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Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

Arcade - Released - February 14, 1984

In Bomb Jack, the player controls Jack, who must collect all the bombs in order to complete the current round and go onto the next one. This sounds easy, right? Wrong! Making Jack's task difficult are numerous enemies such as birds, mummies, turtles, and orbs. In each round, collecting a number of bombs results in a bonus coin appearing, and collecting this coin will make the player's score increase 2 to 4 times. More often than not, the "power ball" appears, and when you collect this, you can defeat enemies and have more time to collect all the bombs. There is also the "E" coin, which...

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

ColecoVision - Homebrew - 2015

Take to the skies as you play the part of the intrepid hero Bomb Jack, the man without fear, as he indulges his incurable hobby of bomb collecting. Bomb Jack will take you around the world from Egypt to Greece, sunsoaked beaches to the skies of New York City, but don't expect a holiday in this game. Danger threatens from every side in the form of deadly robots, rogue satellites and even killer-sparrows!

Gridiron Fight

Gridiron Fight

Arcade - June 1, 1985

Tehkan Gridiron Fight is a two-dimensional top-down scrolling American football game in which the player(s) control the virtual player on their team who is closest to the ball, with the trackball determining the speed and direction at which the player runs. A single push-button labeled "Kick" causes the virtual player in possession to release the ball with the same force and direction in which he is currently running. (This button is duplicated on either side of the trackball for left or right-handed players.) The Player 1 (red trackball) side contained two additional push-buttons for choosing...

Guzzler

Guzzler

Arcade - Released - June 1, 1983

Guzzler is a coin operated arcade maze game developed and manufactured by Tehkan Ltd., and licensed to Centuri for United States distribution in 1983. It was released as a conversion kit, including a new marquee and control panel. In Guzzler, you play a small transparent character trapped in a maze filled with walking flames, born from stationary fires. In order to survive, you must extinguish flames — and their mother fires — by filling up with water from a few puddles spread out around the screen (similar to the power pills of Pac-Man) and spit it out on the fires. However, once you are...

Lovely Poker

Arcade - Released - 1985

Mega Force

Mega Force

Arcade - Released - 1984

In the game, the player pilots a starship called the Final Star, while shooting various enemies and destroying enemy structures for points. Unlike later vertical scrolling shooters, like Toaplan's Twin Cobra, the Final Star had only two levels of weapon power, and no secondary weapons like missiles and/or bombs. Each stage in the game was named after a letter of the Greek alphabet. In certain versions of the game, there is an additional level called "Infinity" (represented by the infinity symbol) which occurs after Omega, after which the game repeats indefinitely.

Pinball Action

Pinball Action

Arcade - Released - 1985

Pinball Action features three separate pinball areas in addition to the starting area. Each of the additional 'faces' has a challenge which, when completed, allows a player access to a special three extra credits. The three faces feature challenges modelled on ten-pin bowling, poker, and slot machines.

Pleiads

Pleiads

Arcade - Released - 1981

Pleiads is a multi-stage space shoot 'em up in which enemy ships fly at the player in waves in a similar fashion to games like Galaxian and Phoenix. Ships emerge from a mothership at the top of the screen and swoop downwards in a series of patterns which players must anticipate as they shoot the ships and avoid being obliterated by the Martian onslaught. There are four stages in the game. Enemy ships come at you in scrolling waves. Growing bird-like ships swoop down at the player's ship as more enemy ships spring forth from the mothership. During the final wave, the player must navigate...

Red Clash

Red Clash

Arcade - Released - 1981

Red Clash is a one or two player shooter game published by Tehkan in 1981, developed by Tehkan Ltd.. Red Clash is a space shooter featuring a ship of blue going against ships that are red.

Route 16

Route 16

Arcade - Released - 1981

Route-16 is a video game released in arcades by Tehkan and Sun Electronics in 1981. The game was licensed to Centuri for distribution in the United States. It was ported to the Arcadia 2001 console. The player controls a car and must explore a maze divided into sixteen rooms. The player must collect all the money bags while avoiding colliding with opponents' cars or running out of fuel. Every time the player goes out of a room, a map is shown, indicating the position of every car and all the money bags. There are also flags that can be driven over to invert the roles, so the player can...

Senjyo

Senjyo

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Senjyo is a basic vertical shooter. The player controls a tank that can only move left or right and has to shoot at aliens on the horizon. The aliens are moving towards the tank while shooting fire balls. On the right side of the screen the player can see how many aliens he has to shoot in a round to continue to the next.

Tehkan World Cup

Tehkan World Cup

Arcade - Released - December 25, 1985

Tehkan World Cup, aka. Tecmo Cup, is the first multi-player soccer game featuring a trackball controller. Programmed by Michishito Ishizuka it was released to arcades in 1985 by Tehkan, Ltd., the former name of Tecmo, Inc. Its arrival coincided with the buildup to the 1986 FIFA World Cup. It featured the then colors of several of the world's top teams such as West Germany, Argentina and Brazil, although it did not mention any team by name.

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