History VideoGame / Vanguard

13th Apr '18 6:37:50 AM DarkStorm
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* RealSongThemeTune: As noted above, the opening theme from ''Star Trek: The Motion Picture'' and Vultan's Theme from ''Flash Gordon'' is used as the starting and power-up music respectively.
4th Apr '18 8:39:12 AM RAMChYLD
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* SyntheticVoiceActor: As mentioned above one of the first games to come equipped with a voice synthesis chip.
1st Mar '18 8:40:51 PM nombretomado
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Vanguard is an arcade game made in 1981 by {{SNK}}, long before the company started making {{Fighting Game}}s. The game is known as one of the first scrolling shooters ever made and is additionally notable by being the first ShootEmUp where a player can shoot in four directions. Unlike other comparable games at the time, ''Vanguard'' was unique in that the player must focus on avoiding obstacles while firing in order to survive, which makes this game a precursor to Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' and Irem's ''VideoGame/RType''. It also has the distinction of being the first color game created by SNK. The game was licensed to Centuri for manufacture in North America in October 1981. Vanguard was followed up by a sequel, Vanguard II, which is similar to the original but with gameplay and graphical improvements.

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Vanguard is an arcade game made in 1981 by {{SNK}}, {{Creator/SNK}}, long before the company started making {{Fighting Game}}s. The game is known as one of the first scrolling shooters ever made and is additionally notable by being the first ShootEmUp where a player can shoot in four directions. Unlike other comparable games at the time, ''Vanguard'' was unique in that the player must focus on avoiding obstacles while firing in order to survive, which makes this game a precursor to Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' and Irem's ''VideoGame/RType''. It also has the distinction of being the first color game created by SNK. The game was licensed to Centuri for manufacture in North America in October 1981. Vanguard was followed up by a sequel, Vanguard II, which is similar to the original but with gameplay and graphical improvements.
21st Jan '18 9:10:33 PM FordPrefect
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Vanguard is an arcade game made in 1981 by {{SNK}}, long before the company started making {{Fighting Game}}s. The game is known as one of the first scrolling shooters ever made and is additionally notable by being the first ShootEmUp where a player can shoot in four directions. Unlike other comparable games at the time, ''Vanguard'' was unique in that the player must focus on avoiding obstacles while firing in order to survive; which makes this game a precursor to Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' and Irem's ''VideoGame/RType''. It also has the distinction of being the first color game created by SNK. The game was licensed to Centuri for manufacture in North America in October 1981. Vanguard was followed up by a sequel, Vanguard II (arcade game), which is similar to the original but with gameplay and graphical improvements.

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Vanguard is an arcade game made in 1981 by {{SNK}}, long before the company started making {{Fighting Game}}s. The game is known as one of the first scrolling shooters ever made and is additionally notable by being the first ShootEmUp where a player can shoot in four directions. Unlike other comparable games at the time, ''Vanguard'' was unique in that the player must focus on avoiding obstacles while firing in order to survive; survive, which makes this game a precursor to Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' and Irem's ''VideoGame/RType''. It also has the distinction of being the first color game created by SNK. The game was licensed to Centuri for manufacture in North America in October 1981. Vanguard was followed up by a sequel, Vanguard II (arcade game), II, which is similar to the original but with gameplay and graphical improvements.



By securing the energy pods, a short time of invulnerability can be granted. This turns the ship effectively into a weapon, and the enemies change attack patterns to avoid the player. At the end of each level the player must defeat a boss that is guarded by two moving force fields with holes in them. There are a total of ten zones in the game: Mountain Zone, Rainbow Zone, Styx Zone, Rainbow Zone 2, Stripe Zone, Rainbow Zone 3, Bleak Zone, and the City of Mystery where the player has to face the boss, known as The Gond.

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By securing the energy pods, a short time of invulnerability can be granted. This effectively turns the ship effectively into a [[RammingAlwaysWorks ramming]] weapon, and the enemies change attack patterns to avoid the player. At the end of each level the player must defeat a boss that is guarded by two moving force fields with holes in them. There are a total of ten zones in the game: Mountain Zone, Rainbow Zone, Styx Zone, Rainbow Zone 2, Stripe Zone, Rainbow Zone 3, Bleak Zone, and the City of Mystery where the player has to face the boss, known as The Gond.
21st Jan '18 9:08:20 PM FordPrefect
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Vanguard is arcade game made in 1981 by {{SNK}}, long before the company started making {{Fighting Game}}s. The game is known as one of the first scrolling shooters ever made and is additionally notable by being the first ShootEmUp where a player can shoot in four directions. Unlike other comparable games at the time, ''Vanguard'' was unique in that the player must focus on avoiding obstacles while firing in order to survive; which makes this game a precursor to Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' and Irem's ''VideoGame/RType''. It also has the distinction of being the first color game created by SNK. The game was licensed to Centuri for manufacture in North America in October 1981. Vanguard was followed up by a sequel, Vanguard II (arcade game), which is similar to the original but with gameplay and graphical improvements.

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Vanguard is an arcade game made in 1981 by {{SNK}}, long before the company started making {{Fighting Game}}s. The game is known as one of the first scrolling shooters ever made and is additionally notable by being the first ShootEmUp where a player can shoot in four directions. Unlike other comparable games at the time, ''Vanguard'' was unique in that the player must focus on avoiding obstacles while firing in order to survive; which makes this game a precursor to Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' and Irem's ''VideoGame/RType''. It also has the distinction of being the first color game created by SNK. The game was licensed to Centuri for manufacture in North America in October 1981. Vanguard was followed up by a sequel, Vanguard II (arcade game), which is similar to the original but with gameplay and graphical improvements.
12th Jan '17 12:46:14 AM PaulA
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Theme music composed by Jerry Goldsmith for the 1979 sci-fi film ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', later utilized for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', is borrowed as Vanguard's introductory theme. Vultan's theme from the 1980 movie ''Film/FlashGordon'' is used as the sound effect when a power-up is attained.

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Theme music composed by Jerry Goldsmith for the 1979 sci-fi film ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', later utilized for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', is borrowed as Vanguard's introductory theme. Vultan's theme from the 1980 movie ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' is used as the sound effect when a power-up is attained.
22nd Sep '16 6:26:27 AM VicGeorge2011
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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Including, as usual for a game of this type, [[DeadlyWalls the walls]].

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Including, as usual for a game of this type, [[DeadlyWalls the walls]]. However, you can try to park your ship within the center of a Kemlus snake three times for bonus points.
21st Aug '16 6:51:49 AM DarkStorm
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''Vanguard'' was also one of the earliest arcade games to feature a voice synth chip. For example, when a power up was about to end, the game warned, "Be careful!"

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''Vanguard'' was also one of the earliest arcade games to feature a voice synth chip. For example, when a power up was about to end, the game warned, "Be careful!"
careful!" The voice also announced each new stage.


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* DirectContinuousLevels: Each zone led right into the next in the arcade and Atari 5200 versions. The Atari 2600 version instead showed the map between each zone.
2nd Jul '16 2:53:31 PM DarkStorm
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By securing the energy pods, a short time of invulnerability can be granted. This turns the ship effectively into a weapon, and the enemies change attack patterns to avoid the player. At the end of each level the player must defeat a boss that is guarded by two moving force fields with holes in them. There are a total of ten zones in the game: Mountain Zone, Rainbow Zone, Styx Zone, Rainbow Zone 2, Stripe Zone, Rainbow Zone 3, Bleak Zone, and the City of Mystery where the player has to face the boss.

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By securing the energy pods, a short time of invulnerability can be granted. This turns the ship effectively into a weapon, and the enemies change attack patterns to avoid the player. At the end of each level the player must defeat a boss that is guarded by two moving force fields with holes in them. There are a total of ten zones in the game: Mountain Zone, Rainbow Zone, Styx Zone, Rainbow Zone 2, Stripe Zone, Rainbow Zone 3, Bleak Zone, and the City of Mystery where the player has to face the boss.
boss, known as The Gond.



* BossBattle
* EverythingTryingToKillYou
* InvincibilityPowerup

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* BossBattle
BossBattle: Sort of. It only takes one shot to destroy the Gond, but you get more points the longer you can hold off taking that shot. If the Gond destroys you first, you get zero points and move onto the next level anyway.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou
EverythingTryingToKillYou: Including, as usual for a game of this type, [[DeadlyWalls the walls]].
* InvincibilityPowerupInvincibilityPowerup: It also refills your fuel. It only shows up in the Mountain Zone and the Stripe Zone (and only once or twice in the latter), however.
* OneHitPointWonder: Your ship ''and'' all of the enemies. Yes, even the Gond.



* RealSongThemeTune: As noted above, the opening theme from ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' and Vultan's Theme from ''Flash Gordon'' is used as the starting and power-up music respectively.
* ShootEmUp

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* RealSongThemeTune: As noted above, the opening theme from ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' Motion Picture'' and Vultan's Theme from ''Flash Gordon'' is used as the starting and power-up music respectively.
* ShootEmUpSpellMyNameWithAThe: The arcade manual calls the boss "Gond", but the Atari version calls it "The Gond".
25th Aug '15 10:18:28 AM RAMChYLD
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''Vanguard'' was also one of the earliest arcade games to feature a voice synth chip. FOr example, when a power up was about to end, the game warned, "Be careful!"

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''Vanguard'' was also one of the earliest arcade games to feature a voice synth chip. FOr For example, when a power up was about to end, the game warned, "Be careful!"
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