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Zaxxon

Screenshot of Zaxxon (Arcade)
Developer(s) Ikegami Tsushinki
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) 1982
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Up to 2 players, alternating turns
Platform(s) Arcade
Computers:
TRS-80 Color Computer, TRS-80 Model I/III, Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, PC DOS (Booter), Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, PC DOS, Amstrad CPC
Consoles:
ColecoVision, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Atari 5200, Sega SG-1000
Input 8-way joystick, 1 button
Arcade cabinet Upright and cocktail
Arcade system(s) Sega Zaxxon hardware
Arcade CPU(s) Z80 (@ 3.04125 Mhz)
Arcade sound system(s) Samples
Arcade display Raster, 224 x 256 pixels (Vertical), 256 colors

Zaxxon is a 1982 arcade game developed by Ikegami Tsushinki and released by Sega. The game gives the player the experience of flying a fighter craft through a fortress while shooting at enemy entities (missiles, enemy gunfire, etc.). The object of the game is to hit as many targets as possible without being shot down or running out of fuel, which can be replenished by shooting fuel drums. Image File history File links Screenshot of an emulated version of the Zaxxon arcade game. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Ikegami Tsushinki Co. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... 1982 1982 in games 1981 in video gaming 1983 in video gaming Notable events of 1982 in computer and video games. ... Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... 4k TRS-80 Color Computer from 1981, 26-3001 The Radio Shack TRS-80 color computer (also called Tandy Color Computer, or CoCo) was a home computer based around the Motorola 6809E processor and part of the TRS-80 line. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... An Atari 800XL, one of the most popular machines in the series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Instructions on how to use the directory command. ... The Commodore 64 is the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. ... Sony MSX 1, Model HitBit-10-P MSX was the name of a standardized home computer architecture in the 1980s. ... The ZX Spectrum is a home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Instructions on how to use the directory command. ... The Amstrad CPC was a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad during the 1980s and early 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ... The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. ... The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, or simply Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari as a replacement for the famous Atari 2600. ... The SG-1000 ), which stands for Sega Game 1000, is a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by Sega. ... Joystick elements: 1. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Button (computing). ... This arcade cabinet, containing Centipede, is an upright. ... An arcade system board is a standardized printed circuit board or group of printed circuit boards that are used as the basis for multiple arcade games with very similar hardware requirements. ... Die of an Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor (actual size: 12×6. ... One of the first Z80 microprocessors manufactured; the date stamp is from June 1976. ... A sound chip is an integrated circuit (i. ... A computer display monitor, usually called simply a monitor, is a piece of electrical equipment which displays viewable images generated by a computer without producing a permanent record. ... Suppose the smiley face in the top left corner is an RGB bitmap image. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Ikegami Tsushinki Co. ... Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... It has been suggested that Guided missile be merged into this article or section. ...


At the time of its release, Zaxxon was unique as it was the first game to employ isometric projection, something of a three-quarter viewing perspective. This effect simulated three dimensions (albeit from a third-person viewpoint). An isometric drawing of a cube. ... Dimensional analysis is a conceptual tool often applied in physics, chemistry, and engineering to understand physical situations involving a mix of different kinds of physical quantities. ...


The world record on Zaxxon is 4,680,740 points scored by Vernon Kalanikaus of Laie, Hawaii, on March 15, 1982, according to the Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard. [1] Lā‘ie is a community and a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Ko‘olauloa District on the Island of O‘ahu, City & County of Honolulu. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


A bootleg of the game was released in the arcades in 1982 called Jackson. [2]

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Ports

A popular game, Zaxxon was ported to almost all home computer and video game console systems between 1982 and 1985. Among them were DOS (as a booter), Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari XL, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Dragon 32, Amstrad CPC (as zaxx), ColecoVision and Intellivision. In computer science, porting is the process of adapting software so that an executable program can be created for a computing environment that is different from the one for which it was originally designed (e. ... Children playing on a Amstrad CPC 464 in the 1980s. ... A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or electronic device that manipulates the video display signal of a display device (a television, monitor, etc. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Microsofts disk operating system, MS-DOS, was Microsofts implementation of DOS, which was the first popular operating system for the IBM PC, and until recently, was widely used on the PC compatible platform. ... A PC booter, or booter, is a type of software for home computer era (early 1980s to early 1990s) personal computers. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ... The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, or simply Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari as a replacement for the famous Atari 2600. ... An Atari 800XL, one of the most popular machines in the series. ... Sony MSX 1, Model HitBit-10-P MSX was the name of a standardized home computer architecture in the 1980s. ... The ZX Spectrum is a home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. ... The Commodore 64 is the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. ...


The Atari 2600 and Intellivision ports were noticeably different because they used a three-dimensional perspective instead of the isometric graphics of the other versions. This is probably due to technical limitations of these consoles. An isometric drawing of a cube. ...


The game was also released for Sega's own console, the SG-1000, in 1985. The SG-1000, which stands for Sega Game 1000, is a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by Sega. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ...


A clone of the game was released on the TRS-80 Color Computer as Zaksund. 4k TRS-80 Color Computer from 1981, 26-3001 The Radio Shack TRS-80 color computer (also called Tandy Color Computer, or CoCo) was a home computer based around the Motorola 6809E processor and part of the TRS-80 line. ... Zaksund is a computer game designed for the TRS-80 Color Computer. ...


In 2006, Zaxxon games were included as bonus game on the Sega Genesis Collection for Sony's PlayStation 2 and PSP consoles. The original Zaxxon is the game included on the PS2, and Super Zaxxon is the one available on the PSP. Sega Genesis Collection (in UK, Europe, Australia and Japan as Sega Mega Drive Collection) is a video game compilation for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ...


Legacy

Due to its success, Zaxxon spawned an arcade sequel, Super Zaxxon. It didn't do as well as the original.


In 1987, Zaxxon 3-D was released for the Sega Master System. This console variation made use of its 3D glasses add-on for extra depth perception. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sega Master System (SMS for short) is an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console that was manufactured by Sega. ...


A whole decade after, Zaxxon Motherbase 2000 was released for the Sega 32X in 1995. It is the only Zaxxon game to use full 3D graphics. The game bore the Zaxxon brand only in the United States, as the Japanese version was named Parasquad and the European version was simply called Motherbase. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The rewrite of this article is being devised at Talk:3D computer graphics/Temp. ...

  1. Zaxxon (1982)
  2. Super Zaxxon (1982)
  3. Zaxxon 3-D (1987)
  4. Zaxxon Motherbase 2000 (1995)

Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...

Board game

In 1982, Milton Bradley made a Zaxxon board game. [3] Milton Bradley (1836 - 1911) was a game pioneer, credited by many with launching the game industry in North America. ...


Tabletop and handheld games

In 1982 Sega released Zaxxon as a tabletop game and there was a handheld version released as well [4]. Bandai [5] and Coleco[6] also released Zaxxon handheld games. This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... Coleco (1932 - 1989) was a company founded in 1932 by Maurice Greenberg as Connecticut Leather Company. It became a highly successful toy company in the 1980s, known for its mass-produced version of Cabbage Patch Kids and, to a lesser extent, for its video game consoles Coleco Telstar and ColecoVision. ...


Remakes

The 2003 Retro Remakes competition produced clones for Linux and Windows. [7] In the computer and video game industry, a clone is a game or game series which is very similar to or heavily inspired by a previous popular game or game series. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... Windows redirects here. ...


Similar games

  • Future Spy was created by Sega in 1984. This game uses the same hardware as Zaxxon and has very similar game play but with a more realistic military theme.[8]
  • Viewpoint was released by Sammy in 1992 for the Neo-Geo system. This game features the same 3/4 view perspective and similar gameplay as Zaxxon. [9]

Viewpoint is an arcade game, designed by Sammy and released in 1992 by SNK for the Neo-Geo arcade platform. ... This article is about the holding company. ... Neo-Geo is the name of a cartridge-based arcade and home video game system released in 1990 by Japanese game company SNK. The system offered comparatively colorful 2D graphics and high-quality sound. ...

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Zaxxon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (279 words)
At the time of its release, Zaxxon was unique as it was the first game to employ isometric projection, something of a three-quarters viewing perspective.
A popular game, Zaxxon was ported to almost all home computer and video game console systems between 1982 and 1985.
It is similar to Zaxxon, but it is the first (and last) Zaxxon game to use full 3D graphics.
Cafeman's tribute to Zaxxon (793 words)
Zaxxon, released in 1982 by Sega/Gremlin (with a sequel Super Zaxxon released the next year), is a unique shooting game -- it simulates 3D by using an isometric three-quarters perspective.
Zaxxon has a fixed scroll speed, so you have to be alert for barriers, flying above & below them, yet still shooting enough fuel tanks, radar dishes, and rockets as necessary.
Super Zaxxon featured far faster scrolling than the original, and as a result the game was just too difficult and not as much fun.
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