Lifeforce

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Konami Industry

Lifeforce screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): lifefrce

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Lifeforce © 1986 Konami Industry Company, Limited.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Lifeforce the  Arcade Video Game PCB
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Konami Nemesis Hardware
Game ID : GX587

Main CPU : MC 68000 @ 10Mhz / G400 Bios
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80
Sound chip : 2x AY-3-8910 psg

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Lifeforce was released in October 1986. It is known as "Salamander" in Japan. For more information about the game, please see the original Japanese entry.

This US release is just like the Japanese original, only with slightly different color palettes.

Jason Wilson holds the official record for Lifeforce with 526,800 points.

TIPS AND TRICKS

* Weapons:
1) Ripple Laser: Expanding loops of destruction.
2) Toothpaste Laser: Nice stripy death-ray, makes a cool noise.
3) Missile: Ground-following, fires up & down.
4) Multiple: Strange blob things that follow you around, they have whatever weapons your ship has.

SERIES

1. Nemesis (1985)
2. Salamander (1986)
3. Gradius 2 (1987, MSX)
4. Vulcan Venture (1988)
5. Nemesis 3 - The Eve of Destruction (1988, MSX)
6. Gradius III - Densetsu Kara Shinwa-e (1989)
7. Nemesis '90 Kai (1993, Sharp X68000)
8. Salamander 2 (1996)
9. Solar Assault - Gradius (1997)
10. Solar Assault - Revised (1997)
11. Gradius Gaiden (1997, Sony PlayStation)
12. Gradius IV - Fukkatsu (1999)
13. Gradius Generation (2001, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
14. Gradius V (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)
15. Gradius Neo (2004, NTT DoCoMo i-mode Phones)
16. Gradius Neo Imperial (2005, NTT DoCoMo i-mode Phones)
17. Gradius Wide (2007, NTT DoCoMo i-mode Phones)
18. Gradius Rebirth (2008, Nintendo Wii)

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[US] Nintendo NES (aug.1988) "Life Force [Model NES-LF-USA]"
[EU] Nintendo NES (nov.22, 1989) "Life Force Salamander [Model NES-LF-EEC]"
[US] Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (mar.29, 2016) "Arcade Archives - Life Force [Model CUSA-03716]"
[EU] [AU] Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (apr.26, 2016) "Arcade Archives - Salamander [Model CUSA-]"

COMPUTERS:
[EU] MSX (dec.26, 1987) "Salamander [Model RC758]"
[US] [EU] Commodore C64 (1988)
[EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988)
[EU] Amstrad CPC (1988)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
Game's screenshots.