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Arctic (NES)

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Title Screen


Developer: Crosstalk[1]
Publisher: Pony Canyon
Platform: NES
Released in JP: February 23, 1990

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.

To do:
Some unused level data might be inside, though there are no hidden or unused levels in the data tables.

Arctic is a puzzle game originally developed by Artdink, the same company responsible for the A-Train games. The goal is to return the orange and blue balls to their original station. This is done by turning the blue and orange paths and hitting the white balls. Red balls destroy other balls and can cause a game over.

Despite never seeing release outside of Japan, the game is completely in English.

Sound Test


Press Select on the title screen.

Unused Graphics

The game has a total of five 4Kb full CHR data banks in the ROM. The fourth one is never used, though, and is actually an early version of the main game's CHR data bank: different starting point graphics, arrow graphics, old uncleaned route tracks, different switch points, some routes don't have graphics at all yet, etc.

If you like to see how it looks inside the game, use Game Genie code LASKAAPA.

Early Final
Arctic-chr proto.png Arctic-chr final.png