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Main data
Romset and name:
alcon Alcon (US)
Short name:
Alcon
Manufacturer:
Toaplan / Taito America Corp.
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Vertical
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
280x240@60 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68705P5, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.35rc1 released on jun-13 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Preliminary
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 34 years ago:

    Alcon © 1986 Taito America Corp.

    Vertical scrolling shoot-em-up. Shoot ground targets and collect stars which can be exchanged for various power-ups. Fly over hi-tech landscape. Features end of level bosses, good sound and graphics.

    TECHNICAL
    Board Number: M6100186A
    Prom Stickers: A77

    Main CPU: (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Alcon was released in December 1986 in the USA. It is known outside US as "Slap Fight".

    'ALCON' stands for 'Allied League of Cosmic Nations'.

    Gary Hatt holds the record for this game with 838,050 points on April 25, 1987.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Weapon descriptions:
    Speed - This will increase your flying speed.
    Shot - Normal forward fire.
    Side - Right and left fire.
    Wing - Double, triple and quadruple fire power.
    Bomb - Wide range fire
    Laser - Long range fire.
    H. Mis - Homing missiles.
    Shield - Indestructible against three hits.

    • Super Power-Up: Insert your coin(s) and select one player mode. When you begin the game, do not press the fire button and do not kill anything. Try lasting as long as possible avoiding the enemies' bullets. Your ship will eventually be destroyed and when you resume, you will have all power-ups and weapons. The longer you lasted before being destroyed, the further in the game you'll resume.

    STAFF
    Sound composer: Masahiro Yuge

    PORTS
    • COMPUTERS:
    [US] Commodore C64 (1987) "Slap Fight" by Imagine Studios
    [US] Atari ST (1987) "Alcon"
    [EU] Atari ST (1988) "Slap Fight" by Imagine Studios

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=55&o=2
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