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Mazer Blazer

| 1983
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Units produced: Stern
Controls/Input Device: Control(lightgun), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: mazerbla

Display: raster 256x256 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 0 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver mazerbla.c:
Status: preliminary; Emulation: preliminary
Graphic: imperfect; Sound: preliminary; Color: good
Palette size: 256; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
mblrom0.bin with 8192kb
sha1:d693f1b96caf31649f600c5038bb79b0d1d16133 crc:948a2c5e
mblrom2.bin with 8192kb
sha1:9db8fced37a3d40c4ea5b87ea18ac8e75d71e586 crc:36237058
mblrom3.bin with 8192kb
sha1:51c35ea4a2127439a1299863eb74e57be833e2e4 crc:18d75d7f
mblrom4.bin with 8192kb
sha1:40b8e70e6ba69ac864af0b276e81218e63e48deb crc:1805acdc
mblvsb0.bin with 4096kb
sha1:af27e3a3b51d03d46c62c2797268744d0577d075 crc:0cf7a1c3
mblvsb1.bin with 4096kb
sha1:b3ddb7561e715a58ca512fe76e53cda39402a8e4 crc:0b8d0e43
mblzpu0.bin with 8192kb
sha1:cfc425c87cccb84180f1091998eafeaede126d9d crc:82766187
mblzpu1.bin with 8192kb
sha1:1d203332e434d1d9821f98c6ac959ae65dcc51ef crc:8ba2b3f9
mblzpu2.bin with 8192kb
sha1:d27cc85d24c7b6c23c5c96be4dad5cae6e8069be crc:48e5306c
mblzpu3.bin with 8192kb
sha1:8c1da4e0d9b562dbbf7c7583dbf567c804eb670f crc:eba91546
sndprom.8b with 32kb
sha1:060556beeb1f6732c4520dcfb0086c428f7b9ce3 crc:d558af5a
sndprom.8g with 256kb
sha1:c309eb83e66b202bae9174dc2ffce231fca40644 crc:19680615
sndprom.9b with 32kb
sha1:df0f750c1df45cc7bfb9dbabfa2b94563d19172a crc:0390d748
sndprom.9g with 256kb
sha1:d9514af5682a2c5dec5366dcbdf5c7f6ef9f5380 crc:f8c2c85b
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:
Mazer Blazer (c) 1983 Stern Electronics.

The object of the game is to prevent the attacking aliens from working through the maze and entering your ship. Each time an alien enters your ship, you lose a life.

There are 14 different types of aliens in Mazer Blazer. Each level will have 1 or 2 different types of aliens that present the player with constantly changing levels of difficulty. The screen is divided into 4 colors. The colors determine the point value of the object (see Scoring section for more details).

Shoot the aliens using the rapid fire Mazer Blaster. The farther from the ship you shoot the aliens, the higher the poin value awarded.

The walls of the maze are in 2 different colors; grey and orange. Orange walls are indestructible, while the grey walls can be shot away either by the nasties on the screen or your Mazer Blaster. Shooting the grey walls leaves gaps in the maze ans makes it easier for the aliens to reach their ship, and lowers your wall bonus.

After each level is a Timed Bonus Rack. There are 8 aliens per bonus rack.. Shoot the aliens as fast as possible for a maximum bonus. The aliens seen in the bonus rack will be the alien encountered in the next maze level.

In every maze is the freeze target (located at the lower center of the screen). The freeze target, when hit, momentarily stops the movement of the aliens on the screen.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : (3x) Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 256

Players : 2
Control : lightgun
Buttons : 1

- TRIVIA -

Licensed to Atari for US distribution.

Default highscore table (MAZER BLAZER MASTERS) :
TODAYS
WHP 10,000
JMH 9,000
LBR 8,000
APH 7,000
VAV 6,000
MAS 5,000
JON 4,000
WHO 3,000
HP? 2,000
JIM 1,000

- SCORING -

The screen is divided into 4 colors. The colors determine the point value of the object:
Blue = 400 points.
Green = 300 points.
Red = 200 points.
Black = 100 points.

The Wall Bonus (indicated at the top of the screen) starts out at 2000 points for the first level and increases by 1000 points per level to a maximum of 13000 points. Each time a section of the maze is destroyed, your wall bonus decreases by 200 points.

Timed Bonus Rack Alien: 500 points.

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

Description of the Aliens (in their order of appearance):
Tongue - Seeks the ship.
Disc - Seeks the ship.
Robot - Seeks the ship.
Hopper - Hops over walls.
Eyeball - Randomly blinks, making themselves almost invisible.
Jack - Seeks the ship.
Ram - Seeks the ship.
Snake - Seeks the ship.
Looper - Small target which is constantly spinning.
Drill - Drills into ground and comes up in a different part of the maze.
Shield - Opens and closes. When the shield is closed, it can"t be hit.
Bridger - Builds bridges that it and other aliens go under. When under bridges, aliens can't be shot.

Special nuisance aliens:
Jaws - Appear randomly in different levels. The jaws eat walls and decreases your wall bonus.
Gunners - Appear randomly in different levels. The gunners shoot walls and decreases your wall bonus.

- STAFF -

Designed by : Brian Pocklacki, Joseph Joos

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1589&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 ------------------------------ REASON 01
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 There are no cheats for this
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 game as it didn't work the
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 last time it was tested. If
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 the game now works please
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 request cheats for it on the
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 cheat forums.
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 ------------------------------ REASON 01

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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