|Release date||December 1987|
|Genre||Shoot 'em Up|
|Control||8-way Joystick, 3 Buttons|
Ajax, also known as Typhoon, is a 1987 shoot 'em up developed and published by Konami.
The player has been issued an emergency order. He must save the earth from being conquered by enemy forces. He climbs into his helicopter and prepares for intense aerial combat. Shooting oncoming enemy aircrafts and bombing the enemies below, he tries to make his way through the different stages to reach the enemy base. When he finishes the first stage, he is transported to his next mission by ab aircraft carrier. He hops into his jet fighters, tanks, ships, helicopters, and aircraft carriers. The player must also be aware of unseen enemies and surprise attacks.
Different kinds of power ups can be obtained throughout the game. These include :
'3' 3-Way : Bullets fire forward, right, and left. 'L' Laser : Player can shoot double lasers. 'T' Triple : Missiles are fired that spread out three ways in front. 'V' Vulcan : Rapid bullets are fired in the directions controlled. 'B' Bomb : Air-to-ground missiles are extra powerful.
There is an additional super weapon that destroys all the enemies on the screen at once. However, use of this weapon is limited.
- This game is also known as "Typhoon". The stage order is different between Ajax and "Typhoon".
- Ajax contains 2 different types of stages : 2-D and 3-D. In the 2-D stage, the player controls a helicopter. In the 3-D stage, the player commands a jet fighter.
- Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Vol.4 - 28XA-201) on 10/03/1988.
Producer : K. Hiroshita
Director : S. Okamoto
Programmer : S. Fujiwara, Gen. S
2D design : N. Sugita
3D design : N. Ishii
Tittle : Dr. Hide
Character : K. Nakamura
Sound : Y. Uno, Motoaki Furukawa
Hardware : H. Ueno, K. Ban