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Any "old" Arcade Gamers... I need help ;p

By mrafrohead ·
Hey, I have a stupid question and I know this really isn't the place for it, but I have hopes that some of the "geeks" here (like me) will have the answer that I am looking for.

Back in the mid 80's. There was this arcade game that I used to play.

I thought that the game was called:

1999

Here's the thing though, I'm not positive of that anymore as I can't seem to find ANYTHING on it when I google it.

What I am hoping is that someone will know the name of the game that I am talking about and lemme know.

This is what the game was like.

It was a shooter game from a space craft that was in the first thirds of the screen. It was a silver craft that shot out lasers. On the first third of the screen it looked like you were on some kind of land like maybe a moon. I can't remember if the color of the land was grey or brown, but it was one or the other.

Then the other two thirds of the screen is where the aliens would come into the picture (the other two thirds were space) and they would fly down at you, and you had to kill them like any other game.

But before the "mother ship" would come out towards the end of a level, there was a star or moon that would glow brighter than the rest of them, and if you shot at that it was like some kind of cheat before the mother ship showed it's face.

That's about all I can remember, and I need to find this game so I can get it and show my kids what "real" video games were like.

Newho - if anyone can help I would appreciate it.

If this helps also, anyone that may have been in Osterholz, Germany during the 80's right before the wall came down, there was a YMC that had it behind the military commissary next to the new McDonald's at the time...

I know this is a shot in the dark, but with as small as the world really is, I'm hoping to be surprised again...

Mrafrohead

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Great to see a smiling face

by sales In reply to To All Who Replied

Glad I could help. I myself was never much of a gamer. I was more into strategy type games. I spent much of the 80s in the Far East and an extensive amount of time in Japan. The reason you see 2 names for the same game is the Japanese and American companies worked together to market the games. Sometimes the American names just didn't work on the Japanese market.

Any way have fun, I am sure the kids will enjoy them. I know mine still pull out the old pong machine I still have from the 70s.

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I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy...

by mrafrohead In reply to Great to see a smiling fa ...

I can't believe that you have a PONG machine!!!!

Crimeny... You're LUCKY!

/me is jealous ;p

Mrafrohead

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Check Ebay

by sales In reply to I'm not worthy, I'm not w ...

I have seen a couple of pong machines out on ebay. You may be able to get one. Maybe I can find a piece of green shag carpet around. Then life would be real good.

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