A 1989 side scrolling shooting game released on the arcades hardware by Capcom, and ported to home computers on 1990.
The game is a typical side scrolling shooter, going against the trend of other Capcom shooters, such as 1942, and 1943. It is like other Capcom shooters, the player has a life / energy bar that is consumed over the course of a single life as the player sustains damage, a trait highly uncommon among other comparable arcade-style shooters which normally use a system of reserve lives, where one of which is lost upon a single enemy hit. Your have the choice of 3 different characters to play as - Mickey Simon and his F-14 Tomcat, Shin Kazama with the F-20 Tigershark or Greg Gates and the A-10 Thunderbolt! Also featuring a simultaneous 2-player option.
This is a very brave attempt at an arcade conversion to the 8 bit home computers. The game was available only on the 128k little Spectrums ZX features nice graphics but a bit colorless. The best conversion was the CPC one, which had better colors and more detailed background on the 8bits.
CPU: Z80 @ 3.5 MHz MEMORY: 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB GRAPHICS: Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Features a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256x192 with the same colour limitations. SOUND: Early models (48k) had sound output through a beeper on the machine itself. This is capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves. Late models (128k) fetured a three-channel audio via the AY-3-8912 chip, MIDI compatibility