Borderline [Model 834-0058]

Arcade Video game published 42 years ago by SEGA Enterprises

Listed in MAME

Borderline [Model 834-0058] screenshot

Borderline © 1981 Sega.

Borderline is a 1 or 2-player game in which players attempt to destroy enemy refineries and energy plants. The player moves through four different sectors, constantly under attack by enemy tanks, missiles, interceptors and drones.

Sector 1 : The player is deep behind enemy lines, rolling his jeep down a corridor. He must dodge fire from interceptors, tanks and missiles. Drones will attack unexpectedly. The object is to reach and destroy the energy plants at the end of the corridor.

Sector 2 : Once through the corridor, the player enters a field that contains two sections of dense underbrush patrolled by drones. The drones will only enter the underbrush in one place, then follow in the path the player's jeep makes. The player must make a maze through the underbrush and proceed to the top and destroy the energy plants.

Sector 3 : In this sector, enemy tanks come down from the top, near the refineries, and drones enter from the side. The player must outmaneuver the enemy and destroy the refineries at the top.

Sector 4 : Again, there are two sections of underbrush, this time separated by walls. Drones enter from the sides. They will break the wall once, but not twice and will follow in the path made by the player's jeep. In the upper section of underbrush is the energy plant. This time protected by revolving armament, in addition to tanks. The object is to destroy the energy base. Players alternate at the destruction of each jeep. The game ends when all jeeps are destroyed.


BOARD # 834-0058

Main CPU : Zilog Z80
Sound CPU : I8039
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Borderline was released in April 1981 in Japan.

It was licensed to Karateco.

A bootleg of this game was made by Sidam.


Sega SC-1000 (1983) "Borderline [Model G-1001]"
[JP] Sony PS2 (Dec. 22, 2005) "Sega Memorial Selection [Sega Ages 2500 Vol.23] [Model SLPM-62709]"


Game's ROM.