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A top-view, vertical-scrolling skiing game with six events: Ski Lift, Slalom, Ski Jump, Biathlon, Dog Sled and Downhill. Bash the buttons to increase your speed.

Parallel Turn was produced by Jaleco in 1984.

Jaleco released 98 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Jaleco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Jaleco during the time period Parallel Turn was produced include: Dingo, Exerion, Chameleon, Saturn, Top Roller, D-Day (Jaleco), Formation Z, Pinbo, City Connection, and Field Combat

Parallel Turn
Parallel Turn


Name Parallel Turn
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8983
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Run|Jump/Shoot
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A skiing game with six events. The screen scrolls from top to bottom with the player viewed directly from above. Events are:

  • Ski Lift - Hit Run to move and Jump to mount the empty ski chair. You have 30 seconds to pick a chair. Each chair passed puts you higher up in the rankings.
  • Slalom - Control the skier downhill past slalom flags and through the time-bonus gates. Overtake the other skiers to increase your ranking.
  • Ski Jump - Run to increase your speed and jump to takeoff.

    Biathalon - Ski to a set of targets then aim the crosshairs and shoot. Each target gives a one second bonus.

  • Dog Sled - A 100m distance race against the computer. Hit the run button to move.
  • Downhill - Similar to the slalom event.

Game Play

In the Slalom, Biathalon and Downhill, the joystick moves the skier. The Run button increases your speed but pulling down on the joystick decreases your speed. There are two skiers in front of you and one behind who match your speed. Pushing up on the joystick will move the skiers down so you can overtake them. You will lose a life if you crash into a bush or another skier. Clipping a bush causes one ski to come off and drift ahead of you, but if you can catch up to it, it will re-attach.

The game is over after three lives have been lost or you fail to qualify (e.g. running out of time or not making the distance). In a two-player game, play only switches after you lose a life, not after each event.

Parallel Turn KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Parallel Turn Census

There are 14,912 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Parallel Turn collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Parallel Turn circuit board for sale.

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

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