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Released in 1980

Developer: Exidy
Manufacturer: Exidy
Distributor: Exidy

***** (2 total votes)

Game Summary

"In the Crytsal City, the heroic Wummel seeks justice against the evil Spectar Smugglers who are guarded by the Targ ramships."

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
248 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 8 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

M6502 cpu
Custom audio
* Samples audio
DAC audio
* Information was extracted from Mame, so "Samples audio" may indicate the game has analog sound hardware.

Mame ROMs

targ, Targ

Game Details

One of the very early space shooter maze games with very rudimentary graphics but a rather addictive gameplay.

Guide your ship through a maze of blocks in a 9 x 9 grid avoiding the Targ spaceships. The spaceships, which outnumber you 10 to 1, start at the top of the screen and move down quickly in every direction. You can shoot at them, but they don’t shoot back.

After some time, a fancier space ship with some squiggly lines (the Spectar Smuggler) comes into play, which pursues you more directly. If you clear a level, you get a bonus, and start all over again.

Targ control panel
control panel

Targ cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Targ title screen
title screen
Targ gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Targ promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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Targ Flyer: 1 FrontTarg Flyer: 2 Back Member Ratings / Comments

***** by Fiend. Comment: "The only reason i rate this game with 5 stars it's due to the cab being so beatiful! Like the Space Invaders! :)" 2004-02-25 18:04:12Z

***** by fartbreath. Comment: "i was 13, 1980...the the fun shop was the local hangout. i started to smoke cigarettes and pot, and dropped acid . The pinball arcade was always the cool evil scene. I dropped out of school. I loved targ...i wasnt a big arcade game fan but i loved targ. I wish i could download a software version to play on my computer now that I'm older and cleaner." 2004-02-09 00:27:31Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 1/3/2003 5:26:50 PM