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Planet Planet - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

Rotate your ship and fly around shooting big rocks into smaller rocks. Occasionally, large and small flying saucers will come to get you.

Planet was produced by Alpha Denshi in 1979.

Alpha Denshi released 12 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Alpha Denshi was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Alpha Denshi during the time period Planet was produced include: Exciting Soccer, Bull Fighter, Exciting Soccer II, High Voltage, and Splendor Blast

Specs

Name Planet
Developer Alpha Denshi (Japan)
Year 1979
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9037
Class Bootleg
Genre Shooter
Monitor
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Black and White
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
  • Buttons: 3 - Fire|Thrust|Hyperspace
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This is a straight bootleg of Asteroids by Atari, copied off Atari's Rev A boards. It uses the easier set of ROMs so you can get a really high score because the gameplay is easier. There are no copyright notices in the game.

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet has woodgrain sides, a black/bright pink and yellow color scheme and has some mirrored glass outlines used around the text.

Miscellaneous

The schematics supplied with the machine are straight photocopies of Atari's Asteroids, but with all the Atari writing blanked out.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Planet Census

There are 14,959 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,366 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Very rare - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Planet collector. It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit).

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

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

Technical

The game uses a very unusual Hantarex Vector monitor. Hantarex are not known to have produced vector monitors. They are a big european monitor manufacturer that are still going strong today. Perhaps this was a batch developed 'on the side' by Hantarex for Alca only. There is no documentation found so far for it.

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