The Arcade Video Game by Esco Trading Co., Inc.

Zodiack screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Zodiack © 1983 Esco Trading Company, Incorporated.

A challenging, vertical scrolling shooter.

On deep space you must fly the 'Zogram' (your spaceship fighter) and destroy hordes of enemies, while dodge space objects.

Destroy eight 'Mitiohro' around the 'Goke' (the enemy base) for takeoff and landing of 'Ahro' (the enemy's fighter). After destroying all the 'Mitiohro', return to the 'Battlestar-asat' base.

The color of 'Mitiohro' on the picture changes when the gates for takeoff and landing of 'Ahro' opens. It is the time to attack!

As you destroy 'Ahro', 'Mitiohro' becomes to leave the 'Goke's' body, but you cannot destroy those 'Mitiohro' with your laser beam.

You can get a higher score depending of the precision landing of your spaceship at nearer spot to the center of the 'Battlestar-asat' base.

When you score 20,000 points, you can get one more Zogram and at 50,000 points you can get another Zogram.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

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


Zodiack was released in July 1983.

Licensed to Esco Trading for Japanese manufacture and distribution.

Game's ROM.

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