Blazer (video game)
|Mode(s)||Up to 2 players, alternating turns|
|Cabinet||Upright, cabaret, and cocktail|
|Arcade system||Namco System 1|
|CPU||2x Motorola M6809 @ 2.048 MHz,|
1x Motorola M6809 @ 1.536 MHz,
1x Hitachi HD63701 @ 1.536 MHz
|Sound||1x Yamaha YM2151 @ 3.57958 MHz,|
1x Namco CUS30 @ 96 kHz,
|Display||Vertical orientation, Raster, 224 x 288 resolution|
Blazer (ブレイザー Bureizā) is an isometric perspective scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1987, only in Japan; it runs on the company's System 1 hardware, and used a three-quarter-view perspective (another one of them is Namco's own Pac-Mania).
The player must alternate between a tank named "Vanguard" and a helicopter named "Hardy" (and for the tenth and final mission, a hovercraft named "Atlanta"), to kill enemies both on land and in the air. Some air-based enemies will leave behind powerups for Vanguard to collect, when hit by its anti-aircraft missiles; they can restore its fuel, increase its fuel capacity, make it invulnerable for a short period of time, and even grant it an extra life if it manages to collect enough of them (which is initially thirteen, but it can go up to sixteen).
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