|Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom|
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (Front Cover)
|Publisher(s)||Sega Distributed by Texas Instruments (TI)|
|Original Retail Price||$39.95 (USD)|
|Format(s)||Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module|
|Release||1983 (3rd Quarter)|
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom for the TI-99/4A, is a ported version of the same game from Sega made for arcades. It is an Action, Shooter game released for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A home computer system in the third quarter of 1983. It was released on Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module. Buck Rogers for the TI-99/4A was enhanced with verbal warnings when paired with the optional. Buck Rogers originally retailed for $39.95 (USD).
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 Advertising Blurb
- 3 Manual
- 3.1 Introducing Buck Rogers
- 3.2 Beginning Your Mission
- 3.3 Commanding Your Ship
- 3.4 Continuing Your Mission
- 4 Downloads
- 5 References
- 6 External Links
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom is a single-player obstacle race in which the player controls Buck Roger's spaceship, guiding it through multiple pylons. The player controls the ship by moving it left or right, moving slightly forward or backward, and speeding up or slowing down. The player also fires at alien craft with a pair of energy bolts. Play starts off in sector 1.0. In the first level, the player is required to safely navigate 9 pylons safely. With each additional level, more pylons are added to increase the difficulty. Also, in sector 1.1, alien spacecraft are introduced which the player can destroy by shooting them with his/her energy bolts. Each sector introduces new challenges. The game ends when the player loses all three lives by crashing into pylons or enemy ships, or if the allocated amount of time runs out. The score is tallied based on the overall distance traveled during the player's game.
Front Cover of Manual
You're Buck Rogers rescuing the Planet Zoom from invading aliens. Maneuver your spaceship through towering Electron Posts. Destroy attacking Space Hoppers and Alien Saucers. Face the ultimate challenge -- the dreaded Mother Ship!
Triton Catalog - Spring 1984
In colorful 3-D, you battle to escape an alien planet. Triumph over successive dangers: fly through Electron Posts ... dodge shipcrushing Space Hoppers ... destroy the Mother Ship ... all before your ship runs out of fuel or explodes! (Speech Synthesizer and Wired Remote Controllers recommended.)
Alien Guards Approaching Sound (right click and "Save Audio As" to save)
Avoid Electron Posts Sound (right click and "Save Audio As" to save)