Planet Probe

A 33-year-old Arcade Video Game by Unknown

Planet Probe screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): pprobe


Planet Probe © 1985 Unknown.

A prototype vertical space shoot'em up game with a parallax background.

The player controls a probe sent to a mysterious planet and is attacked by several types of enemies. Face the attacks using all the available weapons and escape from the planet to complete the mission.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Speaker AY-3-8910A (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 256

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


In at least two segments deep into the game (past the arctic areas) the iconic image from the movie ET: THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL makes an appearance in the form of Elliott---in silhouette---riding his bicycle across the sky, with ET in the front basket.

Game's ROM.
Game's screenshot.