Exerion

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Jaleco Co., Ltd. [Japan Leisure] [Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Exerion © 1983 Jaleco Company, Ltd [Japan Leisure].


An early shoot'em up featuring parallax effects in the background and a nice simulation of inertia in the control of the ship.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Exerion machine
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Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 3.333333 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.666666 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
TRIVIA
 
Exerion was released in November 1983.

Licensed to Taito for US distribution.

A part of this game was later used in the fifth stage of "The Game Paradise". The stage is called '23bit CPU captured by 8bit CPU'.

Giorgio Bonetti holds the official record for this game with 3,679,100 points.
TIPS AND TRICKS
 
Hint : To get a high score, if you do not miss any shots your bonus score will keep on doubling to 10,000 then reset to 000. When at 10,000 miss a shot then bonus score will revert to 5,000.

Bug : In the challenge stage, if you shoot all 40 aliens you normally get a bonus charge of 60. Sometimes a red hydra comes out during this stage. If you shoot it and all 40 aliens, you get a total of 41. The game seems to fail the test of 'hits=40' and only gives you a bonus charge of 41.
PORTS
 

Consoles:


Sega SG-1000 japan (1983) "Exerion [Model G-1028]"
Nintendo Famicom japan (February 11, 1985) [Model JF-01]
Sony PlayStation japan (October 23, 2003; "Jaleco Collection Vol.1 [Model SLPS-03562]") Famicom version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] (May 1, 1987) Famicom version

Computers:


MSX japan (1984)
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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