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Plotting - Arcade

Publisher:Taito  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:Taito  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1989              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Puzzle              MAME:plotting
Controls:View              Commands:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:
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Also on: Amstrad CPC, Amstrad GX4000, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Nintendo Game Boy, Nintendo NES, Sinclair ZX Spectrum


In game image of Plotting on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Plotting on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Printed Circuit Board for Plotting.
Artwork for Plotting.
Game Over Screen for Plotting.
Game Over Screen
High Score Screen for Plotting.
High Score Screen
Arcade Cabinet for Plotting.
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Plotting.
Arcade Control Panel for Plotting.
Control Panel
Advert for Plotting on the Arcade.
(Atari ST Version)

Plotting is a puzzle game for one or two players in which the aim is to remove a formation of symbol-bearing blocks from the play area. Players fire one block at a time and must fire their block at a like-symboled block in the formation to remove it.

The fired block will remove all like-symboled blocks it hits until it meets an unmatched block. It then bounces the unmatched block into the player's arms and replaces it in the formation. Players must then find a matching target for the new block and repeat the process.

As well as firing blocks directly at the formation, they can also be bounced off angled walls at the top of the play area, allowing players to target previously inaccessible blocks from above.

Levels must be completed within a set time limit and if the player drops the throwing block or targets a block with a different symbol, the throwing block bounces back to the player and valuable seconds are lost.

There are four different standard blocks to remove. The game also features special blocks (bearing a lightning symbol) that will destroy any target blocks they hit.

The game is over if either the time limit expires before the minimum number of blocks is removed, or if players find themselves in a position in which no matching formation blocks can be targeted.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

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