Terra Force

The Video Game PCB by Nichibutsu

Terra Force screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Terra Force © 1987 Nichibutsu.


A standard shooter. All levels are divided in 2 parts : overworld with vertical orientation and underground with horizontal.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Terra Force the  Video Game PCB
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(members only)
Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 4 Mhz), (2x) DAC (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2048

Players : 1
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 => [A] Shoot, [B] Bomb

TRIVIA

Released in December 1987.

Terra Force uses the same innovative overworld/underground and perspective changing gameplay found in Nichibutsu's earlier game "Mag Max".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (G.S.M. Nichibutsu 1 - D28B0004) on 21/09/1988.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Terra Force power-ups
B : bomb power-up
L : laser firepower
S : speed-up
P : force field

SERIES

1. Moon Cresta (1980)
2. Terra Cresta (1985)
3. Dangar - Ufo Robo (1986)
4. Terra Force (1987)
5. Terra Cresta II - Mandoraa no Gyakushuu (1992, NEC PC Engine)

STAFF

Game designer : Shigeki Fujiwara
Game programmers : Kakefu, Shinya Okuda
Character designers : Takanori Tanaka, Yuki Yasuda
Title designer : Shinji Kubota
Sound composer : Noburu Yoshida
Sound programmer : Yoshinori Mitta
Hardware engineer : Isao Shiki

SOURCES
Game's picture.
Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.

Page last modified on January 14, 2016