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Halley's Comet (Japan, Newer)

Halley's Comet (c) 1986 Taito.


Prom Stickers : A62

Main CPU : M6809

Sound CPU : Z80

Sound Chips : (4x) AY8910

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1536

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Licensed to Coin-It for US distribution.

This game was inspired by the actual 'Comet Halley' (pronounced HAL-lee). It was named after 'Edmund Halley', who calculated its '76-year orbital period'. Comet Halley was visible in 1910 and 76 years after, in 1986 (The feb. 9 exactly), just the year when this game was released by Taito :). Its next perihelion passage will be in 2061.


* Space Humor? : When you start a new game and after the 'RESCUE THE EARTH FROM THE COMETS !' message appears, you can move your ship over it. The text will get erased, and the following message will appear over it : 'DO NOT ERASE !'.

* Level Boss Trick : Shoot all but one of these squares and then press the hyperspace button (the smart-bomb) when the final square is lit. You should now receive 1 000 000 points! (this works for all level bosses).

* Another Tip : When the game is in Game Over mode, you can actually control the ship at one point. This is rather useless, but fun!


From highscore table : Kouju Miki (K.M), (NIG), (LSI), Hisayoshi Ogura (OGR), (E.T)


Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 2")