Lifeforce

The Video Game PCB by Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Lifeforce screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Lifeforce © 1986 Konami Industry Company, Limited.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
1
Lifeforce the  Video Game PCB
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Konami Nemesis Hardware
Game ID : GX587

Main CPU : MC 68000 @ 10Mhz / G400 Bios
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80
Sound chip : 2x AY-3-8910 psg

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

TRIVIA

Lifeforce was released in October 1986. It is known as "Salamander" in Japan. For more information about the game, please see the original Japanese entry.

This US release is just like the Japanese original, only with slightly different color palettes.

Jason Wilson holds the official record for Lifeforce with 526,800 points.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Weapons:
1) Ripple Laser: Expanding loops of destruction.
2) Toothpaste Laser: Nice stripy death-ray, makes a cool noise.
3) Missile: Ground-following, fires up & down.
4) Multiple: Strange blob things that follow you around, they have whatever weapons your ship has.

SERIES

1. Nemesis (1985)
2. Lifeforce (1986)
3. Gradius 2 (1987, MSX)
4. Vulcan Venture (1988)
5. Nemesis 3 - The Eve of Destruction (1988, MSX)
6. Gradius III (1989)
7. Gradius - The Interstellar Assault (1991, Nintendo Game Boy)
8. Nemesis '90 Kai (1993, Sharp X68000)
9. Salamander 2 (1996)
10. Solar Assault - Gradius (1997)
11. Solar Assault - Revisited (1997)
12. Gradius Gaiden (1997, Sony PlayStation)
13. Gradius IV - Fukkatsu (1999)
14. Gradius Generation (2002, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
15. Gradius V (2003, Sony PlayStation 2)

PORTS

Consoles:


usa Nintendo NES (aug.1988) "Life Force [Model NES-LF-USA]"
europe Nintendo NES (nov.22, 1989) "Life Force Salamander [Model NES-LF-EEC]"
usa Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (mar.29, 2016) "Arcade Archives - Life Force [Model CUSA-03716]"
europe australia Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (apr.26, 2016) "Arcade Archives - Salamander [Model CUSA-]"

Computers:


europe MSX (dec.26, 1987) "Salamander [Model RC758]"
usa europe Commodore C64 (1988)
europe Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988)
europe Amstrad CPC (1988)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
Game's screenshots.

Page last modified on September 26, 2016