Blog:To the Earth (NES)
From Game Developer Research Institute
The year is 2050. The Ragossians have invaded earth with a devastating bacteriological weapon. With the human race facing extinction, you and your NES Zapper must fight through the solar system to bring the antibacterial agent back home and save the planet.
One could describe To the Earth as "challenging." Most everything comes at you quite fast. (See for yourself below.) It's very tough to hit anything on an emulator; it's only a skosh easier on a real NES with a real Zapper.
This game piqued my interest back when we discovered those US copyright records. Cirque Verte is listed as the author, which I assume is a company. I also assume the game was Japanese-developed. A Google search reveals a maker of Japanese train key holders, but I have no idea if that's the same Cirque Verte that made To the Earth or if there's some relation to Locomotive (locomotives, trains...). My head hurts thinking about it.