Time Pilot '84 - Further Into Unknown World [Model GX388]

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Konami Industry Co., Ltd. [Osaka, Japan]

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Time Pilot '84 - Further Into Unknown World © 1984 Konami.

TECHNICAL
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Time Pilot '84 - Further Into Unknown World [Model GX388] machine
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This title was usually sold as a conversion kit. There were only a few hundred dedicated cabinets made. It used the Konami Standard harness, and required a vertical monitor. The marquee showed a yellow Time Pilot '84 logo on a red space background. The side-art consisted of a huge sticker that showed a complicated space scene. Side-art like that rarely holds up very well, so most machines will probably be missing it altogether. The control panel featured a single joystick with 2 fire buttons off to the right (along with START buttons and game instructions).

Game ID : GX388

Main CPU : (2x) M6809 (@ 1.5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (3x) Texas Instruments SN76496 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), (3x) RC (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

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

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (GUN, MISSILES)
TRIVIA
Time Pilot '84 was released in June 1984.

A Time Pilot '84 unit appears in the 1986 movie 'Maximum Overdrive'.
TIPS AND TRICKS
On the first level, head directly to the right. After a couple of screens, you'll see an unusual 'V' formation of silver ships that resemble craft in "Time Pilot", heading up or down. This easy-to-kill formation gives you 8,000 points, a good start to the game.

The biplane from the original "Time Pilot" also makes a cameo appearance in TP84. To find it, fly right to the water and harbor area. Then turn vertically up the screen. When the biplane appears (over water), hit it with a missile, and you are rewarded with a free player!
SERIES
1. Time Pilot (1982)
2. Time Pilot '84 - Further Into Unknown World (1984)
PORTS

Computers:


Commodore C64 usa europe (1985) "Space Pilot II"
SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.

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