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I don't know the name of an arcade game; can someone please help?

When you go all the way to the ground, your ship turns into a car and your seat vibrates. In the last stage, your ship turns into another special, different ship. The beginning story says you're trying to save a professor. You start at 'A', then go to either 'B' or 'C' on the map.

It was post 1985.

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    can you tell us more about the graphics, was it 1980 or more post 1985 16-bit? Dec 8 '20 at 8:01
  • It was post 1985. Not sure about the graphics. Even when you get hit the seat vibrates.
    – JERSEY
    Dec 8 '20 at 23:51
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    Was it in an arcade, if yes, what country? How did the shell look? Real seat, plastic seat or wooden bench?
    – Raffzahn
    Jun 7 at 21:11
  • Any idea on 2d overhead or side view versus 3d into-the-screen?
    – Tommy
    Jun 8 at 3:09
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I'm going to say it was Taito's Night Striker from 1989.

Had a sit-down cockpit cab, plot has a scientist and his daughter being abducted, it has Out Run style branching A-B-C style stages, your ship seems to be able to descend and drive on the road, and in the last stage you seem to have some sort of co-pilot with you, if not a different ship.

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  • Nicely done. :)
    – knol
    Jun 9 at 13:14
  • beautiful game .. never heard about it.. deserves an HD remake :) Jun 10 at 9:10

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