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A unique take on the shooter genre, Time Pilot puts players in control of a futuristic spaceship that rotates on an invisible axis in the center of the screen. The ship can fly and shoot in any direction, and the playfield scrolls indefinitely in all directions, but the ship stays anchored to the center of the screen. The objective is to rescue parachutists and destroy 56 enemy helicopters, planes or other crafts, and a boss in each of the years 1910, 1940, 1970, 1982 and 2001. Nice graphics with plenty of nuance and solid sound effects complement the exciting gameplay. The controls take some getting used to, but the swarming enemies in conjunction with the rotating, rapid-fire ship provide a time travel trip worth taking. Designer Yoshiki Okamoto loosely patterned Time Pilot after Bosconian, one of his favorite games. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide