Halley Wars [Model TFS-HAL]
The Famicom Disk System Game by Taito Corp.
Emulated in MAME ! [Console] Famicom Disk System Game
Halley Wars © 1989 Taito Corp.
Halley Wars is a vertical shooter and is the conversion of Taito's arcade game released in 1986 (Halley's Comet). The Halley's Comet is back from outer-space and scientists all over the world are excited by this event. But this time, things do not really go according to plans and an unexpected fleet of alien spaceships appears from behind the comet. Their destination is Earth and Humanity's finest spaceship and pilot is sent to counter the attack. It can fire a standard laser gun which can be upgraded by collecting power-ups hidden inside grey containers. Smaller ships can also be picked up and a maximum of four of them can join the ship and increase its fire power. These tinny ships can also be used as bombs when the other action button is pressed. Other add-ons s also appear and can massively increase the overall fire-power once attached to the ship. The most original feature of the game is certainly the percentage of damage inflicted to the Earth itself. Any alien spaceship or meteor that passes through the ship's firepower ends up damaging our mother planet. Once it reaches 100%, it is game over, even if the stock of available ships is full. Players have many flying objects to watch for, from fast alien formations to fast tailed meteors and floating debris.
Halley Wars was released on January 14, 1989 in Japan for 3500 Yen.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com
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