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Romset and name:
lifefrce Lifeforce (US)
Manufacturer:
Konami
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x224@60.606061 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
K007232 PCM Controller, Sanyo VLM5030, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.35b12 released on may-01 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.207 released on feb-27 2019
Clone of:
salamand Salamander (version D)
Bios:
Not required
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-
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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  • This Arcade Video Game was published 33 years ago:

    Lifeforce © 1986 Konami Industry Company, Limited.

    TECHNICAL
    Konami Nemesis Hardware
    Game ID: GX587

    Main CPU: MC 68000 @ 10Mhz / G400 Bios
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80
    Sound chip: 2x AY-3-8910 psg

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

    TRIVIA
    Lifeforce was released in October 1986. It is known as "Salamander" in Japan. For more information about the game, please see the original Japanese entry.

    This US release is just like the Japanese original, only with slightly different color palettes.

    Jason Wilson holds the official record for Lifeforce with 526,800 points.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Weapons:
    1) Ripple Laser: Expanding loops of destruction.
    2) Toothpaste Laser: Nice stripy death-ray, makes a cool noise.
    3) Missile: Ground-following, fires up & down.
    4) Multiple: Strange blob things that follow you around, they have whatever weapons your ship has.

    SERIES
    • Nemesis (1985)
    • Salamander (1986)
    • Gradius 2 (1987, MSX)
    • Vulcan Venture (1988)
    • Nemesis 3 - The Eve of Destruction (1988, MSX)
    • Gradius III - Densetsu Kara Shinwa-e (1989)
    • Nemesis '90 Kai (1993, Sharp X68000)
    • Salamander 2 (1996)
    • Solar Assault - Gradius (1997)
    • Solar Assault - Revised (1997)
    • Gradius Gaiden (1997, Sony PlayStation)
    • Gradius IV - Fukkatsu (1999)
    • Gradius Generation (2001, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
    • Gradius V (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)
    • Gradius Neo (2004, NTT DoCoMo i-mode Phones)
    • Gradius Neo Imperial (2005, NTT DoCoMo i-mode Phones)
    • Gradius Wide (2007, NTT DoCoMo i-mode Phones)
    • Gradius Rebirth (2008, Nintendo Wii)

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [US] Nintendo NES (aug.1988) "Life Force [Model NES-LF-USA]"
    [EU] Nintendo NES (nov.22, 1989) "Life Force Salamander [Model NES-LF-EEC]"
    [US] Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (mar.29, 2016) "Arcade Archives - Life Force [Model CUSA-03716]"
    [EU] [AU] Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (apr.26, 2016) "Arcade Archives - Salamander [Model CUSA-]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] MSX (dec.26, 1987) "Salamander [Model RC758]"
    [US] [EU] Commodore C64 (1988)
    [EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988)
    [EU] Amstrad CPC (1988)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1387&o=2
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Data updated on february 27 2019


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