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Horizon

Arcade Video game published 36 years ago by Irem

Horizon screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Horizon © 1985 Irem.

A horizontally scrolling shooter, Horizon is the sequel to Moon Patrol. Both were developed by Irem; Moon Patrol was licensed to Williams.

Players take control of hover vehicle armed with a turret and a cannon, rolling over the terrain and alternating their position and perspective on three different lanes to destroy enemies and dodge attacks while avoiding obstacles and picking up fuel and other items.

TECHNICAL

Irem M-62 system hardware

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6803 (@ 894.886 Khz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 894.886 Khz), (2x) MSM5205 (@ 384 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 55.00 Hz
Palette colors : 512

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

SOURCES

Game's ROM.