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    Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy

    Game » consists of 6 releases. Released May 18, 1994

    A sci-fi side-scrolling beat 'em up for the Neo Geo, featuring a pair of galactic bounty hunters that can grapple enemies and objects from afar.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy last edited by reverendhunt on 11/26/18 02:41PM View full history


    Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy is a 2D sci-fi side-scrolling brawler developed and released by SNK for arcades (running Neo Geo MVS hardware) on May 18, 1994.

    Taking place in the fictional Andromeda galaxy, players control two of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy (Roddy and Cathy) as they attempt to capture the leaders of a group of space pirates (known as Force Klapton). Along with basic punching and a variety of special moves (similar to fighting games, even with super moves that are used in specific circumstances), they have the ability to grapple enemies and objects from longer ranges (using either Roddy's stretchy arms or Cathy's "chain saucer"), manuever between two movement planes (similar to the Fatal Fury series), and ride large bipedal tanks (similar to Ride Armors in the Mega Man X series).

    The game was later released for the Neo Geo AES on June 24, 1994 and ported to the Neo Geo CD on September 29, 1994.


    A typical Klapton soldier.
    A typical Klapton soldier.

    There are four basic planets to start from (Forest, Fire, Ice, and Wind); the player can pick any stage where they choose to start, although the Forest world is the easiest. Each planet is controlled by a different leader of Force Klapton.

    • Forest World: Sly
    • Ice World: Misty
    • Wind World: Bigman
    • Fire World: Burn
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    After the initial four stages are completed, the players advance to Captain Klapton's battleship. Each of the previous bosses is fought again (albeit in new vehicles). At the end, Captain Klapton himself challenges the players. Each stage contains a bonus round where the player rides collects items and time.


    • Coin: Increases your score.
    • Special Coin: Increases your score by a larger margin.
    • Crystal: Increases your score by an even larger margin.
    • Time: Adds 5 seconds to the clock.
    • Super Time: Adds 20 seconds to the clock.
    • Food: Restores lost energy.
    • Rifle: Pick up to shoot enemies!
    • Power Up: Powers up Roddy or Cathy's special attacks.
    • Robo Vehicle: A mech that the player can jump in and pilot.



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    Roddy's father is from the planet Asta, and his mother is a human. Because of his Asta heritage, his limbs are capable of stretching.

    Height: 160cm

    Weight: 52kg

    Place of Origin: Planet Asta

    Likes: Hamburgers

    Hates: The Klaptons


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    Roddy's partner from Earth. She uses a "chain saucer" as a weapon.

    Height: 159cm

    Weight: 4?kg

    From: Earth

    Likes: Money

    Dislikes: Spiders

    Both Roddy and Cathy have a number of fighting-game style special moves they can perform (I.E., qcf attack results in a projectile)


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