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Sea Wolf II

| 1978
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Units produced: Midway
Controls/Input Device: Control(paddle), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: seawolf2

Display: raster 352x240 @ 60.05Hz (60.05 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver astrocde.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 512; Savestate: supported

Roms:
sw2x1.bin with 2048kb
sha1:c6e411444a824ce54b0eee10f7dc15e4229ec070 crc:ad0103f6
sw2x2.bin with 2048kb
sha1:63d8c6b77e0aa536b4f5bb774bc9285f736d4265 crc:e0430f0a
sw2x3.bin with 2048kb
sha1:c9dbeaa4540dc95f98970f501a420b18b9898c91 crc:05ad1619
sw2x4.bin with 2048kb
sha1:57d0ddea9f8bf082f50d0468a726fd91aaabf4e4 crc:1a1a14a2
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:
Sea Wolf II (c) 1978 Midway.

The game screen is a side view of a underwater scene (with the surface towards the top). You control a crosshair at the surface level. The object is to shoot as many ships as possible, before the time runs out. Your torpedoes are launched from the bottom of the screen, and must move upwards to hit the enemy ships (while avoiding the mines that float at different levels of the water). There are several different types of enemy ships, from slow moving destroyers, to fast moving PT boats. An 'explosion' light will flash inside your periscope each time you score a hit. Your submarine can shoot five shots before it has to reload (an automatic action that takes about a second). Your game will be extended if you reach a certain score before time runs out (the score is operator adjustable).

- TECHNICAL -

Game No. 625

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 1.789773 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete Circuitry.

Players : 2
Control : paddle
Buttons : 1

This game has one cool looking cabinet. It is in an upright format and is dark blue. The sideart is painted on, but is much more subdued than the art on the original "Sea Wolf". Two metal periscopes come down from the marquee area and attach down by the control panel area (or where the control panel would have been, if this game had one). The players look through their periscopes and move them to control the game. They have a fire button mounted on their right handle. The periscopes also have several transparencies inside which provide a cross hair, a display of remaining torpedoes, a reload light, and cause the explosion effect.

- TRIVIA -

Released in June 1978, Sea Wolf II is the first-ever sequel! It was basically the exact same game as its predecessor with a few cosmetic improvements.

Still, at least one of the cosmetic tweaks in "Sea Wolf"'s case was a ground-breaker in its own right - though there's some argument over the fact, Sea Wolf II is generally thought to have been the first coin-op to use genuine colour, but was definitely not the first! Real color had been used as early as 1974 (in "Pace Car Pro") and possibly in 1973 (in "Wimbledon" and the "Color Gotcha"). These games, however, made very limited use of color (as did others, like Atari's "Sprint 8") and most of them didn't sell very well. Sea Wolf II, on the other hand, sold fairly well and may have been the first game to make extensive use of color. Sea Wolf II probably represents the very first 'modern' video game.

About 4,000 units were produced.

- SERIES -

1. Sea Wolf [No. 596] (1976)
2. Sea Wolf II [No. 625] (1978)

- STAFF -

Designed & programmed by : Tom McHugh, Dave Nutting, Alan McNeil

- PORTS -

* Computers :
Atari 800 (1983)
Commodore C64

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2340&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 C1DB 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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