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Millipede (NES, HAL Laboratory)

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Title Screen


Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publishers: HAL Laboratory (JP), HAL America (US)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: October 1, 1987
Released in US: October 1988

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

Unused Graphics

O hai robot.

Some kind of robot stored with the title screen graphics in the US version. "HAI" stands for "HAL America, Inc."

Regional Differences

Japan US (Title) US (Menu)
So early! Huh? How do I select things? Now no one will realize how old this game is!

The US version completely redesigns the title screen, adding some extra copyright info, and moves the main menu so it replaces the added copyright info after pressing Start once.

If the 1983 copyright date and striking resemblance to early NES title screens in the Japanese release seem unusual, that's because this and three other Atari games (Stargate, Joust, and an unknown title that was never released) were originally created as part of an abandoned deal for Atari to distribute the Famicom in western regions. The development of these were outsourced to HAL, who ended up self-publishing the titles a few years after the deal was abandoned.

Japan US
Just...blue. Just...bricks?

The Japanese version contains graphics that mimic those of the arcade version. Every asset, excluding the DDT bombs and the scores that pop up upon destroying enemies, as well as the lettering in the HUD, were changed for the American version. Also, the "framing" of the high score was removed.