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Rescue


Rescue (c) 11/1982 Stern Electronics.


The player pilots a rescue helicopter and must try to rescue numerous airmen who have parachuted into the sea below. The rescue chopper is under constant attack from enemy helicopters, while sharks swim in the ocean below and will kill any floating airmen they come across. Later levels also have enemy subs and ships all intent on foiling the rescue mission. Players must be careful to avoid the falling reckage of any enemy helicopters they have just destroyed, and also need to be wary of hitting any parachuting airmen with their 'copter blades, as this will kill the airmen instantly.


In a very similar vein to Williams' legendary "Robotron", also released in '82, the rescue chopper is armed with a gun that can fire in eight different directions, irrespective of the direction the rescue chopper is flying in. In addition to the eight-way gun, the 'copter can also drop missiles froms its underside, which is essential for destroying enemy subs and ships.


To complete a stage, players must pick up a set number or failen airmen from the sea (determined at the start of each level) and deposit them safely onto a nearby island.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 226


Players : 2

Control : Double 8-way joysticks

Buttons : 1


- TRIVIA -


A bootleg of this game is known as "Apocaljpse Now".


- STAFF -


Designed and programmed by : Chris Oberth