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Radar Scope
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The player assumes the role of the Sonic Spaceport starship and must wipe out formations of an enemy race known as the Gamma Raiders before they destroy the player's space station. Gameplay is similar to Space Invaders and Galaxian, but viewed from a three-dimensional third-person perspective.

Radar Scope was a commercial failure and created a financial crisis for the subsidiary Nintendo of America. Its president, Minoru Arakawa, pleaded for his father-in-law, Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, to send him a new game that could convert and salvage thousands of unsold Radar Scope machines. This prompted the creation of Donkey Kong.

Retrospectively, critics have praised Radar Scope for its gameplay and design being a unique iteration upon the Space Invaders template. One critic labeled it one of Nintendo's most important games because its commercial failure inadvertently led to the creation of Nintendo's mascot character and helped pave the way for the company's entry into the console video game market.

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Locations Where You Can Play Radar Scope
Name City State  
# Name Type Location Public? Links
1. Game Galaxy @ Smyrna Arcade Smyrna, TN Yes Link
2. Intl. Center for the History of Electronic Games Other Rochester, NY Yes Link
3. Replay Classic Arcade Museum Arcade Toronto, ON Yes Link
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Recent Scores
442,700
Andrew Iwaszko
11/25/2022
234,300
Mases Hagopian
11/21/2022
141,800
Mases Hagopian
11/21/2022
450,700
Tony DeRose
11/24/2022
3,601,880
Andrew Iwaszko
11/25/2022