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Time Scanner is a pinball game. As usual, the goal is to keep the ball in the game by bouncing it back with the paddles. Hitting bumpers and other obstacles rewards points and completing a table requires mastering certain objectives which depend on the table on hand. Every table is divided into twp parts with their own paddles: the game only scrolls if the ball goes down. The four tables are:
  • Volcano: The winning condition is to spell the table's name by using the associated volcano lanes.
  • Ruins: In the middle of the table there is a "collect ball" hole. If all targets were hit and two balls were collected in the hole, a special fire ball is set loose. The stage is won when bringing this ball into the hole.
  • Saqqarah: This pyramid themed table also required spelling a name by knocking down targets and hitting a special hole.
  • The last table introduces Breakout elements: the player needs to hit blocks to vaporize them.
The first three tables can be freely selected and the last one is unlocked by beating the other three.


Time Scanner ZX Spectrum Let's go.
Time Scanner Arcade Title Screen.
Time Scanner Atari ST Title screen.
Time Scanner Arcade Second screen on Volcano.

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Aug, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 81 out of 100 81
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1989 769 out of 1000 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1989 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1989 690 out of 1000 69
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1989 67 out of 100 67
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1989 66 out of 100 66
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1989 63 out of 100 63
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1989 7 out of 12 58


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