Arctic is a puzzle game originally developed by Artdink, the same company behind the A-Train games. The game plays in a similar fashion to A-Train, but is unique in its own ways. There are blue and yellow balls that move around the track when you press the Start button, and your goal is to guide the balls back to their respective-colored stations. You can move all the blue tracks at once with the A button and all the yellow tracks with the B button. You must also watch out for the silver balls on the track, which will send your balls back in the opposite direction.
The game also has a level select screen, so you don't have to start the whole game over whenever you turn off the game.
Though the game is completely in English, it was never released outside of Japan, possibly because Pony Canyon or FCI didn't believe the game would sell well.
The game was also released for other home computers such as the PC-9801 and MSX.
It is unknown who developed the Famicom version of the game, but it is likely that it was Crosstalk.
The game's title music is taken from the computer versions, though the rest of songs should be checked if they are used in the computer versions as well. The in-game music is exactly the same as the title music, but omits the second square wave channel, as well as plays slightly quieter.
The game contains a hidden sound test accessed by holding Down and Start at the title screen. Surprisingly, the game gives the names of the songs. Tracks 3-10 all play when you are starting a level.
No version of the game seems to have credits, so it is unknown who composed the music. If Crosstalk developed the Famicom version, it is most likely Yoshio Kobayashi did the arrangements, as he was their primary audio composer.
|01||Arctic Main BGM||Unknown||Unknown||1:55||Download|
|02||Arctic Game BGM||Unknown||Unknown||1:55||Download|
|03||Ran Ran Ran||Unknown||Unknown||0:36||Download|
|04||One Night King||Unknown||Unknown||0:45||Download|
|07||City Route XYZ||Unknown||Unknown||0:31||Download|
|08||Final Touch Down||Unknown||Unknown||0:31||Download|
|10||Pri Pri Hips!||Unknown||Unknown||0:31||Download|
|11||Game Over BGM||Unknown||Unknown||0:09||Download|
(No source; Game lacks credits.)
Neither the game nor the manual have credits. When you beat the final stage, the game takes you back to the first stage. The computer versions' manuals should be checked for credits, as the computer versions don't appear to have any in-game credits at all.
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|Notable Songs||Arctic Main BGM|