Cloud Master

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Chuka Taisen
Developer(s) Taito Corporation
Publisher(s) Taito Corporation
Programmer(s) Funky George
Artist(s) Nekoto Jr
Composer(s) Planet2, Soul Duke
Platform(s) Arcade, MSX, PC Engine, NES, Sega Master System, Sharp X68000
Release date(s) 1988, 1989 (Master System)
Genre(s) Horizontal Scrolling shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Two-player (alternating)
Cabinet Upright/Standard
Sound Amplified Mono

Chuka Taisen is a Horizontal Scrolling Shooter released for the arcade by Taito in 1988. [1] The PC Engine version of the game was titled Gokuraku! Chuuka Taisen (極楽!中華大仙?). A version for the Sega Master System was later developed in 1989 by Hot-B and released as Cloud Master.


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.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Hardcore Gaming 101: Cloud Master / Chuuka Taisen". Kurt Kalata. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 

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