Original SNK Board, komplett mit Speech-Modul
Vanguard is a space shooter from SNK
The player moves his ship from zone to zone, the areas are named by a synthetic voice: Stick Zone, Rainbow Zone, etc.
At the end of each level there is a boss, protected by two movable barriers with holes through which the player must shoot. After finishing the level a new, harder level with a different layout starts all over again.
The ship also has a fuel tank that runs out during the game. Every enemy you destroy increases the fuel in the tank. When the fuel runs out, the ship crashes. The fuel supply can also be replenished by passing through an energy capsule in a structure called "Energy". Afterwards the ship is supplied with energy for a short time and can ram all enemies.
The game is mostly a horizontal scroller, but it turns into a vertical scroller and the ship turns 90 degrees for the last zone and when fighting the final enemy.
For this game 4 buttons are required in order to fire the lasers in all 4 directions