Perspective: Side view
Visual: 2D scrolling
Gameplay: Arcade, Shooter
Setting: Sci-fi / futuristic
Published by: Konami Industry Co.
Developed by: Konami Industry Co.
Platforms: Arcade Machine, Nintendo (NES), TurboGrafx / PC Engine
"Salamander", aka "Life Force" is a game that is a high-quality, two-dimensional scrolling shooter. The player controls a small spaceship, making its way through hordes of alien creatures and devices that are trying in every possible way to destroy it. The ship is small and daring, and when progressively upgraded, it turns into a deadly machine, punching its way through hordes of enemies to massive bosses waiting for the player at the end of each level.