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Zaxxon (Apple II)

Zaxxon Apple II Title screen

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Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com - Wii:
    Travel back to a time when a lovable alien phoned home, gas cost a mere 90 cents a gallon, and everyone was wearing high-tops, leg warmers and had big hair. This was the early 80s, and this was when video gamers nationwide were wowed by the cutting edge graphics and sound effects of the first three-dimensional-like intergalactic arcade shooter: Zaxxon. Touted as the first game to put video display in perspective, Zaxxon featured “looks” and “sounds” like actual aircraft flight, allowing the player to command his ship just like a real fighter pilot. Dive, bank, fly left and right, and up and down—Zaxxon had it all. Fly through heavily armored space fortresses, strafing fuel tanks, dodging walls, and blowing up enemy missiles and gunnery. This game is littered with explosions. Then take the fight to the enemy fighter fleet and destroy the aggressor ships with extreme prejudice. Blasting pixels has never been so fun.

    Contributed by VictorVance (4315) on Feb 21, 2015.

Back of Box - 2600 (UK):

    1 OR 2 PLAYERS * MULTIPLE SCREENS * 4 SKILL LEVELS

    Here are some of the game screens

    (Image captions)
    • Guide your fighter through fortress walls, adjusting height and trim.
    • Drop to ground level to blow up fuel tanks and gun turrets.
    • Encounter and destroy enemy squadrons in space, but avoid their missiles.
    • Engage the mighty Zaxxon equipped with heat seeking missiles.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4616) on Jun 25, 2007.

Back of Box - Intellivision:
    Here's How to Play:
    This fantastic 3-dimensional space battle game puts you in control of a futuristic spaceship! Your ship zooms over an alien asteroid and attacks the enemy's installations. Your ship must avoid hazardous walls, enemy fire and other unforeseen dangers. Can you survive and score?

    Contributed by RKL (5612) on Nov 23, 2003.

Back Cover - C64:
    ZAXXON for the Commodore 64, from Synsoft Incredible 3-D graphics, a diagonally scrolling screen and super sound effects combine to put you in the cockpit of a heavily armed spacecraft. Your ultimate mission - destruction of the deadly ZAXXON robot.

    First, an all-out attack on the enemy's floating fortress, destroying gun emplacements, fuel tanks and radar towers. It takes quick reflexes and a very steady hand to dodge the force field barriers, missiles and anti-aircraft fire. Then it's on to a deep-space dogfight with waves of enemy fighters before you finally reach ZAXXON...and his lethal homing missiles.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75521) on Nov 16, 2003.

Description from Intellivision catalog:
    This fantastic three dimensional space battle game puts you in control of a futuristic spaceship. The ship zooms through the sky, diving down to bomb the enemy fighter planes and to attack the enemy's installations. The ship must avoid hazardous walls, devastating force fields and the enemy's fire to survive and score. Can you do it?

    Contributed by RKL (5612) on Sep 19, 2003.

Back of Box - ColecoVision:
    VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGE FOR USE WITH COLECOVISION VIDEO GAME SYSTEM

    PLAYS, SOUNDS AND SCORES JUST LIKE THE ARCADE GAME!

    Here's How To Play:

    This fantastic 3-dimensional space battle game puts you in control of a futuristic spaceship! Your ship zooms over an alien asteroid, and dives down to bomb enemy fighter planes and attack the enemy's installations. Your ship must avoid hazardous walls, force fields and enemy fire, too! Can you survive and score?

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69652) on Aug 19, 2003.