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Platform: Arcade

Region: NTSC-U

Country: United States of America

Developer(s): Konami

Publishers(s): Stern Electronics, Inc.

ReleaseDate: 1981-03-16

Players: 2

Co-op: No


Scramble is a 1981 arcade horizontally scrolling shooter video game developed by Konami and released by Stern Electronics in the USA on March 16, 1981. The player controls a futuristic aircraft, referred to in the game as a jet, and has to guide it across scrolling terrain, battling obstacles along the way. The jet is armed with a forward-firing weapon and bombs; each weapon has its own button. The player must avoid colliding with the terrain and other enemies while simultaneously maintaining its limited fuel supply, which diminishes over time. More fuel can be acquired by destroying fuel tanks in the game. The game is divided into six sections, each with a different style of terrain and various obstacles. There is no intermission between each section; the game seamlessly scrolls into the new terrain. Points are awarded based on the duration of survival, as well as for destroying enemies and fuel tanks. In the final section, the player must destroy a "base". Once this objective is achieved, a flag indicating a completed mission is displayed at the bottom right of the screen. The game then repeats, returning to the first section with a slight increase in difficulty. Scoring Per second the jet is in play: 10 points Rockets: 50 points on ground, 80 in air UFO ships: 100 points Fuel tanks: 150 points Mystery targets: 100, 200, or 300 points Base at ends of levels: 800 points The player is awarded an extra jet for scoring 10,000 points, and none more thereafter. A jet is lost upon contact with anything. Once the final jet is destroyed, the game is over.

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ESRB Rating: E - Everyone

Genre(s): Action | Shooter

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