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Earth Friend Earth Friend - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

A cockpit perspective space-flight combat simulator that uses multi-colored vector lines to display simple terrain and enemy craft. The game was originally beta-tested at PinPan Alley in Schaumburg (Chicago), Illinois.

Earth Friend was produced by Bally Midway in 1982.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Earth Friend was produced include: Lazarian, Solar Fox, Wizard Of Wor, Adventures of Robby Roto, The, Crossroads, Bump 'n Jump, Blue Print, Baby Pac-Man, BurgerTime, and Kozmik Krooz'r

Specs

Name Earth Friend
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7688
Class Prototype
Genre Space
Monitor
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Color
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way stick with trigger and one thumb button - Fire|Fire
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Most of the terrain was V-shaped and you could fly through canyons. The game featured atmospheric, synthesized sounds and its flight model was a cross between a real plane and a game.

Game Play

A player must blast enemies as they appear on the horizon. At the end of each stage, the ship enters a wormhole, consisting of multicolored vector dots and spirograph lines, where it is transported to the next level.

Earth Friend KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is mostly white with little or no artwork. It looks like a mixture of both a Discs Of Tron environmental and a Pole Position. The game had a futuristic feel due to the dark enclosure and bright vector images.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Earth Friend Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,469 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,447 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Very rare - There are no known instances of this game owned by one of our active members.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 116; Color photo

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