Blog:Planet Probe (AC)
CRV 09:02, 17 May 2011 (CDT) [permalink]
No screenshots. No video. No emulation. Planet Probe is a game that may well and truly be lost to the ages. 'Tis a shame.
I found this one going through the US copyright records. "Try Corporation" is the company listed, but I can't say with 100% certainty this is "our" TRY (pronounced alphabetically according to Hitoshi Akashi) that later became Human.
Even though this game is Japanese in origin, I've found nothing on the Japanese side of the Internet. There is, however, some scant information about this "elaborate evolution of Tehkan's Senjyo" in English on the KLOV, assuming it's the same game. There's even an Italian high score record holder (Antonello Castrianni with 9,151,580 points).
The person who wrote the KLOV description, Bisboch (also Italian, interestingly enough), submitted his rendition of the high score table music, still stuck in his head after playing the game 25 years ago. Take a listen.
There is a $0.00 reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of Planet Probe. For now, this video of Senjyo will just have to do.