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Falcon - Arcade

Publisher:Bootleg  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:Bootleg  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1980              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Shooter              MAME:falcon
Controls:View              Commands:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:N/A

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Also on: Atari ST, Commodore Amiga

 


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In game image of Falcon on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Falcon on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Printed Circuit Board for Falcon.
PCB
Artwork for Falcon.
Artwork
Game Over Screen for Falcon.
Game Over Screen
Arcade Cabinet for Falcon.
Cabinet
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Falcon.
Marquee
Arcade Control Panel for Falcon.
Control Panel


Falcon is a vertical shooter sharing many similarities with both Namco's "Galaxian" and Taito's "Space Invaders". The player pilots a lone ship that can only move left and right along the bottom of the screen, the majority of Falcon's enemies are small bird-like crafts that fly and attack in formation - in a fashion very similar to the aliens of "Galaxian". Falcon adds to the basic formula by including large multi-part enemies (the 'Falcons' themselves), a 'shield' button (that takes seven seconds to 'regenerate' after use) and a large mothership level. The additional gameplay elements seem to be at the expense of hardware performance. Despite having more basic graphics than "Galaxian", Falcon's ships move in a very mechanical fashion compared to the smooth, nicely animated movements of Namco's classic.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com


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