Nichibutsu Terra Cresta

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The Nichibutsu Terra Cresta is a 16-bit arcade system board manufactured by Nichibutsu. The board didn't have a proper name, but most people names it as Nichibutsu Terra Cresta, due to the first game released is Terra Cresta (with YM2203).

Technical Specifications

Main CPU: Motorola 68000 @ 8 MHz

Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 @ 4 MHz

Sound Chip: Yamaha YM3526 @ 4 MHz, 2x DAC

Games Released

Release Date Game Name Developer Publisher
Japan 1985-11 Terra Cresta Nichibutsu Nichibutsu
Japan 1986 Soldier Girl Amazon / Japan Sei Senshi Amatelass (聖戦士アマテラス) Nichibutsu Nichibutsu
Japan 1987-04 United States of America? Booby Kids / Japan Kid no Hore Hore Daisakusen Nichibutsu Nichibutsu


  • Some boards of Terra Cresta have a YM2203 instead of a YM3526. However, the music is played on the SSG channels of OPN. Most of these boards was only released in Japan, while the YM3526 versions was most released in the USA.