Apocaljpse Now

The Arcade PCB by Unknown

Apocaljpse Now screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Apocaljpse Now © 1982.


The player pilots a rescue helicopter and must try to rescue numerous airmen who have parachuted into the sea below. The rescue chopper is under constant attack from enemy helicopters, while sharks swim in the ocean below and will kill any floating airmen they come across. Later levels also have enemy subs and ships all intent on foiling the rescue mission. Players must be careful to avoid the falling wreckage of any enemy helicopters they have just destroyed, and also need to be wary of hitting any parachuting airmen with their 'copter blades, as this will kill the airmen instantly.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 226

Players : 2
Control : Double 8-way joysticks
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

This bootleg of "Rescue" was named 'Apocaljpse Now' in homage to the 1979 movie 'Apocalypse Now'. The J is not a typo :-)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

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