Line of Fire [Model 317-0136]

Arcade Video Game published 29 years ago by SEGA Enterprises

Line of Fire [Model 317-0136] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): loffire loffirej loffireu loffired loffirejd loffireud


Line of Fire © 1989 Sega.

Line of Fire is a lightgun controlled shoot-em-up for one or two players, in which two commandos find a special weapon - a vehicle mounted, automatic machine pistol - hidden deep within an enemy base. Before they can escape to report their findings, however, they find themselves surrounded by enemy forces and must blast their way through enemy lines and escape, using the enemies' own super weapon against them.

As well as enemy troops, players will have to contend with artillery, tanks and helicopters. At the end of each stage they will face a powerful boss vehicle that must be destroyed to progress. Between stages, a map screen is displayed which shows the players' progress through the terrorist facility and towards freedom.

Ammunition is limited to a few clips of bullets for the machine gun, a small supply of hand grenades and a screen clearing missile, although additional supplies can be obtained by shooting the relevant icons as they appear during play.

Settings ranging from enemy bases to thick jungle.


This game came in two cabinets. The sit down cabinet has two separate seats. The guns are quite similar to "Laser Ghost"'s guns only without the laser device. The upright cabinet features the guns as 9mm Uzi-type light guns that are mounted to the cabinet like in "Operation Thunderbolt". Unlike Operation Thunderbolt however, Line of Fire's upright cabinet is much slimmer.

Sega X Board hardware
Game ID : 317-0134 to 317-0136

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : lightgun
Buttons : 2


Line of Fire was released in December 1989.

This game is known in Japan as "Bakudan Yarou" (translates from Japanese as 'Bomb Rascal').

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Hyper Drive : G.S.M. Sega 4 - PCCB-00035) on 21/07/1990.


A Sega Master System game called Line of Fire was released and shared the same storyline as the Arcade game. The game itself was very different and was a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up.

Amstrad CPC (1990)
Atari ST (1990)
Commodore C64 (1990)
Commodore Amiga (1990)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)

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