Lost In Translation/Front Line
|(2x) 8-way Joystick|
|Main CPU||Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)|
Z80 (@ 3.000 MHz)
(4x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.500 MHz)
256 x 224 pixels
64 Palette colours
|ROM Info||23 ROMs|
88,320 bytes (86.25 KiB)
About The Game
Front Line is a war-themed arcade video game game.
Traveling through enemy territory the player must accomplish the ultimate mission or meet a violent end : capture the enemy fort and win total victory.
The journey begins slowly with the player armed with a gun (special Gun Control) and hand grenades. Quickly he becomes a target for enemy soldiers who also have guns and grenades. Moving faster, he races past trees that hide the enemy who now unleash an ambush barrage of bullets and bombs. Even the ground he races over has been booby-trapped with land mines.
If the player successfully makes it through this deadly obstacle course, he meets an even greater challenge... the enemy is attacking with tanks! His gun now useless, the player can stand and fight with grenades or leap into his own tank (special Tank button) and counter attack.
The battle rages on all fronts as the player fights for his life, racing for cover behind brick walls while outrunning grenades thrown by soldiers in fox holes. It's all-out war when the player jumps from his tank into a larger one with greater firepower.
Now comes the final test of victory as the enemy's fort looms in sight. The player must leap from the tank and run through a hail of bullets to throw one final grenade. The white flag heralds total victory!
John Dunlea holds the official record for this game with 727,500 points.
A Front Line unit appears in the 1983 movie 'Joysticks'.
A Front Line machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.
- Enemy soldiers : 100 points.
- Enemy tanks (small and large) : 100 points if killed with tank fire, 200 points if killed with a grenade.
- Final tank : 200 points.
- End of level bonus : 1000 points.
- For levels 2 through 9 : all scores are multiplied by the level number.
- For levels 10 and higher : all scores are multiplied by 10.
Cabinet and Artwork
- Atari 2600
- Nintendo Famicom (1985)
- Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 2")
- Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
- Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
- MSX (1984)
- PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")