Aztarac

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Aztarac
Aztarac-arcadegame.jpg
Promotional flyer
Developer(s)Tim Stryker
Publisher(s)Centuri
Designer(s)Tim Stryker
Platform(s)Arcade
Release
Genre(s)Scrolling shooter
Mode(s)Single-player
CabinetUpright
CPU68000
SoundZ80
AY8910
DisplayColor Vector, Horizontal
Screenshot

Aztarac is a scrolling shooter arcade game using vector graphics It was developed by Tim Stryker and released by Centuri in 1983. The player is the commander of an intergalactic race of mutant humans. Their mode of transport is a tank and its turret is controlled independently. This allows the player to move in one direction while shooting in another. Their mission is to guard various space outposts from hordes of incoming enemy

Gameplay[edit]

ships. Each level will have several outposts all clustered together in the center. If an enemy ship touches an outpost, then the outpost is destroyed. The player can activate a long range scanner by using a second button. This allows the player to locate enemies before they get close, thus enabling the player to remove themselves from the game. This ends the life of the player's gaming platform.

Highest score[edit]

Dennis Bartlett of Iowa, USA, scored a world record 142,390 points on Aztarac on February 11, 1984.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twin Galaxies' Aztarac High Score Rankings". Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2009.

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