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Space Panic (スペースパニック)

Released in 1980

Developer: Universal
Manufacturer: Universal
Distributor: Universal

****.5 (3 total votes)

Space Panic marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Dig holes to trap aliens. Fill holes back up to kill them.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
192 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 16 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 2 Mhz
* Samples audio
DAC audio
* Information was extracted from Mame, so "Samples audio" may indicate the game has analog sound hardware.

Mame ROMs

panic, Space Panic (set 1)
panica, Space Panic (set 2)
panicger, Space Panic (German)

Game Details

Aliens looked like walking tomatoes - frustrating but fun - whack aliens over the head with your shovel. There were 3 kinds of aliens, the regular ones that only had to drop one level to die, Bosses that had to drop two levels, and Dons that had to drop three levels. Or drop aliens on top of each other to kill them all. Game was timed (oxygen level bargraph), running low on oxygen made players face turn red, running out of oxygen killed him. Failure to kill a Boss would transform him into a Don.

Space Panic control panel
control panel

Space Panic cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Space Panic title screen
title screen
Space Panic gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Space Panic promotional flyer
promotional flyer

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Space Panic cabinet Member Ratings / Comments

**** by ray1701. Comment: "i found this game very addictive because i really liked the alien monsters and how you could destroy them .I allways seem to remember the sound effects of this game.It's quite a unique game." 2002-12-13 12:19:31Z

**** by GravMaster. Comment: "Excellent strategy game. Was very cool when you could drop 5 white monsters at once. Random moves of monsters was a bit frustrating at upper levels, and added too much luck in to the game." 2003-01-26 02:59:22Z

***** by Johnnyjueves. Comment: "This was probably the first coin-op I ever played. And I didn't have as much fun playing a game for years to come." 2005-06-26 14:28:53Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM