Out Zone [TP-018]

The Video Game PCB by Toaplan Co., Ltd.

Out Zone [TP-018] screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Out Zone © 1990 Toaplan.


A vertically scrolling run and gun game, in which the player controls a soldier who must fight his way through 7 increasingly difficult levels. At the end of each level a boss must be defeated before the player can progress any further.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Out Zone [TP-018] the  Video Game PCB
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Game ID : TP-018

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 10 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 3.5 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.5 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3

TRIVIA

Out Zone was released in August 1990.

Several characters from other Toaplan games make cameo appearances as powerups or bonuses :
• Six plane squadron from "Flying Shark" fly on the screen shooting enemies in an upside down V shape pattern.
• The "Truxton" ship follows the player helping out.
• ZIG-01 from "Zero Wing" flies on the screen dragging a bunch of '5000' points bonuses.
• Pipiru, Toaplan's mascot from "Zero Wing" can be summoned in level 1 from shooting a hole in a rock. It is vulnerable to all weapons, but it will bring a significant score bonus if safely taken to the level's boss.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Out Zone, Snow Bros. - PCCB-00044) on 21/10/1990.

UPDATES

Out Zone new version uses different enemies in some stages and has extra bonuses compared to the old version. The music sequences are also in different orders between the sets.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Hidden Functions : If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.

SERIES

STAFF

Music and sound created by : Tatsuya Uemura

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on June 29, 2016