Time Pilot

  • Description
    • If you loved playing Time Pilot 30 years ago, you owe it to yourself to check out this Flash based version. With its simple controls, somewhat crude graphics and dubious enemy AI logic, this online playable version, is, well…..Perfect!
      Travel through five different time periods, fighting of hordes of enemy fighters in an attempt to save your fellow pilots. Control the fighter jet with the arrow keys and press spacebar to fire.

      Time Pilot is a multi-directional scrolling shooter and free-roaming aerial combat arcade game designed by Yoshiki Okamoto, released by Konami in 1982, and distributed in the United States by Centuri. Debuting in the golden age of video arcade games, it is a time travel themed game that allowed the player's plane to freely move across open air space that can scroll indefinitely in all directions. The Killer List of Videogames included Time Pilot in its list of top 100 arcade games of all time.
  • Instructions
    • Use the arrow keys to change direction and [space bar] to fire gun. Time Pilot is quite similar to asteroids, it has no story line the aim is simple shoot everything! Please wait for the game to load. Game
  • Trivia and Fun Facts
    • In the Konami version, the fourth era is 1982 while in the Centuri licensed version, the fourth era is 1983.
      This game was designed by Yoshiki Okamoto. He was hired by Konami as a graphic artist although not long after being hired he was asked to design a driving simulator video game. He did not like the idea of a driving game but he did like the game Bosconian a lot so he decided to base his game on Bosconian without telling his boss. He was also smart enough to know he would get in trouble for doing this so he also had his design team simultaneously create code for the driving game too in case his boss wanted to see it. When his boss asked if the driving game was finished, Okamoto showed him Time Pilot instead and his boss became angry. Okamoto asked him to do a location test and the game was received well and the rest is history. Okamoto designed only two games while at Konami: Time Pilot and Gyruss. He later went to Capcom where he designed 1942, Final Fight, and the Street Fighter series of games.
  • Game History