Intrepid

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Nova Games of Canada

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Intrepid © 1983 Nova Games.


Enter the embassy, find and retrieve the secret plans and escape as fast as you can.
TECHNICAL
PICTURE :
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Intrepid machine
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Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1
TRIVIA
Released in 1983 (exact month unknown) in Canada.

The guards in this game are dressed in red, which is the color of the uniforms traditionally worn by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The melody that can be heard playing when you lose a game life is from 'The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)' from the "Star Wars" movie franchise.

The song that plays when you successfully reach the vault and retrieve the secret plans is the beginning of the Canadian national anthem, 'O Canada'.

When you jump off the roof, the song that is heard playing as you parachute to the ground with the umbrella is 'La Donna E Mobile' from the Giuseppe Verdi opera "Rigoletto".

Mauro Peruzi holds the official record for this game with 109130 points.
SCORING
Time bonus : 50 points per guard who spots you.
Collecting an object : 300 points.
Collecting secret plans : points remaining on counter.
Leaving the embassy : points remaining on counter.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Always enter the rooms in the order 4, 3, 2, 1, 5. This way you get the jetshoes first as they are always on the 4th floor, and the guards are furthest away from you.

Never exit a room until all the guards have entered. This way you won't bump into one outside, where they are harder to avoid.

Always leave the embassy by jumping off the roof with the umbrella, as you get more points as it's a quicker route out.

When the guards have all entered the room, wait until they get close to you, before running for the exit. They can only turn at 90 degrees and you can outrun them.
SERIES
1. Intrepid (1983)
2. Zarya Vostoka (1984)
SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.
Arcade Retro Lounge; http://tips.retrogames.com/

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