Zaxxon (LCD)

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Zaxxon
System(s): LCD
Publisher: Bandai Electronics
Developer:
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
LCD handheld game
JP
¥? ?
LCD handheld game
US
$? ?

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The handheld version of Zaxxon is a portable LCD game manufactured by Bandai with a license from Sega. It was released in 1982, and is based on the arcade game, Zaxxon.

This system uses a "double panel" LCD screen, one to simulate the first section of the game (set in space) and another for one of the space stations. Aside from a similar perspective, handheld Zaxxon is very little like the arcade game - the player cannot move upwards or downwards, and many of the memorable scenery in the game (such as the brick walls and turrets) were omitted due to hardware restraints. In essance this turns Zaxxon into a fairly standard LCD shoot-'em-up game, where players move left and right shooting foes before being hit.

Physical scans

LCD, JP
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Cover
LCD, CA
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Cover

References


Games in the Zaxxon Series
Zaxxon (home computers) (1982) | Super Zaxxon (1982) | Zaxxon Super Game (1984) | Zaxxon 3D (1987) | Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 (1995) | Zaxxon Escape (2012)
Others
Zaxxon (LCD) (1982) | FL Zaxxon (1982) | Zaxxon (tabletop) (1982) | Zaxxon (board game) (1982) | The Official How to Win at Zaxxon (1982)