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Romset and name:
argus Argus
Short name:
Argus
Manufacturer:
NMK (Jaleco license)
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:
Supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x224@54 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Speaker, YM2203 OPN
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b10 (0.46) released on dec-05 2000
Last release:
Mame 0.226 released on oct-28 2020
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Imperfect
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Preliminary
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 34 years ago:

    Argus © 1986 Jaleco.

    While it borrows heavily from the game which established the vertically scrolling shooter, "Xevious", Argus adds its own unique twists. The player's ship is always presented in the center of the screen, and as the player moves left and right, the ground actually scrolls in the opposite direction. The player can continue scrolling all the way in one direction and end up back where he or she started.

    Other new concepts include walls of mazes that float in the air which may be optionally traveled through. Certain ground targets provide power-ups or special weapons, but they must be bombed 3 times in order to earn them. A boss sequence occurs at the end of each stage. The boss has one infrequently exposed weak spot that only takes one bomb to destroy, but the boss will leave after an allotted time if the player does not succeed. There is a landing sequence after the boss fight that must be successfully maneuvered for bonus points. And finally, the ship receives a new weapons at each stage (5 distinct combinations which cycle).

    The arcade game features 16 levels, the last four of which repeat indefinitely.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

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

    TRIVIA
    Argus was released in January 1986.

    STAFF
    Music composed by: Shinichi Sakamoto (Cheabow)

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Nintendo Famicom (apr.17, 1986) "Argus [Model JF-07]"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=103&o=2
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Data updated on october 28 2020


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