- Manufacturer: Centuri / Zaccaria
- Year: 1981
- Cabinet type: Videogioco Arcade - Upright
- Measures (WxHxD): 63,9 x 176,0 x 73,0 cm
- Working voltage: 220V
- Maximum consumption: 157,0W 0,935A
- Technology: Horizontal color raster monitor
Vanguard is a fun and relatively simple game. The player controls a spaceship with a joystick; moreover 4 buttons are available to shoot independently in the 4 directions. The spaceship moves in a horizontal path meeting different types of enemy, each one moves in a different way. Allover in the path there are some energy stations; passing on one of them, the spaceship becomes invulnerable for a few seconds even if it can not shoot. The game has ten different levels in sequence, corresponding to the same number of environments and alien types. At the end of every tenth level you must defeat an insect-monster. It should be noted that the initial theme of the game is inspired by the Star Trek The Movie musical theme, while the theme during invulnerability refers to Flash Gordon. Sometimes an electronic voice updates us on the situation, like at the beginning, wishing us a good trip, during level changes or simply urges us to be careful.
The cabinet in the collection is in very good condition and it is the Zaccaria’s Italian version. The game board is an original SNK, like in the original cabinet manufactured by Centuri for the US market. The control panel is very colorful and the external art recalls the theme of the game.