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Tailgunner (テイルガンナー)

Released in 1979

Developer: Cinematronics
Manufacturer: Cinematronics
Distributor: Cinematronics

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Game Summary

Vector space game - shoot attacking ships

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Vector monitor
0 x 0 Resolution
Colors: 256 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

CCPU cpu @ 5 Mhz
* Samples audio
* Information was extracted from Mame, so "Samples audio" may indicate the game has analog sound hardware.

Hardware Platform

Sega Licensed Games

Mame ROMs

tailg, Tailgunner

Game Details

Presumably, the player was a tailgunner of a spaceship being chased by enemies. By moving crosshairs with the joystick, the player's goal was to shoot the chasing ships before they overtook the player's ship. The game ended after 3 or so ships passed you.

In addition to the gun, the player had a shield button as a last resort to stop the enemy ships. Once they hit the shield, the targets would be stunned for a few seconds. Shield use was limited.

Tailgunner control panel
control panel

Tailgunner cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Tailgunner title screen
title screen
Tailgunner gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Tailgunner promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 12/13/2021 6:38:28 AM