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Shoot 'em up
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December 311981[1]
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Zarzon (Template:Nihongo2, Template:Nihongo2), also known as Satan of Saturn (Template:Nihongo2), is an arcade video game developed and Manufacturered by SNK and Taito (American license), released in 1981. The gameplay is a variation of Space Invaders.[2]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Fly your spaceship to Saturn, then once on Saturn destroy as many Satan's as possible. Additional bonus points can be accumlated by destroying the comet or attacking dragonflies. An additional spaceship is rewarded if the players score reaches 5,000 or 10,000 points. If the attacking UFO's or enemy rockets are destroyed points will be scored. The game progresses through 4 different screens.

The game has a 1up and 2up player score and High Score tallied at the top of the screen.

The arcade cabinet has one joystick to move the spaceship left to right and guide the missiles.

History[edit | edit source]

The Zarzon upright Arcade cabinet appeared in the 1983 film "Joysticks". Zarzon, like a lot of arcade games, uses a character based display. The screen is divided up into individual characters. Each character is usually 8 pixels.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Satan of Saturn. IGN. Retrieved on 2009-06-02
  2. Green, Earl. Satan of Saturn. Allgame. All Media Guide / Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved on 2009-06-02 version for 'Zarzon'

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