Alcon

The Arcade Video Game by Taito America Corp.

Alcon screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Alcon © 1986 Taito America Corp.


Vertical scrolling shoot-em-up. Shoot ground targets and collect stars which can be exchanged for various power-ups. Fly over hi-tech landscape. Features end of level bosses, good sound and graphics.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Alcon the  Arcade Video Game
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Board Number : M6100186A
Prom Stickers : A77

Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Alcon was released in December 1986 in the USA. It is known outside US as "Slap Fight".

'ALCON' stands for 'Allied League of Cosmic Nations'.

Gary Hatt holds the record for this game with 838,050 points on April 25, 1987.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Weapon descriptions :
Speed - This will increase your flying speed.
Shot - Normal forward fire.
Side - Right and left fire.
Wing - Double, triple and quadruple fire power.
Bomb - Wide range fire
Laser - Long range fire.
H. Mis - Homing missiles.
Shield - Indestructible against three hits.

• Super Power-Up : Insert your coin(s) and select one player mode. When you begin the game, do not press the fire button and do not kill anything. Try lasting as long as possible avoiding the enemies' bullets. Your ship will eventually be destroyed and when you resume, you will have all power-ups and weapons. The longer you lasted before being destroyed, the further in the game you'll resume.

STAFF

Sound composer : Masahiro Yuge

PORTS

Computers:


Commodore C64 usa (1987) "Slap Fight" by Imagine Studios

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on August 04, 2014