Time Scanner

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Time Scanner
System(s): Sega System 16, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Publisher:
Arcade (System 16)
Sega
Commodore Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Activision (UK)
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
MSX
ZX Spectrum
MCM Software (ES)
Developer:
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 16)
JP
¥? ?




























Commodore Amiga
UK
£24.99[2] ?
Atari ST
UK
£19.99[2] ?
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)
£? ?
Commodore 64
ES
(Cassette)
?Ptas ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[3] ?
ZX Spectrum
ES
(Cassette)
?PtasPtas SEC 571
MSX
ES
?Ptas MSC 337




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Time Scanner (タイムスキャナー) 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.

Gameplay

Boards

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History

Development

Work began on home computer versions of Time Scanner in early 1988, however was delayed into 1989 due to the initial pinball physics implementation being of poor quality (prompting the game to be recoded)[4].

Magazine articles

Main article: Time Scanner/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

TimeScanner Arcade JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
System 16 JP flyer
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Home computers print advert in (UK) #91: "May 1989" (1989-04-11)
also published in:
  • (UK) #20: "May 1989" (1989-04-06)[5]
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Home computers print advert in (UK) #104: "July 1990" (1990-06-16)

Physical scans

System 16 version

System 16, JP
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Instuction card(s)

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(UK)
77
[6]
(DE)
52
[7]
(UK)
71
[8]
(UK)
70
[2]
(UK)
66
[9]
Commodore Amiga
67
Based on
5 reviews

Time Scanner

Amiga, UK
TimeScanner Amiga UK Box.jpg
Cover

Amstrad CPC version

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(UK)
69
[10]
(DE)
58
[11]
(UK)
64
[9]
(IT)
59
[12]
Amstrad CPC
63
Based on
4 reviews

Time Scanner

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
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(DE)
52
[7]
(UK)
71
[2]
Atari ST
61
Based on
2 reviews

Time Scanner

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

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №6/90, p19
Commodore 64
70
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
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Publication Version Score
Commodore 64
Division by zero.
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0 review

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Commodore 64, UK
TimeScanner C64 UK Box.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, ES
TimeScanner C64 ES Box.jpg
Cover

MSX version

MSX, ES
TimeScanner MSX ES Box Cassette.jpg
Cover

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(UK)
91
[3]
ZX Spectrum
91
Based on
1 review

Time Scanner

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

References


Time Scanner

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