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Units produced: Irem + GDI
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
Acting Talent involved:
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MAME folder name: redalert
Display: raster 256x240 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels
Emulated in MAME via driver redalert.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: imperfect; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: supported
m-257sc.1a with 512kb
rag5 with 4096kb
rag6 with 4096kb
rag7n with 4096kb
rag8n with 4096kb
rag9 with 4096kb
ragab with 4096kb
ragb with 4096kb
ras1b with 4096kb
ras2 with 4096kb
ras3 with 4096kb
ras4 with 4096kb
w3s1 with 2048kb
- 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)
* FB Alpha
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Truxton II / Tatsujin Oh
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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
Red Alert (c) 1981 GDI, Incorporated.
FIRST ATTACK IN DAYLIGHT - BOMBERS IN FORMATION WITH ATTACKING AIRCRAFT. This sequence is introduced both audibly and visually : Red alert. Enemy aircraft approaching. 20 jet fighters approaching. Destroy all fighters by 11:00 hours, or MIRV will be launched.
In this sequence, bombers in formation move from left to right across the screen, and then from right to left, etc. During the attack, some break formation and attack the launcher. The aircraft drop bombs in an attempt to hit the launcher. Also during the attack, a special red colored aircraft flying above the aircraft formation appears and drops a red colored megaton bomb that slowly descends on the country. When hours reach 11:00, present fighter attack is interrupted by a flashing CAUTION on screen, followed by appearance of the MIRV.
The MIRV slowly descends, then breaks up into several bombs. They, in turn, also break up into several bombs. As a result, a shower of bombs slowly descends on the country.
Player participation during the attack is to destroy all aircraft by firing rocket launcher. During the attack, player is to avoid direct hits by bombs - each of which costs him one rocket launcher. Also during the attack, the player must destroy the red bomb before it lands, or one rocket launcher is destroyed.
When MIRV appears, player must destroy it completely - otherwise the landing of any one will cost the player one launcher.
SECOND ATTACK BY HELICOPTERS - DROPPING PARACHUTE BOMBS. Introduced by : Helicopter squadron attacking! Destroy helicopters by 16:00 hours, or MIRV will be launched.
Player participation during attack is to destroy all aircraft by firing rocket launcher. During the attack, player is to keep his launcher away from red areas created by exploding bombs - or lose a launcher. Both helicopters and bombs may be destroyed by rockets. However, if the parachute, but not the bomb, is hit, the deflated parachute will drop the bomb much faster.
MIRV attack, if launched, is a repeat of the first sequence above.
THIRD ATTACK AT NIGHT - HEAVY BOMBERS IN FORMATION. Introduced by : Red alert. Night attack by bombers.
The player is aided by two searchlights. The object is to destroy all aircraft. When all aircraft are destroyed, game progresses to next frame (country). During the attack, the player must avoid direct hits by bombs. No time limit is imposed. No MIRV will be launched.
GAME FRAMES. Game repeats above cycles through the following countries, respectively : FRANCE, USA, ITALY, GREAT BRITAIN, GERMANY, and JAPAN. However, as the game progresses from frame to frame, the action of the game is stepped up.
HOW LAUNCHERS ARE LOST. Rocket launchers are lost by :
* A direct hit by a dropped bomb
* Red bomb dropped by red plane lands anywhere
* Launcher is in red area created by exploding parachute bomb
* MIRV lands anywhere
- TECHNICAL -
Irem M-27 hardware
Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 1 Mhz), 8085A (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)
Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 240 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 9
Players : 2
Buttons : 3
=> LEFT, RIGHT, FIRE
- TRIVIA -
Released in July 1981 by GDI, Inc. under license from Irem Corp.
- SCORING -
Jet fighters in formation : 20 points
Jet fighter attacking : 40 points
Jet fighters destroyed by megaton bomb : 60 points
Attacking jet fighters destroyed by megaton bomb : 100 points
Red bomber : 100, 200, or 400 points
Helicopter : 50 points
Open parachute bomb : 20 points
Closed parachute bomb : 40 points
Night bomber : 40 points
MIRV : 50 points
- CONTRIBUTE -
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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
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00000000 001D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire
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60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 0025 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 002D 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file