|Genre(s)||Shoot 'em up|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Two player|
|Arcade system||Taito F3 System|
Gekirindan (逆鱗弾 "Imperial Wrath Bullet"?) is a vertical scrolling shooter developed by Taito where players select one of three different fighters (a futuristic fighter jet, a helicopter conditioned to space travel and a remodeled old-fashioned plane) against a destructive army of mechs throughout different time periods.
In the year 3195, a time machine is created on Earth and is promptly stolen by an unidentified, mechanized being known only as Huge-Boss. This entity then uses the time machine to travel back in time and destroy 3000 years of human history. The only resistance Huge-Boss faces is a group of pilots from different time periods who aim to stop him, although some of them have their own motives other than saving mankind.
Player 1 pilots:
Hokuto: A strong, though effeminate-looking pilot from the 3100s era whose parents were killed by Huge-Boss' attacks. With his mother's hair ribbon as his only tangible remnant of them, Hokuto vows to avenge their deaths with the destruction of Huge-Boss.
Anne: A red-haired young woman from the early twentieth century who pilots a helicopter. She writes all her experiences as she goes through life. This 'Anne' is reminiscent of Anne Shirley, a literary character which is very popular in Japan.
Dietza: A wild rockabilly pilot from 1950s era.
Player 2 pilots:
Grother: A confident, no-jokes pilot from an unknown time period. He keeps a picture of a beautiful dark-haired woman with him, but it is unknown who she is.
Shario: A beautiful and ingenious young woman from the 3100s era who attempts to fulfill the last wishes of her recently deceased sister, which will be accomplished with Huge-Boss' destruction. She always travels with her strange-looking pet cat.
Orsa & Mayoru: Two young elfen pilots and nature lovers, possibly from the 3100s era as well.
- The soundtrack (composed by Taito's own Zuntata) mostly consists of the first level theme song remixed differently for every level with no boss themes.
- This game has many references to previous Toaplan / Toaplan-developed Taito games.
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