Insector X

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Insector X
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Taito
Taito
Scrolling Shooter
Cartridge or DVD-ROM
Gamepad
Arcade, Family Computer, Genesis and NES
Retail Features
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United States American Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
August 1989
Genesis
1990
Brazil Brazilian Release Date(s)
Genesis
May 1992
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Genesis
September 71990
Family Computer
September 211990
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Insector X (インセクターX?) is a side-scrolling shooter by Taito, released in 1989. The player controls an insect-sized warrior named "Kai", who takes on a vast army of cyborg insects to free the insect world from the dark ruler queen. The game uses two buttons: a main shot and an upgradable secondary weapon. This arcade game was also released for NES and Sega Genesis. It is also available in Taito Legends 2 compilation, released for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

The Genesis version is distinguished from the arcade version and the NES port in that the "cute" super deformed manga-style sprites have been replaced with more conventional, serious looking like sprites. The music in the game has also been completely changed.