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Released December 18, 1992 · consists of 13 releases.

Side-scrolling mech action in space and on Earth. The game is known as Assault Suits Valken in Japan and is the second game in Masaya's Assault Suits series of mech run-and-gun shooters.


First release date December 18, 1992
Platform Super Nintendo Entertainment System , Wii Shop , Wii U , Nintendo Switch
Developer G-Craft , Masaya
Publisher Konami , Palcom Software Ltd. , Masaya
Genre Shooter , Platformer
Theme Sci-Fi , Anime
Franchises Assault Suit
Aliases Assault Suits Valken


Cybernator (Assault Suits Valken in Japan) is a side scrolling mech combat game from Masaya, which was published in Japan by Masaya, by Konami in the US and by Palcom in Europe. It is the second game in the Assault Suits series and follows Assault Suit Leynos, best known in the West as the Sega Genesis game Target Earth.

The player plays as Jake Brain, a soldier in the Pacific States Marine Corps and pilot of a hulking assault suit, on a mission to destroy the Axis.


The game has a number of features that characterize it and separate it from other side scrolling platformers of the day. There is a detailed aiming system, with multiple degrees possible, more than the standard up/down/diagonals in most shooters. The suit also has a limited jump/flight capacity, giving a sense of weight to the player's movements and making it important to consider the environment. There are also special stages, where the player is tasked to fly at speed through asteroids, or maneuver through the Earth's atmosphere on re-entry.

The game has two endings, good and bad, achieved through completing or failing a majority of the side missions in the game respectively.

Release Differences

The game was edited for its US localization, a notable scene where the leader of the enemy forces commits suicide being censored, and other details like character portraits being removed from in game conversations.

Critical Reception

When released, the SNES version was given the scores of 8,8,8,8 and an Editor's Choice Gold Award from Electronic Gaming Monthly. They added, "...the soundtrack is really kickin', and it's easy to get lost in the beat. Graphically it uses astounding detail and colors. The Mode 7 explosions need work however, and the control is a little choppy at first".


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Specific release details

Cybernator [US NTSC Version]
Cybernator [US NTSC Version]
Platform Wii U
Region United Kingdom
Developer Masaya
Publisher Konami
Release date N/A
Product code None
Company code JBNP
Rating PEGI: 7+
Minimum Players 1
Maximum Players N/A
Resolutions N/A
Sound Systems N/A
Single player Features N/A
Multi player Features N/A
Widescreen Support No
Notes N/A

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