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Platform: Arcade

Region: NTSC-U

Country: United States of America

Developer(s): Ikegami Tsushinki | Sega

Publishers(s): Gremlin Industries | Sega

ReleaseDate: 1982-03-01

Players: 2

Co-op: No


Zaxxon is a 1982 arcade isometric scrolling shooter video game developed by Sega (co-developed by Ikegami Tsushinki) and released by Sega/Gremlin in the USA on March 1, 1982. The objective of the game is to hit as many targets as possible without being shot down or running out of fuel—which can be replenished by blowing up fuel drums (300 points). There are two fortresses to fly through, with an outer space segment between them. At the end of the second fortress is a boss in the form of the Zaxxon robot. The player's ship casts a shadow to indicate its height. An altimeter is also displayed; in space there is nothing for the ship to cast a shadow on. The walls at the entrance and exit of each fortress have openings that the ship must be at the right altitude to pass through. Within each fortress are additional walls that the ship's shadow and altimeter aid in flying over successfully.

ESRB Rating: E - Everyone

Genre(s): Action | Shooter

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