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Out Zone (set 3, prototype?)


Out Zone (c) 08/1990 Toaplan.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : TP-018


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz), Z80 (@ 3.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.5 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 55.16 Hz

Palette colors : 2048


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


- TRIVIA -


Several characters from other Toaplan games make cameo appearances as powerups or bonuses :

* Six plane squadron from "Flying Shark" fly on the screen shooting enemies in an upside down V shape pattern.

* The "Truxton" ship follows the player helping out.

* ZIG-01 from "Zero Wing" flies on the screen dragging a bunch of '5000' points bonuses.

* Pipiru, Toaplan's mascot from "Zero Wing" also appears as an useless helper.


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Out Zone, Snow Bros. - PCCB-00044) on 21/10/1990.


- UPDATES -


Out Zone new version uses different enemies in some stages and has extra bonuses compared to the old version. The music sequences are also in different orders between the sets.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Hidden Functions : If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.


- SERIES -


1. Out Zone (1990)

2. Fixeight (1992)


- STAFF -


Music and sound created by : Tatsuya Uemura