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Twinkle Star Sprites
Twinkle Star Sprites cover
Windows DotEmu
macOS (OS X) DotEmu
Linux DotEmu
SNK Playmore
Release dates
Windows January 8, 2016
macOS (OS X) (emulator) January 8, 2016
Linux (emulator) January 8, 2016
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view, Scrolling
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Shooter
Art styles Anime, Pixel art
Themes Fantasy
Twinkle Star Sprites on IGDB
Twinkle Star Sprites guide on StrategyWiki
Twinkle Star Sprites on MobyGames
Twinkle Star Sprites on Wikipedia

General information Community Discussions for all SNK games Support Page
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS and Linux versions are provided as unsupported bonus content.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
Includes web browser versions.
macOS (OS X)
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Version differences[edit]

The and Steam versions features video settings, remappable controls, and online multiplayer whereas the Humble Bundle version does not.

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in other emulators (Humble Bundle version)[edit]

For the Humble Bundle release, the ROM for the purchased game can be found within the installation folder;[2] for the release, Windows users can also find the ROM file within the macOS and Linux versions.[3]
Copy the BIOs and ROM file to an external folder to use with other emulators[4]
  • Copy the and files and paste them into another emulator's ROMs folder of your choice (See Emulation:Arcade).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\twinspri\UserDefault.xml
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/366280/pfx/[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\twinspri\achievements
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/366280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Video settings of the and Steam versions.
Video settings of the and Steam versions.
Humble Store version's video settings.
Humble Store version's video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The and Steam versions supports widescreen resolutions, but the game is either 4:3 or stretched to 16:9.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be toggled with Alt+ Enter with the and Steam versions.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
True for the and Steam versions by setting the game to your native resolution and fullscreen enabled.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync) and Steam versions has no V-sync.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Gameplay is capped at 60 FPS despite showing the game running at 100+ FPS.[5]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Only in the and Steam versions.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in gameplay.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only in the and Steam versions.
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Buttons are referred by their button number.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings from the and Steam versions.
Audio settings from the and Steam versions.
Audio settings from the Humble Store version.
Audio settings from the Humble Store version.
Language settings from the and Steam versions.
Language settings from the and Steam versions.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost and Steam versions pauses the game when out of focus.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play
2 Versus

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/366280/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (366280) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-10-22
  2. Roms Discovered In The Neo Geo Humble Bundle!!! - Fighting Games Online - last accessed on June 6, 2017
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on June 6, 2017
    I have taken the BIOs and ROM file from the Mac OS version of the game found under "<game>.app\Contents\Resources" folder and used them with RetroArch's Final Burn Alpha core and the game runs on the emulator.
  4. PSA: Latest Humble Bundle lets you play 19 Neo-Geo games in your browser - last accessed on June 6, 2017
    "We picked through a few of the sale's downloads to find ROM files that are compatible with the popular Multi Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME), meaning classic-gaming purists with dedicated MAME boxes now have a far more legal and frugal way to load classics like The Last Blade and King of the Monsters in their home arcade cabinets."
  5. Verified by User:AmethystViper on June 5, 2017