Space games explode into a new dimension.
You pilot an attack shuttle whose mission is to strafe the enemy's "Asteroid City". Destroy fuel tanks, gun emplacements, missiles, fighters and a large enemy robot. The game uses an isometric three-quarters perspective that was a unique concept to arcade games of that era.
- 2 Player
The first world record score for Zaxxon was set by Vernon Kalanikaus of Laie, Hawaii, scoring 4,680,740 points on March 15, 1982.
How to Play
Use the altimeter well since it is a very important part of this game. Shoot the red cylindrical fuel tanks to replenish your fuel. There are also two fuel tanks that fly by in space. Both can be shot if your altitude is one mark below the top.
If you destroy 20 planes in a single round, you will get a bonus of 1,000 points. Planes on the ground also count. In space, the best altitude is about 2 to 2.5 marks from the bottom. When you are in line with an enemy plane, a cross hairs will show up along with a beeping sound.
Hit as many radar towers as possible, they are worth 1,000 points each but usually located in dangerous areas.