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Jackson may refer to:

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Travel guide

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From Wikitravel

There's more than one place called Jackson:

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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Proper noun

Singular
Jackson

Plural
-

Jackson

  1. A British patronymic surname derived from Jack.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Andrew Jackson, President of the United States (1829-1837).
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Michael Jackson, singer and entertainer (1958-2009).
  5. The capital of Mississippi.

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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From Wikispecies

(1859-1929)

English explorer and ornithologist.


Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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From StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki

Zaxxon
Box artwork for Zaxxon.
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Japanese title ザクソン
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Shooter
System(s) Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64/128, ColecoVision, Intellivision, MSX, Sega SG-1000, Apple II, MS-DOS, TRS-80 Color Computer, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, GameTap
Players 1-2
Followed by Super Zaxxon
Series Zaxxon
Zaxxon marquee

Zaxxon was a surprise success in a time when space shooters were on the wane in arcades, and "cute" games were the real quarter earners. Sega released Zaxxon in 1982, and it was an immediate head turner. By employing an isometric display for the graphics, Zaxxon presented players with an unprecedented approximation in 3D graphics. Not only could players fly left and right across the landscape, they could also increase or decrease their altitude, all the while flying forward. The joystick resembled an aircraft control stick with a trigger fire button.

In Zaxxon, players had to pilot a ship through what amounted to an obstacle course. Walls and energy fences had to be flown over, or through, at just the right altitude, in order to survive. Enemies served more as bonus point targets than real threats, although missiles and cannon fire had to be avoided. Each stage contained two pockets of landscapes separated by a section of open space, where enemy ships attacked vigorously. Ultimately, the player went head to head with a large robot.

Because of Zaxxon's novel presentation, and great popularity in the arcades, it was seen as a obvious choice for conversion to the home console and computer market. While Coleco snapped up the rights to publish the game on many popular home consoles, Sega actually took it upon themselves to develop Zaxxon for a few platforms through their new home development department. Datasoft and Synapse targeted any remaining platforms that the first two companies did not develop for.

Table of Contents

Title screen

Gameplay Summary

  • You control an attack ship that must be piloted over two asteroid city landscapes.
  • Your ship can move left and right, as well as climb and dive. An altimeter displays your current height above the ground.
  • You can fire a laser to destroy ground targets and aerial opponents. You must be at the same height as your target to destroy it.
  • You will lose one ship if you collide with any object, or are hit by enemy fire.
  • Between the first and second city landscape, you will fly through empty space while being attacked by a squad of enemy spacecraft.
  • At the end of the second landscape, you will face a large robot in a duel to the death.
  • You must hit the robot's missile six times to defeat it, or you will be destroyed.

editZaxxon series

Zaxxon · Super Zaxxon · Zaxxon 3-D · Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000


Simple English

The English Wiktionary has a dictionary definition (meanings of a word) for:

Contents

Jackson may refer to:

Name

Placename

Australia

  • Jackson, Queensland

United States

Train stations

    • Jackson (Amtrak station disambiguation)
    • Jackson (CTA disambiguation), Chicago Transit Authority stations

Others

  • "Jackson" (song), about hot times in the city
  • United States twenty-dollar bill, nicknamed for Andrew Jackson, who appears on the obverse side

Other pages

  • Jackson Guitars
  • Jackson Structured Programming
  • The Jackson Twins, a comic strip

Geography:

  • Cities, towns and villages:
  • Other geography:
    • Jackson metropolitan area, of Jackson, Mississippi
    • Jackson Township (disambiguation)
    • Jackson County (disambiguation)
    • Jackson Parish, Louisiana


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