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Great port of the 1981 Taito arcade game, with weird cool music by Tim Follin.
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    1989-00-00
  • 4529
    I enjoyed playing this great port of the Taito arcade classic. There was something about the music and the sound effects that worked especially well in this port.
  • 2014-09-20
  • 4558
    Got the score 58962. What a fun game.
  • 2018-12-09
  • 9348
    Hmm, Alien Technology Group is a San Diego company, this game should probably be running in NTSC. I've been playing a slow motion version as a kid.
  • 2019-11-28
  • 10229
    Now I played it in NTSC, the music almost makes too much sense in this tempo. I seem to get worse at the game, maybe I'm trying to be too fancy.
  • 10230
    I believe the version I was playing as a kid was an NTSC game, not designed for PAL machines. NTSC games were designed to run at a frame rate of 60 Hz and PAL games at 50 HZ. The gameplay worked OK running a bit slower, but the music also ran 20% slower, which is a lot! Tim Follin's interesting sample choices coupled with this unintentional slowness gave it a weird, dreamy feeling that stuck with me for the last 30 years. It's an interesting example of accidental artistic impressions.


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