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A link to a great comparison video by http://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHistorySource http://youtu.be/a9FDaHxVrCE Zaxxon, I believe this is one of the first isometric arcade games out there. It was developed and published by Sega in 1982 and one could call it a so called 'isometric shoot'm up'. Many ports were created on various platforms like: Apple II, Atari 8bit home computers, MS-DOS (CGA), Atari 2600, MSX, Commodore 64, Dragon32, Colecovision, Intellivision, Sega SG-1000, TRS 80 Coco. The 2600 and Intellivision versions didn't use the isometric viewpoint and are much unlike the others. The Amstrad CPC, BBC micro computer and Ti/99 reveived well done but unliscensed ports. Soundtrack intro created by http://www.youtube.com/user/ZombieAndy1979
Sega Enterprises released the game Zaxxon on various platforms, they also happened to release it on the old IBM-PC. I think it was best played with a joystick but as I don't happen to have one I am playing it with the keyboard. That is trying to play it with a keyboard. The ship needs repeated key-presses to move as there is quite bit of lag for it to move on its own. Everything seems to be there, a nice isometric game that seems to be tougher than the arcade port even. A definite must have in a retro arcade PC gaming collection I say. Check out how I did (poorly) in the video.