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Time Scanner

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TimeScanner Title.png
Time Scanner
Publisher: Sega, Atari Games, Activision
Developer:
System(s): Sega System 16, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1987-03 ¥?  ?
Arcade
World
1987  ?


Commodore Amiga
UK
£24.99[1] ?
Atari ST
UK
£19.99[1] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Cassette)
£? ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Disk)
£? ?
Amstrad CPC
ES (Cassette)
?Ptas AMC 661
Amstrad CPC
ES (Disk)
?Ptas AMF 046
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[2] ?
ZX Spectrum
ES (Cassette)
?PtasPtas SEC 571
MSX
ES
?Ptas MSC 337



Time Scanner is a pinball game developed by Sega for Sega System 16 hardware. It was released in 1987, with ports to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum by Activision showing up in the following years.

There are four boards in Time Scanner representing different time zones. Each board is split into two sections. The arcade game is controlled using a tiltable panel with two flipper buttons on either side, designed to more closely approximate a real pinball machine.

Magazine articles

Main article: Time Scanner/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Home computers print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #91: "May 1989" (1989-04-11)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #20: "May 1989" (1989-xx-xx)[3]
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #104: "July 1990" (1990-06-16)
</div>

Physical scans

System 16 version

System 16, JP

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77 №21, p53[4]
70 №93, p65[1]
66 №21, p97[5]
Commodore Amiga
71
Based on
3 reviews

Amiga, UK
TimeScanner Amiga UK Box.jpg
Cover

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
69 №24, p53[6]
64 №21, p97[5]
Amstrad CPC
67
Based on
2 reviews

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)

Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)
TimeScanner CPC UK Box.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)
TimeScanner CPC ES Box Cassette MCM.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, ES (disk)
TimeScanner CPC ES Box Disk MCM.jpg
Cover

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
71 №93, p65[1]
Atari ST
71
Based on
1 review

Atari ST, UK
TimeScanner AtariST UK Box.jpg
Cover
TimeScanner AtariST UK DiscA.jpg
Disk A
TimeScanner AtariST UK DiskB.jpg
Disk B

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №6/90, p19
Atari ST
70
Based on
1 review

Commodore 64, UK
TimeScanner C64 UK Box.jpg
Cover

MSX version

MSX, ES
TimeScanner MSX ES Box Cassette.jpg
Cover

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №44, p26/27[2]
ZX Spectrum
91
Based on
1 review

ZX Spectrum, UK
TimeScanner Spectrum UK Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES
TimeScanner Spectrum ES MCM Box.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 File:CVG UK 093.pdf, page 65
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:YourSinclair UK 44.pdf, page 26
  3. File:ACE UK 20.pdf, page 58
  4. File:ACE UK 21.pdf, page 53
  5. 5.0 5.1 File:TGM UK 21.pdf, page 97
  6. File:ACE UK 24.pdf, page 53