Arrow Flash

Published by: Renovation Products
Developed by: Telenet
Genre: Shoot em up
Released: 1990

Arrow Flash (Genesis)

Arrow Flash is a horizontal shoot'em up for the Genesis, designed by Takashi Akaishimzawa and published by Renovation Products. The game features references to several influential anime series including Macross (aka Robotech), and Gundam. 

The game stars Zana Keene, who pilots a prototype transformable fighter-mecha which was left by her grandfather to fight against the Great Golem aliens. While the gameplay is a consistent horizontal shooter, the game also features a stage where the background scrolls vertically and one where it scrolls diagonally.

The player can collect power-ups for their main weapon to get different attacks, and satellite ships that follow the player and fire along with it.

In Arrow Flash, the player can switch between two different ship forms. These include a humanoid mech form and a typical jet form. The jet form shoots forward in rapid succession while the mech form can shoot diagonally or backwards at a slower rate. The jet mode is faster. 

Both forms can be destroyed in a single hit, but an energy shield can be collected which will absorb 3 hits. Each form also has its own "Arrow Flash" special attack. The jet mode attack fires five shots forward, and the mech mode deploys a fire shield that will absorb all damage. The player must charge up energy to use the Arrow Flash attacks. 

The game features 3 weapons which have 3 levels of power each. Collecting a different power-up will swap weapons, but collecting the same power-up will increase the shot to the next level. Weapons include a blue arrow shot, a yellow shot which is stronger but slower, and a much slower but very powerful attack. The 3rd level blue shot and all levels of the yellow shot fire differently depending on whether the player is in jet or mech mode. 

Package Art and Screenshots

    

Cheats

Invincibility:
Enter the options menu and change Arrow Flash to charge. Exit the menu and don't press anything until after the story scenes and the gameplay demo begins then press start. During gameplay hold C for five seconds to become invincible for 10 minutes. 

GAME GENIE CODES:

Start on stage 2:
AJCA-AAB2

Start on stage 3:
ANCA-AAB2

Start on stage 4:
ATCA-AAB2

Start on stage 5:
AYCA-AAB2

Start with 1 life:
9WET-AGSG
AGET-AAHJ   

Start with 2 lives:
9WET-AGSG
ALET-AAHJ   

Start with 10 lives:
9WET-AGSG
CCET-AAHJ

Start with 15 lives:
9WET-AGSG
C0ET-AAHJ

Start with 20 lives:
9WET-AGSG
ECET-AAHJ

Start with 25 lives:
9WET-AGSG
E0ET-AAHJ

Start with 50 lives:
9WET-AGSG
LCET-AAHJ

Start with 75 lives:
9WET-AGSG
R0ET-AAHJ

Start with 100 lives:
9WET-AGSG
XLET-AAHJ

Infinite lives:
RFLT-A6WA
   
Invincibility:
ALGA-AA36

Start with 0 arrow force shots:
ACWT-AAGR

Start with 1 arrow force shot:
AGWT-AAGR

Start with 2 arrow force shots:
ALWT-AAGR

Start with 6 arrow force shots:
A4WT-AAGR

Start with 8 arrow force shots:
BCWT-AAGR

Start with 12 arrow force shots:
BWWT-AAGR

Start with 16 arrow force shots:
CCWT-AAGR

Infinite arrow force shots:
R07A-A6VT       

Robot arrow flash lasts 2 times longer:
CG7A-BJV8

Robot arrow flash lasts 3 times longer:
CG7A-BNV8       

Robot arrow flash lasts 4 times longer:
CG7A-BTV8       

Robot arrow flash lasts 6 times longer:
CG7A-B2V8

Robot arrow flash lasts 8 times longer:
CG7A-BAV8