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Apache 3

Apache 3

Arcade - Released - 1988

In control of a chopper, you must fly through various terrains, shooting down enemy choppers as they appear, and rescue hostages by picking them up. Most sequences go forward with a behind view, and some are sideways scrolling. The monitor bezel instructions state: "You are piloting a heavily-armed helicopter through enemy territory. Your mission is to destroy enemy bases and rescue captured soldiers. You must complete your mission in each stage in order to proceed to the next stage."

Big Fight: Big Trouble in the Atlantic Ocean

Big Fight: Big Trouble in the Atlantic Ocean

Arcade - Released - March 1, 1992

Big Fight, fully titled as Big Fight: Big Trouble in the Atlantic Ocean, is a 1992 fighting game / belt scrolling beat 'em up-hybrid arcade game developed and published by Tatsumi, and is one of their last arcade games before focusing on novelty sticker printing business. Tatsumi added two different modes to Big Fight: a beat 'em up mode and a versus fighting game mode

Buggy Boy Junior

Arcade - Released - 1986

The original, cockpit version of the arcade cabinet had a panoramic three-screen display, a feature previously employed in TX-1. An upright, single-screen cabinet was released in 1986 under the name, Buggy Boy Junior. Buggy Boy, also known as Speed Buggy, is an arcade off-road racing game developed by Tatsumi in 1985. The object of the game is to drive around one of five courses (Offroad, North, East, South or West) in the shortest time possible. Each course has five legs, each filled with obstacles such as boulders and brick walls. Points are awarded for driving through gates and...

Lock-On

Lock-On

Arcade - 1986

Lock-On is a 1986 first-person shooter and combat flight simulator video game with a futuristic theme. It is developed by Tatsumi and licensed to Data East for US distribution. Its graphics feature scaling sprites and a full-screen rotation effect. The game consists of 20 levels. Gameplay is similar to After Burner, i.e., the plane follows a predefined path, but the player can steer it slightly to evade incoming missiles. The player can fire guns and homing missiles, the latter of which requires the eponymous lock-on first.

Round Up 5: Super Delta Force

Round Up 5: Super Delta Force

Arcade - Released - 1989

Round Up 5: Super Delta Force is a driving game based on ideas from Chase H.Q. and Out Run where you must drive over five stages to catch up with five escaping criminals. As you drive a fork in the road appears and you must decide which route to take which then decides which criminal you are going to attempt to catch. As you drive you must avoid hitting other vehicles or the side of the road as this will slow you down but you do have limited boosts to drive faster as you aim to get to the criminal within 60 seconds. Once you have caught up with the criminal the clock resets to 60 seconds...

Speed Buggy

Speed Buggy

Atari ST - Released - 1988

Speed Buggy (Buggy Boy in Europe) is a race game, but not just an ordinary race game. There are five different routes, offroad, north, east, west, south. The offroad course loops around back to the start, the others are long runs with a distinct beginning and ending. You must complete each leg before the time runs out. Along the way you can pick up all kinds of bonuses. The colored flags are 30 points each, collect all colors in the order as indicated at the top of the screen to get 1000 bonus points. There are several gates the give you 100, 250 or 500 points, and a time gate. Drive...

Speed Buggy

Speed Buggy

Arcade - Released - 1985

Speed Buggy, also known as Buggy Boy, is an arcade off-road racing game developed by Tatsumi in 1985. An upright, single-screen cabinet was released in 1986 under the name Buggy Boy Junior. The object of the game is to drive around one of five courses (Offroad, North, East, South or West) in the shortest time possible. Each course has five legs, each filled with obstacles such as boulders and brick walls. Points are awarded for driving through gates and collecting flags. Offroad is a closed-circuit course that takes five laps to complete while North, South, East, and West are each a strict...

TX-1

TX-1

Arcade - Released - 1983

TX-1 is a racing game created in 1983 by Tatsumi, formerly known as Tazmi. It is often considered a spiritual successor to Pole Position II, as it shares many features. TX-1 was the first arcade game to include force-feedback; the steering wheel vibrates in response to action on-screen. The arcade cabinet had three screens side-by-side, allowing for a panoramic view and a more three-dimensional perspective. TX-1 is also notable in that it allows the player to choose from multiple paths after each leg of the race (this gameplay feature would be copied by many other games, such as the 1986 game...

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