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Salamander
沙羅曼蛇
(1986)


 
 
 

       



Life Force
ライフフォース




 
Original Sound of Salamander
オリジナル・サウンド・オブ・沙羅曼蛇
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio Cassette
Released 16 Dec 1986
Publisher Apollon
Product ID KHY-1012
Size (cm) 11 x 7 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Early Apollon Gradius soundtrack tape, a competent but short (20min) mix of the arcade BGM and SE with a small bit of narration thrown in.
A very rare & collectible item!

Audio cassette tape in box, cardboard sleeve, approx 20mins.

Salamander
沙羅曼蛇
FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Famicom
Released 25 Sep 1987
Publisher Konami
Product ID RC821
Size (cm) 14 x 9.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.12
PRICE
STATUS
Konami go for broke and present an astounding version of Salamander for the Famicom; an enjoyable mix of arcade stages, original stages, and the Life Force power-up system. The result? The best 2-player shooting game on the format.
Presented on a cool transparent blue cartridge (image).

Standard FC packaging, transparent-blue 1Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Original Sound of Gradius & Salamander
オリジナル・サウンド・オブ・グラディウス&沙羅曼蛇
BATTLE MUSIC COLLECTION
DETAILS
Format Audio Cassette
Released 21 Nov 1987
Publisher Apollon
Product ID KSF-1506
Size (cm) 11 x 7 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
3rd and final Gradius cassette from Apollon, featuring a selection of tracks from:
- Gradius (Arcade) (10:26)
- Gradius 2 (MSX) (13:14)
- Salamander (Arcade) (15:01)
- Gradius (Famicom) (8:56)

Again, a very rare item!

Original Sound of Gradius & Salamander
オリジナル・サウンド・オブ・グラディウス&沙羅曼蛇
BATTLE MUSIC COLLECTION
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 Nov 1987
Publisher Apollon
Product ID BY30-5180
Size (cm) 11 x 7 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
CD edition of Appolon's 1987 Gradius and Salamander soundtrack.
1 - Gradius (Arcade) (10:30)
2 - Gradius 2 (MSX) (13:19)
3 - Salamander (Arcade) (15:06)
4 - Gradius (Famicom) (8:54)
This was a VERY early CD release - the sound quality isn't that good, and it is a very sought-after collector's item.

Only one of these has ever sold through Jap-Sai, and we've never seen it with a spine card.

Salamander
沙羅曼蛇
MSX
DETAILS
Format MSX
Released 26 Dec 1987
Publisher Konami
Product ID RC758
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
The MSX Salamander is an even further 'remixed' version featuring new weapons, different stages and story-based intros.
The game is technically quite edgy, but it has so much do offer on the extras front that it takes a life all of its own.
Is this what inspired those god-awful Salamander OAV films?

Large platic case w/ inlay, 1Mbit cartridge, monochrome manual.

Original Sound of Salamander MSX Version
オリジナル・サウンド・オブ・沙羅曼蛇 MSX版
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio Cassette
Released 5 Aug 1988
Publisher Apollon
Product ID KHY-1035
Size (cm) 11 x 7 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Another super-rare soundtrack tape from Apollon, this time dedicated to the MSX Salamander.
As hard to find as a good pizza in Japan.

Audio cassette tape, approx 20min, inside cardboard sleeve.

Salamander
沙羅曼蛇
X68000
DETAILS
Format X68000
Released Oct 1988
Publisher Sharp / SPS
Product ID CZ-218AS
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
The X68000 always does well with this kind of material, bringing home a near identical version of the arcade original.
Very hard to find!

Currently out of stock.

Salamander
沙羅曼蛇
PC ENGINE
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 6 Dec 1991
Publisher Konami
Product ID KM91002
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The PC Engine Salamander is a clear, accurate and to-the-point replica of the original arcade game.
A superb conversion in every way - only the speech samples are missing.

Standard PCE case, 2Mbit HuCard, monochrome manual.

Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus
沙羅曼蛇 デラックスパック プラス
SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 19 June 1997
Publisher Konami
Product ID T-9520G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Another superb Gradius collection from Konami, this time featuring perfect replicas of all 3 Salamander arcade games:
- Salamander (1986)
- Life Force (1987)
- Salamander 2 (1996)
Go for it blindfolded. Do it now.

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, colour manual, spine card.

Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus
沙羅曼蛇 デラックスパック プラス
PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 3 July 1997
Publisher Konami
Product ID SLPM-86037
Size (cm) 14.2 x 13 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
3 of the finest shooting games ever made, along with an original intro movie and save features:
- Salamander (1986)
- Life Force (1987)
- Salamander 2 (1996)
One of the most sought-after (and expensive) games on PlayStation.

PlayStation case, PS CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Kukeiha Club Pro Fusion - Salamander
矩形波倶楽部 pro-fusion ~沙羅曼蛇~
ARRANGE SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 May 1998
Publisher Konami
Product ID KICA-7702
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Celebrational 11-track 'Arrange' CD from Konami's Kukeiha Club sound team, featuring tracks from both:
- Salamander (1986)
- Salamander 2 (1996)
Unfortunately this CD is now completely out of print, and tends to sell out very quickly.

CD case, 11-track audio CD, colour booklet, spine card.

Salamander Arcade Soundtrack
沙羅曼蛇 アーケードサウンドトラック
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 9 April 2003
Publisher Konami
Product ID KOLA-030
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
2003 soundtrack re-issue featuring the complete scores for:
- Salamander (01-10)
- Life Force (11-13)
- Salamander 2 (14-31)
and two 'Arrange' tracks (32-33)
A much needed reprint of a very good soundtrack!

CD case, 33-track audio CD, colour booklet, spine card.

Salamander Portable
沙羅曼蛇 ポータブル
PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 25 Jan 2007
Publisher Konami
Product ID ULJM-05219
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Second Gradius compilation for PSP, this time including:
- Salamander (1986)
- Life Force (1987)
- Gradius 2 (1987)
- Xexex (1991)
- Salamander 2 (1996)
Fantastic contents, but playing complex shooting games on a tiny handheld screen seriously reduces the experience.

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

Salamander Portable [Konami The Best]
沙羅曼蛇 ポータブル [コナミ・ザ・ベスト]
PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 13 Mar 2008
Publisher Konami
Product ID ULJM-05322
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
'Konami the Best' re-issue of the PSP Salamander collection.
- Salamander (1986)
- Life Force (1987)
- Gradius 2 (1987)
- Xexex (1991)
- Salamander 2 (1996)
Content identical to original release.

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

 

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