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Time Pilot '84 (set 1)


Time Pilot '84 - Further Into Unknown World (c) 06/1984 Konami.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : GX388


Main CPU : (2x) M6809 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (3x) SN76496 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), (3x) RC (@ 1.789772 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (GUN, MISSILES)


- TRIVIA -


This title was usually sold as a conversion kit. There were only a few hundred dedicated cabinets made. It used the Konami Standard harness, and required a vertical monitor. The marquee showed a yellow Time Pilot '84 logo on a red space background. The side-art consisted of a huge sticker that showed a complicated space scene. Side-art like that rarely holds up very well, so most machines will probably be missing it altogether. The control panel featured a single joystick with two fire buttons off to the right (along with start buttons and game instructions).


A Time Pilot '84 unit appears in the 1986 movie 'Maximum Overdrive'.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* On the first level, head directly to the right. After a couple of screens, you'll see an unusual 'V' formation of silver ships that resemble craft in "Time Pilot", heading up or down. This easy-to-kill formation gives you 8,000 points, a good start to the game.


* The biplane from the original "Time Pilot" also makes a cameo appearance in TP84. To find it, fly right to the water and harbor area. Then turn vertically up the screen. When the biplane appears (over water), hit it with a missile, and you are rewarded with a free player!


- SERIES -


1. Time Pilot (1982)

2. Time Pilot '84 - Further Into Unknown World (1984)


- PORTS -


* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1985, "Space Pilot II")