Planet Probe

The Video Game PCB by Unknown

Planet Probe screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Planet Probe © 1985 Unknown.


A prototype vertical space shoot'em up game with a parallax background.

The player controls a probe sent to a mysterious planet and is attacked by several types of enemies. Face the attacks using all the available weapons and escape from the planet to complete the mission.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Speaker AY-3-8910A (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 256

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

In at least two segments deep into the game (past the arctic areas) the iconic image from the movie ET: THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL makes an appearance in the form of Elliott---in silhouette---riding his bicycle across the sky, with ET in the front basket.

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's screenshot.

Page last modified on February 16, 2016