Space Launcher

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Space Launcher
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European arcade flyer of Space Launcher. Notice that the enemy spacecrafts on this poster resemble the TIE Fighters of the Star Wars series.
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Nintendo Research & Development 1
Nintendo
Far East Video
Action
2-way Joystick, 1 button
Arcade
Retail Features
1-2 players alternating
Main Credits
Nintendo
European Union European Release Date(s)
1980
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
1979
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Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches
Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough

Space Launcher (スペースランチャー Supēsu Ranchā?) is a 1979 arcade game developed and published by Nintendo. Some sources[1][2][3] claim that Ikegami Tsushinki also did design work on Space Launcher. It was distributed by Far East Video in Europe.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

File:Space launcher screenshot.png
Screenshot of Space Launcher.

The gameplay and layout is similar to Frogger, except Space Launcher was released two years earlier. The object of the game is to fly the rocket up to any of the four ports to pick up treasures (points), fly back down to the starting point and repeat while avoiding enemies and projectiles. When the rocket flies near the enemies on top of the screen, the damaging shield on the tip of the rocket's nose turns on, allowing players to destroy enemies with it. Point values increase as players become more successful in destroying more than one enemy. Players have a limited amount of rockets to fly, and when all of them are destroyed, the game is over.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [1]
  2. ドンキーコング裁判についてちょこっと考えてみる Thinking a bit about Donkey Kong, accessed 2009-02-01
  3. It started from Pong (それは『ポン』から始まった : アーケードTVゲームの成り立ち sore wa pon kara hajimatta: ākēdo terebi gēmu no naritachi?), Masumi Akagi (赤木真澄 Akagi Masumi?), Amusement Tsūshinsha (アミューズメント通信社 Amyūzumento Tsūshinsha?), 2005, ISBN 4-9902512-0-2.

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