 yen. However, a download version of Recca was released for the Nintendo eShop on December 12, 2012, costing only 500 yen.[5]It also was released for the first time in North America and Europe on the Nintendo eShop on September 5, 2013 and August 15, 2013 respectively.

Gameplay[edit]

The title screen of Summer Carnival '92: Recca.

By using a rom hack or cheat code, the Sega logo appears and explodes, then the Nintendo logo appears. ("Sega" and "Nintendo" are spelled with "?"s instead of "e"s.)[6]


Audio[edit]

The soundtrack for the game was composed by Nobuyuki Shioda. It was released by Scitron on September 21, 2005 as Legend Consumer Series - Summer Carnival '92 Recca Original Soundtrack.

Legend Consumer Series - Summer Carnival '92 Recca Original Soundtrack
No. Title Length
1. "AD 2302 (Opening Demo [Unused])"   0:35
2. "RECCA (Title / Inverse Stage 7)"   1:05
3. "JETTER (Stage 1 First Half / Inverse Stage 5)"   4:23
4. "CRISIS (Boss)"   2:01
5. "M.O.M (Stage 1 Second Half / Inverse Stage 3)"   4:09
6. "HYDE (Stage 2 / Inverse Stage 6)"   4:10
7. "ELM-39 (Stage 3 / Stage 4)"   3:26
8. "D.A.D (Inverse Stage 1)"   2:47
9. "TERA (Inverse Stage 2)"   4:37
10. "DEEPSPACE (Inverse Stage 4)"   2:58
11. "BOSTUNE (Final Boss)"   1:48
12. "DEATH-TROY (Ending)"   2:58
13. "HIENER (Score Attack First Half)"   3:41
14. "GELGOOG (Score Attack Second Half)"   4:09
15. "OVER (Game Over)"   0:06
16. "LOVIN' YOU"   1:08
17. "DREAMIN' YOU"   1:36
18. "THROBBIN' YOU"   0:54
19. "HYDE-JEKYLL MIX (Summer Carnival '92 Recca Self-Arrange Version)"   4:18
20. "JSR $2302 (Summer Carnival '92 Recca Arrange Version)"   5:44
Total length:
56:33

Development[edit]

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milecki, Adam (2008-09-02). "Retrospective: Recca for the Famicom (NES)". RetroThing. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  2. ^ "The Games That Pushed The Limits Of The NES". Racketboy. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  3. ^ Japon: Histoire du Shooting Game (in French). Game One. 2006. Event occurs at 9:20-9:38. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  4. ^ Velez, Jason (2010-07-07). "365//365: Day 188 – Summer Carnival ’92 – Recca (FC) [PP]". Chocolate Lemon. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  5. ^ "Ultra Rare NES Shooter Coming To 3DS Virtual Console". Siliconera. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrQn-O_zFRc. YouTube. 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2013-09-05.

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