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Faster, Harder, More Challenging Q*bert (prototype)

| 1983
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Units produced: Mylstar
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy4way)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: sqbert

Display: raster 256x240 @ 61.42Hz (61.42 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver gottlieb.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 16; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
qb-bg0.bin with 4096kb
sha1:2c320eb8aae8841046ac3fca3bdaeeba778360e4 crc:c3118eef
qb-bg1.bin with 4096kb
sha1:dc1897f939c8d837627ff6e06609afe305566a3b crc:4f6d8075
qb-fg0.bin with 8192kb
sha1:5264598f33aa76455ae4107d0f265c2a372ed67a crc:b11ad9d8
qb-fg1.bin with 8192kb
sha1:9ed83017f6c8e44337ad76c68b095f2c3300aadb crc:2a60e3ad
qb-fg2.bin with 8192kb
sha1:5e77ef46ccd55f79a5fa90521baa7c22e3783fe5 crc:59884c78
qb-fg3.bin with 8192kb
sha1:11777d95ba79bd0ec7b964b76c1dc129db857816 crc:ee595eda
qb-rom0.bin with 8192kb
sha1:e2028a453aa34aaffa2c465f64a963504315df3c crc:61260a7e
qb-rom1.bin with 8192kb
sha1:749a87b3c40ba0a2ecd2ca962786e066daf63e30 crc:eaf3076c
qb-rom2.bin with 8192kb
sha1:d4402c5d16c0aa55efbceb83f0b30082b8434df7 crc:1e3d4038
qb-snd1.bin with 2048kb
sha1:8b7d03fbf2ebaa71b3a7e2f636a0d1bb9b796e43 crc:15787c07
qb-snd2.bin with 2048kb
sha1:09d8053e7e99679b602dcda230d64db7fe6cb7f5 crc:58437508
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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* Raine


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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:
Faster, Harder, More Challenging Q*bert (c) 1983 Mylstar Electronics.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : I8086 (@ 5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 894.886 Khz)
Sound Chips : DAC, Votrax SC-01

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 61.419025 Hz
Palette colors : 16

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick (diagonal)

- TRIVIA -

This game is an unreleased prototype, never went into production, and no dedicated cabinets are known to exist.

A Votrax SC-01 speech synthesis chip is used to generate the incoherent speech of Q*bert swearing, Slick and Sam (high pitch) and Wrong Way and Ugg (low pitch). The only true speech ever generated is 'Hello, I'm turned on' when the game is first powered up and 'Bye Bye' after entering your initials at the end of a game.

- UPDATES -

Differences between FHMC Q*bert and Q*bert :
* As the name implies, it is faster.
* Platforms shift position.
* There are bonus rounds after levels two and five.
* New enemy Q*bertha (acts the same as Coily).

- STAFF -

Programming by : Warren Davis
Video graphics by : Jeff Lee
Sound by : David D. Thiel

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=817&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 1000 00000004 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
00000000 0065 0000004B FFFFFFFF No Enemies

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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