Tube Panic

The Video Game PCB by Nichibutsu

Tube Panic screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Tube Panic © 1984 Nichibutsu (Nihon Bussan Company, Limited).


An early 3-D shoot'em up game.

Pilot your ship through vast zones and large tubular vortex levels full of enemies. The vast zones are similar in gameplay to William's Blaster, while the tubular levels are similar to Konami's Gyruss. Upon the completion of the tubular levels, the player must dock with the mothership.

Good luck, fighter pilot!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Tube Panic the  Video Game PCB
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Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), NSC8105 (@ 1.5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 2.496 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (3x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.248 Mhz)

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 1

TRIVIA

Tube Panic was released in January 1984 in Japan.

Developed by Fujitek, it was the very first 3-D video game developed in Japan.

TIPS AND TRICKS

When docking with the mothership try to land in the exact center - you'll get a perfect bonus worth 5000 points.

STAFF

Designed by: H. Kitabata
Planned by: I. Takagi
Hardware by: S. Miyoshi
Programmed by: K. Yamada
Sound by: R. Yamada
Art Work by: S. Fujiwara

SOURCES
Game's picture.
Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.

Page last modified on November 11, 2015