Lagrange Point (video game)

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Lagrange Point
Lagrange Point
Japanese Famicom box art
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Composer(s) Akio Dobashi, Noriyuki Takahashi, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Atsushi Fujio
Platform(s) Family Computer
Release date(s) Family Computer
JP April 26, 1991[1]
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution 4-megabit cartridge

Lagrange Point (ラグランジュポイント Raguranju Pointo?) is a role-playing video game developed and published by Konami for the Family Computer. The game was released exclusively in Japan on April 26, 1991. The title of the game references Lagrangian points, the five positions in space where a body of negligible mass could be placed which would then maintain its position relative to two existing massive bodies.

Lagrange Point has the distinction of being the only game ever released with Konami's VRC7 sound generator integrated circuit, which allowed for a drastic improvement in the quality of the music and sound effects used in the game. However, it drastically increased the price of the game to around 8500 yen. The game was never localized for a North American or European market, although there is a current, albeit stalled, translation effort undertaken by Aeon Genesis.[2]

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In the 22nd century, mankind has begun to emigrate into outer space. Constructed at a lagrange point were three huge space colonies: the Isis Cluster (two artificial biospheres, named Land-1 and Land-2, and a satellite). In the year Isis 0024 (55 years after the cluster was constructed), however, a biohazard outbreak occurred on Land-2. All attempts at contact were met with nothing but static. Now a research team led by pilot Jean approaches Land-1.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lagrange Point Release Information for NES, GameFAQs, archived from the original on 2013-04-25, retrieved 2013-09-07 
  2. ^ "Translation project". Aeon Genesis Romhack. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Story information". MobyGames. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 

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