Watch your profits soar as your players take flight with Time Pilot; the amazing new coin video game from Atari. A single player at the controls of a modern day jet plane must combat enemies from man's five ages of flight and rescue parachuting pilots for extra points. During the Time Pilot's flight in each age, he must wipe out the enemy's aircraft. In addition, he must destroy the mothership in each age by hitting it 7×times, in order to move on to the next age of flight. Some of the ships fly in formation. Still more points are garnered by rescuing parachuting pilots.|
A.D. 1910. Biplanes ruled the skies. They're no match for the player's modern jet fighter, but they are persistent and there are lots of them. They fire a hail of bullets at the player's jet, but they can be easily outmanoeuvered and shot out of the sky. As soon as the player hits the mothership with 7 shots, he can time warp into the next age of flight.
A.D. 1940. Monoplanes, much faster, more powerful and more deadly now fill the skies around the player. Every so often a mid-size bomber will appear to harass the Time Pilot, but 4 direct shots will knock him out. The player still has a technical advantage, but the monoplanes do pose a threat. And the bombs they drop are also fatal.
A.D. 1970. Incredible jet-range helicopters armed with deadly homing missiles are battling against the player's jet now. These helicopters are exceptionally manoeuverable, seemingly appearing out of nowhere: from out of the clouds above, below and behind the player's jet.
A.D. 1982.Modern day jets are a force to reckon with. This is the present, and the player must fight exactly the same jet with which he is equipped. The player's skill is truly challenged as he must avoid the homing missiles fired by the enemy jets.
A.D. 2001. UFOs and flying saucers are the deadly nemesis of the Time Pilot. The player, having winged his way through the earlier four stages of flight, is faced with the ultimate challenge in the future. The technology of the UFOs far outstrips that of the player's jet. And worse yet, the player has no way of knowing what type of weaponry he faces.
CONTROLS. The player controls Time Pilot with an 8-position joystick which allows maximum maneuverability. The fire button, sending a single shot per button pressure, gives the player protection against the enemy pilots. Fire buttons are located on either side of the joystick to accomodate right-handed and left-handed players.
Das Spiel wurde auf Amiga, Commodore 64 und MSX portiert. Via Live Arcade war es 2006 auch für die Xbox 360 als Downloadspiel zu haben.|
Es ist Teil der Spielesammlungen Konami Collector's Series – Arcade Classics (Game Boy Advance, 2002) und Konami Arcade Classics (Nintendo DS, 2007).
|Weitere Teile der Time Pilot-Reihe|
|▶ Time Pilot '84 – Further Into Unknown World (Konami, 1984)|
|◀ Time Bomb||タイムスキャナー / Time Scanner ▶|