Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Flyers.

Click to Embiggen 1987 size!

Aaargh! was released to the arcades back in 1987 by the Melbourne House for Mastertronic's Arcadia System, an arcade machine that ran on custom hardware for the Commodore Amiga! The goal of the game was to control one of three monsters and use them to destroy everything in their path in different lands and varied periods of history. The creatures the player could choose from were a Cyclops, Dragon, and an Ogre.

Released by Sega, Alien Syndrome, had players take on the role of either Ricky or Mary as they fight their way through eight-way scrolling levels. Besides blasting the aliens they must rescue hostages on their way, rescuing enough of them will open the exit doors and allow the player to face off against an end level boss.

Arkanoid II: Revenge of DOH was released by Taito and is of course the sequel to the very popular Arkanoid, which had been released a year earlier. This release offered a new feature to the gameplay in the form of Warp Gates, basically allowing the player the choice of what level they wanted to visit next. Two new bricks were introduced in the title as well. Notched silver bricks, like the normal silver bricks, took a few hits to destroy but if left unbroken they would repair themselves to full strength. There were also moving bricks in the game, they moved from side to side so long as they weren't obstructed.

Thanks as always to the Arcade Flyer Archive for the scanned images above.

Klendathu Drop - Basil Poledouris (Starship Troopers Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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