You are Cliff and your girlfriend Clarissa has been taken away by the evil Count Draco and will be forced to marry him unless Cliff can save her.
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Main CPU : Zilog Z80
Sound Chips : Custom, Discrete circuitry
Players : 2
Buttons : 2
Cliff Hanger was released in December 1983. This was Stern's first laser disk game.
Cliff Hanger uses animation from the Japanese manga series, Lupin III. Most of the animation came from 'Lupin III - Castle of Cagliostro' and a couple of scenes, including the helicopter chase and the hanging scene came from 'Lupin III - Mystery of Mamo'.
Even though Cliff Hanger is adapted from Lupin the 3rd, it does change the names of the main characters:
Lupin is renamed Cliff.
Daisuke Jigen is renamed Jeff.
Goemon Ishikawa is simply renamed Samurai.
Chip Sbronga holds the official record for this game with 1,310,000 points on August 11, 2003.