Released during April 1979. Head On was another in a short line of arcade games made by the partnership of Sega and Gremlin. Although Gremlin eventually went out of business, Sega continued to produce arcade games. Other notable games produced by this partnership include "Deep Scan
", "Astro Blaster
", and "Frogger
". The game Head On is reputed to be the first game in which the player must eat all of the dots in order to progress to the next level (One year before "Pac-Man
", Head On was the first 'eat-the-dots'-style game). The game itself didn't do that great but it did help establish Sega as an arcade machine maker. Other games that came out didn't really allow this game to go far. "Asteroids
" and "Space Invaders
", to name a couple, were still the big money makers.
Chris Ayra holds the official record for this game with 300,000 points.
A bootleg was made by Sidam under the same name.
A bootleg of this game is known as "Super Crash