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Buck Rogers - Planet of Zoom [Cockpit model]

Arcade Video game published 39 years ago by SEGA Enterprises

Buck Rogers - Planet of Zoom [Cockpit model] screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Buck Rogers - Planet of Zoom © 1982 Sega.

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom is a forward-scrolling rail shooter where the user controls a spaceship in a behind-the-back third-person perspective that must destroy enemy ships and avoid obstacles. The game was notable for its fast pseudo 3-D scaling and detailed sprites. The game would later go on to influence the 1985 Sega hit Space Harrier. Buck is never seen in the game, except presumably in the illustration on the side of the arcade cabinet, and its only real connections to Buck Rogers are the use of the name and the outer space setting. In Japan, the game was known as Zoom 909.

TECHNICAL/MACHINE PICT.
123

Cockpit model

TRIVIA

Buck Rogers was released in December 1982.

Also released as "Buck Rogers - Planet of Zoom [Upright model]"

SERIES
PORTS

CONSOLES:
Atari 2600 (1983)
Atari 5200 (1983)
Colecovision (1983)
Atari XEGS

COMPUTERS:
Mattel Aquarius (1982)
Atari 800 (1983)
Commodore VIC-20 (1983)
Commodore C64 (1983)
Texas Instruments TI-99/4A (1983)
PC [Booter] (1984)
PC [MS-DOS] (1984)
Amstrad CPC (1985) "3D Fight"
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1985)
Apple II

SOURCES

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.