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Romset and name:
exerion Exerion
Short name:
Exerion
Manufacturer:
Jaleco
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Gallery
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:
40 to 50 (Decent)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
320x224@61.320755 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.30 released on jan-08 1998
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:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 37 years ago:

    Exerion © 1983 Jaleco Company, Ltd [Japan Leisure].

    Exerion is a vertical shooter that is operated with an 8 direction joystick and two fire buttons. The game's biggest features are the parallax scrolling which occurs in the background, and the sensation of inertia that is applied to the motion of the ship. The ship is equipped with two kinds of weapons. You can fire the dual shot gun which can only release one pair of shots on the screen at a time, but has an unlimited supply, by tapping the first fire button. The single shot gun can fire a rapid stream of shots on the screen at one time by holding the second fire button down, but it is limited in ammo according to the number of charges indicated on the bottom. Each weapon is best used in different situations, in order to defeat the enemies which come flying down from the top part of the screen.

    Due to the inertia of the ship, you must input any reverse in direction much sooner in order to cancel the ships momentum. This was not a common feature for similar games that came out around the same time, so it distinguished Exerion from other shooters. Because the Famicom conversion was played on a horizontal screen, the enemies appeared much closer to the player's ship, which changes the feel of the game since you have to react to the enemies' location much sooner.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 3.333333 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.666666 Mhz)

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

    TRIVIA
    Exerion was released in November 1983.

    Licensed to Taito for US distribution.

    A part of this game was later used in the fifth stage of "The Game Paradise". The stage is called '23bit CPU captured by 8bit CPU'.

    Giorgio Bonetti holds the official record for this game with 3,679,100 points.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Hint: To get a high score, if you do not miss any shots your bonus score will keep on doubling to 10,000 then reset to 000. When at 10,000 miss a shot then bonus score will revert to 5,000.
    • Hint: When fire from the double shot (slower) weapon hits an enemy, it re-charges the faster single shot weapon. To keep the single shot re-charged it is possible to fire both weapons at once by tapping both fire buttons, maintaining charge, giving a higher rate of fire and more chance of hitting enemies.
    • Bug: In the challenge stage, if you shoot all 40 aliens you normally get a bonus charge of 60. Sometimes a red hydra comes out during this stage. If you shoot it and all 40 aliens, you get a total of 41. The game seems to fail the test of 'hits=40' and only gives you a bonus charge of 41.

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Sega SG-1000 (1983) "Exerion [Model G-1028]"
    [JP] Nintendo Famicom (feb.11, 1985) "Exerion [Model JF-01]"
    [JP] Sony PS4 [PSN] (oct.23, 2014) "Arcade Archives - Exerion [Model CUSA-01255]"
    Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [US] (jul.7, 2015) "Arcade Archives - Exerion [Model CUSA-00986]"
    Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [EU] [AU] (jul.22, 2015) "Arcade Archives - Exerion [Model CUSA-02659]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [JP] MSX (1984)

    CONTRIBUTE
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