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Comotion

| 1976
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Controls/Input Device: Control(joy4way)
Number of Players: 4
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Comotion VGMuseum Game Endings
Comotion on CAESAR
Comotion high score and replay at MARP
Comotion on datObase
MAME folder name: comotion

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver blockade.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: imperfect; Color: good
Palette size: 2; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
316-05.u29 with 256kb
sha1:0a499aa4cf15f7ebea155aacd914de8851544215 crc:53fb8821
316-06.u43 with 256kb
sha1:811471c87b77b4b9ab056cf0c0743fc2616b754c crc:8f071297
316-07.u2 with 1024kb
sha1:324b844788945e7bc82d096d6d375e79e3e1a634 crc:5b9bd054
316-08.u3 with 1024kb
sha1:91bdc260e8c88ce2b6ac05bfba043ed611bc30de crc:1a856042
316-09.u4 with 1024kb
sha1:95a7af04b610d79fb3f6d74dda322e66164b9484 crc:2590f87c
316-10.u5 with 1024kb
sha1:4009c3256a86508d981c1f77b65e6bff1face1e7 crc:fb49a69b
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
CoMotion (c) 1976 Gremlin.

This game was for two or four players only, you must have a live human opponent to play against, or else the other players character will go straight into a wall, making for a very quick and boring game. Each player moves their character around leaving a solid line behind them. All moves are made on an invisible grid, so you can only turn at 90 degree angles. To win you must last longer than your opponents before hitting something. Each player is eliminated when they crash, taking their lines with them. One good strategy is to turn around and head for the outer area of the screen (in four player mode), because everyone starts out headed for the center. Skirt around the edges until you only have one opponent left, then box them in. Pushing backwards on the stick will cause you to crash into your own line, so avoid that at all cost.

- TECHNICAL -

Prom stickers : 5-10

Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 2.079 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Samples (@ 2.079 Mhz), Discrete (@ 2.079 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 2

Players : 4
Control : 4-way joystick

- TRIVIA -

Released in October 1976.

This game came in only one form factor, that of the standup cocktail (a format that was really only used in the 70s). The machine was a round table about 4 feet tall. The table top was wood grained, and it had four sets of player controls spaced evenly around the table. The monitor was located inside the table facing upwards. This game had simple sideart that consisted of a few stripes and a 'Comotion' logo (the logo snaked around much like the games characters did). The game featured control panels that were devoid of joysticks, instead you controlled the game using a button for each direction. Two people could play for twenty five cents, or four people could play for fifty cents. The prices were hard coded into the games romset, so operators really couldn't mess with them (the games title screen clearly said "'25 cents for two players, 50 cents for four players').

- SERIES -

1. Blockade (1976)
2. Comotion (1976)
3. Hustle (1977)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=491&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 E36E 00000008 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives Bottom Player
00000000 E00D 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives Top Player
00000000 E180 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives Left Player
00000000 E17F 0000000B FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives Right Player

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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