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Sarge

| 1985
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Units produced: Bally Midway
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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Sarge on CAESAR
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MAME folder name: sarge

Display: raster 512x480 @ 30.00Hz (30.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver mcr3.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 64; Savestate: supported

Roms:
cpu_3b.bin with 32768kb
sha1:29b97caf61f8f59042519a6b501cd1d15099dd59 crc:da31a58f
cpu_5b.bin with 32768kb
sha1:018c2b622b3654530ebc2c299b3f745777163d4b crc:6800e746
spr_4e.bin with 32768kb
sha1:6b459e9ec7948a529b5308357851a0bede085aef crc:c382267d
spr_5e.bin with 32768kb
sha1:dfb7782b13e1e959e0ecd5da771cd38962f6952b crc:c832375c
spr_6e.bin with 32768kb
sha1:5fe24d5114551b4a4bf303cd612da332555c0f93 crc:7cc6fb28
spr_8e.bin with 32768kb
sha1:3d144208eca3b5377689e69da4505187a3d20d4f crc:93fac29d
tcs_u4.bin with 8192kb
sha1:4647e633dd11f55a65c3acf81adeb3af93624991 crc:6ca6faf3
tcs_u5.bin with 8192kb
sha1:7f53927fc185fff8ba1b1747f0d565e089d879e6 crc:a894ef8a
til_14b.bin with 8192kb
sha1:6cc43639998d55fe7ffac7e9b091d35ea169e048 crc:8449eb45
til_15a.bin with 8192kb
sha1:300abd808efe5b44b022082eebc591c7c255697c crc:685001b8
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:
Sarge (c) 1985 Bally Midway.

- TECHNICAL -

Bally Midway MCR 3 hardware
[No. 0B88]

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 Mhz)
Sound Chips : DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 512 x 480 pixels
Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz
Palette colors : 64

Players : 2
Control : Double 2-way joystick (Vertical)
Buttons : 2

- TRIVIA -

Released in October 1985.

Considered by some to be the grandfather of all real-time video battle-games, Sarge was the first coin-op game to give players the ability to deploy multiple vehicles against common adversaries and, of course, each other.

Sarge is also probably the first real 'start-to-finish' design collaboration between artist/animator Brian Colin and programmer Jeff Nauman.

From Brian Colin, Lead Artist on Sarge : "The realistically depicted female soldier featured in the game generated so much interest when it was first introduced that, part-way through it's production run, we slipped a hidden player incentive. With the machine's internal DIP switches set a certain way, players who achieved a rank of Colonel were greeted with a winking, sexy GI Jane wearing little more than a smile.
The DIP switches should be set as follows : 0011000100.
To see if the switches are set correctly, look at the girl at the start of the game. If she is wearing a low-cut T-shirt, then the 'hidden player incentive' is on.".

- STAFF -

Software : Jeff Nauman
Artists : Brian Colin, Sharon Perry
Sounds : Bob Libbe, Neil Falconer
Hardware : Cary Mednick, Steve Ackerman
Mechanical : John Kubik
Added support : Jim Belt

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Atari 7800 (unreleased prototype)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2315&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 E0F3 00000006 FFFFFFFF Invincible Tank PL1
00000000 E0F4 00000006 FFFFFFFF Invincible Copter PL1
00000000 E173 00000006 FFFFFFFF Invincible Tank PL2
00000000 E174 00000006 FFFFFFFF Invincible Copter PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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