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Vautour - Arcade

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

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

Vautour 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 Vautour's enemies are small bird-like crafts that fly and attack in formation - in a fashion very similar to the aliens of "Galaxian". Vautour adds to the basic formula by including large multi-part enemies (the 'Vautours' 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", Vautour'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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