Space Launcher

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Nintendo Co., Ltd. [Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Space Launcher © 1979 Nintendo.


Frogger before Frogger? Nintendo takes on another popular early game genre (missile shooting upwards) and gives it its own twist : both there and back.
TECHNICAL
Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 2.016 Mhz)
Sound CPU : I8035 (@ 400 Khz)
Sound Chips : DAC, SN76477 (@ 400 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 1
TRIVIA
Released in November 1979.
SCORING
Knocking out ships : 50-100 points (first two attempts)
Landing in top docks : points above docking station
Safely Landing on the ground : 500 points
Point values increase as you become more successful.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Use rockets to get up faster. Lay off the rockets only to get around a moving mine or to avoid ramming an enemy ship.

Spend as little time underneath a ship as you can. Enemy shots move quickly in this game.

When you start going downward, don't go sideways until after you've hit one of the upper level ships. Your ship isn't immune to the sides of the docking station.

Again, use the rockets. Again, missiles move fast and it is best to be speeding away from the ships. You also get to the ground faster.
SOURCES
Game's ROM.

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